APRIL 27—Three Rivers Youth will host the 2012 Nellie Leadership Awards Gala at 6 p.m. at the Carnegie Museum, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The theme is “A Moroccan Experience.” Andrew Stockey of WTAE-TV will serve as the Master of Ceremonies and Mr. and Mrs. Eric Springer and Price Waterhouse Corporation will be the honorees. There will also be a “Dancing With the Stars” Competition. For more information, call 412-441-5020 or visit www.threeriversyouth.org.
APRIL 28—The Allegheny Department of Human Services will host a Prom Dress Sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Project Prom Shop, Century III Mall, 3075 Clairton Rd., West Mifflin. The public will have the opportunity to purchase formal wear and accessories at a fraction of the retail price. Purchases made benefit the Project Prom for the purchase of tuxedo gift cards and dresses in hard to find sizes. For more information, visit www.alleghenycounty.us/dhs/projectprom.aspx.
APRIL 28—The August Wilson Center for African American Culture and the Shyne Awards will host a Talent Showcase at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Applications for performers ages 12-18 will taken through April 20 and must be mailed or dropped off to the center. There will prizes, which includes money and opportunities to perform at other events. For more information, call 412-258-2700.
MAY 3—The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, the Alzheimer’s Outreach Center and the University of Pittsburgh will host the Walter Allen Memorial Seminar Series at 2 p.m. at the Hill House Kaufmann Center, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. The topic will be “A Look into the Future of Dealing with Dementia: The Role of Technology.” Judith Tabott Matthews, PhD, MPH and RN, will facilitate this seminar and discuss her research on emerging technologies aimed at enhancing independent living and quality of life among adults and persons with disabilities. Registration is required by April 27. For more information, call Maurita Garrett at 412-692-2722.
Home Buying Workshop
MAY 7—The Pittsburgh Housing Development Association Inc. will host a Free First-Time Home Buying Workshop at 6 p.m. at the PHLF Housing Resource Center, 744 Rebecca St., Wilkinsburg. There will be counselors on hand to provide information on credit counseling and restoration, grant money for closing cost, affordable mortgages and more. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-241-2700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 10—The Penn Hills NAACP and Lincoln Park Community Center will host a free Financial Workshop from 12-1 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Community Center, 7300 Ridgeview Ave., Penn Hills. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Joyce Davis at 412-628-3200 or email email@example.com.
MAY 8—Sustainable Pittsburgh will host Community Meetings on Bus Rapid Transit from 6-8 p.m. at UPMC Mercy Hospital, 1400 Locust St., Uptown. The meeting is to provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment on potential alternate alignments for the proposed bus rapid transit system connecting Downtown Pittsburgh, Oakland and other eastern neighborhoods. For more information, visit www.GetTherePGH.org or call John Clark at 412-973-9285.
Young Men’s Conference
MAY 16—Adonai Center for Black Males will host the 2nd Annual Young Men’s Conference from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Point Park University, 201 Wood St., Downtown. This conference is to inspire, increase and develop the leadership talents of young men as emerging and future leaders. Saleem Ghubril, executive director of the Pittsburgh Promise, will be the guest speaker. Registration is requested. For more information, call Kayla Bowyer at 412-969-8172.
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