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Healthy lifestyle expo

JULY 28—WHIRL Magazine will host its WHIRL Yoga Fest and Healthy Lifestyle Expo at 6 a.m. at Point State Park, Downtown. There will be several workshops and classes that will focus on specific yoga skills and practices. For more information, call Julia Weiskopf at 412-431-7888 or jweiskopf@whirlmagazine.com.

CORE motorcycle ride

JULY 28—The Center for Organ Recovery & Education will host its 2nd annual “Operation Pledge-for-Life” Motorcycle Ride at 9 a.m. at the Hot Metal Harley-Davidson, 1122 Lebanon Rd., West Mifflin. This is a motorcycle ride to raise awareness of the need for organ, tissue and cornea donors. Riders will depart at 11 a.m. and ride to the MountainFest Motorcycle Rally in Morgantown, W. Va., for a day of activities. Registration is requested. For more information, visit http://www.core.org.

Stop Police Brutality

JULY 28—The Black and White Reunion will host a Stop Police Brutality Barbeque from 2-6 p.m. at Schenley Park, Overlook #2, Oakland. This is a funraiser and a place to meet individuals who are organizing to stop police brutality. There will be discussions, food, games, petitions and more. Registration is required and the cost is $10. For more information, call Kenneth at 412-867-9213.

UPMC picnic

JULY 29—The UPMC Rehabilitation Institute will host a Picnic for individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries from 1-4 p.m. at the Thelma Lovette YMCA, 2114 Centre Ave., Hill District. This is also an event for individuals who work for and with those suffering from spinal cord injuries. It will also be an opportunity to discover the Y’s resources for individuals with disabilities. For more information, Chuck Finder at 412-996-5852 or finderce@upmc.edu.

Bus route

elimination meeting

JULY 31—Residents of Beltzhoover and Knoxville, along with community leaders, will host a Bus Route Elimination Meeting at 7 p.m. at St. Paul AME Church, 400 Orchard St., Beltzhoover. Residents and leaders will have the opportunity to voice their concerns regarding the proposed bus cuts with state and local legislators and Port Authority administrators. For more information, call Jacqueline Wilson at 412-260-7086 or email Jaylan816@verizon.net.

Northside Oldtimers

AUG. 3—The Northside Oldtimers will host a Unity Day Gathering at 8 p.m. at West View Banquet Hall, 398 Perry Highway, North Side. There will be music by DJ Mac Daddy. There will also be an Unity Gathering on Aug. 4 and a Praise in the Park on Aug. 5, both at West Park in the North Side. This is all part of the organization’s annual Day of Unity and Peace event. For more information, call Fred “Scrappy” Bulls at 412-805-5473.

Gear for Grades

ONGOING—Citizens Bank and the Homeless Children’s Education Fund in Allegheny County will host its Gear for Grades Initiative 2012 at local branches. Individuals are invited to donate school supplies to help children go back to school with the items they need. Collections will be taken until Aug. 10. For more information, call Danielle Boston at 412-867-2683.

SummerFood Program

ONGOING—The Allegheny County Department of Human Services will host their SummerFood Program at more than 100 sites through Allegheny County. From now through Aug. 17, the program will offer free breakfast, lunch and recreational programs to children up to 18 years old, as well as eligible individuals with intellectual or physical disabilities 19 year or older. For more information, call 1-800-851-3838 or visit http://www.alleghenycounty.us/dhs/food.aspx#summerfood.

Farmers’ Markets

ONGOING—Citiparks will host its Community Farmers’ Market from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at five locations around the City of Pittsburgh. Monday through Friday, for the next five months, markets will be located in East Liberty, South Side, Carrick, Bloomfield, Beechview, Downtown and the North Side. All markets will sell fresh-fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese and baked goods. For more information, call 412-422-6523 or visit http://www.citiparks.net.

(To have items listed on Community Calendar, send information at least two weeks in advance to: 315 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219; Fax: 412-481-1360 or email: newsroom@newpittsburghcourier.com.)

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