AUG. 18—P.R.O.M.I.S.E. will host its 5th Annual Jehru M. Donaldson Gathering for Lost Loved Ones for Peace from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at West Park, Ridge Avenue, North Side. There will be guest speakers, food, music, entertainment and more. For more information, call 412-258-0506.
AUG. 18—Bynums Marketing & Communications Inc. will host “A Gift of Hope: From the Hills of Pittsburgh to the Mountains of Haiti” at 11:30 a.m. at the home of Donald Kortland and Anna P. Singer, 115 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. This is a fundraiser benefiting the Functional Literacy Ministry of Haiti and will include live entertainment by Etta Cox, Joy Ike, the Caribbean Steel Band and more. For more information, call 412-471-4332 or email Russell Bynum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUG. 18—The Homewood Children’s Village will host its 2nd Annual Back-to-School Block Party from 12-3 p.m. at Pittsburgh Faison K-5, 7430 Tioga St., Homewood. The theme is “Smart is the New SWAG.” This is a celebration of academic achievement. For more information, call 412-727-7605 ext. 12.
Braddock Community Day
AUG. 18—Partnership for a Caring Community, Hope for the Burg and the Borough of Braddock will host the Braddock Community Day from 12-4 p.m. at the Corner of Braddock Avenue and Library Street. There will be games, prizes, vendors, health tips, food and more. This is a rain or shine event.
Voter ID Forum
AUG. 23—Pittsburgh Jewish Social Justice Roundtable will host a Voter ID Forum for Senior Citizens at 1:15 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, Katz Auditorium, 5738 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. The program will discuss the implications of Pennsylvania’s new Voter ID law and educate seniors so they will be able to vote on Nov. 6. Speakers will include Rep. Dan Frankel and Barb Feige of the ACLU of Greater Pittsburgh. This is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-605-0816 or visit www.pajc.net.
Fashion Launch Party
AUG. 19—Mini of Pittsburgh and Jazmin Jackson will host the Fashion Launch Party of JAZMEEN Collection from 7-10 p.m. at Mini of Pittsburgh, 4900 Baum Blvd., Oakland. Local fashion designer Jazmin Jackson will introduce her new collection of rich colors, bold prints and sophistication. There will be entertainment, a runway show and more. For more information, call Jackson at 412-328-8993 or email email@example.com.
Disability Pride Dinner
AUG. 30—Three Rivers Center for Independent Living will host the 2012 Disability Pride Dinner and Awards Ceremony from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel, 510 Market St., Downtown. This is to honor organizations and individuals who continue to empower and make a difference in the disability community. The theme is “Take the Pledge of Empowerment.” For more information, call 412-371-7700 ext. 181.
Aug. 30—Macedonia FACE will host their 2nd Annual Friend of Children Benefit Banquet at the Hill House Kaufmann Center, 1825 Centre Ave., Hill District. The special honoree will be the Honorable Kimberly Berkley Clark of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division. All proceeds will benefit the Macedonia FACE community programs. For more information, call Tammy Wilkerson at 412-281-2573 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.