AUG. 29—The Community Empowerment Association will host a Public Meeting on Job Opportunities for the Homewood Station Senior Housing construction project from 6-8 p.m. at the CEA Arts, Cultural and Training Institute, 710 Kelly St., Homewood. This meeting is geared toward the Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Entrepreneurs. There will be a discussion of developing a clearinghouse system that can provide job-training, employment and contracting opportunities. For more information, call T. Rashad Byrdsong at 412-371-3689.
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 Judge Kimberly Berkeley Clark of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division, along with a salute to Rev. Jason Barr, chairman emeritus and agency founder. 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.
SEPT. 1—The Union of African Communities in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County will host the 4th Annual Pittsburgh African Diversity Festival at 12 p.m. at the corner of Penn and Highland Avenues, East Liberty. The festival will include a parade of nations, a cultural celebration at East Liberty Presbyterian Church and a diversity night. For more information, visit http://www.pittsburghafricans.org.
SEPT. 1—The Ujamaa Collective will host a Book Reading with Karen E. Dabney from 1-3 p.m. at 1901 Centre Ave., Suite 100, Hill District. Dabney will be reading from her book “The Magic Pencil,” which is an uplifting and inspirational book designed to keep youth on a positive path. For more information, call 412-228-5160.
SEPT. 8—The Northside Coalition for Fair Housing will host the 5th Annual Women’s Walk for a Peaceful Community from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Project, 2801 N. Charles St., North Side. The day will consist of a 2-mile walk through the North Side neighborhoods to West Park, where the walk will end with local speakers addressing the peace council. The special guest will be poet and author Patricia Smith, along with a free concert by the Grammy winning hip-hop group Arrested Development. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-321-5527 or visit http://www.wowmenswalk.org.
SEPT. 8—The Message Carriers of Pennsylvania will host the 7th Annual Rally for Recovery Walk/Run at 10 a.m. at Frick Park, Edgewood. This will be a celebration of recovery with five local organizations that focus on addiction and recovery. There will be fun, fellowship, speakers, healthcare information, games, prizes and more. Registration is requested and there is no cost. For more information, email email@example.com.
SEPT. 11—The NAACP of Pittsburgh will host its General Membership Meeting at 6 p.m. at Freedom Unlimited, 2201 Wylie Ave., Hill District. There will be the conducting of regular business, plus the election of the nominating committee. Also, on Oct. 9 there will be a report of the nominating committee, a receipt of nominations by petition, brief speeches by candidates and the election of the elections supervisory committee at the Hill House. The election will be held Nov. 13. For more information, call 412-471-1024.
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, 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.
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