Facing Violence Among Men
OCT. 25—The YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh will host a Facing Violence Among Men from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Thelma Lovett YMCA, 2114 Centre Ave., Hill District. This is an interactive discussion on how mentoring a boy or young man can reduce violence and promote community leadership. Several speakers will be on hand. This is part of the YWCA’s Week Without Violence series. For more information, visit http://www.ywcapgh.org.
OCT. 27—The Fund for the Advancement of Minorities Through Education (FAME) will host an Informational Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave., East Liberty. FAME provides African-American students access to college preparatory education at independent schools in the Greater Pittsburgh area through the provision of need based financial assistance. African-American families are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 412-363-5553.
OCT. 27—Women of Love Fellowship Ministries will host “Beyond the Pickett Fence: A Deeper Look Into the Issue of Domestic Violence Among Teens & Women” Town Hall Discussion from 1-4 p.m. at Sewickley Academy, 315 Academy Ave., Sewickley. There will be several panelists. The cost is $5 and the event is open to the general public. For more information, call 412-983-3836.
Children’s Halloween Party
OCT. 27—The Wemco Club will host a Children’s Halloween Party from 1-4 p.m. at the Homewood Senior Citizens Center, 7321 Frankstown Ave., Homewood. This is an event for children 12 years of age and under, a costume is required and children must be accompanied by an adult.
OCT. 27—Gateway Medical Society will host its Physician of the Year Scholarship Gala at 6 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, Grand Ballroom, 112 Washington Place, Uptown. The physicians of the year will be Helen Analo, Md, and Herbert Bazron Jr., Md. This is a Black Tie event. For more information, call 412-281-4086.
OCT. 27—The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives will host the 12th Annual Awards and Scholarship Banquet at 6 p.m. at Point Park University, Lawrence Hall, 212 Wood St., Downtown. The theme is “Media, Law Enforcement and Community…Bridging the Gap.” Honorees for the event will be Chris Moore, Harold Hayes, Officer Diane Richard and Commander Scott Schubert, the Officer of the Year. For more information, call Det. Christine Williams at 412-670-8974 or visit http://www.noblepittsburgh.org.
Absentee Ballot Applications
OCT. 30—Applications for absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 election are due by 5 p.m. to the Allegheny County Elections Division. Absentee ballots are for registered voters who will be absent from their municipality on Election Day or cannot reach the polls due to illness or physical disability. Completed ballots must be returned by Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. For more information, call 412-350-4520 or visit http://www.votespa.org.
Harvest Festival Celebration
OCT. 31—The Hill House Association will host the 19th Annual Harvest Festival Celebration from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Blakey Program Center, 1908 Wylie Ave., Hill District. Children must be present and accompanied by an adult to receive candy.
NOV. 3—Western Pa nonprofit and for profit organizations will host a Get Out the Vote Rally and Concert from 1-4 p.m. at the Hill House Association, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. The rally is to motivate the African-American community to vote on Nov. 6. For more information, call 412-628-4856.
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