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Alzheimer’s Disease Seminar Series

NOV. 1—The Alzheimer Disease Research Center and the Alzheimer Outreach Center of the University of Pittsburgh will host the Walter Allen Memorial Seminar Series at 1:30 p.m. at the Hill House Kaufmann Center, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. The topic will be “The Good, The Bad, The Truth and the Unknown about Obamacare: What Does Health Reform Mean for Older Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease?” Nicole Fowler, PhD, MHSAm will facilitate this discussion. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Marita Garrett at 412-692-2722.

Empowerment Symposium

NOV. 3—Softer Side Seminars will host the 5th annual Woman 2 Woman Empowerment Symposium from 9 a.m.02 p.m. at the Blakey Building, 1901 Wylie Ave., Hill District. There will be entertainment, motivation and inspirational speakers and sessions. Sessions will include Listen…the Men are Talking and Living Life On Purpose-Not on Accident. Registration is required and the cost is $15, which includes lunch. For more information, call Renee Aldrich at 412-605-5807 or email reneea@softersideseminars.com.

Appraisal Fundraiser

NOV. 3—The McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center will host an Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal Fundraiser from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 1832 Arboretum Dr., McKeesport. Appraiser Lisa Pitchford of Aardvark Estates, will be on hand to appraise collectibles and antiques for $5 per item. There will also be boutique vendors on hand. Proceeds will go to the Heritage Center. For more information, call 412-678-1832 or visit http://www.mckeesportheritage.org.

Voters Rally/Concert

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.

Propel for Peace

NOV. 4—Propel Schools will host Propel for Peace 5K Walk/Run at the Steel Valley Heritage Trails, outside the Pump House, 880 E. Waterfront Dr., Homestead. The goal is to promote unity in the community by raising awareness of the devastating effects of gun violence. Proceeds will go towards funding anti-violence education programming for Propel youth. Registration is required and will begin at 9 a.m. For more information, email agaitaniella@propelschools.org.

2012 State of Black Pittsburgh

NOV. 10—The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh will host the 2012 State of Black Pittsburgh from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Carnegie Mellon University Center, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. There will be several workshops for youth and adults focused on the theme “Raising Champions,” along with a resource fair and a keynote address from Andrew Stockey, Esther Bush, Charlie Batch, Jerome Bettis, Ryan Mundy and their parents on how to raise a champion. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-227-4181.

Healthy Hair Care

NOV. 11—Decca Plus will host a Healthy Hair Care & Merchants Exhibit from 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel, 101 Monroeville Blvd., Monroeville. There will be product classes; a heat protection class; Caucasian & Bi-Racial Hair 101; Scalp Disorders &Premature Balding: Men and Women; and demonstrations. This is a free event. For more information, call 1-888-937-5159 or visit http://www.deccaplus.com.

NAACP Elections

NOV. 13—The Pittsburgh Branch of the NAACP will host its Election of Officers and Election of the At-Large Executive Committee from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Hill House Association, 2nd floor, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. For more information, call 412-471-1024 or email naacp.pittsburg@verizon.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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