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Toy Drive

NOV. 8—Who’s Your Brother? will host a Toy Drive from 6-9 p.m. at Shadyside Honda, 5121 Liberty Ave., Shadyside. This is to help disadvantaged families during the holiday season. Guests that bring an unwrapped toy will enjoy a party with food, drinks, an auction and entertainment by Hill Jordan and Slide Worldwide. For more information, call Debi Arnett at 412-328-2310 or email debi.arnett@whosyourbother.com.

State Conference

NOV. 9—The NAACP Branch of Washington will host the NAACP Pennsylvania’s 78th State Conference at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Race Track Rd. Meadowlands. The three-day conference will include workshops on education, health, veteran affairs, the economy and social justice. The Freedom Fun Dinner will include Tim Stevens, as the keynote speaker, and recognition of Jordan Miles. For more information, call 724-222-7820.

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.

Harvest Tasting

NOV. 10—Farm to Table Pittsburgh will host the Farm to Table Harvest Tasting from 3-7 p.m. at Bakery Square, 6425 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This is a family friendly event for all ages that will feature tasting and samples from local vendors, live entertainment and more. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. For more information, call 1-888-71-TICKETS visit http://www.showclix.com/event/3707778.

Fundraiser

NOV. 10—Destiny Leadership Academy will host a Fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. at Destiny International Ministries, 7061 Lemington Ave., Lincoln-Lemington. This event is a fundraiser for the all male city private academy. The hosts will be Pastors Michael and Donna Smith, along with special guests Curtis Martin, Chuck Sanders and State Rep. Ed Gainey. There will be performances by Min. Karen Arrington, Kathy Hammond and more. The cost is $20. For more information, call 412-362-5222.

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.

Community Meeting

NOV. 12—Dinwiddie Community Alliance will host its Meeting at 6 p.m. at Ebenezer Tower, 420 Dinwiddie St., Hill District. There will be a discussion on energy assistance programs available to residents. Speakers include Brian Cowan, Joan Reefer and Don McEachen. For more information, email Dinwiddie_comm_alliance@yahoo.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.

Racial Justice Awards

NOV. 14—The YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh will host the 21st Annual Racial Justice Awards Dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Westin Hotel, 1000 Penn Ave., Downtown. This ceremony honors women, men and organizations that have made lasting contributions to the region by helping to eliminate racial inequity in everyday life. This year’s honorees are Tim Stevens, Chauncy Smith, Epryl King, Rev. Dr. Moni McIntyre, Paula Davis, David Harris, Alexi Werner and Michael Sutton. There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 412-255-1261 or visit http://www.ywcapgh.org.

(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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