DEC. 14—Port Authority of Allegheny County, Q92.9 FM and the US Marine Corps will host its annual Toys for Tots Drive from 5:30-9 a.m. at the Steel Plaza T Station, Sixth Avenue and Grant Street, Downtown. New, unwrapped toys or cash donations will be collected to bring holiday cheer to local needy children. There will a live radio broadcast from Q92.9 FM. For more information, call Heather Pharo at 412-566-5157.
Tutoring Training Session
DEC. 14—OASIS will host its OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring: An Hour A Week Can Change A Child’s Life program training session from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Macy’s Department Store, 6th floor, 400 Fifth Ave., Downtown. This session is for anyone 50 and over, who is interested in becoming a tutor for children in neighborhood schools. Materials, books and supplies will be provided. For more information, call John Sephar at 412-232-2001 or email email@example.com.
DEC. 15—The 100 Black Men of Western Pennsylvania Inc. will host its annual Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration at 12 p.m. at the Community College of Allegheny County, 808 Ridge Ave., North Side. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the history and principles of kwanzaa. For more information, call Mabel Morton at 412-478-1894 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEC. 15—The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation and the Greater Pittsburgh Area MAD DADS will host the Fourth Annual Wilkinsburg A’Caroling from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Greater Pittsburgh Area MAD DADS, Hamnett Square, Wilkinsburg. There will be festive sing-a-longs. Wilkinsburg residents are encouraged to go caroling around their neighborhoods. For more information, call 412-225-6943 or visit www.wilkinsburgsun.wordpress.com.
Breakfast/Lunch with Santa
DEC. 16—The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium will host Breakfast or Lunch with Santa at 9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. at the Zoo, One Wild Place, Highland Park. Children and adults will get to meet Santa, along with making holiday crafts, decorating cookies and meeting zoo animals. The event will also be held on Dec. 16 and the cost includes zoo admission. For more information, call 412-365-2532 or visit www.pittsburghzoo.org.
An Evening of Honors
DEC. 16—The Isaiah Project will host its Evening of Honors at 3 p.m. at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel, 125 W. Station Square Dr., Station Square. The evening will celebrate Rev. Eileen Smith and the South Pittsburgh Youth. There will be a silent auction music and dinner. For more information, call Sharon Daniels at 412-867-7345.
DEC. 16—The Northside Oldtimers will host its annual Christmas Party from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Neville Roller Drome Inc. Skating Rink, 569 Neville Rd., Neville Island. Kids from various North Side neighborhoods will be given the opportunities to skate and mingle in an effort to reduce youth and gun violence. There will also be a raffle for a Toys R Us gift certificate. For more information, call Scrappy at 412-805-5473.
DEC. 22—Gateway Medical Society will host its Mentoring Group Promotion Ceremony from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the UPMC Bio Medical Science Tower, 200 Lothrop St., Oakland. The theme will be “Building the pipeline for future physicians.” Registration is required. For more information, call Tamara Reese at 412-281-4086 or email email@example.com.
DEC. 29—The Community Empowerment Association will host the 18t Annual Kwanzaa Celebration from 3-8 p.m. at The Arts, Cultural & Training Institute, 7120 Kelly St., Homewood. There will be dancing, children’s activities, vendors, food and more. A toy and a covered dish, without pork is required. For more information, call 412-371-3689 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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