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Child Development Series

DEC. 21—The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will host the “Giant Eagle Child Development Series: Healthy Nutrition” from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 10 Children’s Way, North Shore. This is a family activity that will provide resources and conversations about children’s nutritional needs, including tips about healthy and seasonal food selections. The session will be facilitated by Judy Dodd, MS, RD, LDN, of the University of Pittsburgh and the Giant Eagle Food and Nutrition Advisory Board. This information seminar is free with museum admission. For more information, call 412-322-5058 or visit http://www.pittsburghkids.org.

Friday Wine Tasting

DEC. 21—Palate Partners will host its Friday Wine Tasting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Palate Partners and Dreadnought Wines, 2013 Penn Ave., Strip District. This is an opportunity for wine lovers to try specialty wines before buying them. Tastings will be held the first and third Friday of the month and the cost is $12 per person. For more information, call 412-391-8502 or email info@palatepartners.com.

Candlelight Memorial Service

DEC. 21–Operation Safety Net will host a Candlelight Memorial Service from 7-8 p.m. at Grant Street and Fort Pitt Boulevard, Downtown. This annual service is to remember people who died in 2012 while being homeless. There were seven known individuals in Allegheny County who died this year. All are welcomed to attend. For more information, visit http://www.pmhs.org.

Promotion Ceremony

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 administration@gatewaymedicalsociety.org.

Saturday University

DEC. 26—The Community Empowerment Association and United We Stand will host a “Saturday University: A Health, Wellness, Athletic Mentoring Initiative” at 9 a.m. at 7120 Kelly St., Homewood. This is for boys and girls in grades 6th-8th. The university will also be held Dec. 27 and 30. There will also be a holiday Basketball tournament. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-371-3689 ext. 44.

Ribbon Cutting/Opening Ceremony

DEC. 28—The Penn Hills School District will host a Ribbon Cutting/Opening Ceremony for the new Senior High School at 6 p.m. at 309 Collins Dr., Penn Hills. At 1 p.m. there will be a tour of the new state-of-the art building, a tour of the old high school located on Garland Drive. Refreshments will be served during the evening ceremony. For more information, call Teresita Kolenchak at 412-760-5315.

Kwanzaa Celebration

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 ceainfo@ceapittsburgh.org.

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