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.
DEC. 26—G.R.A.S.S., Legacy Arts Project, SCE and ONE NATION will host Kwanzaa 2012 From Sankofa To MA’AT from 5-9 p.m. at the Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave., East Liberty. The theme is “Building For the Future! Restoring Our Greatness!” The celebration will include African drumming, dance, live performances, food, children’s activities and more. There will also be a celebration on Dec. 30 from 2-5 p.m. at Nyansa Shule-Wisdom School and on Dec. 31 from 5-12 p.m. at the Sankofa Village of the Arts on Braddock Ave., in Homewood. For more information, call Nazura Eshe at 412-540-5254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. The evening will include dignitaries, alumni, former administrators, a tour, refreshments and more. There will also be “A tour down memory lane” at the current high school, 12200 Garland Dr. There will be highlights of various decades, music, photos, memorabilia and more. Parking is available at the tennis courts and Linton Middle School. For more information, call Teresita Kolenchak at 412-760-5315.
DEC. 28—The Penn Avenue Arts Initiative will host Celebrate Kwanzaa on Penn Avenue at 5 p.m. at Dance Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave., East Liberty. There will be candle lightings, a community dinner, a special guest speaker, Temujin the storyteller, entertainment by Balafon West African Dance Ensemble and more. There will also be activities on Dec. 29 from 1-6 p.m. For more information, call 412-389-5521 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.
Live Life Without the Disease Series
JAN 12—Educating Teens About HIV/AIDS Inc. will host its Live Life Without the Disease Series. The 10-session series places adolescent health in the contest of teens’ everyday lives and facilitates their ability to make connections about how everyday decisions impact health and well being. They will discuss topics, such as “A Healthy You in Every Season: HIV and STI Prevention,” “The Unique You: Finding Ways of Dealing with Peer Pressure, Stress, Surviving in Your Environment,” “How to Create Success from the Inside Out: A Focus on Nutrition” and “FLEX: Developing Inner Strength to Avoid Injury & Violence.” ETAH is looking for individuals ages 13-19 to participate, along with their parent or guardian. For more information, visit http://www.educatingteens.org.
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