Wilkinsburg Public Safety Forum
FEB. 7—The Wilkinsburg Police Department will host a Public Forum from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Eastridge Branch Library, 1900 Graham Blvd., Wilkinsburg. The forum will help bridge the gap between the Wilkinsburg Police Department, businesses, and borough residents. Community members will be able to ask specific questions about their neighborhood. For more information, call 412-244-2913 or 412-244-2919.
Writers Workshop Tribute
FEB. 9—Amir Rashidd and A.V. Robinson will host “In Honor and Remembrance of the Kuntu Writers Workshop and Its Members” at 2p.m. at the Homewood Branch of the Carnegie Library, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. This will be an open mic event filled with poetry, music, dance, song and a special tribute to the Kuntu Writers Workshop members who share eternity with the ancestors. For more information, call 412-277-4289.
Father Daughter Dance
FEB. 9—Allegheny Family Network will host the 2nd annual Father Daughter Dance from 5-9 p.m. at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, 475 E. Waterfront Dr., Homestead. The theme will be “A Night to Remember, a Dance With My Father.” There will be a live DJ, dinner, silk roses and more. The cost is $10. For more information, email Chris Rather at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents’ Night Out
FEB. 9—The Carnegie Science Center will host its Parents’ Night Out from 5-10 p.m. at Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Ave., North Shore. The second Saturday of each month, parents can enjoy date night while their children, ages 6-12, enjoy an evening of scientific fan at a safe and entertaining location. Children will participate in science workshops, enjoy pizza, an Omnimax movie and more. Parents will receive a coupon for free slot play. The cost per child is $35 for museum members, $40 for non-members and an additional $10 to extend the pick up time to 11 p.m. For more information, call 412-237-1637 or visit www.carnegiesciencecenter.org.
Urban League Anniversary Kick-off
FEB. 9—The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh will host its 95th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration at 6 p.m. at the Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District. The evening will include a reception with remarks from National Urban League President & CEO Marc Morial and special guest Wendell Freeland, Esq. There will also be a screening of “Whitney Young: Powerbroker.” Also, on Feb. 10 from 4-6 p.m. there will be the 28th Annual Urban League Sunday at East Liberty Presbyterian Church in East Liberty. For more information, call 412-227-4229 or email email@example.com.
Black History Month Presentation
FEB. 10—The Hill House Association and Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures will host the “Black, White & Read All Over” Family Literature Series at 2:30 p.m. at the Hill House Kaufmann Center, Elsie Hillman Auditorium, 1825 Centre Ave., Hill District. Guests will enjoy a presentation by author Christopher Paul Curtis; he will discuss he latest book, hold a Q&A session, a book signing and more. For more information, call 412-622-8866 or visit www.pittsburghlectures.org.
FEB. 11—Applications must be received for the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation’s “The Still Feel Like Goin’ On” Project at Point Park University, 201 Wood St., Downtown. The 10-week photojournalism workshop, for African-American males ages 15-17, will begin March 2 and is aimed at empowering them to create and develop positive images of African-American males. Students will receive instructions on media development, storytelling and more. Students will be paired with a professional. Registration is required. For more information, call Monica Haynes at 412-254-5704 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAACP Monthly Meeting
FEB. 12—The NAACP Pittsburgh Unit will host its Monthly General Membership/Executive Committee meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Freedom Unlimited Building, 2201 Wylie Ave., Hill District. All members are invited to attend. For more information call, 412-471-1024.