FEB. 14—Allen Place Community Services Inc. will host the Launch of its Northside Stroke Support Program at 10:30 a.m. at 227 Bonvue St., North Side. Every Thursday from 10:30 a.m.- 1p.m. there will be a health education and training, social activities, guest speakers and nutritional experiences. There will also be other scheduled learning opportunities. For more information, call 412-231-1531.
CEA Leadership Forum
FEB. 16—The Community Empowerment Association Inc. and the Commission on African-American Affairs will host “Urban America Needs a Ground Game” as a part of the Brother 2 Brother Leadership Forum from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Arts, Culture and Training Institute, 7120 Kelly St., Homewood. The theme is “Moving Our Agenda Forward: The Unfinished Business of Black Leadership.” This is a call to action in the formation building of the Black Community in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. For more information, call Rashad Byrdsong at 412-371-3689 ext. 44 or visit www.ceapittsburgh.org.
FEB. 16—Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum Trust Inc. will host its Third Annual African-American Celebration from 1-3 p.m. at 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The theme will be “Aftermath of the Civil War: The Black Family, Then and Now.” This event will feature a special exhibit and lecture, as well as performances from the Soldiers & Sailors 6th Regiment United States Colored Troops Drum and Fife youth re-enactment group and Shelia Beasley. This is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-621-4253.
Black History Program
FEB. 21—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host a Read-In as part of its Black History Month celebration activities from 6-7 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Pop-Up Allentown location, 1206 Arlington Ave., Allentown. Attendees will read out loud books and poems authored by African-Americans. Readers of all ages are welcomed. For more information, visit www.carnegielibrary.org.
FEB. 23—The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation will host its “Soul Café: A Celebration of African-American Sights, Songs and Stories” at Roland’s Seafood Grill, 1904 Penn Ave., Strip District. The event will feature live R&B, jazz and hip-hop performances, spoken word poetry and more. This event benefits the organization’s scholarship fund. Tickets are $12 in advance, $17 at the door. For more information, call 412-339-0730.