Black History Now Celebration
FEB. 27—The NAACP of Pittsburgh Branch will host its Pittsburgh Black History Now Celebration. The two-day event will include a Meet & Greet from 5-7:30 p.m. at the NAACP Office, 2201 Wylie Ave., Hill District, and a Networking Mixer on Feb. 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Savoy Restaurant in the Strip District. The event is designed to develop and cultivate new membership and participation. During the event, there will be an unveiling of 10 original works of art that will be auctioned off to benefit the NAACP Freedom Fund. For more information, call 412-471-1024.
FEB. 28—The Alzheimer Disease Research Center, Alzheimer Outreach Center and the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host “The Time is Now: Facing Alzheimer’s in Our Community” from 2-3 p.m. at the Hill House Kaufmann Center, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. This seminar will reflect on the health of the community, discuss the disease and advocate for those who are affected. There will be staff on hand to answer any questions. For more information, call Marita Garrett at 412-692-2722.
Big Read Kick-Off
FEB. 28—The Community College of Allegheny County will host the launch of The Big Read in Pittsburgh at 6 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This month-long series is a celebration of the national program that encourages people to pick up a book and read. There will be a theatre and dance presentation, along with a word from guest speaker Courtney George, PhD, director of the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians. For more information, visit www.OneCollege@ccac.edu.
Black History Month Lecture
FEB. 28—Ausar Auset Society International of Pittsburgh will host “Spirituality & Wellness in the New Millennium: Ageless Ways of Optimizing Success & Health” at 6 p.m. at Carnegie Mellon University, Baker Hall, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The event, in celebration of Black History Month, will feature a lecture by Ra Un Nefer Amen. For more information, call 412-608-4478 or visit http://www.ausarausetpgh.org.
MARCH 2—United We Stand and the Community Empowerment Association will host the Health & Wellness Athletic Mentoring Initiative from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 7120 Kelly St., Homewood. There will be a DJ, basketball games and more. There will also be a game between local police and firemen vs. the community. For more information, call 412-371-3689 ext. 44 or visit http://www.ceapittsburgh.org.
Project Prom Shop
MARCH 11—The Allegheny County Department of Human Services will host the Project Prom Shop from 3-7 p.m. at the Century III Mall, 3075 Clairton Rd., West Mifflin. The shop will make free prom dresses available to eligible high school girls. The shop will be open through March 14 from 3-7 p.m. and March 16 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call 412-350-3428 or visit http://www.alleghenycounty.us/dhs/projectprom.
Bridge Builders Awards
MARCH 12—The Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee will host the Inaugural Caplan-Leiber Bridge Builders Award Reception at 7 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Cultural District. The event will honor Mark Frank, Esq., the Honorable Justin Johnson and the Honorable Livingstone Johnson for their work in improving intergroup relations while fostering human and civil rights. Harry Litman, Esq., will be the featured speaker. There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 412-605-0816 or email email@example.com.
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