MARCH 22—CAUSE of Carnegie Mellon will host their Speaker Series 2012-2013 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Mellon University, Baker Hall, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The topic will be “The Condemnation of Blackness: Ideas about Race and Crime in the Making of Modern Urban America” with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library. Refreshments will be served at 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.hss.cmu.edu/cause.
MARCH 27—The University of Pittsburgh’s Center on Race and Social Problems will host its Reed Smith Speaker Series at 12 p.m. at the Cathedral of Learning, Fifth Avenue, Oakland. The topic, “The Iconic Ghetto: Effects on Everyday Lives of African Americans,” will be discussed by Elijah Anderson, a Yale University professor of sociology. This event is open to the public. For more information, visit www.crsp.pitt.edu.
MARCH 28—Virtuous Academy will host an Open House from 6-8 p.m. at One Library Place, Duquesne. Interested guests will be able to meet staff and administrators, along with information about financial assistance. For more information, call 412-896-6701 or visit www.virtuousacademy.org.
MARCH 30—UPMC East will host its “Advances in Diabetes Management and General Health Screenings” program from 7-11 a.m. at the UPMC East Conference Center, 2775 Mosside Blvd., Monroeville. Guests will have the opportunity to learn more about diabetes and will be able to participate in a general health screening and more. Health coaches will also be available. For more information, call 1-866-737-0910.
MARCH 30—The Carnegie Museum of Natural History will host its 7th Annual “Egg-cellent” Egg Hunt from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Children 12 and under will have the opportunity to participate in a scavenger hunt, interact with nature experts and more. For more information, call 412-662-3131 or visit www.carnegiemnh.org.
Health & Wellness Fair
MARCH 30—The Pittsburgh Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Inc. will host its Health & Wellness Fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Bethel AME Church, 2720 Webster Ave., Hill District. Attendees will receive important information, meet health specialists, receive free screenings and learn about healthy living. The event is free and open to the public.
Legacy Awards Luncheon
MARCH 30—The Rankin, Mon Valley and Pittsburgh Section of the National Council of Negro Women will host the 4th Annual Legacy Awards Luncheon from 12-3 p.m. at Hosanna House, 807 Wallace Ave., Wilkinsburg. The theme is “Women United: Activate the Legacy.” Honorees will be Jean Bryant, Alma Speed Fox, Beatrice Morrison Melo Myers and Mary Savage. Shirley Moore Smeal will be the guest speaker and Sabrina Saunders will be the mistress of ceremonies. For more information, call Flora Jackson at 412-351-2885.
ONGOING—MatchingDonors.com will host a National Living Organ Donor Initiative for National Kidney Awareness Month. MatchingDonors.com works to find an easier process for organ donation. For more information, call 781-821-2204 ext.1 or visit www.matchingdonors.com.
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