Community Calendar 5-29-13

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Arthritis Walk
    JUNE 1—The Arthritis Foundation will host their annual Walk at 8 a.m. at South Side Works, 26th St., South Side. The walk will raise funds and awareness to fight the nation’s leading cause of disability. Registration is requested. For more information, call Kristina Waltman at 412-973-8501 or email kwaltman@arthritis.org.

Community Symposium
    JUNE 1—Gateway Medical Society of Pittsburgh will host the “Gateway to Wellness: Passport to Health” Community Symposium from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, 5150 Centre Ave., 2nd floor, Shadyside. The event will include a continental breakfast, lunch, free health screenings and guest organization booths. There will also be a panel discussion on “Curls, Locs and the Nitty Gritty Truth,” an open dialogue portion and several other workshops. Reservations are requested. For more information, call 412-281-4086 or email administrator@gatewaymedicalsociety.org.

Family Health Fair
    JUNE 1—St. Benedict the Moor School and the Extra Mile Education Foundation will host a Family Health Fair from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Benedict the Moor, 631 Watt St., Hill District. For more information, call Karen Hall at 412-682-3755.

History Study Group
    JUNE 1—The Mind of Elevation Lecture Series will host the African History Study Group from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Duquesne University, College Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. Every Saturday, through Aug. 17, guests can explore the attributes of the history, arts and culture of people of African decent worldwide. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-969-1273.

Men Can Cook
 JUNE 2—The Community Economic Development Corporation of Clairton will host the Men Can Cook Event at 12 p.m. at the Clairton Park Pavilion, Clairton. There will be a cook-off contest, a fashion show and recognition of several individuals from the community. For more information, call Jeanette Meachem at 412-226-1587.

Annual Summit
    JUNE 6—The African American Leadership Association of Pittsburgh will host its Annual Summit from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Wyndham Hotel, 100 Lytton Ave., Oakland. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-540-5063 or visit http://www.aalapgh.org.

Northview Heights Reunion    
    JUNE 7—The Committee of the Northview Heights Reunion will host “Grazin’ In the Green” the Old Northview Heights Reunion from 3-11 p.m. at Riverview Park, Valley Refuge Grove, North Side. The afternoon will include food, family, friends and fun.

Walk for Haiti
 JUNE 8—The Functional Literacy Ministry of Haiti will host the Great Shepherd Walk for Haiti at 8 a.m. at Highland Park, Sycamore Grove, Pittsburgh. This is a fundraiser to support the group’s educational and medical missions to the still recovering island nation. For more information, call 412-784-0342.

Father’s Day Cookout
    JUNE 16—The Fatherhood Outreach Programs will host the 7th Annual Father’s Day Cookout 2013 at Mellon Park. This is an all guns down event. There will be free food, family resource tables, two live DJs and the “I Love Life” basketball classic. For more information, call Wan Wes at 412-583-0376.

Rally Against Prostate Cancer
JUNE 16—The Prostate Health Education Network will host the “Fifth Annual Rally Against Prostate Cancer” at various churches nationwide. This is an education and awareness effort with a focus on the Black community. Prostate cancer survivors, along with loved ones who have lost someone to the disease, will be recognized and join hands in prayer and healing. For more information, visit www.prostatehealthed.org/churchregister2013.

 

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