Community Calendar 7-17-13

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Class Reunion
JULY 19—The Peabody High School 30th Class Reunion Committee will host the 30th Class Reunion at 5:30 p.m. at Savoy Restaurant, 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. There will be a red carpet event, along with a weekend full of other events. For more information, call Terina Hicks at 412-532-6728.

Summer Speaker ­Program
JULY 20—The McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center will host its 2013 Summer Speaker Program at 2 p.m. at the Center, 1832 Arboretum Dr., McKeesport. The guests will be Jim Wudarczyk and Tom Powers from the Lawrenceville Historical Society. They will present the topic, “Death at the U.S. Allegheny Arsenal: More to the Story.” This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-678-1832.

Household Chemicals Disposal    
JULY 27—The City of Pittsburgh will host its annual Safe Disposal of Common Household Chemicals from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Allegheny County Second Avenue Plaza Lot, under the 10th Street Bridge, Downtown. There will be a cash only fee of $2 per gallon. Acceptable items will include aerosol cans, paint products, automobile fluids, batteries and more. For more information, call 412-488-7452 or visit http://www.zerowastepgh.org.

Southern Summer Breeze
JULY 28—Champion Enterprises will host its Soft Southern Summer Breeze from 6 p.m.-12 a.m. at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 Fifth Ave., Shadyside. This is an old school party that will feature vocalist Sandy Green, along with DJ Sly Jock and a special honoring of WAMO’s legendary Brother Matt.  The evening will feature southern cuisine, a tour of the art gallery, music and more. For more information, call 412-628-4856.

Black Family Reunion
AUG. 2—The Community Empowerment Association will host its Black Family Reunion & Cultural Arts Weekend at Mellon Park, Penn Ave., Pittsburgh. The theme is “Advancing Our Agenda: By Building Urban Model Neighborhoods.” The weekend will feature a live concert by The Chi-Lites and Roy Ayers, along with other local acts. There will also be a basketball tournament, health screenings, a tent discussion, vendors and more. For more information, call 412-371-3689 or visit http://www.ceapittsburgh.org.

Sickle Cell Symposium
AUG. 7—Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC will host the Sickle Celle Disease Symposium from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center, Children’s Hospital of Pgh of UPMC, 4401 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. Topics for the symposium include Sickle Cell Disease and the Brain, Hydroxyurea, an Update on Pulmonary Hypertension in Sickle Cell Disease, and more. Registration is requested and seating is limited. For more information, call Sarah Triplett at 412-692-6059.

SummerFood Program
ONGOING—The Allegheny County Department of Human Services will host its SummerFood Program at more than 100 sites throughout the county. Children up to age 18 and intellectually or physically disabled individuals 19 and older will be eligible for a free breakfast, lunch and recreation program. The nutritious meals will be available every weekday through Aug. 16. For more information, visit http://www.alleghenycounty.us/ dhs/food

Wilkinsburg Farmers’ Market
ONGOING—The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation will host the Wilkinsburg Farmers’ Market from 3-6 p.m. at the Parking Lot, between 732 and 744 Ross Ave., Wilkinsburg. The market will be held every Thursday through Nov. 21.

History Study Group
ONGOING—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, 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.

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