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 www.ceapittsburgh.org.
AUG. 3—The Northside Oldtimers will host its 7th Annual Unity Gathering at West Park, North Side. Besides the gathering, the two-day event will include a Children’s March to bury violence and raise-up peace from Propel School to West Park on Aug. 3 at 11 a.m.; Praise in the Park on Aug. 4 from 1-6 p.m.; and entertainment by Lady T, House of Soul, The New Show Band, The Old School Band and more. There will also be games, painting, rides, food and refreshments. Alcohol and pets are prohibited. For more information, call Fred “Scrappy” Bulls at 412-805-5473.
AUG. 3—The Phyllis Wheatley Society of Duquesne will host its Honor and Salute Day Fundraising Banquet from 4-8 p.m. at the Georgetown Centre, 526 E. Bruceton Rd., Pleasant Hills. This annual fundraiser helps award Duquesne High School students with college scholarships or book stipends. This year’s honorees are Ocie Paige, Burrell Brown, Pat Bluett, Aralessa Bush and Calvina Harris. For more information, call Elaine Washington at 412-414-2499.
National Night Out
AUG. 6—The Dinwiddie Community Alliance will host its National Night Out: America’s Night Out Against Crime from 6-9 p.m. in the 400 block of Dinwiddie Street. For more information, call Marlene Jackson at 412-471-7709.
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.
AUG. 9—Sisters Saving Ourselves Now will host its 2nd Annual Family Summit at the Community College of Allegheny County, South Campus, 1750 Clairton Rd., West Mifflin. National and local speakers will address critical issues facing Allegheny County families through educational workshops and panel discussions. Special guests will be Melanie Campbell, No More Project, the Kuumba African Drummers and more. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Rev. Judith Moore at 724-472-7377.
AUG. 10—Ammon Recreational Center will host the 2nd Annual CB Day honoring Hill District Pioneer Clarance “CB” Battle from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at 2217 Bedford Ave., Hill District. The event will include softball, basketball, football, kids games, food and more. For more information, call 412-255-2501.
Ice Cream Fundae
AUG. 11—Pressley Ridge will host its 19th Annual Ice Cream Fundae at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, 1 Wild Place, Highland Park. This event helps with services for Pressley Ridge’s kids and families. There will also be a VIP reception. For more information, visit www.pressleyridge.org/ICF.
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.allegheny county.us/dhs/food.aspx
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