Community Calendar 8-21-13

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Back-to-School event

AUG. 23—The LaMarr Woodley Foundation, the Summer Dreamers Academy (SDA) and A+ Schools will host the “1st Impression” Back-to-School event from 1-7 p.m. at Barack Obama Academy, 515 N. Highland Ave., East Liberty. The event, for 300 Pittsburgh Public School students in grades K-8, will send students back-to-school in style with free haircuts for boys, manicures for girls, backpacks, school supplies and t-shirts. Registration is requested. For more information, call SDA at 412-622-3983 or visit http://www.lamarrwoodleyfoundation.com.

Education Walk

AUG. 24—Jehoshabeath Eli will host the “We Love Our North Side Schools” Education Walk for Kids at 9 a.m. at the Children’s Museum, Buhl Community Park, Allegheny Square, North Side. Rain or shine, individuals will walk in support of North Side schools. For more information, call 412-736-8700 http://www.jehoshabeatheli.org.

Community Day

AUG. 24—The Windgap-Chartiers City Civic Club will host the Windgap-Chartiers City Back-to-School Community Day from 12-7 p.m. at Chartiers City Playground, Chartiers Avenue, Chartiers. There will be several activities, a roving art cart, a live DJ, free hot dogs, drinks and school supplies while quantities last. For more information, call 412-465-0579.

OASIS Tutor Training

AUG. 27—OASIS will host its “OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring: An Hour A Week Can Change a Child’s Life” Training from 11:3- a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Macy’s, 400 Fifth Ave., Downtown. OASIS Tutor will help neighborhood children learn to read. No experience is necessary, and all supplies and books will be provided. For more information, call John Spehar at 412-232-2021 or email jdspehar@oasisnet.org.                                                                                                                              

Women’s Conference

AUG. 28—The Bev Smith Show will host its “A Challenge to African American Women” Conference at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Hotel, 600 Commonwealth Place, Downtown. The theme is “To Unite and Save the Black Family and Community.” African-American women from all over the world are invited to attend this four-day intensive conference, which will run through Aug. 31, where a course of action will be plotted to take back to communities and the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference in September. The focus will be health, education, employment and spirituality. For more information, call 1-855-TELL-BEV or visit http://www.bevsmithconference.com

Community Health Fair

SEPT. 14—The Manchester Youth Development Center will host its 3rd Annual Community Health Fair from 12-4 p.m. at the MYDC Gym, 1214 Liverpool St., Manchester. There will be free health screenings, cooking demonstrations, helpful exercise techniques, children’s activities, youth haircuts, community information and more. For more information, call Carmen Pace at 412-322-0585 ext. 176 or email cpace@mydc.org.

Memorial Dedication

SEPT. 15—The Tuskegee Airmen Memorial of the Greater Pittsburgh Region Inc. will host a Memorial Dedication to the Tuskegee Airmen at 2 p.m. at Sewickley Cemetery, 501 Hopkins St., Sewickley. This will be a dedication of the largest Tuskegee Airmen memorial. There will be music, recognition of approximately 100 Western Pennsylvania Tuskegee Airmen and free remote parking with a shuttle. In case of inclement weather, the dedication will be moved to the United Methodist Church of Sewickley. There will also be a free Appreciation Concert with the Pittsburgh Gospel Choir at 7 p.m. For more information, call Rich Dieter at 412-773-0899.

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.

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