Community Calendar 10-9-13

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Let’s Talk About It

OCT. 10—Kings Not Kids will host “Let’s Talk About It!” Part 3 at 8 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Improv, 166 E. Bridge St., Homestead. This is a show formatted for mature adults to talk candidly on relationship related subjects. The featured participants will be Vanessa Doss, Carlotta Zachary, Kevin Ellerbe, Deon Smalley, Greg Lovelace, comedian White Mike and DJ Chevy of Square1Nation. For more information, call 412-623-9467 or visit http://www.kingsnotkids.org.

Focus on Renewal Gala

OCT. 12—Focus On Renewal will host its 44th Anniversary Celebration at 6 p.m. at the Father Ryan Art Center, 420 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rock. The theme is “A Taste of Sto-Rox.” Father Regis Ryan, the recently retired executive director, will be honored for his impact on the Sto-Rox community. The main celebration will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call Chris Crytzer at 412-771-6460 ext. 305 or email ccrytzer@forstorox.org.

Fashions for a Cure

OCT. 13—Selections by Genea &Eric will host the 9th annual Fashions for a Cure Fundraiser from 2-6 p.m. at the Willow Room, 800 Plaza Dr., Belle Vernon. Proceeds from the fashion show and luncheon will benefit the Hillman Cancer Center’s Patients Assistance Fund, which assists underinsured and uninsured cancer patients with getting the treatments they need. The mistress of ceremonies will be Danielle Smith, WGBN Radio, and the Flow Band will provide entertainment. For more information, call 412-233-7242.

Summit Against Racism

OCT. 14—The Black and White Reunion Coordinating Council will host a Summit Against Racism Planning Meeting at the First Unitarian Church, 605 Moorewood Ave., Oakland. This is the planning meeting for the 16th Annual Summit Against Racism to be held in January 2014. For more information, call Kenneth Miller at 412-512-1709.

Plaza Grand Opening

OCT. 19—The Hill House Economic Development Corporation, the Hill House Association and others will host the Grand Opening Celebration of the Centre Heldman Plaza from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Centre Avenue, between Heldman and Dinwiddie Streets, Hill District. There will be entertainment, food, children’s activities and more. In the case of inclement weather, the celebration will be held Oct. 20 from 1-4 p.m. For more information, call Corinne Wierzel at 412-471-4160 or visit http://www.atozcommunications.com.

Walking Tour

OCT. 19—The McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center will host a Walking Tour of the Historic Monuments of Renziehausen Park at 1 p.m. at 1832 Arboretum Dr., McKeesport. The tour will last approximately one hour and include cutting across fields, so appropriate footwear is encouraged. This is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-678-1832.

Anniversary Gala

OCT. 19—The Pittsburgh Gateway Medical Society will host its 50th Anniversary Gala at 7 p.m. at the Marriott City Center Hotel, 112 Washington Place, Uptown. The gala will give tribute to past African-American physician leaders in Pittsburgh. For more information, call 412-281-4086 or email administration@gateway­medicalsociety.org.

NEED Gala

OCT. 19—NEED will host its 50th Anniversary Gala at 8 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The evening’s celebration will include the honoring of six individuals for their leadership and advocacy, especially the late Sylvester Pace, former NEED president and CEO. There will be a performance by Alice Smith of Citizen Cope and dancing with Grand Master Flash. For more information, call Nicki Creasman at 412-566-7392.

Golf Classic

OCT. 21—Educating Teens Inc. will host its First Annual Red Ribbon Golf Classic at Quick Silver Golf Club, 2000 Quicksilver Rd., Midway, Pa. There will also be a dinner, awards and prizes. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. For more information, visit http://www.educatingteens.org.

(To have items listed on Community Calendar, send information at least two weeks in advance to: 315 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219; Fax: 412-481-1360 or email: newsroom@newpittsburghcourier.com.)

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