Community Calendar 2-12-14

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Bone Marrow Registration Drive
FEB. 14—Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and Be The Match will host a Bone Marrow Drive from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the University of Pittsburgh O’ Hara Student Center, Ballroom, 4024 O’Hara St., Oakland. The drive is to register individuals to become bone marrow donors for those in need of a transplant. There will also be drives held at the Duquesne University Student Union from 12-5 p.m. and Savoy Restaurant from 10 p.m.-12 a.m. and on Feb. 15 at Bidwell Street United Presbyterian Church from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., the Thelma Lovette YMCA from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and the Kingsley Association from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. There will also be a kickoff reception on Feb. 12 at Savoy Restaurant from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more information, email Stanford White at whitestanford1@gmail.com.

BHM Celebration
FEB. 15—Grandmothers of Pearls will host its Black History Month Celebration from 3:30-6 p.m. at the Homewood branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. Attendees must be a grandmother or greater and wear a real or costume pearl necklace. African garb is optional and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 412-241-0166 or visit http://www.grand­mothersofpearls.org.

2014 Valentine’s Extravaganza
FEB. 15—The Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund of Western Pa. and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. will host its 2014 Valentine’s Extravaganza “Party with a Cause” at 7 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel, 510 Market St., Downtown. The evening will include dinner, dancing, a program and a special tribute to the late Rex Crawley, PhD. There will be a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-580-5506 or visit http://www.pitts­burghkappa.com.

Land Banking Public Hearing
FEB. 20—Pittsburgh City Council will host an Evening Public Hearing on Proposed Land Banking Legislation at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers, the City-County Building, 414 Grant St., Downtown. This hearing is in response to a high volume of comments and suggestions made by community members and organizations relating to the creation of a Pittsburgh Land Bank. For more information, call Nathaniel Hanson at 412-255-2140.

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