AUG. 18—P.R.O.M.I.S.E. will host its 5th Annual Jehru M. Donaldson Gathering for Lost Loved Ones for Peace from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at West Park, Ridge Avenue, North Side. There will be guest speakers, food, music, entertainment and more. For more information, call 412-258-0506.
AUG. 18—The Homewood Children’s Village will host its 2nd Annual Back-to-School Block Party from 12-3 p.m. at Pittsburgh Faison K-5, 7430 Tioga St., Homewood. The theme is “Smart is the New SWAG.” This is a celebration of academic achievement. For more information, call 412-727-7605 ext. 12.
Braddock Community Day
AUG. 18—Partnership for a Caring Community, Hope for the Burg and the Borough of Braddock will host the Braddock Community Day from 12-4 p.m. at the Corner of Braddock Avenue and Library Street. There will be games, prizes, vendors, health tips, food and more. This is a rain or shine event.
Voter ID Forum
AUG. 23—Pittsburgh Jewish Social Justice Roundtable will host a Voter ID Forum for Senior Citizens at 1:15 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, Katz Auditorium, 5738 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. The program will discuss the implications of Pennsylvania’s new Voter ID law and educate seniors so they will be able to vote on Nov. 6. Speakers will include Rep. Dan Frankel and Barb Feige of the ACLU of Greater Pittsburgh. This is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-605-0816 or visit www.pajc.net.
Fashion Launch Party
Disability Pride Dinner
AUG. 30—Three Rivers Center for Independent Living will host the 2012 Disability Pride Dinner and Awards Ceremony from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel, 510 Market St., Downtown. This is to honor organizations and individuals who continue to empower and make a difference in the disability community. The theme is “Take the Pledge of Empowerment.” For more information, call 412-371-7700 ext. 181.
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