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Farmers market

NOV. 19—The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture will host the Market Square Farmers Market at 10 a.m. at Gateway Center Plaza, Commonwealth Place, Downtown. Area farmers will have more than 50 varieties of produce, pastas and smoked meats. PASA is a nonprofit organization that seeks to transform agriculture and food systems in Pennsylvania in a way that makes farmers more viable, improves the land and restores the health and well-being of citizens.

Housing seminar

NOV. 21—The Mon Valley Initiative will host a Purchase Housing Workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 303/305 E. 8th Ave., Homestead. The Mon Valley Initiative is a non-profit leader in the development of homeownership. All participants who successfully complete this Housing and Urban Development curriculum will receive a certificate, which is required to obtain community development mortgage loans from local lenders. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided, as well as free parking. Registration is requested. Call Mike Mauer at 412-464-4000, ext. 4008 or visit http://www.monvalleyinitiative.com.

Benefit gala

NOV. 21—The African American Heritage House of the Homewood Art Museum will host a Benefit Gala at 5:30 at Churchill Country Club, Beulah Rd., Churchill. There will be a silent auction with memorabilia from Pittsburgh sports teams, artwork and more. The guest auctioneer will be L.C. Greenwood of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tickets are $25 and are available at Dorsey’s. There will also be live music and a buffet. For more information, call 412-526-8981.

Local recognition

NOV. 21—Iota Phi Foundation of the Iota Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity will host a Recognition Dinner at 7 p.m. at Rodef Shalom, 4905 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The foundation honors men who demonstrate superior leadership in the areas of business, medicine, education and community. This year’s honorees are Keith Key, Dr. Leon R. Williams Jr., DMD, Herman Jones, Evan Frazier, Milton and Nancy Washington, Ron Hunt and Y’Hoshua Murray. There will also be a scholarship presentation. Visit http://www.pghques.org.

Thanksgiving dinner

NOV. 26—The Gateway Clipper Fleet will host their Thanksgiving Day Dinner Cruise at 3 p.m. at 350 W. Station Square Dr., Station Square. Celebrate Thanksgiving with this 2-1/2-hour cruise along Pittsburgh’s three rivers while enjoying a turkey buffet with all the trimmings. There will also be a Holiday Captain’s Dinner Cruise on Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. This cruise features a dinner buffet and live entertainment. For more information, call 412-355-7980.

Jazz classics

DEC. 2—The Point Park University Black Student Union will host the Soul Food Social: Jazz Classics at 7 p.m. at the university’s Ballroom, 201 Wood St., Downtown. The keynote speaker will be Candi Castleberry-Singleton of UPMC. She will speak on the importance of diversity and inclusion in today’s society. There will also be a performance by Patte “The Jazz Diva” Terrell. This music will highlight the music of Leonard Johnson and his band. Call Kevin L. Carter at 412-605-9141 or see klcarte@pointpark.edu.

Forensic training

DEC. 3—Mercy Behavioral Health, the Allegheny Engagement Network and others will host “From Arrest to Treatment: Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System” from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Allegheny County Human Services Building, One Smithfield St., Downtown. This is a free forensic training for homeless providers, case managers and more. You will learn more about the judicial process from arrest to court-mandated treatment for adults. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested by Nov. 23. Call Stephanie Chiappini at 412-232-5896 or schiappini@mercy.pmhs.org.


DEC. 5—The West Penn Allegheny Health System will host Divabetic from 1-4 p.m. at West Penn Hospital Conference Center and Wintergarden, 4800 Friendship Ave., Bloomfield. This is a program designed for women with diabetes. Max Szadek, Mr. Divabetic and the Divabetic Team, will show women how to live life with diabetes like a diva. The event is free. Space is limited and registration is requested by Dec. 1. Call Terri at 412-824-1181, ext. 4608 or e-mail tseidman@diabetes.org.

Food drive

ONGOING—The Dinwiddie Community Alliance will host a Food Drive from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at the James F. Henry Hill House Center lobby, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. They are collecting non-perishable food products, paper products and hygiene items for the Jubilee Kitchen.  Items will be collected through Nov. 23. For more information, call 412-471-7709

(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 e-mail: newsroom@newpittsburghcourier.com.)

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