Grass roots alliance

MARCH 17—Community Empowerment Association will host a Grass Roots Alliance Strategic Planning Meeting at 6 p.m. at the CEA Culture Center, 7143 Fleury Way, Homewood. This alliance is to address the structural inequalities that exist and to come together to discuss and build around challenges, issues opportunities and experiences navigating through the mainstream system. Various topics will be discussed. Interested individuals are asked to respond by March 15. Call 412-371-3689, ext. 14.

Anniversary reception

MARCH 18—The Greater Pittsburgh Council Boy Scouts of America will host an Anniversary Reception at 6:30 p.m. at Heinz Field, West Club Lounge, North Shore Dr., North Shore. The Boy Scouts of America will celebrate 100 years. The reception will consist of an awards ceremony and a message from Jim Crawford, past president and chairman of Clover Foods. Call Amy Franz at 412-325-7901.

Homebuyer workshop

MARCH 20—The Mon Valley Initiative will host their Homebuyer Education Workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 305 E. 8th Ave., Homestead. Presenters will discuss budgeting to purchase a home, shopping for a home loan, closing procedures and home maintenance. Attendees will also be taught guidelines for low- to moderate-income loan products that offer down payment and closing cost assistance. Free parking and lunch will be provided. Call 412-464-4000, ext. 4008.

Open house

MARCH 20—The Environmental Charter School at Frick Park will host an Open House at 10 a.m. at 829 Milton St., Edgewood. This is a kindergarten through fifth grade, tuition free school. Tours and various information given to individuals. The school is holding open enrollment through March 26. Refreshments will be served. Call 412-247-7970 or visit

General meeting

MARCH 23—The Pittsburgh Branch NAACP will host a General Membership Meeting at 6 p.m. at the Freedom Unlimited Building, 2203 Wylie Ave., Hill District. The purpose of this meeting is to elect delegates for the NAACP National Convention, which will be held in Kansas City, Mo., in July. All active members are invited to attend. Call 412-471-1024.

Women’s history event

MARCH 24—The Community College of Allegheny County Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity will host “The Feminist Movement in Western Pennsylvania: Yesterday and Today” from 1-3 p.m. at the Student Services Center Auditorium, 808 Ridge Ave., North Shore. This is a panel discussion for Women’s History Month celebration. It  will include regional pioneers in the movement as well as current leaders. Call 412-237-4430.

Career fair

MARCH 25—The Career and Workforce Development Center East of the YMCA and the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole will host a Back to Work Career Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1640 W. North Ave., North Side. This is a fair to help individuals who have been convicted of a crime find employment. There will also be a fair March 26 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Registration is requested. Call 412-241-2811, ext. 37.

Women’s gala

MARCH 25—The Black Student Union of Point Park University will host its Women of Humanity Awards Gala at 7 p.m. at the Grand Lobby of Lawrence Hall, 313 Blvd. of the Allies, Downtown. Local women in the Pittsburgh region will be honored for their commitment to diversity, professional achievement and leadership excellence. The special keynote speaker will be Doris Carson Williams, president of the African-American Chamber of Commerce. For more information, e-mail Kevin Carter at or call 412-605-9141.

Legacy awards luncheon

MARCH 27—The Rankin Pennsylvania Section of The National Council of Negro Women will host their Legacy Awards Luncheon from 12-2 p.m. at the Rankin Christian Center, 230 Third St., Rankin. The luncheon will recognize those women who have contributed to the advancement of their communities. Honorees include Lena Franklin, Madilyn Hairston-Giddens, Clara Harrington, Dorothy Lee and Dovie Patterson. Tickets are $20 in advance. Call Flora Jackson at 412-351-2885.

Celebrity roast

APRIL 16—The Hilton Hotel & Towers, will host the 12th Annual Mel Blount Youth Home All-Star Celebrity Roast at 6:30 p.m. at 600 Commonwealth Place, Downtown. The roast is a tribute honoring Super Bowl XL MVP/Wide Receiver Hines Ward. Dinner will be at 7 p.m. and this is a black-tie affair. Tickets are $350 per person and proceeds will benefit the Mel Blount Youth Home. For more information, call 724-948-2311 or email

High school reunion

ONGOING—The Peabody Class of 1960 will host a 50th Reunion at the Circuit Center and Ballroom, 5 Hot Metal St., South Side. The event will be on June 12. Registration is required. For more information, email Beverly (Moore) Richards at or visit

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