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 and 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 e-mail office@mbyh.org.

Family tournament

APRIL 17—St. Lawrence O’Toole Church will host the We Are Family Tournament of Bid Whist, Spades and Pinochle at 12 p.m. at the church gym, 140 N. Atlantic Ave., Garfield. On site registration will begin at 10 a.m. There will be a cash prize. The cost is $30 for players and $10 for observers and there will be a late fee for players who arrive after 10 p.m. For more information, call 412-330-9898, 917-805-5030 or visit http://www.bidwhist-spadestournament.com.

Brunch fundraiser

APRIL 18—The Satchels of Caring Foundation will host their Bags, Bellini’s and Brunch Fundraiser from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Chatham Village Clubhouse, 655 Pennridge Rd., Mt. Washington. The fundraiser is to support those undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer. There will be food, a silent auction of designer purses and a variety of items for purchase. Tickets are $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door and $10 for students and children under 14. For more information, call Kathryn Petrie at 412-585-0044 or e-mail Kathryn@kprandevents.com.

Nomination deadline

APRIL 23—Is the deadline for The New Pittsburgh Courier’s “50 Women of Excellence” Nominations at 5 p.m. This is your chance to select Pittsburgh’s powerbrokers in the arts, business, politics, non-profits, law, sports, philanthropy, health care, education and media. Nominations are welcome from individuals, businesses, professional/fraternal groups or neighborhood and community organizations. Nominations must be mailed or hand delivered to the New Pittsburgh Courier, Attn: 50 Women of Excellence, 315 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219; fax to 412-481-1360; or e-mail to webmaster@newpittsburghcourier.com by the close of business and must include one’s name, telephone number and, in 200 words or less, explain how the Pittsburgher of your choice has made significant contributions in their field of expertise. For more information, e-mail savethedate_pgh@yahoo.com.


APRIL 24—The McKeesport Heritage Center will host an Appraisal Fundraiser from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1832 Arboretum Dr., McKeesport. The center will have special guest Jeff Poole from On The Diamond Antiques, to appraise items. The cost is $5 per item. For more information, call 412-678-1832.

Monthly meeting

APRIL 24—The Afro-American Historical & Genealogy Society Pittsburgh Chapter will host their Monthly Meeting from 1-3 p.m. at the Homewood Carnegie Library, 2nd floor, Hamilton Ave., Homewood. Memberships are open to historians, genealogists and laypersons of all races and ethnic groups. For more information, e-mail aahgspgh08@aol.com.

Sister to sister seminar

MAY 1—The American Heart and Stroke Associations will host the Sister to Sister “Power Now Seminar” from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. There will be health workshops, screenings, light breakfast and a heart healthy lunch. The honorary chair is Esther Bush, president and CEO of the Urban League. The keynote speaker will be Jeannette South-Pal, M.D., chair of the Family Medicine Department of the University of Pittsburgh. Registration is required by April 23 and the cost is $20. For more information, call Judy Grady at 412-702-1195 or e-mail judy.grady@heart.org.

(To have items listed in the 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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