Resource fair

JULY 22—NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania and the Martin Luther King Reading and Cultural Center will host a Community Resource Fair from 1-7 p.m. at 636 Herron Ave., Hill District. This event is free and open to the public and will include food, entertainment, kids activities and more. For more information, call Ann Callen at 412-281-1100, ext. 124.

Fresh Fridays

JULY 23—The Charm Bracelet Project will host its Fresh Fridays series from 4-6 p.m. at the North Side Farmers Market, Cedar Avenue and East Ohio Street, North Side. The series will feature cooking demonstrations by local chefs, live performances and family activities. It will run every Friday from now until Sept. 3. For more information, visit

Medicare overview

JULY 27—The Andrew Carnegie Library will host “Medicare and the New Health Law-What It Means For You” from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at 300 Beechview Ave., Carnegie. The presenters, Ted Zimmer of the Consumer Health Commission and Rachel Steigerwalt of the Allegheny County APPRISE, will give a timeline detailing when some of the new provisions will take effect, the distribution process for stipends and the impact the new law will have on seniors and disabled adults.  There will also be a discussion of programs available to reduce prescription costs. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-276-3456, ext. 2.

Genealogy society


JULY 31—The Afro-American Historical & Genealogy Society Pittsburgh Chapter will host their Monthly Meeting from 1-3 p.m. at the Homewood Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 7101 Hamilton Ave., 2nd floor, Homewood. Every last Saturday of the month, historians, genealogists and laypersons of all races and ethnicities come together to trace the histories of families. For more information, e-mail Paul Jacobs at

Baby classes

AUG. 3—Children’s Community Pediatrics will host a Baby Basics Class at 6:30 p.m. at CCP-GIL Pittsburgh, 6343 Penn Ave., Suite 201, East Liberty. These are free classes for expectant parents. Topics will include routine care, feedings, helpful hints, common problems and more. Attendees will receive a free gift bag. For more information, call 1-877-449-PEDS.

Black family reunion

AUG. 6—The Community Empowerment Association will host the 7th Annual Black Family Reunion & Cultural Arts Weekend. The celebration will begin with a Peace N the Hood Basketball tournament and slam dunk contest at Kenard Field. There will also be a hip-hop symposium and African-American film showcase, family activities on Aug. 7 at Schenley Park, a concert with Bobby Valentino, an Old School Cabaret and more. For more information, call 412-371-3689.

Police training

SEPT. 1—The Citizen’s Police Academy will host the Pittsburgh Police Training Academy from 6-9 p.m. at 1395 Washington Blvd., East Liberty. Every Wednesday, for 15 weeks individuals will learn what is needed to become a police officer. All individuals must complete an application and give permission for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police to conduct a background check. For more information, call 412-665-3600.


ONGOING—The Trust Arts Education Center will host ArtCity Summer Classes from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 805/807 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. All summer long, participants will have an opportunity to take workshops for playwriting, dance, acting, comics and cartoons. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-471-6079.

Open enrollment

ONGOING—Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh Public Schools and Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center will host an Enrollment for their Head Start Program. Children 3-5 years old are provided with flexible programming designed to promote kindergarten readiness. For more information, call 1-866-214-5437.

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