AUG. 6—The Community Empowerment Association will host a Hip Hop Symposium at 6 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This event is an intellectual discourse on the pros and cons of hip-hop as it affects the unit of the Black family and the community. There will be several national and local celebrities participating in the panel discussion. For more information, call Lee Davis at 412-371-3689.
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 Aug. 7 at Schenley Park, a concert with Bobby Valentino, an Old School Cabaret and more. For more information, call 412-371-3689 or visit http://www.pghblackfamilyreunion.org.
AUG. 6—The Alexander family will host a North Side Reunion Kickoff at 7 p.m. at the Gateway Clipper Fleet, 350 W. Station Square Dr., Station Square. It is a celebration and kickoff to the North Side reunion. The ticket includes an all you can eat buffet and oldies deejay. Attendees are requested to wear white to show support for the North Side family unity. For more information, call 412-355-7980.
AUG. 7—The Northside Oldtimers will host their 4th Annual Northside Oldtimers “Unity Gathering from 12-8 p.m. at West Park, North Side. This is a day of unity for North Siders young, old and in between. The event is in memory of Walter Butler and Reggie Ward. There will also be activities Aug. 8 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the location behind the Aviary. Attendees will enjoy a weekend of no violence, games, music, food and activities for the entire family. For more information, call Mildred Tyler at 412-403-1383.
AUG. 10—The Pittsburgh NAACP will host their Executive Committee and General Membership meetings at 7 p.m. at Bethel AME Church, 2720 Webster Ave., Hill District. There will also be a meeting Sept. 14 at the Hill House Association at 7 p.m. For more information, call 412-471-1024.
AUG. 13—The Reunion Committee of Westinghouse High School will host the 35th Reunion of the Class of 1975 at the Courtyard Marriott, 401 West Waterfront Dr., Homestead. The reunion will run through Aug. 15 and include a weekend of various activities. For more information, call Kate Jeter, chairperson, at 412-337-4465 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUG. 20—The Pittsburgh Pirates will host their Heritage Weekend Celebration. The celebration will feature a tribute to the Negro Leagues and players from the Homestead Grays and the Pittsburgh Crawfords. Festivities will run through Aug. 21 and include a sports luncheon and a street celebration. For more information, call Chaz Kellem at 412-325-4761 or e-mail email@example.com.
AUG. 26—The PROMISE Group will host the Jehru M. Donaldson Memorial Gathering for Lost Ones from 12-6 p.m. at West Park, North Shore. This is an event to remember lost loved ones. For more information, call Tonya at 412-452-8594 or Jay at 412-321-1019.
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.
(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: firstname.lastname@example.org.)