Kick off event

SEPT. 23—The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council will host its Strengthening Pittsburgh Arts Free Kick Off Event from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Father Ryan Arts Center, 420 Chartiers Ave., Mc­Kees Rocks. There will be a full day of workshop and tips on surviving tough economic times. There will also be an opportunity to apply for the financial leadership clinic or the Peer 360 Assessments. Registration is requested. For more information, call Pam Quatchak at 412-391-2060.

Anniversary celebration

SEPT. 23—The Schenley Heights Community Development Program will host its 15th Anniversary Celebration at 6 p.m. at the Twentieth Century Club, Bigelow Blvd., Oakland. The theme is “Celebrating 15 Years of Hope.” Mistress of ceremonies will be Lynne Hayes-Freeland of KDKA and the speaker will be Robert Hill of the University of Pittsburgh. The entertainment will be provided by the Shona Sharif African Dance Drum Ensemble. There will also be a presentation to several honorees. For more information, call Natalie Yannotti at 412-401-5783.

Women’s luncheon

SEPT. 24—The YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh will host the “Retrospective on Women, Then & Now” Luncheon from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. The featured speaker will be Gloria Steinem, women’s activist, writer and magazine founder. The cost is $75 for members and $85 for non-members. For more information, call 412-255-1279 or e-mail special­

Town hall meeting

SEPT. 25—Gateway Medical Society will host a Town Hall Meeting from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Herberman Center, Centre Ave., Shadyside. The meeting is to address the elimination of racial and ethnic health care disparities in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. There will be a panel discussion, representatives of the Pennsylvania Legislative Caucus and experts. The keynote speaker will be Daniel Dawes. For more information, call 412-281-4086 or e-mail administration@gateway­

Igloo fundraiser

SEPT. 26—Preservation Pittsburgh & Reuse the Igloo Fundraiser will host “Jazzing Up the Igloo” Jazz Summit Concert and Jam Session from 4-8 p.m. at PD’s Pub, 5832 Forward Ave., Squirrel Hill. The event will feature Aubrey Bruce, Ron Biggs, Donna Davis and Dennis Garner. For more information, call 412-945-0543, 412-422-5027 or visit

Organization celebration

SEPT. 28—Small Seeds Development Inc. will host their 10 Year Celebration from 5:30-9 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The organization will celebrate 10 years of supporting, strengthening and sustaining families to build stronger communities. The event will honor Rev. Dr. James H. McLemore, Katie Everette Johnson, Gregory Spencer, Everett Blanton and Dr. Marcia Sturdivant. Reporter and news anchor for KDKA Brenda Waters will be the mistress of ceremonies. Tickets are $50 and will benefit the organization and its programs. For more information, call 412-665-2810.

Heroes breakfast

SEPT. 30—The American Red Cross will host the Second Annual Heroes Breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The breakfast is to celebrate the humble everyday community heroes who have made an impact in their local communities. Tickets are $50. For more information, call 412-263-3129 or visit

Legislator meet & greet

OCT. 8—The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council will host the PA Partners: Legislator Meet & Greet at 9:30 a.m. at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 Fifth Ave., Shadyside. This is a celebration for the art projects that have received state funding and an opportunity to learn about ongoing grass roots projects. Also attendees will be able to have breakfast with various legislators. For more information, call David Seals at 412-391-2060, ext. 227.

NAACP meeting

OCT. 12—The Pittsburgh NAACP will host their Executive Committee and General Membership meetings at 7 p.m. at St. James AME Church, Lincoln Ave., East Liberty. For more information, call 412-471-1024.


ONGOING—NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania will host a Free Budget & Credit Counseling from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center, 5321 Penn Ave., Garfield. Every Tuesday NeighborWorks certified instructors will give free one-on-one sessions for individuals and families interested in improving their money management skills. Appointments are available. For more information, call Tammy Grzelka at 412-281-9773 ext. 111.

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