OCT. 9—NeighborWorks of Western Pennsylvania will host a First Time Homebuyers Workshop from 8:30 a.m-4:30 p.m. at the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, 113 N. Pacific Ave., Garfield. This is a presentation on the right steps toward homeownership. For more information, call 412-281-1100, ext. 121 or 129.
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.
OCT. 9—Westinghouse High School’s Class of 1970 will host their 40th Class Reunion at 6 p.m. at the Season’s Ballroom of the Comfort Inn and Conference Center, 699 Rodi Rd., Penn Hills. There will be music by the Supreme Team of Joe E. and Tootsie and DJ Bobby B. For more information, call Jessie A. Smith Foster at 412-244-9683.
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.
OCT. 15—Talk Magazine will host an African-American/Latino Roundtable at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Philadelphia West, 4010 City Ave., Philadelphia. This free two-day seminar will feature several guests from the African-American and Latino community discussing issues and solutions for how to build a stronger community. Registration is required by Oct. 7. For more information, call 412-823-4007 or e-mail email@example.com.
OCT. 15—The Western Pennsylvania Minority Supplier Development Council will host their 6th Annual Walk of Excellence Awards Gala at the Fairmont Hotel Pittsburgh, 50 Market St., Downtown. For more information, call 412-391-4423.
OCT. 16—The Northside Coalition for Fair Housing will host the 3rd Annual Women’s Walk for a Peaceful Community from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Limbaugh Center, 861 Tripoli St., North Side. This is a 2-mile walk that will conclude at the Manchester Playground, where local and national speakers will address the Peace Council discussions. Bev Smith will be the keynote speaker along with a concert of appreciation from recording artist Chrisette Michele and local artist Joy Ike. For more information, call 412-321-5527 or visit http://www.womenswalk.org.
OCT. 16—The Dignity and Respect Campaign will host their Inaugural Fall Festival from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Schenley Plaza, Oakland. The festival is a bridge between all ages, cultures and backgrounds expressed through food, music and fun. The festival will feature UMOJA, a local African arts company. For more information, call 412-864-3582 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCT. 16—The West Penn Allegheny Oncology Network will host their 7th Annual Healing Journey from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Four Points Sheraton North, 910 Sheraton Dr., Cranberry. This is a half-day of inspiration, information, support and celebration for cancer survivors. The keynote speaker will be Dave Balch, an author and husband who cared for his wife during four bouts with breast cancer. Registration is requested because seating is limited. For more information, call 412-770-1818 or e-mail email@example.com.
Hill of Hope
OCT. 16—The YMCA Centre Avenue Y will host the 3rd Annual Centre Avenue Y Hill of Hope Gala from 6-10 p.m. at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The event will recognize the Martin Luther King Jr. Reading Center. There will be hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dancing. For more information, call 412-621-1762.
OCT. 16—The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives Pittsburgh Chapter will host the 10th Annual Awards and Scholarship Banquet at 6 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 101 Mall Blvd., Monroeville. The theme is “Recognizing Those Who Give of Themselves to Mentor Others.” Tickets are $65 per person and will include live entertainment. For more information, call Det. Christine Williams at 412-670-8974 or visit http://www.noblepittsburgh.org.
Anchors away gala
OCT. 21—Addison Behavioral Care will host their Anchors Away Gala from 6:30-9 p.m. at Churchill Country Club, 800 Beulah Rd., Churchill. This is an evening to honor the charitable contributions of news anchors away from the news desk. There will be live entertainment, food and giveaways. Honorees include Brenda Waters, Chris Moore, Tonia Caruso, Sheldon Ingra, Tymka Artist and more. The keynote speaker will be Michael Bernarding of ALS Western Pennsylvania and the Power of 32. Tickets are $60. For more information, call 412-731-2353 ext. 112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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