Town hall meeting

OCT. 28—The 12th Ward Democratic Committee will host a Town Hall Meeting from 6-8 p.m. at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7060 Lemington Ave., Homewood. The meeting will focus on what matters to 12th Ward residents. This is a time to voice one’s concerns. For more information, call 412-661-6161.

Civil rights conversation

OCT. 28—The Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee will host “Civil Rights in an Increasingly Uncivil Society” at 7 p.m. at the Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave., Shadyside. This is a conversation between Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP and Rabbi David Saperstein, director and counsel of the Religious Action Center. Lynn Cullen will be the moderator. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-605-0816.


OCT. 29—The University of Pittsburgh will host a “Special Lecture: Obesity, Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Disparities” from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the University Club, Ballroom A, 123 University Place, Oakland. Dr. Lucile Adams-Campbell will present the lecture. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-624-3402.

Halloween party

OCT. 29—The Hill House Blakey Program Center will host a Caught Being Good Halloween Party from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at 1908 Wylie Ave., Hill District. All children must be accompanied by an adult and will be served on a first come first served basis. Children must also bring a bag and be present to receive candy.

Speaker series

OCT. 29—The Center for African American Urban Studies and Carnegie Mellon University will host their Speaker Series from 5-6:30 p.m. at the University Center, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The topic is “Terrorism, Islam and Tolerance: An African Perspective.” Lansine Kaba, a visiting professor of African History at CMU, will lead the series. For more information, call 412-268-8928.

Flu shot

OCT. 30—UPMC St. Margaret will host Free Flu Vaccinations from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Entrance B of the hospital, 815 Freeport Rd., Fox Chapel. The vaccinations are free to residents 65 and older or to those with chronic health conditions. Those 18-64 without chronic conditions must pay $15. Children under 18 will not be given the vaccine. Registration is not needed. For more information, call 412-784-5185.

Woman symposium

NOV. 6—The Softer Side Seminars Inc. will host the 3rd Annual Woman to Woman Empowerment Symposium from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Blakey Program Center, 1908 Wylie Ave., Hill District. The theme is “Streaming Self Esteem from One Woman to the Other.” There will be workshops, music, prizes, entertainment, meals and pampering. The cost is $20 and registration is required. For more information, call 412-414-6611.

Media awards

NOV. 6—The Women and Girls Foundation will host the Women in Media Awards from 6-9 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This event celebrates 14 women in Southwestern Pennsylvania who have paved the way for innovation in the fields of print, television, film, radio, mixed media and the Internet. Keynote speaker is Abagail Disney. Reservations are requested. For more information, call Heather Arnet at 412-434-4883.

NAACP meeting

NOV. 9—The Pittsburgh NAACP will host their Executive Committee and General Membership meetings at 7 p.m. at the Hill House Association, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. For more information, call 412-471-1024.

Town hall meeting

NOV. 12—AURN and the August Wilson Center for African American Culture will host “The Disappearing Black Community and How We Get it Back” Town Hall Meeting with Bev Smith from 7-10 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This is the first of a four-part series of a live radio broadcast. Other guests include Dr. Claud Anderson, George Curry, Dr. Ron Daniels and Rev. Lennox Yearwood. This is free and open to the public. Call 412-338-8734.

Veteran’s day commemoration

NOV. 14—The Senator John Heinz History Center and Allegheny Cemetery will host a Ceremony to honor United States Colored Troops from the Civil War at 1:30 p.m. at Allegheny Cemetery, 4734 Butler St., Bloomfield. There will be a wreath laying ceremony to honor the hundreds of Black troops resting at the cemetery. The ceremony is part of a series of statewide commemoration and conservation events to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Pennsylvania.

Sock fundraiser

ONGOING—The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Allegheny County and the Allegheny County Library Association will host the Put Your Best Foot Forward fundraiser at all county public libraries. This is a fundraiser to collect socks for those in need. Collections will take place until Oct. 31. For more information, call 412-263-3184.

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