Talent showcase

NOV. 24—Lawacit Entertainment and Mark C. Productions will host a Stop the Violence Holiday Talent Showcase at 5 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. There will be music by DJ Bo and first place winners will receive $500. For more information, call 412-734-1067.

Thanksgiving dinner

NOV. 25—Mosaic, Promotional Push and R.A.O.K. will host a Thanksgiving Dinner at 1 p.m. at Mosaic, 110 19th St., Strip District. This event is to show appreciation and be a blessing to the communities and people who have been a blessing to them. There is no cost. For more information, call 412-818-4662 or email prettyle27@yahoo.com.

All class reunion

NOV. 26—The Westinghouse High School Commission of Recognition will host its annual Adult All Class Reunion from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. at the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum, 7310 Frankstown Ave., Homewood. This is a BYOB cabaret style event featuring DJ Mack Daddy and a pre-party featuring music from the 60’s. Proper dress and ID are required. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door; proceeds will assist WHS students with scholarships through NEED. For more information, call John Brewer at 412-908-3741 or Valeria Williams at 412-795-4016.

Chapter anniversary

NOV. 30—The Hill District AARP Chapter #4706 will host their 20th Anniversary Celebration from 12- 3 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2001 Wylie Ave., Hill District. All are welcomed.

Celebration dinner

NOV. 30—The Message Carriers of Pennsylvania Inc. will host a Celebration Dinner at 7:15 p.m. at the Churchill Valley Country Club, 800 Beulah Rd., Churchill. The dinner is to celebrate Judge Lester C. Nauhaus. The Message Carriers celebrate and deliver a message of recovery for all. There will also be a reception at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $50. For more information, call 412-361-0142 or visit http://www.messagecarriersofpennsylvania.org.

Anniversary luncheon

DEC. 1—The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force will host their 25th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The highlighted speakers will be Dr. Marty St. Clair and Dr. Ron Stall of the University of Pittsburgh. There will also be a press conference at 10:30 a.m. at the City-County Building with free confidential testing. For more information, call Susan Orr at 412-345-7456 ext. 596 or email sorr@patf.org.

Education forum

DEC. 1—The Westinghouse Alumni Association will host the African-American Educators Address Pittsburgh Public Schools East End High Schools Reform Plan Community Education Forum from 6-8 p.m. at the Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave., 1st conference room, East Liberty. The forum will consist of a panel discussion, by Pittsburgh Public Schools retired teachers and administrators, discussing various topics pertaining to the education such as teacher preparation, retention, classic academics vs. technical schools and more. For more information, call 412-805-0584 or email westinghousealumni@hot­mail.com.

Light-up night

DEC. 3—The Sweetwater Center for the Arts will host “Let the Men Cook” and Sewickley Light Up Night from 5-9 p.m. at 200 Broad St., Sewickley. Ladies are encouraged to shop the night away while an all male-volunteer-turned gourmet chef team prepare a three-course meal. There will be a holiday mart of handcrafted, unique works by local and national artists. Tickets are $6-$13. For more information, call 412-741-4405 or visit http://www.sweetwaterartcenter.org.

Diamond gala

DEC. 3—Giant Eagle will host the 3rd Annual Diamond Gala from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The gala is in honor of Jackie Dixon and benefits Cribs for Kids. There will be a fashion show and silent auction. Entertainment will be by the Piano Man, Mark Venneri. For more information, call 412-322-5680 ext. 5.

Open house

DEC. 4—Imagine Environmental Charter School at Frick Park will host an Open House from 10 a.m.-1 2 p.m. at 829 Milton St., Frick Park. Parents will have an opportunity to visit the school, speak with teachers and learn about curriculum. This is for enrollment of the 2011-2012 school year. For more information, call 412-247-7970.

Santa photos

DEC. 8—Tax Services by Karen will host Photos with Santa from 3-8 p.m. at 749 E. Warrington Ave., Allentown. Pictures will be taken through Dec. 11. There will also be a “How to be Money Smart” Checking and Savings Account Seminar on Dec. 9-10 from 3-5 p.m. with Yolanda Wells of Dollar Bank. For more information, call 412-628-7236.

Coat drive

DEC. 11—The East Hills Boy Scouts will host a Coat Giveaway at 1 p.m. at the Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave., East Liberty. Coats will be given to needy children ages 4-12. The giveaway is free. Donations are being accepted for new or slightly used coats for boys and girls ages 4-12. For more information, call Arnold Perry at 412-243-8400 ext. 107.

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