Centennial celebration

MARCH 30—Wilkinsburg School District will host their Centennial Celebration of Wilkinsburg Jr./Sr. High School at 6:30 p.m. at the High School Auditorium, 718 Wallace Ave., Wilkinsburg. Community members and Wilkinsburg alumni will be treated to an evening of festivities, special guest speakers, alumni reflections, a slide show presentation and live music. For more information, call Lindsey Neyland at 412-871-2125.

Open house

MARCH 31—The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Charter School will host an Open House from 6-8 p.m. at 327 N. Negley Ave., East Liberty. The open house is for families interested in attending the K through 5th grade school and will include a school tour, information, snacks, surprises and more. For more information, call 412-361-1008 ext. 131.

Book sale

APRIL 2—The Friends of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-East Liberty will host a Book Sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 130 S. Whitfield St., East Liberty. There are reasonable prices on paperbacks, CDs, hardbacks and magazines. This is to raise funds for the library. For more information, call Chris Gmiter at 412-363-8232.

Support group

APRIL 6—The Cancer Caring Center will host an African-American Women’s Breast Cancer Network Group from 6-7 p.m. at the East Liberty Carnegie Library, 130 S. Whitfield St., East Liberty. This is a support group for African-American women breast cancer patients and will be led by Yvonne Durham, a local advocate and survivor. It will provide a setting for patients to share common experiences and concerns and to provide emotional support. For more information, call 412-622-1212 or visit http://www.cancercaring.org.


APRIL 7—The Westinghouse Alumni Association will host an honorary ceremony for the first and second Black valedictorians from 1-3 p.m. at 1101 N. Murtland Ave., Homewood. The ceremony is to honor Sophia Phillips-Nelson, Ph.D., and her sister Fanetta Jannie Mae Nelson-Gordon, the first and second Black valedictorians of the school. For more information, call 412-247-1170, 412-805-0584 or email westinghousealumni@hotmail.com.

National summit

APRIL 7—The National Council for Urban Peace and Justice will host the 2011 National Urban Peace and Justice Summit at Bidwell Presbyterian Church, 1025 Liverpool St., North Side. The theme for the three-day summit is “Drugs, Violence and Mass Incarceration.” The summit will be used to engage in critical analysis, community mobilization and policy formation. There will be various presenters, speakers and panelists. Registration is requested. For more information, visit http://www.ncupj.net.

Celebrity roast

APRIL 8—The Mel Blount Youth Home will host the 13th Annual All-Star Roast at 6:30 p.m. at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Hotel, 600 Commonwealth Place, Downtown. This year’s roast and tribute will honor former Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Jerome Bettis. Proceeds will benefit the Mel Blount Youth Home. For more information, call 724-948-2311 or email dsmelko@mbyh.org.

PACE table luncheon

APRIL 8–The Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise will host their 3rd Annual “Inclusive Voices: Converse, Listen, Learn” Community Exchange Luncheon from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. Several of Pittsburgh’s professionals will be guest conversationalists at each table. There will also be a reception at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-562-0290.

Chili cook-off

APRIL 9—The Braddock Carnegie Arts Program will host the 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off from 1-4 p.m. at the Braddock Elk’s Lodge, 424 Library St., Braddock. There will be samples of various chili recipes, live entertainment by DJ Mary Mack and raffle prizes. Proceeds will benefit youth programs at the BCAP. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Chili cook-off applications must be received by March 31. For more information, call 412-351-5356 or email elisabethheffner@gmail.com.

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