Annual banquet

APRIL 16—The Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP will host their Annual Human Rights Banquet at the Greensburg Country Club, 309 Pleasant Valley Dr., Jeannette. The theme is “Relevancy…Our Work is Not Yet Done…” and the guest speaker will be Dr. Joan Duvall-Flynn, the Pennsylvania state NAACP education chair. For more information, call 724-838-9146.

Meet the candidates

APRIL 16—The McKeesport NAACP will host a Meet the Candidates Forum from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Palisades, 501 Water St., McKeesport. There will be candidates running for council, mayor and school board.

Clean up day

APRIL 16—Larimer Blueprint Communities, Larimer Green Acres Project, the East Liberty Concerned Citizens Corp., Residents, Churches, Schools and Faith-Based and Private Organizations will host a Clean Up Day for Three Sites from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 407 Lincoln Ave., East Liberty. The empty lot next to Good Hope Church will be the meeting place. Please bring cleanup materials, protective eyewear and more. For more information, call 412-535-2437 (day of the event only) or email

Antique appraisal

APRIL 16—The McKeesport Heritage Center will host the McKeesport’s Treasures: Antiques Appraisal from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1832 Arboretum Dr., McKeesport. Jeff Poole will be the appraiser for this fundraiser. Individuals can bring their coins, jewelry, books, toys, furniture, art and household items. There is a cost per item. For more information, call 412-678-1832.

Scholarship luncheon

APRIL 16—The Black Association of South Hills for Women will host “A Celebration in Song” Annual Scholarship Luncheon Fundraiser from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe, 1000 Corporate Dr., Cannonsburg. There will be fashions and vendors. For more information, visit


APRIL 16—The Westinghouse Alumni Association and Rosing Lounge will host a Blue and Gold Save Our School Rally & Cabaret from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. at the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum, 7310 Frankstown Ave., Homewood. This is a fundraiser for the Westinghouse Class of 2011. For more information, call Dorien “Doc” at 412-877-2663 or email

Inclusion series

APRIL 25—The City of Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s Diversecity 365 will host the Living Legend Honors Luncheon and Inclusion Series at 11 a.m. at the Duquesne University Power Center, 1015 Forbes Ave., Uptown. There will be a free luncheon and inclusion series panel conversation on “Diversity for What?” Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-255-2705.

Day of remembrance

APRIL 26—The Peace Alliance Network and CEA will host a Day of Remembrance from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the City County Building, 414 Grant St., Downtown. There will be a proclamation read, a public hearing, a post agenda and a rally about gun violence in the Black community. Photos of loved ones who lost their lives to gun violence will be displayed April 25-29 on the firs floor of the building. For more information, call 412-371-3689 ext. 14.

Gala and reception

APRIL 30—The Urban League of Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh will host the 2nd Annual Urban Empowerment Gala and VIP Awards Reception from 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, 107 6th St., Downtown. Brian Cook will be the Master of Ceremonies and there will be several young individuals receiving awards for their service. For more information, email

Human Rights dinner

MAY 5—The Pittsburgh NAACP will host the 57th Annual Human Rights Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. The theme will be “Transforming Education in Pursuit of a Stronger America” and Dr. John Jackson, president and CEO of the Schott Foundation for Public Education, will be the keynote speaker. There will also be a presentation of the Student Scholarship Award. For more information, call 412-471-1024.

Leadership awards

MAY 6—Three Rivers Youth will host the 2011 Nellie Leadership Awards Gala at the Cotton Club from 6-9 p.m. at the USX Tower Upper Level, 600 Grant St., Downtown. Honorees will be Robert Hill, Massaro Corporation, George Miles Jr. and the Thornburg Community Club. For more information, visit

Lavender affair

MAY 22—Softer Side Seminar will host a Lavender Affair from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the Montage, 210 Braddock Ave., Braddock. This is an afternoon luncheon and tea celebrating the special relationships between Mothers, Daughters, Grandmothers, Aunts, Sisters, etc. For more information, call Renee Aldrich at 412-606-5807 or email

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