Founders Day

JUNE 3—The Community Empowerment Association Inc. will host its Founders Day Celebration from 7-9 p.m. at the CEA Cultural Center, 7120 Kelly St., Homewood. The community is invited to celebrate CEA’s new location and founder, T. Rashad Byrdsong. There will be a ‘70s theme with dinner, dancing and networking. Reservations are required by June 1. For more information, call 412-371-3689 ext. 19 or visit


JUNE 3—Five Starr Corporation and more will host the “The New ‘Old School’ First Fridays Par-Tay” from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at SABI Restaurant, the Club Health & Fitness Center, One Racquet Lane, Monroeville. There will be line dancing, an old school party, cash bar and more. This is a 30 and over event and it is dress to impress (no athletic gear). Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information, call 412-628-4856.


JUNE 4—Bathesheba Chapter No. 25 will host its annual Black and White Dinner Dance from 6 p.m.-12 a.m. at the East Pittsburgh Veterans’ of Foreign War Post 5008, 401 Draper St., East Pittsburgh. DJ Mac Daddy will bring the music entertainment and there will be the awarding of the Rudolph Culberson Educational Fund Scholarship. Registration is requested. For more information, call Sis. Charlene Barnett at 412-403-0840.


JUNE 6—The Alzheimer Disease Research Center, the Alzheimer Outreach Center and The University of Pittsburgh will host the Walter Allen Memorial Seminar Series at 2 p.m. at the Hill House Kaufmann Center, Conference Room A, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. The theme is “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Is It Better the Second Time Around?” Willa Doswell, RN, Ph.D., will be the guest speaker. Refreshments will be served. Registration is requested by June 3. For more information, call Marita Garrett at 412-962-2722.

Scholarship luncheon

JUNE 11—Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund of Western Pennsylvania will host their 21at Annual High School Scholarship Awards Luncheon at 11 a.m. at Churchill Valley Country Club, 800 Beulah Rd., Churchill. David Allen of Allstate Insurance Company will be the guest speaker and jazz music will be presented by Wayne and Friends. The organization will give away several scholarships. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. For more information, call Chauncey Smith at 412-456-2471.

Book presentations

JUNE 11—The Aurora Reading Club of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Homewood Branch will host a Book Presentation and Reception from 2-3 p.m. at 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. Two of the African-American reading club members and authors, Vivian Ann Davidson Hewitt and Beatrice Vasser, Ph.D., will present signed copies of the books they have written to the library for its collection. For more information, call Pam Golden at Judith Kelly & Associates LLC at 412-281-0995.

Anniversary celebration

JUNE 11—The Guys and Dolls Social Club will host their 19th Anniversary Celebration from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. at St. Lawrence O’Toole, 5323 Penn Ave., Garfield. DJ Tricky Ricky will be the entertainment. There will be door prizes and this is a BYOB event. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, call Will Thorn at 412-471-5972.

SummerFood program

JUNE 13—The Allegheny County Department of Human Services will host the SummerFood Program. This is a free breakfast, lunch and recreation program for youths and children 18 and under in economically disadvantaged communities. The program will run through August 19 at more than 100 area locations. For more information, call 412-350-2798.

Town Hall meeting

JUNE 17—Talk radio host Bev Smith will host a Town Hall Meeting from 7-10 p.m. at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Culture District. The theme for the meeting is “The Endangered Black Man.” Special guests will be Jeff Henderson, an award winning chef and author; Boyce D. Watkins, political analyst; Esther Bush, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh; and Albert E. Dotson Jr., chairman of the 100 Black Men of America. For more information, call 412-258-2700 or visit

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