Softball Game

JULY 9—The Josh Gibson Foundation and Massaro Corporation will host its Annual Charity Softball Game from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Josh Gibson Field, 2217 Bedford Ave., Hill District. Registration of teams is still available. Proceeds for the event will benefit the Josh Gibson Academy. For more information, call 412-771-6949 or visit

Black and White Reunion

JULY 9—The Black and White Reunion will host a Cookout from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Schenley Park, the Overlook Shelter, Oakland. This is a family friendly event and will include raffle games, great food and more. For more information, call 412-441-3800 ext. 32 or email

Runway Show

JULY 10—Oasis Ministries Inc. will host a Vintage Vacation Fantasy Runway Show at 5 p.m. at the Double Tree Hotel, 106 Mall Blvd., Monroeville. There will be a full course dinner, a runway fashion show, prizes and vendors. Tickets are $40. For more information, call Lady Kelso at 412-901-6656 or Lady McDavis at 412-607-6660.

Home Buying Workshop

JULY 11—The Pittsburgh Housing Development Association Inc. will host a First Time Home Buying Workshop at 6 p.m. at the Wilkinsburg Borough Building, 3rd floor, 605 Ross Ave., Wilkinsburg. Dollar Bank counselors will be in attendance to give information on credit counseling and restoration; grant money for closing cost; affordable mortgages and down payment options; and a free credit report evaluation. The workshop is free and registration is required. For more information, call 412-687-1197 or email

Adoption webinar

JULY 12—Adoptions From the Heart will host an Online Webinar on Adopting African-American Infants at 7 p.m. The webinar will focus on the urgent need for African-American applicants and their Domestic Adoption Program, which is open to couples and singles living in the United States and places African-American infants with families directly from the hospital. Registration is required. For more information, call Ali Peters at 610-642-7200 or email

Community Concert

JULY 14—Urban Impact Pittsburgh will host a Community Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church, 255 Washington Rd., Pittsburgh. The concert will feature the legendary bluegrass band The Del McCoury Band. The cost is $20 and proceeds will benefit the Urban Impact and the Brookline Christian Mentoring Program. For more information, visit

Inaugural gathering

JULY 16—Grandmothers of Pearls will host its Inaugural Gathering from 3:30-6 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of Homewood, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. This is an organization to bring grandmothers together to motivate, encourage and fill their bellies and spirits. There will be speakers, trips and various events. For more information, call Donna Bundy Ford at 412-241-0166.

Sports luncheon

JULY 22—The Pittsburgh Pirates from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. will host its 2011 African-American Heritage Day Sports Luncheon at PNC Park, Lexus Club, Federal St., North Shore. The keynote speaker for the event will be Herman Boone, whose inspirational story was captured in the Disney film “Remember the Titans.” He will be speaking on Lessons in Diversity. Tickets are $65. For more information, call Chaz Kellem at 412-325-4731 or email

Class reunion

JULY 22—The Fifth Avenue High School Class of 1960 and 1961 Reunion Committee will host a 50th and 51st Class Reunion at the Comfort Inn Hotel, Rodi Rd., Penn Hills. This two-day event will include a dinner/dance and a boat ride picnic. For more information, call Charlie Allison Wylie at 412-362-0573 or email

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