Support group

JULY 20—The Cancer Caring Center will host the African American Women’s Breast Cancer Support Network from 6-7 p.m. at the East Liberty Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 130 S. Whitfield Ave., East Liberty. Every first and third Wednesday of the month, this free networking social support group will be led by Yvonne Durham, breast cancer survivor and local advocate. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-622-1212.

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


JULY 30—The Pittsburgh Penguins will host Auditions for the Pittsburgh Penguins Skating Ice Crew for the 2011-12 season from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Iceoplex at Southpointe, 114 Southpointe Blvd., Cannonsburg. The preliminary auditions for girls will be held July 30 and for boys July 31 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. It will include both interviews and skating sessions. For more information, call Jason Seidling at 412-255-1804 or email

CORE concert

JULY 30—The Center for Organ Recovery & Education will host its Celebration of Praise 2011 Concert for National Minority Donor Awareness at 6 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The concert will feature Rev. Loran E. Mann as the Master of Ceremonies and feature Trini L. Massie & 4 the Caz of Christ, Curtis Lewis Jr., Ministree and others. For more information, call 1-800-366-6777 or email

Black family reunion

AUG. 6—The Community Empowerment Association will host its 8th Annual 2011 Pittsburgh Black Family Reunion from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Schenley Park Oval, Oakland. The theme for the two-day event us “Cultivating Healthy Black Families and Communities” and will include children’s activities; hip-hop, R&B, jazz concerts; health screenings; arts & crafts; vendors; food; and more. For more information, call 412-371-3689 ext. 15 or visit

Training conference

AUG. 11—The National Organization of Black Women in Law Enforcement Inc. will host its 26th Annual Training Conference at the Doubletree Hotel, 101 Mall Blvd., Monroeville. There will be an Empowering Women from Toe to Chapeux Luncheon and Strolling Hat Show at 12 p.m. on Aug. 11 with keynote speaker Vernell Washington; a “Meet the Press” Luncheon on Aug. 12 from 12-1:30 p.m. with panelists Valerie Jarret, April Ryan, Lynn Hayes Freeland, Tene Croom and Bev Smith as the moderator; and a Monte Carlo Night from 8:30-11 p.m. with a masquerade masks, prizes, photos, music and more. For more information, call Diane Richard at 412-812-1404 or Rashall Brackney at 412-323-7201.

Benefit concert

AUG. 13—Kid Nation and Lee Davis Productions will host a Benefit Concert at 8 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The theme is “You gotta see it to believe it” and will feature the Undalrds and other special guests. All proceeds will benefit the Kid Nation “Honor Roll Tour.” For more information, call 412-456-6666 or

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