Adoption Webinar

AUG. 3—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

Youth Summit

AUG. 4—The Regional Equity Monitoring Project, B-PEP and others will host a Youth Empowerment Summit at the Kaufmann Center, Elsie Hillman Auditorium, Centre Avenue, Hill District. The summit will include a rally and opening ceremony at 11 a.m. at Freedom Corner; a keynote address by the Regional Equity Monitoring Project at 1 p.m.; and workshops on health and wellness, education, sexual awareness, violence prevention, civic engagement and more from 1:30-3:30 p.m. There will also be networking opportunities and a live performance from Jasiri X and others. Reservations are requested. For more information, call 412-758-7898 or email Celeste Taylor at

Farmer’s Market

AUG. 5—The Charm Bracelet Project will host its Fresh Fridays Northside Farmer’s Market from 4-6 p.m. at Cedar Avenue and East Ohio Street, North Side. Every Friday, from now until Aug. 26, there will be activities for the entire family. For more information, visit

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.

Car cruise

AUG. 12—The Pittsburgh Citiparks Brookline Memorial Recreation Center will host the Brookline Breeze Week Car Cruise at 5 p.m. at 1400 Block of Brookline Blvd., Brookline. There will be trophies, music, fun, food, prizes and more. For more information, call 412-571-3222.

Centennial gala

AUG. 13—The Josh Gibson Foundation will host its Josh Gibson Centennial Gala at the Wyndham Grand Hotel, 600 Commonwealth Place, Downtown. The honorary chair for the event is Former Pittsburgh Steeler Franco Harris and the legacy award honoree will be Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson of the New York Yankees and Oakland As. For more information, call 412-771-6949 or visit

SummerFood Program

ONGOING—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 now through August 19 at more than 100 area locations. For more information, call 412-350-2798.

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