Basketball camp

AUG. 10—PROMISE and Jakim Donaldson will host a Basketball Camp from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Oliver High School, 2323 Brighton Rd., North Side. This three day camp is for boys and girls ages 8-18. For more information, call 412-321-1019 or visit

Regional Assembly

AUG. 10—Good Schools Pennsylvania will host a Regional Issues Assembly from 7-9 p.m. at the Monroeville Senior Citizen Center, 6000 Gateway Campus Blvd., Monroeville. This is a listening campaign to identify concerns, interests and issues within the community. Registration is requested. For more information, call Mary Jo Lincoln at 330-853-6263 or email

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. Aug. 11 with keynote speaker Vernell Washington; a “Meet the Press” Luncheon 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.

Speaker Series

AUG. 13—The McKeesport Heritage Center will host its 2011 Summer Speaker Series at 2 p.m. at 1832 Arboretum Dr., McKeesport. This is the last presentation of the series. Walter Patton will present a program on McKeesport’s local amateur team, other teams and the field where games were played. There will also be historic photographs on display from the museum. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-678-1832.

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. For more information, call 412-771-6949 or visit

Media Mixer

AUG. 19—The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation will host its annual Soul Cafe and Media Mixer at 6:30 p.m. at 720 Music Clothing and Cafe, 4405 Butler St., Lawrenceville. There will be poetry, music, giveaways, prizes and more. This is also an opportunity to meet some of Pittsburgh Black media representatives. The cost is $10. For more information, call Shelia B. at 412-323-0969 or email

Community Appreciation

AUG. 20—Addison Behavioral Center Inc. will host its Community Appreciation Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 905 West St., 4th floor, Wilkinsburg. There will be raffles, food and guests are asked to bring a bag of gently used clothing. For more information, call 412-731-2353 or visit

Haiti Fundraiser

AUG. 27—Bynums Marketing and Communications Inc. will host “A Gift of Hope: From the hills of Pittsburgh to the mountains of Haiti” fundraiser at 11:30 a.m. at 115 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. This fundraiser is to help the Functional Literacy Ministry of Haiti feed more than 500 Haitian children. There will be musical performances, a silent auction, local and ethnic foods and more. For more information, call 412-471-4332 or email

Trey Songz

SEPT. 23—The Monroeville Convention Center will host Grammy nominated artist Trey Songz at 8 p.m. at 101 Mall Blvd., Monroeville. This is the kickoff concert to the Fall semester. Tickets go on sale Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. For more information, call

1-888-71-TICKETS or visit or


NOV. 27—LiveNation Entertainment will host the Jay-Z and Kanye West “Watch the Throne” Tour at the Consol Energy Center, 1001 5th Ave., Uptown. Tickets are now on sale. For more information, visit



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 Aug. 19 at more than 100 area locations. For more information, call 412-350-2798.

Senior Cool Down

ONGOING—The Allegheny County Department of Human Services will host Senior Citizen Center will host Cool Down ­locations for county residents age 60 and over. The hours will be expanded and on extremely hot days and offers the chance to socialize while taking refuge from the heat. For more ­information, visit http://www.Alle­gheny­ dhs/seniorcenters.

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