Transplant symposium

SEPT. 15—The Center for Organ Recovery& Education and the University of Pittsburgh will host its 2nd Annual Transplant Symposium “Transplantation Disparities: Current Trends and Future Prospects” at 7:30 a.m. at the University Club, 123 University Place, Oakland. This is designed for physicians, surgeons, nurses, transplant professionals, social workers, and prevention/wellness organizations, the symposium will focus on trends in minority transplantation, maximizing kidney transplantation, alternative options (presumed consent panel discussion), health challenges unique to the minority community and more. For more information, visit

Walk for peace

SEPT. 17—The Northside Coalition for Fair Housing will host its 4th Annual Women’s Walk for Peace at 10 a.m. at the Pittsburgh Project, Wilson and Charles Street. The day will begin with a two-mile walk, several activities and a concert by award winning gospel/pop group 21:03, along with Joy Ike, Artistree, Flo Wilson and the Old School Band. For more information, call 412-321-5527 or visit

Home buying

SEPT. 19—The Pittsburgh Housing Development Association Inc. will host a First Time Home Buying Workshop at 6 p.m. at the PHLF Housing Resource Center, 744 Rebecca Ave., Wilkinsburg. Counselors will show how one can own their home and give information on credit counseling and restoration; grant money for closing cost; affordable mortgages and down payment options; and a free credit report evaluation. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-687-1197 or email

Gun violence peace

SEPT. 21—The Pittsburgh Committee for the International Day of Peace will host a Day in Pittsburgh Without Gun Violence at 12 p.m. at the City County Building, 414 Grant St., Downtown. The theme is “Make Your Voice Heard.” The day will begin at the City County Building and conclude at Freedom Corner. For more information, call Theresa Orlando at 412-496-7461.

Political seminar

SEPT. 22—The Pittsburgh African American Leadership Association & B-PEP will host Producing Political Power from 6-8 p.m. at Bethel AME Church, 2720 Webster Ave., Hill District. This is the second part of a three part series on focusing on politics. The last session will be held Oct. 6. Guest presenters include Ed Gainey, Amanda Green, Jake Wheatley, Majestic Lane and Chase Patterson. For more information, call 412-342-5402 or visit

Flea market

SEPT. 24—McKeesport Heritage Center will host a Flea Market from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1832 Arboretum Dr., McKeesport. They will be selling high-end items-books, games, glassware, jewelry, holiday decorations, clothing and accessories and more. The flea market will also continue on Sept. 25 from 12-2 p.m. For more information, call 412-678-1832.

Great race

SEPT. 25—Highmark Blue Cross will host the 34th Running of the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race from Oakland to Point State Park, Downtown. This is a city tradition established by the late Mayor Caliguiri and includes a 10k race, a 5k run/walk, a running clinic, a children’s race and more. There will also be a two-day race expo Sept. 23-24 at the Circuit Center, followed by a pasta party on Sept. 24 from 3-9 p.m. at the Spaghetti Warehouse, Strip District. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-255-2493 or visit

Fashion week

SEPT. 26—Miyoshi Anderson and LaMont Jones will host the 2011 Pittsburgh Fashion Week. The week will highlight what makes this a region of style as well as steel. Fashion designers and retailers, industry insiders and more will converge in the city to enjoy an array of fashion related events. The week will run through Oct. 2. For more information, call Anderson at 412-918-6742.

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