Education conference

NOV. 12—The Hill District Education Council will host the 3rd Annual “Summoning the Village” Education Conference from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Milliones U-Prep, 3117 Centre Ave., Hill District. This is to empower parents and the community to create a culture of educational excellence. Topics to be discussed include, bullying, raising an African-American male child, mentoring and mental health concerns. Childcare, breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information, call 412-621-3341.

Collards cook-off

NOV. 12—Braddock Youth Project will host a Collards Cook-off from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Community Center, 416 Library St., Braddock. The cost is $5 to participate in, eat at and vote on the collards and sides. Ribs will also be available. Proceeds benefit the BYP’s garden efforts. For more information, call 412-670-8722 or email


NOV. 12—Guys and Dolls Social Club will host its Thanksgiving Cabaret from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. at St. Lawrence O’Toole, 5323 Penn Ave., Garfield. The event will feature entertainment by DJ Tricky Ricky. This is a BYOB affair. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For more information, call Will Thorn at 412-471-5972.

Open House

NOV. 15—The Community College of Allegheny County will host its Enrollment Express Days at 9 a.m. at the Allegheny Campus, Foerster Student Services Center, 808 Ridge Ave., North Side. This is an open house event to make signing up for classes easier. Prospective students can meet with CCAC representatives from registration, advisement, financial aid and admissions and ask questions, take placement tests and apply for financial aid. There will also be Express Enrollment Days at the Boyce, North and South campus locations. For more information, call 412-232511 or visit

Community sessions

NOV. 15—GTECH Strategies, ACTION Housing and People’s Natural Gas will host the Energy Conservation Education Project from 6-8 p.m. at the Homewood YMCA, 7140 Bennett St., Homewood. The project is a community outreach and educational effort to provide consumer education, sustainability education and hands on training for homeowners to reduce energy use and save money on utilities. This four-week session will be every Tuesday through Nov. 15. Attendees will receive a certificate and gift basket for attending all food and refreshments will be served. Registration is required. For more information, call James Myers at 724-472-8347.

Healthy Living


NOV. 16—Passavant Hospital Foundation and UPMC Passavant will host its 2011 Healthy Living Seminars at 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, Cranberry Township Municipal Building, 2525 Rochester Rd., Suite 400, Cranberry. This is part of the Extending the Care ETC program series and the topic is “Healthy Living with Diabetes.” The guest speaker will be Patrick McCarthy, RN, director of the Healthy Lifestyles Center and diabetic educator for Passavant. The session is free and open to the community. For more information, call Jean Wagner at 412-367-6640.

Radio/Music conference

NOV. 19—The Black Music Education Project and other will host the Each One Teach One Radio and Music Conference from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Union Project, 801 N. Negley Ave., East Liberty. Registration is requested. For more information, visit hhtp://

Clinic opening

ONGOING—The Allegheny County Health Department will host its Influenza Vaccination Clinic at 3441 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The clinic will offer flu vaccines, while supplies last, Mondays through Fridays. Appointments are not needed. Fore more information, visit

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