Holiday Open House

DEC. 1—The McKeesport Heritage Center will host its Holiday Open House from 12-8 p.m. at 1832 Arboretum Dr., McKeesport. The museum will be decorated, with Christmas trees on display. . The open house runs through Dec. 5. For more information, call 412-678-1832.


DEC. 2—The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation will host its “Determined” Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 5th Ave., Oakland. The keynote speaker will be former Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy and will feature a micro-gallery crawl, a silent auction, a performance by The Neighborhood Academy West African Drum and Song Ensemble and more. For more information, call Aggie Brose at 412-441-6950 ext. 15.

Leadership Gala

DEC. 2—The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh will host its Ronald H. Brown Leadership Gala at 7 p.m. at the Westin Convention Center Hotel, 1000 Penn Ave., Downtown. This year’s honorees will be Bev. Smith, Larry Davis, the Pittsburgh Sisters of Mercy, Comcast and Charles “Teenie” Harris. There will be a silent auction and reception before the program and a dessert reception with dancing after the program. For more information, call 412-227-4229 or email

Open House

DEC. 3—Urban Pathways Charter School will host a K-12 Open House from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 914 Penn Ave., Downtown. There will be school tours, staff on hand to answer questions and refreshments will be served. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-392-4601 ext. 241 or email

Queen’s Luncheon

DEC. 3—The Harriet Tubman Guild Inc. will host its Queen’s Luncheon from 12-3 p.m. at Churchill Country Club, 800 Beulah Rd., Penn Hills. The Honorable Judge Kimberly Clark will be the mistress of ceremonies and entertainment will be provided by the Center of Life and Mt. Ararat Dance Ensembles. There will also be a fashion show. For more information, call Carolyn Jefferson at 412-728-1311.

Soul Food Social

DEC. 9—The Black Student Union of Point Park University will host its Soul Food Social from 7-10 p.m. at Lawrence Hall, Wood St., Downtown. The guest speaker is K. Chase Patterson. Tickets are $20 for guests and $10 for students. For more information, email Malik Vincent at ­

Fashion Africana

DEC. 9—Fashion Africana and the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater will host Fashion Africana at 8 p.m. at 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This is the 10th anniversary event celebrating women of the Diaspora. The event will feature Dwana A. Smallwood and Lois Samuels and include performances and a pre-show mixer at 7 p.m. There will also be a free indoor-festival and holiday bazaar on Dec. 10 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For more information, call 1-800-838-3006 or visit

Holiday Tours

ONGOING—Allegheny County Parks Department and UPMC will host the Hartwood Acres Park Celebration of Lights from 6-10 p.m. at 200 Hartwood Acres, Pittsburgh. This is a park consisting of 629 acres of land, decorated with lights. The proceeds benefit Project Bundle Up and other local charities. The cost is $12 per car and $3-$5 per person, per bus. For more information, call 412-767-9200.

Weather Shelters

ONGOING—The Allegheny County Department of Human Services and Pittsburgh Mercy Health System host a Severe Weather Emergency Shelter from 7 p.m.-7 a.m. at Smithfield United Church of Christ, 620 Smithfield St., Downtown. This is for people who are street homeless when the temperature drops below 25 degrees Fahrenheit. For more information, call 412-779-1329.

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. More information at

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