First Fridays

JAN. 6—Champion Enterprises will host The New First Fridays from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at the Club Health and Fitness Center, One Racquet Lane, Monroeville. This is an old school party to celebrate the New Year featuring The Flow Band and DJ Mean Gee. There will be line dancing from 8-9 p.m., vendors and prizes. JT’s Rib Shack will have food available. This is a 30 and over event. For more information, call Bill Neal at 412-628-4856.

Spirit of King

JAN. 12—Port Authority of Allegheny County, the Kingsley Association, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New Pittsburgh Courier will host the 2012 Spirit of King Award Ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave., East Liberty. This year’s event will honor Dr. Edna B. McKenzie and Msgr. Charles Owen Rice. Registration is requested by Jan. 6. For more information, call 412-566-5259.

MLK Awards

JAN. 13—Coro Center for Civic Leadership in Pittsburgh will host its 5th Annual Martin Luther King Leadership and Diversity Awards from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Heinz Field, 100 Art Rooney Ave., North Shore. The awards are a display of the best the Pittsburgh region has to offer in leadership and diversity. The keynote speaker for the event will be Rich Fitzgerald, County Executive-elect and Lynn Cullen will be the emcee. Registration is required. For more information, call Kelsey Halling at 412-208-0251 or visit

King Celebration

JAN. 17—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh East Liberty Branch will host “School Age Fun: Happy Birthday Martin” as a part of its Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at 4 p.m. at 130 S. Whitfield St., East Liberty. Children ages 6 to 10 will celebrate the life of Dr. King through stories, the making of a peace flag and more. For more information, call 412-363-8274.

Adoption Webinar

JAN. 18—Adoptions From the Heart will host a Webinar at 7 p.m. This is the first part of the Embryo Ed series. The topic is “Basic facts about Embryo Placement.” This is one webinar of a four part educational series that will help those families who are pursuing embryo placement. The discussion will cover topics such as legal issues, the number of embryo considered for placement and more. There will also be additional materials and resources available to individuals who complete the seminar. Registration is required and the cost is $35 per couple. For more information, visit

Weather Shelters

ONGOING—The Allegheny County Department of Human Services Office of Community Services and Pittsburgh Mercy Health System’s Operation Safety Net will host its Severe Weather Emergency Shelter from 7 p.m.-7 a.m. at Smithfield United Church of Christ, 620 Smithfield St., Downtown.

This is a safety shelter for people who are street homeless when the temperature drops below 25 degrees Fahrenheit. For more information, call 412-779-1329.

Center Opening

ONGOING—The Allegheny County Department of Human Services will host the opening of the Pennsylvania Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Crisis Program Center from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Human Services Building, One Smithfield St., Downtown. The center provides assistance to low-income households that are experiencing heating emergencies. The center will be open through March 30. For more information, call 1-800-851-3838.

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