Voter ID Forum

AUG. 23—Pittsburgh Jewish Social Justice Roundtable will host a Voter ID Forum for Senior Citizens at 1:15 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, Katz Auditorium, 5738 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. The program will discuss the implications of Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law and educate seniors so they will be able to vote on Nov. 6. Speakers will include Rep. Dan Frankel and Barb Feige of the ACLU of Greater Pittsburgh. This is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-605-0816 or visit

Cocktails for a Cause

AUG. 23—The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Young Leaders Board will host the Cocktails for a Cause fundraiser from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at SoHo, 203 Federal St., North Side. The proceeds will benefit the YWCA’s programming and advocacy to empower women and eliminate racism. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 412-391-5100 or visit

Africa in Pittsburgh

AUG. 24—Ujamaa Collective will host “Celebrating Africa in Pittsburgh Weekend” at the Ujamaa Marketplace, 2030 Centre Ave., Hill District. There will be Food Fridays featuring Mama Africa’s Kitchen with Lydya Omondi from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. There will also be Traditional Drum and Dance performances by the Legacy Arts Project from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The weekend will include authentic art, international food and African Storytelling with Toni McClendon. For more information, call 412-228-5160 or email

Car Cruise

AUG. 25—Champion Enterprises, the Soul Pitt and the United Rays Corvette Club will host the “Jamaican Afternoon Delight on the River” and Official Pittsburgh Car Cruise and Show at 11 a.m. at The Barcelona Restaurant, 4616 Allegheny River Blvd., Penn Hills. The evening will feature the Flow Band. Proceeds will benefit the Champion’s Youth Basketball Camp. The rain date will be Aug. 26. For more information, call 412-628-4856.

Summer Speaker Program

AUG. 25—The McKeesport Heritage Center will host its 2012 Summer Speaker Program at 2 p.m. at 1832 Arboretum Dr., McKeesport. This is the last session of the series and it will feature Michelle Wardle and John Barna will present the history of Renziehaussen Park. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-678-1832.

Book Signing

AUG. 27—The Community Empowerment Association will host “An Evening with Dr. Joy Degruy” from 6-8 p.m. at 7120 Kelly St., East Liberty. Degruy is the author of “Post Traumatic Slave Disorder” and will be signing copies of her book. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-371-3689 ext. 57.

Boys/young men symposium

AUG. 28—Educating Teens about HIV/AIDS Inc. will host the “Strategies for Achieving Health Equity for Minority Boys & Young Men” Symposium from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the University Club, 123 University Place, Oakland. This is a follow-up to the Focus on Boys and Young Men Symposium held last October. This is for boys and young men ages 11-29, parents, social workers, administrators and others. This is open to all members of the community and registration is required. For more information, call 412-973-9524 or visit

Macedonia FACE

Aug. 30—Macedonia FACE will host their 2nd Annual Friend of Children Benefit Banquet at the Hill House Kaufmann Center, 1825 Centre Ave., Hill District. The special honoree will be the Honorable Kimberly Berkley Clark of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division. All proceeds will benefit the Macedonia FACE community programs. For more information, call Tammy Wilkerson at 412-281-2573 or email

Farmers’ Markets

ONGOING—Citiparks will host its Community Farmers’ Market from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at five locations around the City of Pittsburgh. Monday through Friday, markets will be located in East Liberty, South Side, Carrick, Bloomfield, Beechview, Downtown and the North Side. All markets will sell fresh-fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese and baked goods. For more information, call 412-422-6523 or visit

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