Community Meeting

SEPT. 26—The Community Empowerment Association will host the Section 3 Informational Community Meeting from 6-8 p.m. at 7120 Kelly St., Homewood. This is the first in a series of meetings on creating jobs and training economic opportunities. For more information, call 412-371-3689 ext. 33 or visit

Diabetes Symposium

SEPT. 27—Passavant Hospital Foundation will host its 2012 Diabetes Symposium from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Passavant Hospital Foundation Conference Center & Legacy Theater, 9100 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh. There will be lectures, free screenings, a resource fair, experts and a keynote address by Kendall Simmons, a former Pittsburgh Steeler and diabetic. He will discuss raising awareness. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-367-6640 or visit http://www.passa­

Signature Event

SEPT. 27—Small Seeds Development Inc. will host its Annual Signature Event “12 Years-Planting Seeds and Bearing Fruit” from 5-9 p.m. at the LeMont, 1114 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. Music will be provided by the Kevin Howard Duo, along with dinner and a silent auction. The honorees will be Judge Dwayne Woodruff, Diana Bucco, Orlana Darkins Drewery and Darnell Drewery, Candi Castleberry-Singleton and Robert Hill. Registration is required by Sept. 24. For more information, call Roxanne Epperson at 412-665-2810 or email

Greek Weekend

SEPT. 28—The Ujamaa Collective and the Hill Dance Academy Theater will host the 2nd Annual HBCU Greek Weekend at 2900 Bedford Ave., Hill District. This two-day event will include a student career workshop focused on the future of green initiatives and the value of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, a keynote address by Felicia Davis of the United Negro College Fund and an honoring of African-American trailblazers in education. College registration and scholarship information will be available. For more information, call 412-228-5160.

Healing Ceremony/Celebration

SEPT. 29—Nu-Afrikans will host the 16th Annual Maafa Healing Ceremony & Celebration at the Little Afrikan Gazebo, North Homewood and Frankstown Avenues, Homewood. This will be a day of remembrance and healing of the Black mind, body and spirit. In the event of rain, the celebration will be held Oct. 6. For more information, call 412-661-1909.

Tuskegee Airmen Reception

SEPT. 30—The Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Project will host a Reception at 5 p.m. at the Edgeworth Club, 511 East Dr., Sewickley. This is an opportunity to meet and greet the trustees, honorary trustees and friends of the project. There will also be an unveiling of the design. For more information, call Regis Bobonis at 412-741-5130.

125th Anniversary

OCT. 5—The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation will host the 125th Anniversary Celebration of Wilkinsburg. The celebration will include a community reception on Oct. 5 from 6-10 p.m. at Hosanna House; a community parade on Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. at 1230 Park Ave.; a Gala on Oct. 6 from 7-11 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Monroeville; and an Ecumenical Community Worship Service on Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. at Wilkinsburg High School. All are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Ian Faight at 412-323-9320.

Heritage Parade

OCT. 6—The African-American Heritage Parade Association Inc. will host the 25th African American Heritage Day Parade at 11 a.m. at Downtown. The event will feature Wendell Freeland of the Tuskegee Airmen. There will also be a series of events from Oct. 4-6 at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, which include an exhibit, a job fair, a community health fair, a jazz concert with Sean Jones and more. This is a rain or shine event and free admission to the August Wilson Center will be available after the parade. For more information, call 412-392-0322.

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