Racial Justice Awards

NOV. 14—The YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh will host the 21st Annual Racial Justice Awards Dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Westin Hotel, 1000 Penn Ave., Downtown. This ceremony honors women, men and organizations that have made lasting contributions to the region by helping to eliminate racial inequity in everyday life. This year’s honorees are Tim Stevens, Chauncy Smith, Epryl King, Rev. Dr. Moni McIntyre, Paula Davis, David Harris, Alexi Werner and Michael Sutton. There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 412-255-1261 or visit http://www.ywcapgh.org.

Light Up Night

NOV. 16—The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership will host the 52nd Annual Light Up Night from 5-10 p.m. at various locations Downtown. There will be activities and entertainment for the entire family. The evening will include several stages of live performances, tree lightings, fireworks and more. The festivities will continue on Nov. 17 with the First Holiday Celebration at 12 p.m. with a mascot ice skate and more. For more information, call Ida D’Errico at 412-325-0153 or email iderrico@downtownpittsburgh.com.

Free Housing Counseling Workshop

NOV. 17—The Mon Valley Initiative will host its free Homebuyer Education Workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 305 E. Eighth Ave., Homestead. Attendees will receive answers to common homeownership questions; the opportunity to meet with a certified housing counselor and a tour of MVI rehabilitated homes. Registration is required, and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information, call 412-464-4000 ext. 4008.

Food Drive

NOV. 19—The Dinwiddie Community Alliance will host a Food Drive from 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Hill House Center, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. The drive will benefit the Jubilee Kitchen, which reaches out to those who are less fortunate. Interested individuals are asked to donate non-perishable items, paper products and personal hygiene items. For more information, call 412-471-7709 or email Dinwiddie_comm_alliane@yahoo.com.

Holiday Market

NOV. 24—The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership will host the Peoples Gas Holiday Market at 11:30 a.m. at Market Square. The event, which will follow the Macy’s Day Parade, will run through Dc. 23 and feature local dance groups, choirs and carolers, to showcase the city’s rich cultural heritage and ethnic diversities and create a jolly holiday atmosphere. For more information, call Ida Derrico at 412-325-0153 or email iderrico@downtownpittsburgh.com.

Churchill Area High School Reunion

NOV. 24—The Churchill Area High School Class of 1977 will host its 35th Class Reunion Celebration from 6:30-10 p.m. at Brewstone Beer Company, 3466 William Penn Highway, Wilkins Township. Attendees will enjoy good conversation, memories, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and their favorite sounds from the ‘70s. Registration is requested. For more information, call Jim Kearns at 717-815-1522 or email jkearns@ycp.edu.

Parents’ Night Out

DEC. 8—The Carnegie Science Center will host Parents’ Night Out from 5-10 p.m. at the Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Ave., North Shore. This is a safe and entertaining location where kids can spend the evening. This is for kids ages 6-12 and will include an evening of scientific fun, pizza, an omnimax movie, science workshops and more. Parents will receive a coupon for slot play at the Rivers Casino and for $10 more they can leave their children until 11 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-237-1637 or visit http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org.

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