Urban League Gala
DEC. 7—The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh will host its Ronald H. Brown Leadership Awards Gala at 5:30 p.m. at the Westin Convention Center Hotel, 1000 Penn Ave., Downtown. The gala will feature a silent auction and reception, dinner, award presentations, a dessert reception, dancing and more. The honorees for the evening will be Doris Carson Williams and Dr. Jared Cohon for the Corporate Leadership Awards, and Tim Stevens for the Lifetime Achievement Award. This is a black tie attire event and reservations are requested by Nov. 27. For more information, call 412-227-4802 or visit http://www.ulpgh.org.
DEC. 8—The Community Empowerment Association will host its Brother 2 Brother Leadership Forum from 12-3 p.m. at 7120 Kelly St., Homewood. This is an action alert meeting that will focus on ending gun violence in the Black community. For more information, call Rashad Byrdsong at 412-371-3689 ext. 44 or visit http://www.ceapittsburgh.org.
DEC. 8—The Ultimate Beauty Spa will host a Shopping Extravaganza & Customer Appreciation Day from 12-5 p.m. at 2015 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill. The day will include a fashion show, poetry reading from Bernice Vasser, cooking demonstrations, entertainment and more. Also, free pamper passes will be distributed. For more information, call 412-421-7100 or visit http://www.theultimatebeautyspa.com.
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.
DEC. 9—Champion Enterprises and Five Starr Corporation will host the 37th Annual Willie “Pops” Stargell Memorial Pittsburgh & Allegheny County MVP Awards Banquet at 6:30 p.m. at 3 Lakes Golf Club, 6700 Saltsburg Rd., Penn Hills. The theme is a “Nite of the Champions.” The evening will honor Michael Moore, Coach Terry Smith, Coach Harvey Smith, Master Jacquet Bazemore, Donna Bey and others. Special guests will include Yolanda Barber and Chanel Smith. Proceeds benefit the Christmas Party and summer youth program. For more information, call 412-628-4856.
NAACP Installation Ceremony
DEC. 11—The NAACP Pittsburgh Branch will host its 2012 Installation Ceremony at 6 p.m. at Petra International Ministries, 235 Eastgate Dr., East Hills. This will be the installation of the newly elected executive committee officers and members. For more information, call 412-471-1024.
Tutoring Training Session
DEC. 14—OASIS will host its OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring: An Hour A Week Can Change A Child’s Life program training session from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Macy’s Department Store, 6th floor, 400 Fifth Ave., Downtown. This session is for anyone 50 and over, who is interested in becoming a tutor for children in neighborhood schools. Materials, books and supplies will be provided. For more information, call John Sephar at 412-232-2001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEC. 15—The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation and the Greater Pittsburgh Area MAD DADS will host the Fourth Annual Wilkisnburg A’Caroling from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Greater Pittsburgh Area MAD DADS, Hamnett Square, Wilkinsburg. There will be festive sing-a-longs. Wilkinsburg residents are encouraged to go caroling around their neighborhoods. For more information, call 412-225-6943 or visit http://www.wilkinsburgsun.wordpress.com.
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