Music In A Great Space
FEB. 1—Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Place, Shadyside, will host its Music in a Great Space Series at 8 p.m. The special guest will be the Pittsburgh Gospel Choir, a multi-age, multi-ethnic musical ensemble under the direction of Dr. Herbert Jones, that performs selections that uplifts, edifies and entertains it audiences. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. For more information, call 412-682-4300 or visit
A Day of Caring
FEB. 3—The Young People’s Division of Bethel AME Church, 2720 Webster Ave., Hill District, will host its “Souper Bowl Day of Caring.” The youth organization will be collecting packages of dry beans and canned goods, which will be presented to the Bethel Food Pantry. For more information, call 412-683-2160.
FAITH Gospel Concert
FEB. 3—The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force FAITH Initiative will host an HIV/AIDS Black Awareness Commemorative Gospel Concert at 3 p.m. at Destiny of Faith Church, 3737 Brighton Rd., North Side. The youth gospel explosion will feature youth talent from the Afro-American Music Institute’s Boys Choir, the Hill Dance Academy Theater and more. Refreshments will be served following the concert. This is free and open to the public. For more information, call Shennod Moore at 412-345-0585.
Black History Celebration
FEB. 16—The Rachel Randall Education Department of Pentecostal Temple COGIC, 6300 East Liberty Blvd., East Liberty, will host their Black History Month Celebration. The two-day celebration will begin with a College Fair at the Monroeville Public Library, 4000 Gateway Campus Blvd., from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., for students of all ages; then a special Youth Service at 3 p.m. at the church with the Wilberforce University Choir; a presentation of the William L. Mann Writing Competition winners; followed by an Evening Service on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. featuring the August Wilson Dance Group, the California University of Pa. Gospel Choir and others. There will also be a presentation of the Men of Distinction Awards. The events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-361-7000.
Women’s Brunch
FEB. 22—The SHOUT (Sisters Hanging Out United in Truth) Women’s Ministry of Union Baptist Church of Swissvale, 2117 Collingwood Ave., Swissvale, will host a Women’s Brunch from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Every fourth Saturday of the month, women will come together for food, fun and fellowship to praise the Lord and hear a Word from a woman of faith. For more information, call Synthia Brown at 412-466-1110.

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