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Diversity Meet & Greet
    FEB. 21—Pittsburgh Mercy Health Systems will host its “Meet & Greet: Focus on Diversity” from 5-7 p.m. at Savoy, 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. This is a networking opportunity for human and social service professionals who hold bachelor’s and/or master’s degrees to learn about what Pittsburgh Mercy has to offer. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Linda Ross at 412-578-6224 or email lross@mercy.pmhs.org.
Soul Café
    FEB. 23—The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation will host its “Soul Café: A Celebration of African-American Sights, Songs and Stories” at Roland’s Seafood Grill, 1904 Penn Ave., Strip District. The event will feature live R&B, jazz and hip-hop performances, spoken word poetry and more. Tickets are $12 in advance, $17 at the door. For more information, call 412-339-0730 or email soulcafe@pbmf.org.
History Program
    FEB. 23—The Byrdie E. Crunkleton Memorial Court, No. 3 Heroines of Jericho will host the “Each One Teach One: As We Reach to Those to Come Out of the Street” program from 1-5 p.m. at the Prince Hall Temple, 1117 Wood St., Wilkinsburg. The program is in recognition of Black History Month and American Heart Month. The day will include activities, vendors, a discussion on “The Affects of Kidney Disease in the African American Population,” a presentation on “The Origin of RAPP—Before,” open mic and more. For more information, call Madison Cherry at 412-452-3629.
Pinning Ceremony
    FEB. 26—The 100 Black Men of Western Pennsylvania and Duquesne University will host the Collegiate 100 Introduction/Pinning Ceremony at 7 p.m. at Duquesne’s Power Center Ballroom, 6000 Forbes Ave., Uptown. The Collegiate 100 supports the 100 Black Men in their effort to nurture and enhance the growth, development and opportunities for young African-American males. There will be a keynote presentation by Rev. Dr. William Curtis and a reception that will follow the ceremony. Reservations are required. For more information, call Rahmon Hart at 412-396-1117 or email hartr1214@duq.edu.
Black History Now Celebration
    FEB. 27—The NAACP of Pittsburgh Branch will host its Pittsburgh Black History Now Celebration. The two-day event will include a Meet & Greet from 5-7:30 p.m. at the NAACP Office, 2201 Wylie Ave., Hill District, and a Networking Mixer on Feb. 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Savoy Restaurant in the Strip District. The event is designed to develop and cultivate new membership and participation. During the event, there will be an unveiling of 10 original works of art that will be auctioned off to benefit the NAACP Freedom Fund, which assists high school seniors in their pursuit of higher education. For more information, call 412-471-1024.
Alzheimer’s Seminar
    FEB. 28—The Alzheimer Disease Research Center, Alzheimer Outreach Center and the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host “The Time is Now: Facing Alzheimer’s in Our Community” from 2-3 p.m. at the Hill House Kaufmann Center, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. This seminar will reflect on the health of the community, discuss the disease and advocate for those who are affected. There will be staff on hand to answer any questions. Registration is requested by Feb. 22 and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Marita Garrett at 412-692-2722.
 (To have items listed on Community Calendar, send information at least two weeks in advance to: 315 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219; Fax: 412-481-1360 or email: newsroom@newpittsburghcourier.com.)

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