Career Development Class
    APRIL 19—Pennsylvania Women Work will host a New Choices Career Development Class at the Homewood YWCA, 6907 Frankstown Ave., Homewood. There will be a free five-week Career Development and Computer Class that will give attendees the tools needed to get back into the workforce. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-391-5101.
Gospel Liturgical Dance Festival
    APRIL 20—The Community College of Allegheny County Allegheny Campus Dance Club and CCAC-Allegheny Campus Chapter of Nu Delta Alpha will host the 3rd Annual Gospel Liturgical Dance Festival from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the CCAC Foerster Student Service Center, 808 Ridge Ave., North Side. The theme is “A Time for Renewal.” There will presentations of liturgical dance, gospel music and workshops. For more information, call Dr. Evelyn Kitchens-Stephens at 412-237-2566 or email
Cancer Survivors Conference
    APRIL 20—The American Cancer Society of Western Region will host its 25th annual Cancer Survivors Conference from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 101 Mall Blvd., Monroeville. The theme is “Celebrating 25 years through music, laughter and courage. The guest speakers will be Charlie Lustman, a singer, songwriter, producer and cancers survivor, and Ronda Hartzel, U.S. Navy operating room nurse and cancer survivor. For more information, call 412-919-1100 or visit
Project Prom Shop
    APRIL 23—The Allegheny County Department of Human Services will host its Project Prom Shop from 3-7 p.m. at Century III Mall, 3075 Clairton Rd., West Mifflin. This is a one-day extension of its offer to eligible high school girls to choose a free gown and accessories. For more information, call 412-350-3428 or visit
Free Health Expo
    APRIL 25—UPMC will host a Free Health Expo from 4-7 p.m. at UPMC West Mifflin, 1907 Lebanon Church Rd., West Mifflin. Health care professionals will provide general wellness information, private screenings, a brief presentation on smoking cessation and more. For more information, email Jordan Woods at
Beer Tasting Fundraiser
    APRIL 25—The National Association of Black Accountants Inc. Pittsburgh Chapter will host the 2nd Annual “Cultivate & Brew” Beer Tasting Fundraiser from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Sharp Edge Bistro, 922 Penn Ave., Strip District. The tasting will feature four exclusive beers and will be paired with hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds will benefit the Chapter of Operations and scholarship funds. For more information, visit
Bayard Rustin Lecture Series
    APRIL 25—Deryck Tines will host the 2013 Bayard Rustin Lecture Series with Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright at 7 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Reservations are required and there is VIP available, which will include a reception. For more information, call 412-983-8895.
Youth at Work
    APRIL 26—YouthWorks will host “Youth at Work: Building Dreams and Futures” from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. This is a celebration of the region’s future workforce. Brittny McGraw will be the mistress of ceremonies and producer, mentor and entrepreneur Emmai Aliquiva will be the special guest speaker. He will speak on “The sky is not the limit.” For more information, call 412-281-6629.
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
    APRIL 27—The Kierra Keeps Caring Foundation will host a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser from 12-4 p.m. at Ammon Rec Center, 2217 Bedford Ave., Hill District. The fundraiser supports the KKCF 4th annual Walk 4 Life, which will take place in June and honors the memory of Sha’Vaughn Kierra Wallace. Wallace was an innocent victim of gun violence on the North Side. The spaghetti dinner will available for dine in or take out. For more information, call Carla Gaines-Robinson at 412-287-1318 or email

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