JUNE 14—The Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh will host its Commit to Care Soiree at 9 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This event is to raise awareness of the importance of service to youth and challenge attendees to dedicate time to a child. Proceeds from the event will benefit the ULYP’s “Bridging the Gap” mentoring program. For more information, call Marisa Bartley at 724-307-8597 or email

Fatherhood Celebration
    JUNE 15—The Greater Pittsburgh Area MAD DADS will host the 7th Annual Fatherhood Celebration at Port Authority’s Hammnet Station Park & Ride, Wilkinsburg. This is a community-wide, family oriented cookout that strives to bring fathers and families together and to provide structured, supervised activities for children of the community. For more information, call 412-371-9188 or visit

Speaker Series
    JUNE 15—The McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center will host the Summer Speaker Series at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Center, 1832 Arboretum Dr., McKeesport. Joshua Scully will present a lecture of the D.L. Clark Company. This is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-678-1832.

Old School Get Together
    JUNE 15—Ed will host its “9th Annual Old School Get Together” from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Highland Park. Then from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. there will be an Oldies Cabaret at the Greater Pittsburgh Homewood Coliseum. For more information, call 412-537-2484.

Father’s Day Cookout
    JUNE 16—The Fatherhood Outreach Programs will host the 7th Annual Father’s Day Cookout 2013 at Mellon Park. This is an all guns down event. There will be free food, family resource tables, two live DJs and the “I Love Life” basketball classic. For more information, call Wan Wes at 412-583-0376.

Rally Against Prostate Cancer
    JUNE 16—The Prostate Health Education Network will host the “Fifth Annual Rally Against Prostate Cancer” at various churches nationwide. This is an education and awareness effort with a focus on the Black community. Prostate cancer survivors, along with loved ones who have lost someone to the disease, will be recognized and join hands in prayer and healing. For more information, visit

Tribute to Fathers
    JUNE 16—The Afro American Music Institute will host “A Tribute to Fathers” Musical Theatre and Dinner at 4 p.m. at the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum, 7310 Frankstown Ave., Homewood. The theme is “Honoring Fathers and Funders.” This is part of the Institute’s 30th Anniversary Celebration. Proceeds from the event will fund the performance group’s tours. For more information, call 412-241-6775.

    JUNE 22—The Reformed Presbyterian Home will host its Senior Living Northside Friendraiser from 4:30-7 p.m. at 2344 Perrysville Ave., Northside. This is a celebration of the North Side community. All proceeds will benefit the Gracious Giving, Grateful Living Benevolent Fund. For more information, call 412-321-4139.



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