Charity Ball
    JULY 6—The Shriners of Sahara Temple No. 2 and the Daughters of Isis of Sahara Court No. 9 will host its “A Royal Evening of Egyptian Excellence” 1st Annual Joint Charity Ball from 6-11 p.m. at the Syria Mosque, 1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick. The event is to raise funds for the growth and support of their charity The Sickle Cell Society Inc./Murray-Irvis Genetic Disease Center. Noble Donald Palm, illustrious potentate, and Daughter Mary Etta Johnson, illustrious commandress, will be the evening’s honorees. For more information, call Daughter Marcia Cereza at 412-371-8742 or email

    JULY 6—Jay Vaughn will host the 3rd Annual All Class Schenley High Red & Black Reunion Party at 10 p.m. at Club Elegance, 804 Braddock Ave., Braddock. This is a 21 and over event with a classy, business casual dress code. Also, on July 7, there will be an all class Spartan picnic.

Journalism Workshop Deadline
    JULY 12—Applications for the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation’s Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop are due. The workshop, which will be held Aug. 3-11, and Point Park, encourages high school youth from diverse backgrounds to enter the journalism profession. They will meet with instructors, who are employed in the media, for a week of training in meeting deadlines, producing and delivering a television and radio news program. For more information, visit

Hair Show
    JULY 14—Magic Palace and Luxurious Looks will host the Show Up & Show Off Hair Xplosion 2013 from 5:30-10 p.m. at the Sheraton Station Square, 3000 W. Station Square Dr., Station Square. This is a platform for barbers and stylists to advertise their establishment and skills. For more information, call Rita Wallace at Magic Palace at 412-673-0333.

Pittsburgh Blues Festival
    JULY 19—Peoples Natural Gas will host the Pittsburgh Blues Festival 2013 at Hartwood Acres, Pittsburgh. The annual festival, which runs through July 21, will feature blues artists such as Joe Louis Walker, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, The Nighthawks with Billy Price and more. There will also be local bands, along with a Kidzone. Proceeds benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. For more information, call 412-460-BLUE or visit

SummerFood Program
    ONGOING—The Allegheny County Department of Human Services will host its SummerFood Program at more than 100 sites throughout the county. Children up to age 18 and intellectually or physically disabled individuals 19 and older will be eligible for a free breakfast, lunch and recreation program. The nutritious meals will be available every weekday through Aug. 16. For more information, visit

Wilkinsburg Farmers’ Market
ONGOING—The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation will host the Wilkinsburg Farmers’ Market from 3-6 p.m. at the Parking Lot, between 732 and 744 Ross Ave., Wilkinsburg. The market will be held every Thursday through Nov. 21.

History Study Group
    ONGOING—The Mind of Elevation Lecture Series will host the African History Study Group from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Duquesne University, College Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. Every Saturday, through Aug. 17, guests can explore the attributes of the history, arts and culture of people of African decent worldwide. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-969-1273.

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