Women’s Conference

AUG. 28—The Bev Smith Show will host its “A Challenge to African American Women” Conference at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Hotel, 600 Commonwealth Place, Downtown. The theme is “To Unite and Save the Black Family and Community.” African-American women from all over the world are invited to attend this four-day intensive conference, which will run through Aug. 31, where a course of action will be plotted to take back the communities and the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference in September. The focus will be health, education, employment and spirituality. For more information, call 1-855-TELL-BEV or visit


Art in the Park    

AUG. 29—The Borough of Wilkinsburg and the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation will host its Art in the Park from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Penn Avenue Parklet, 743 Penn Ave., Wilkinsburg. There will food, live entertainment, vendors and fun for the whole family.

Marriage Retreat

SEPT. 14—Traveling Diva’s and Gent’s will host its God & Marriage Retreat & Seminar at Cove Haven Paradise Stream Pocono Place. The theme is “Exercising the Gifts of Love.” The all-inclusive three-day event will include breakfast and dinner, live nightly entertainment, recreational facilities and activities, and more. For more information, call Synthia Brown at 412-466-1115 or email

Community Health Fair

SEPT. 14—The Manchester Youth Development Center will host its 3rd Annual Community Health Fair from 12-4 p.m. at the MYDC Gym, 1214 Liverpool St., Manchester. There will be free health screenings, cooking demonstrations, helpful exercise techniques, children’s activities, youth haircuts, community information and more. For more information, call Carmen Pace at 412-322-0585 ext. 176 or email

Memorial Dedication

SEPT. 15—The Tuskegee Airmen Memorial of the Greater Pittsburgh Region Inc. will host a Memorial Dedication to the Tuskegee Airmen at 2 p.m. at Sewickley Cemetery, 501 Hopkins St., Sewickley. This will be a dedication of the largest Tuskegee Airmen memorial. There will be music, recognition of approximately 100 Western Pennsylvania Tuskegee Airmen and free remote parking with a shuttle. In case of inclement weather, the dedication will be moved to the United Methodist Church of Sewickley. There will also be a free Appreciation Concert with the Pittsburgh Gospel Choir at 7 p.m. For more information, call Rich Dieter at 412-773-0899.

Power of Laughter

SEPT. 21—The American Heart Association will host the 2013 Power of Laughter Health Workshop and Comedy Luncheon from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel, 600 Commonwealth Place, Downtown. The theme is “Sending Out an S.O.S: Saving Our Selves with the healing power of laughter.” The featured presenter will be Dr. Jackson T. Wright Jr. and Alex Ortiz will be the featured comedian. The day will include a heart healthy lunch, free health screenings, a silent auction, vendors and more. For more information, call 412-208-3606 or email

Famers’ 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.
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