Signature Event

SEPT. 26—Small Seeds Development Inc. will host its Signature Event from 5-9 p.m. at the LeMont Restaurant, 1114 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. There will be dinner, a silent auction and music by the Kevin Howard Duo. The honorees are the late Gwendolyn “Gwen” Elliot, Mark Lewis, Judith Mason, Joseph Mertz, PhD, and Dr. Jeanette South-Paul. KDKA’s Brenda Waters and Harold Hayes will be the mistress and master of ceremonies. Reservations are requested by Sept. 19. For more information, call Roxanne Epperson at 412-665-2810 or email


Hill of Hope Gala

SEPT. 28—The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh will host the 6th Annual Hill of Hope Gala from 6-10 p.m. at Marriott City Center, 112 Washington Place, Uptown. The theme is “Nurturing Our Future.” There will dinner, dancing and more. All proceeds will benefit the Hill District community through the Centre Avenue and Thelma Lovette YMCAs. For more information email Sara Zullo at

Runway Expo

SEPT. 29—So Chic Hair Boutique will host a Beauty & Fashion Runway Expo from 4-10 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 101 Mall Blvd., Monroeville. The evening will include the hottest hairstyles and trends on the runway. There will be a pamper area, a student battle and more. For more information, call Marcia at 412-335-5317 or visit http://www.beautyandfashionrunway­

Senior Prom

SEPT. 29—Allen Place Community Services Inc. and the North Hills Ebony Women Inc. will host the 2013 Pittsburgh Senior Prom from 5-10 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Greentree Doubletree by Hilton, 500 Mansfield Ave., Greentree. The theme is “Building Community Partnerships for Health Equity.” This will be a night of health education, food, dancing, fun and prizes. Proceeds will benefit the Senior Center’s programming and activities. For more information, visit

Town Hall Forum

OCT. 2—The Allegheny County Department of Human Service’s Allegheny Link to Aging and Disability Resources, the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Social Work and Law, and the Allegheny County APPRAISE Program will host a Town Hall Forum on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the University of Pittsburgh’s University Club, 123 University Place, Oakland. There will be a panel discussion by experts and a question-answer session. Registration is required by Sept. 30 and seating is limited. For more information, call William McKendree at 412-661-1438 or email

Walter Allen Memorial Series

OCT. 3—The Alzheimer Disease Research Center’s Alzheimer Outreach Center of the University of Pittsburgh will host the 2013 Walter Allen Memorial Seminar Series at 2 p.m. at the Hill House Kaufmann Center, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. The topic will be “How Proper Planning Can Avoid the Need for Guardianship” and will be presented by Lawrence A. Frolik, JD, of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Law. Frolik is a national expert on legal issues facing older Americans and have authored several books. Registration is required. For more information, call Maurita Garrett at 412-692-2722.

Heritage Day Parade

OCT. 5—The Committee for the African-American Heritage Day Parade will host the African-American Heritage Day Parade from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Downtown. This is a rain or shine event, and it will take place throughout the streets of downtown Pittsburgh. The parade will begin at the Boulevard of the Allies and Stanwix Street and end at the August Wilson Center, where there will be activities to follow from 1-4 p.m. Nationally acclaimed sculptor Thaddeus Mosley will be the grand marshal. For more information, call 412-392-0322.

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