Plaza Grand Opening

OCT. 19—The Hill House Economic Development Corporation, the Hill House Association and others will host the Grand Opening Celebration of the Centre Heldman Plaza from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Centre Avenue, between Heldman and Dinwiddie Streets, Hill District. There will be entertainment, food, children’s activities and more. In the case of inclement weather, the celebration will be held Oct. 20 from 1-4 p.m. For more information, call Corinne Wierzel at 412-471-4160 or visit

Walking Tour

OCT. 19—The McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center will host a Walking Tour of the Historic Monuments of Renziehausen Park at 1 p.m. at 1832 Arboretum Dr., McKeesport. The tour will last approximately one hour and include cutting across fields, so appropriate footwear is encouraged. This is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-678-1832.

Anniversary Gala

OCT. 19—The Pittsburgh Gateway Medical Society will host its 50th Anniversary Gala at 7 p.m. at the Marriott City Center Hotel, 112 Washington Place, Uptown. The gala will give tribute to past African-American physician leaders in Pittsburgh. For more information, call 412-281-4086 or email administration@gateway­


OCT. 19—NEED will host its 50th Anniversary Gala at 8 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The evening’s celebration will include the honoring of six individuals for their leadership and advocacy, especially the late Sylvester Pace, former NEED president and CEO. There will be a performance by Alice Smith of Citizen Cope and dancing with Grand Master Flash. For more information, call Nicki Creasman at 412-566-7392.

Golf Classic

OCT. 21—Educating Teens Inc. will host its First Annual Red Ribbon Golf Classic at Quick Silver Golf Club, 2000 Quicksilver Rd., Midway, Pa. There will also be a dinner, awards and prizes. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. For more information, visit

Harvest Festival

OCT. 22-The Homewood-Brushton YMCA will host a Harvest Festival from 6-8 p.m. at Social, 6425 Penn Ave., Bakery Square, East Liberty. This is a celebration of fall featuring menu items grown at the local Y and prepared by chef Josh Altimus. For more information, call 412-436-0435 or visit

Candidates Forum

OCT. 22—The Highland Park Community Council and the League of Women Voters will host a District 7 Candidates’ Forum from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Union Project, 801 Negley Ave., Highland Park. This event will give voters the opportunity to hear from the five candidates seeking election in November. Carol Emerson, past president, League of Women Voters, will be the moderator. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Monica Watt at 412-980-4208.

State of Black Pittsburgh

OCT. 26—The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh will host the State of Black Pittsburgh Conference 2013 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Downtown. National Urban League President & CEO Marc Morial will be the keynote luncheon speaker. There will be a job and resource fair, various workshops, followed by the 95th Anniversary Luncheon. There will also be a kids and youth track for ages 4-18. Pre-registration is required for the luncheon. For more information, call 412-227-4229 or email

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