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


Children’s Halloween Party

OCT. 26—The WEMCO Club will host its Children’s Halloween Party from 12-3 p.m. at 7325 Frankstown Ave., Homewood. This is for children 12 years old and under, a costume is required, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Mike Nichols of 412-660-4805.

NAACP Banquet

OCT. 26—The NAACP of Beaver County will host its 16th Annual Human Rights Banquet at 6 p.m. at the Beaver Falls Holiday Inn, 7195 Eastwood Dr., Beaver Falls, Pa. This year’s guest DeWitt Walton, of the United Steelworkers, will speak on the topic of “Personal Responsibility.” There will also be a special presentation honoring the Beaver County Tuskegee Airmen. Reservations are required. For more information, call 724-378-2882.

Blood Drive

OCT. 30—Christian Home Health Care will host a Blood Drive from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 801 Vinial St., North Side. All registered donors will receive a pair of movie passes to the Southside Works Cinema. Registration is requested. For more information, call Natalia Petruilli at 412-209-7082.

Empowerment Symposium

NOV. 2—Softer Side Seminars Inc. will host its 6th Annual Women to Women Empowerment Symposium from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Blakey Program Center, 1906 Wylie Ave., Hill District. Winter Ramos will be the special guest. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-606-5807 or email

Health & Energy Blast

NOV. 7—G-Tech and ReEnergize will host an East End Health & Energy Blast from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Kingsley Center, 6435 Frankstown Ave., East Liberty. The theme is “A healthy home breeds a healthy life.” This is an opportunity to learn more about cost saving energy programs and home improvement services for homeowners, renters, seniors, low-income residents and more. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Rhonda Sears at 412-805-0584 or email

Basketball Day Camp

NOV. 9—The Kenny Durrett Youth Organization will host its 2013 Basketball Day Camp from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Barack Obama Academy, 515 N. Highland Ave., East Liberty. Darnell Dinkins, a Schenley High School alum and former NFL Player, will be the guest speaker. Registration is required and a waiver must be signed. For more information, call 412-977-9496 or email

Financial Aid Workshop

NOV. 11—Surface Stripe-ing Painting LLC, the Hill House Association, The Hill Education Council and NeighborWorks will host a Financial Aid Workshop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Blakey Center, 1906 Wylie Ave., Hill District. This workshop is for middle and high school students and their parents with the belief that the provision of early and accurate information can support students who are thinking of higher education opportunities. Registration is requested. For more information, call Emma Lucas-Darby at 412-391-1886.

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