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.

KaBoom Volunteers
    NOV. 2—KaBoom Playground and the Wilkinsburg Family Support Center will host the building at 8 a.m. at Ferguson Park, South and Center Street, Wilkinsburg. Community residents and friends are encouraged to volunteer. At least 200 volunteers are needed.  Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-871-7948.

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 reneea@softerside­

Anniversary Celebration/Meeting
    NOV. 2—The Save Race Street Committee will host its 5th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Homewood Carnegie Library, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. This is a celebration of making streets cleaner, safer and more beautiful. There will also be a vote on a set of proposed By-laws to form a nonprofit corporation. For more information, call Elwin Green at 412-512-0082.

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

Healthcare Worker Showcase
    NOV. 9—Wilkins Community Center will host the Healthcare Worker Showcase from 4-7 p.m. at Wilkins Community Center, 7604 Charleston Ave., Pittsburgh. The evening, which celebrates healthcare workers, will include a fashion show, vendors, food, gift bags, speakers and vocalist Beverly Taylor. Tickets are available. For more information, call Patricia Sallie at 412-758-6743.

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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