Free Career Development Classes

JAN. 15– Pennsylvania Women Work will host free Career Development & Computer Classes through the New Choices Program from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Homewood YWCA, 6907 Frankstown Ave., Homewood. This will be a five-week course that will focus on Microsoft Word, career development, resume writing, goal setting, personality testing, networking and more. Registration is requested. For more information, call Lynda Broze at 412-742-4364.

Meeting with the Mayor

The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will host an Evening Meeting with Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto at 6 p.m. at the Engineers Society, 337 Fourth Ave., Downtown. He will give members and guests a preview of his administration’s major goals and plans, along with answering audience questions. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-281-7778.

Spirit of King

JAN. 16—Port Authority of Allegheny County, the Kingsley Association, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New Pittsburgh Courier will host the 2014 Spirit of King Award Ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Kingsley Center, 6435 Frankstown Ave., East Liberty. The event will honor Rev. LeRoy Patrick and August Wilson. Reservations are requested by Jan. 10. For more information, call Jessica Scott at 412-476-4006.

King Commemorative Breakfast

JAN. 17—The Federal Executive Board of the African American Heritage Month Committee will host the Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative Breakfast from 8-9:15 a.m. at the William Moorehead Federal Building, 12th floor, 1000 Liberty Ave., Downtown. The morning will feature Darryl Lumpkins performing “I Have A Dream.” Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-395-6220.

Kelso Lecture

JAN. 19—The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host the 2014 Kelso Lecture at 3:30 p.m. at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 250 N. Highland Ave., East Liberty. There will be a special presentation to honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., followed by the presentation of “Radical Revolution: Ready or Not!” by Dr. Iva E. Carruthers, social justice and policy advocate, educator and activist. For more information, call 412-924-1373.

King Birthday Celebration

JAN. 19—The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee will host its Annual Dr. King Birthday Celebration at 5 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 149 Virginia Ave., Rochester, Pa. The event will honor two Beaver County students who won the oratorical contest, along with several award recipients. For more information, call Eugenia Priest at 724-775-7734.

Unity Breakfast

JAN. 20—The North Hills Unity Breakfast Committee will host the 14th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at LaRoche College, the Zappala Student Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd., North Hills. Tony Norman, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, will deliver the keynote address and Alexis Warner will receive the 2014 Spirit of Unity Award. Seating is limited and registration is required. For more information, call Mary Sheehan at 412-367-0383 or email

Dr. King Celebration

JAN. 20—SLB Radio Productions Inc. will host “Celebrate Dr. King’s Birthday” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at SLB Radio, Children’s Museum, 10 Children’s Way, North Side. King for a Day allows kids and adults to step up to the historic microphone and read a portion of Dr. King’s speeches as well as listen as others experience the powerful words and vision. There will also be a live four-hour webcast exploring civil rights accomplishments, challenges and dreams for the future. For more information, visit

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