MARCH 28—Entries are due for the Edgar Snyder & Associates’ “Words to Be Heard” Scholarship Contest. High school seniors are asked to create programs that will prevent their peers from underage drinking, drunk driving or distracted driving. Entries can include videos, power point presentations, brochures, websites, essays and more. One grand prizewinner will receive a $5,000 scholarship. Rules are available and entries must be postmarked by this date. For more information, call 1-8000-394-3600 ext, 4412 or visit http://www.edgarsnyder.com/scholarship.
Project Prom Giveaway
MARCH 29—The Allegheny County of Department of Human Services will host its annual Project Prom Giveaway Public Sale from 10-a.m.-4 p.m. at the Project Prom Shop, Century III Mall, 3075 Clairton Rd., West Mifflin. This event distributes new or gently used prom gowns and accessories to eligible girl high school students. No gown will be more than $25. Also on April 10, Project Prom for Gentleman will host a workshop on etiquette, along with a catered dinner for 100 at the Herberman Center at UPMC Shadyside. Attendees will receive a certificate for a free tuxedo rental. Registration is required for the Project Prom for Gentlemen event and space is limited. For more information, visit http://www.alleghenycounty.us/dhs/projectprom.
Good Government Award Ceremony
MARCH 31—The League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh will host its Good Government Award Ceremony from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel, West Station Square Drive, Station Square. This is an evening to celebrate civic leadership and individuals striving to reduce gun violence. The honorees are Fred Thieman, Buhl Foundation president; Tim Stevens, founder of B-PEP; and Rev. Glenn Grayson, founder of the Center that C.A.R.E.S. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-261-4285 or visit http://www.pittsburgh.palwv.org.
APRIL 2—Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh will host its 2nd Annual BIG Community Leaders Breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Office, 5989 Penn Circle South, East Liberty. Attendees will have the opportunity to join civic, government and school leaders, all while learning more about the BBBS agency. Registration is requested by March 26. For more information, call Tom Baker at 412-204-1217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Irene’s Dream Luncheon/Boutique
APRIL 12—The Bartko Foundation will host its 8th annual Irene’s Dream Luncheon & Boutique from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel, 510 Market St., Downtown. This is a celebration of the organization’s grantees and their stories. For more information, email Jackie Dixon at email@example.com.
ONGOING—The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Girl Friends Inc. is accepting applications for its 2014 Scholarship. Girl Friends Inc. is a national civic and social organization. The scholarship is open to both men and women, and will be awarded for up to four years. For more information, call Darlene Jeffries-Schaller at 412-681-5070 or visit http://www.thegfinc.org.
ONGOING—The Thelma Lovette YMCA will host Water Polo at 12 p.m. at 2114 Centre Ave., Hill District. Every Saturday in January, February and March the YMCA will offer water polo for middle school aged children. There will also be adult water polo from 607:30 p.m. For more information, call Mark Rauterkus at 412-298-3432.
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