Forever Family Run/Walk

APRIL 12—Adoption Connection, PA will host its Forever Family 5K Run and Fun Walk at 9 a.m. at Irvine Park, Beaver, Pa. This event is a celebration of adoption and foster care, and is for everyone from the serious runners to those looking to enjoy their families and spend time together.

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

Relay for Life

APRIL 12—Duquesne University will host its annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life from 2 p.m.-2 a.m. at Academic Walk, Forbes Avenue, Uptown. The event will help fight the battle against cancer. During the relay, a Luminaria Ceremony will be held to symbolize the hope and perseverance of a continued fight against cancer, and commemorate survivors and lost loved ones. For more information, call Rose Ravasio at 412-396-6051.

Open House

APRIL 16—Our Clubhouse, formerly known as Gilda’s Club Western Pennsylvania, will host an Open House from 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at 2816 Smallman St., Strip District. Light refreshments will be provided and guests will have the opportunity to meet and talk with board and staff members. Our Clubhouse provides social and emotional support for individuals and families touched by cancer. For more information, visit

Be Inspired

APRIL 30—Bethlehem Haven will host An Evening with Elizabeth Smart: Be Inspired! at 6:30 p.m. at the IBEW Circuit Center, 5 Hot Metal St., South Side. There will be dinner, a program and a VIP reception. All proceeds benefit the work of Bethlehem Haven. For more information, call Caroline Woodward at 412-391-1348 or email

Perry High School Reunion

ONGOING—The Perry High School Reunion Committee is seeking 1973 and 1974 graduates for a 40th School Reunion at PNC Park in the North Shore on Nov. 1. This is an evening of dinner, dancing and sharing of memories, all whole overlooking the Pirates’ home. For more information, call 202-681-4284, email or visit PerryHighSchool73And74 on Facebook.


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

Water Polo

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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