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

Human Rights Dinner    

MAY 1—The Pittsburgh Unit of the NAACP will host its 60th Annual Human Rights Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Westin Convention Center, 1000 Penn Ave., Downtown. The evening will include a keynote address from Compton, Calif., Mayor Aja Brown, along with a presentation of honors to Alma Speed Fox, Cecile Springer, Charles Powell and Sabrina Saunders. For more information, call 412-471-1024 or visit www.

First Friday Fantasy

MAY 2—Champion Enterprises, The United Rays Corvette Club and the Turning Corners Youth Organization will host the First Friday Fantasy from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at Brewstone Restaurant, William Penn Highway, Monroeville. There will be music from Sly Jock and appearances by special guests Jennifer Bruce, B.B. Flenory and J.T. Thomas. For more information, call 412-628-4856.

Leadership Awards Gala

MAY 16—Three Rivers Youth will host the 2014 Nellie Leadership Awards Gala from 6-9 p.m. at the Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The theme is “A Taste of New Orleans.” This is an opportunity to celebrate their work with youth and families, and to honor community champions. For more information, call 412-441-5020 or visit

NEED Dinner    

MAY 22—NEED will host its 51st Annual NEED Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, 600 Commonwealth Place, Downtown. The theme is “Opportunity and Transformation through Education.’ For more information, call 412-566-2760 or visit

Leadership Awards Luncheon

MAY 29—The YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh will host its 32nd Annual Tribute to Women Leadership Awards Luncheon from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Westin Hotel, 1000 Penn Ave., Downtown. Honorees for the afternoon event include Lisa M. Kuzma, Lucille Prater-Holiday, M.J. Tocci, posthumous, Kimberlee Evert, Shakita Triggs and La’Tasha D. Mayes. The Allerton Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Mary Kay Poppenberg and the mistress of ceremonies will be Peggy Finnegan, of WPXI-TV. Reservations are requested by May 21. For more information, call 412-255-1261 or email

Mortgages For Mothers

MAY 30—Dollar Bank will host its Mortgages For Mothers Workshop at 9 a.m. at the Sheraton Station Square, 300 W. Station Square Dr., South Side. This free workshop, featuring Lynne Hayes-Freeland, will tell attendees how to own their own home and give information on grant money for closing costs; credit counseling and restoration programs; affordable mortgage and down payment options and more. Registration is required and childcare is provided. For more information, call 1-800-345-3655 or visit


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

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