Benefit Banquet

AUG. 28— Macedonia Baptist Church in the Hill District, FACE, will host its 4th Annual Friend of Children Benefit Banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn University of Pittsburgh, 3454 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Former Pittsburgh Steeler Charlie Batch will be the recipient of the Friend of Children Award. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-281-2573.

Meet and Greet

AUG. 29—Marva Jo’s Bistro will host a Meet and Greet Night: An Evening of Business-to-Business Network from 6-9 p.m. at Marva Jo’s Bistro, 320 5th Ave., McKeesport. Attendees will include Ruth Byrd-Smith, director of the Allegheny County M/W/DBE Department, and McKeesport City Councilwoman V. Fawn Walker-Montgomery. For more information, call 412-664-1908.

Operation HOME

AUG. 30—The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh will host its Operation HOME workshop from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, 610 Wood St., Downtown. This is an intensive homeownership program that equips potential interested homebuyers with a basic understanding of how to travel the path to mortgage qualification and maintaining homeownership. Participants will listen to speakers, meet with counselors and more. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-227-4161 or 412-221-4815.

Back-to-School Drive

AUG. 30—The Community Empowerment Association will host a Back-to-School Supply Drive from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Gazebo in Homewood, at North and Frankstown Avenues, in Homewood. School supplies will be distributed to underprivileged students in the community. Donations of supplies will be collected at the CEA Arts, Cultural and Training Institute, 7120 Kelly St., Homewood. For more information, call 412-371-3689 ext. 30 or email

Community Awareness/Back-to-School

SEPT. 1—BMP in Association with STV-Pixburgh will host the Community Awareness Day/ Back-to-School Festival from 2-8 p.m. on Smallman Street between 16th and 18th Street, in the Strip District. The free festival will include live entertainment, food, giveaways, and activities for kids, speakers and an award ceremony. For more information, call 724-205-9376 or email

Faith Works Tribute

SEPT. 11—The NAACP Pittsburgh Unit will host a Faith Works Tribute from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Long Hall Building, 616 N. Highland Ave., East Liberty. This event will honor faith leaders making a difference in the city of Pittsburgh. Reservations are required by Aug. 31. For more information, call 412-471-1024.

Veterans Health Update

SEPT. 13—Gateway Medical Society will host the Veterans Health Update for Community Healthcare Providers from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Herberman Conference Center, UPMC Shadyside Hospital Campus, 5150 Centre Ave., 2nd floor, Shadyside. The morning will include panel discussions, a keynote presentation and special lectures. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-281-4086 or visit

The Soul Café

SEPT. 13—The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation will host “The Soul Café: A Celebration of African-American Sights, Songs and Stories” at 7 p.m. at Roland’s Seafood Grill, 1904 Penn Ave., Strip District. The co-hosts for the evening will be Brian Cook of American Urban Radio Network and Brittny McGraw of WPXI-TV. This is a college scholarship fundraiser. For more information, call 412-323-0989 or email

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