Senior Fraud Protection Event
JULY 13—The AARP presents legendary forger and flim-flam artist Frank Abagnale, whose early exploits were depicted in the film “Catch Me If You Can,” at the Monroeville Convention Center, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for a free presentation for seniors on avoiding identity-theft scams. The event is free but registration is required. Call 877-926-8300 or visit http://www.aarp.cvent.com/PA713Abagnale to register.
Teen Outreach Summit
JULY 16—The Community College of Allegheny County will host the lost But Not Forgotten Teen Outreach Summit at its Homewood Brushton Center, from 2 to 5 p.m.. Enjoy refreshments, activities, and more. For more information or to RSVP, contact Dorothy Stubbs at 412-969-8423.
Vintage Grand Prix Week
JULY 8-17—Beginning with a Black Tie & Tailpipes Gala, featuring a Shadyside Car Show, a Car Cruise at the Waterfront, a Downtown Parade & Plaza Display, and ending with a day of racing, food and car shows at Schenley Park. For details and the full line-up of activities visit http://www.pvgp.org.
Black Arts Festival
JULY 16 & 17—Harambee Ujima presents its annual Black arts festival on Kelly Street, between N. Homewood and Lang Avenues, in Homewood from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The two-day festival will feature food, vendors and a number of spoken word, musical, and performance artists. Visit harambeeujima.org for more information.
College Enrollment Event
JULY 20—CCAC will hold a college-wide enrollment event at all eight of its locations, from 6-9 p.m. for prospective students and families. Individuals who bring their high school diploma, GED or college transcripts can complete their CCAC registration in one day. Attendees can take placement tests, meet with an advisor and learn about CCAC’s program offerings in the arts and humanities; business; education, social and behavioral sciences and human services; health; science, technology, engineering and mathematics; and the skilled trades. For more information, contact Margaret Anderson, 412-237-3029.
Forum on Heroin and Opioid Addiction
JULY 27—State Rep. Dom Costa, D-Sharpsburg, will host a public forum on heroin and opioid addiction in the Sharpsburg Borough Building, 1611 Main Street, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. He will be joined by area law enforcement, health care professionals, and drug and addiction specialists to discuss ways to work together to combat the epidemic. For more information contact Costa’s office at 412-361-2040.
Market Square Farmers Market
CONTINUING—The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership presents the 12th Annual Market Square Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 27. The opening day event includes flower bulb and tree giveaways sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. This season will also see the addition of 10 new full and part-time vendors including Two Acres Farms, A519 Chocolate and Pittsburgh Fudge Co. Again this year, Just Harvest’s Fresh Access program will allow credit/debit and food stamp EBT cards to be used to purchase fresh produce, meat, dairy and baked goods.
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