Community Calendar

Thanksgiving dinner

NOV. 26—The Gateway Clipper Fleet will host their Thanksgiving Day Dinner Cruise at 3 p.m. at 350 W. Station Square Dr., Station Square. Celebrate Thanksgiving with this 2-1/2-hour cruise along Pittsburgh’s three rivers while enjoying a turkey buffet with all the trimmings. There will also be a Holiday Captain’s Dinner Cruise Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. This cruise features a delicious dinner buffet and live entertainment performing seasonal songs all while sailing the beautiful three rivers. For more information, call 412-355-7980.

Black bazaar

NOV. 27—The Business Women of the Ujamaa Collective will host the Black Bazaar on Black Friday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at One Hope Square, 1901 Centre Ave., Hill District. There will be handmade gifts for the entire family, delicious food, good music and games for children. For more information, call 412-512-2680, 412-969-3260 or e-mail

Red Ribbon Gala

DEC. 1—The Board of Directors of Educating Teens about HIV/AIDS Inc. will host the 5th Annual Red Ribbon Gala in Observance of World AIDS Day at 5:30 p.m. at the Twentieth Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Blvd., Oakland. The gala is to promote and advocate AIDS/HIV awareness and prevention education for pre-teens, teens and young adults through collaboration with communities, schools and houses of worship. There will also be a reception. Tickets are $100. For more information, visit

Jazz classics

DEC. 2—The Point Park University Black Student Union will host the Soul Food Social: Jazz Classics at 7 p.m. at the university’s Ballroom, 201 Wood St., Downtown. The keynote speaker will be Candi Castleberry-Singleton of UPMC. She will speak on the importance of diversity and inclusion in today’s society. There will also be a performance by Patte “The Jazz Diva” Terrell. This music will highlight the music of Leonard Johnson and his band. For more information, call Kevin L. Carter at 412-605-9141 or

Forensic training

DEC. 3—Mercy Behavioral Health, the Allegheny Engagement Network and others will host “From Arrest to Treatment: Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System” from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Allegheny County Human Services Building, One Smithfield St., Downtown. This is a free forensic training for homeless providers, case managers and more. Individuals will learn more about the judicial process from arrest to court mandated treatment for adults. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested by Nov. 23. For more information, call Stephanie Chiappini at 412-232-5896 or

Addiction discussion

DEC. 3—Tobacco Free Allegheny will host their Tobacco Free Coalition Meeting “Casinos, Addiction and Smoking: Impact on the Community” from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the United Way headquarters, 1250 Penn Ave., Strip District. This is a discussion of the connection between the brain, addiction, smoking and gambling. The speakers will be Dr. Antoine Douaihy and Cele Fichter DeSando. Space is limited. For more information, call 412-323-8321 or e-mail


DEC. 5—The West Penn Allegheny Health System will host Divabetic from 1-4 p.m. at West Penn Hospital Conference Center and Wintergarden, 4800 Friendship Ave., Bloomfield. This is a program designed for women with diabetes. Max Szadek, Mr. Divabetic and the Divabetic team, will show women how to live life with diabetes like a Diva. There will be moving like a Diva, surviving the holidays, a holiday cooking demonstration and makeovers with Mary Kay. The event is free. Space is limited and registration is requested by Dec. 1. For more information, call Terri at 412-824-1181, ext. 4608 or e-mail

Hair show

DEC. 6—Magical Hair Association & LMN Productions will host an Oldies Dance and Senior Citizens Hair Show from 7-9 p.m. at the Booker T. Washington Lodge #218, 1127 Walnut St., McKeesport. For more information, call Reta Wallace at 412-673-0333.

Insurance training

DEC. 9—A For the People Insurance Agency Inc. will host an Insurance Training Institute at 2514 Wylie Ave., Hill District. They will offer a four-day intensive training for people interested in selling insurance. The course will run through Dec. 12. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-621-5581 or visit

Reindeer ball

DEC. 13—Pittsburgh Mercy Health System will host their 6th Annual Reindeer Ball from 4-7 p.m. at the Westin Convention Center Ballroom, 1000 Liberty Ave., Downtown. This is a benefit gala for the children served by A Child’s Place at Mercy. This is an event for the whole family. There will be dancing with Mrs. Claus, a holiday revue, Jingles the Elf and storybook characters. Tickets are $80 for adults and $45 for kids. For more information, call 724-934-3537 or e-mail Lorry Perkins at

Food drive

ONGOING—The Dinwiddie Community Alliance will host a Food Drive from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at the James F. Henry Hill House Center lobby, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. They are collecting non-perishable food products, paper products and hygiene items for the Jubilee Kitchen.  Items will be collected through Nov. 23. For more information, call 412-471-7709

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