Community Calendar

Seniors celebration

MAY 5—Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato will host a Senior Celebration in the Park from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the South Park Fairgrounds, South Park. This celebration is part of Older Americans Month. The theme is “Live Strong! Live Long!” There will be free screenings, live entertainment, giveaways and more. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-350-3428.

Human rights dinner

MAY 6—The NAACP will host their 56th Annual Human Rights Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. The keynote speaker will be Rehema Ellis, NBC News correspondent. For more information, e-mail Alan L. Lincoln at

Meeting and luncheon

MAY 7—The Pittsburgh Community Services Inc. and the Community Action Agency for the city of Pittsburgh will host their Annual Meeting and Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott City Center, 112 Washington Place, Uptown.  This is their annual fundraiser. Tickets are $50. For more information, call Annette at 412-697-4674 or visit

Multicultural conference

MAY 7—Point Park University’s Project Children’s Learning Early to Appreciate Diversity will host their 5th Annual Multicultural Conference at the university’s Lawrence Hall Ballroom, 313 Blvd. of the Allies, Downtown. The conference will give educators and administrators a forum to explore new and innovative ways to improve multicultural education through interactive learning. Registration is required and the cost is $40. For more information, visit

Human rights banquet

MAY 7—The Washington Branch of the NAACP will host their Human Rights Award Banquet at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Meadowlands, 340 Racetrack Rd., Washington. The guest speaker will be Tim Stevens, chairman of B-PEP.  There will also be a reception at 6 p.m. For more information, call 724-222-7820.

Tea and fashion

MAY 8—Alpha Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. will host the “2010 Top Hat A Salute to Mothers of Distinction: A Pink Carpet Affair, an Afternoon of High Tea and Fashion” at 10:30 a.m. at the LeMont Restaurant, 1114 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. The event will honor the accomplishments and contributions of local mothers in various fields. There will be tea, an awards ceremony and shopping. For more information, call Natisha D. Frye at 412-478-6467 or e-mail

Mother’s Day tea

MAY 8—Ultimate Beauty Spa will host a High Tea Mother’s Day Event from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. There will be tea, appetizers, a play, makeup enhancements, a cancer education presentation, vendors and more. Tickets are $50 in advance and $55 at the door. For more information, call 412-421-7100.

Children’s fair

MAY 15—The Extra Mile Foundation of Pittsburgh will host a Children’s Health Fair from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Holy Rosary School, 7120 Kelly St., Homewood. It is open to all students in grades 5-8 and there will be face painting, soul line dancing, hip-hop aerobics, workshops for parents and more. The event is free. For more information, call Karen Hall at 412-874-5802 or e-mail

Election protection training

MAY 15—The Black Empowerment Project will host their Election Protection Training at 12 p.m. at Freedom Unlimited, 2201 Wylie Ave., Hill District. The Election Protection program is part of a nationwide effort to ensure voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process. Volunteers will learn what signs to look for when it comes to voter discrimination and how to report it. There will also be a training session May 17 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Tim Stevens at 412-758-7898 or e-mail

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