Community Calendar

Health insurance 101

OCT. 20—The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will host Health Insurance 101 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Gilda’s Club, 2816 Smallman St., Strip District. The seminar will be presented by Beth Socoski of Gateway Health Plan. Registration and a light dinner will precede the presentation. Registration is requested and the event is free. For more information, call 412-395-2882.

Anchors Away gala

OCT. 21—Addison Behavioral Care will host their Anchors Away gala from 6:30-9 p.m. at Churchill Country Club, 800 Beulah Rd., Churchill. This is an evening to honor the charitable contributions of news anchors away from the news desk. There will be live entertainment, food and giveaways. Honorees include Brenda Waters, Chris Moore, Tonia Caruso, Sheldon Ingra and Timyka Artist. The keynote speaker will be Michael Bernarding of ALS Western Pennsylvania and the Power of 32. Tickets are $60. Call 412-731-2353, ext. 112 or e-mail

Fair/town hall meeting

OCT. 22—The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh will host the State of Black Pittsburgh-2010 Opportunity Fair and Town Hall Meeting from 3-9 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The opportunity fair will include exhibitors sharing information regarding jobs, education, finances and family. The town hall meeting will begin at 5:45 p.m. and feature a State of Black Pittsburgh Address by Esther L. Bush and a keynote address by Judge Glenda Hatchett. There will also be a guest panel focused on building stable African-American families with Dr. Marcia Sturdivant and Judge Dwayne Woodruff. For more information, visit

Town hall meeting

OCT. 28—The 12th Ward Democratic Committee will host a Town Hall Meeting from 6-8 p.m. at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7060 Lemington Ave., Homewood. The meeting will focus on what matters to 12th Ward residents. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 412-661-6161.

Civil rights conversation

OCT. 28—The Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee will host “Civil Rights in an Increasingly Uncivil Society” at 7 p.m. at the Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave., Shadyside. This is a conversation between Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP and Rabbi David Saperstein, director and counsel of the Religious Action Center. Lynn Cullen will be the moderator. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-605-0816 or e-mail


OCT. 29—The University of Pittsburgh will host a “Special Lecture: Obesity, Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Disparities” from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the University Club, Ballroom A, 123 University Place, Oakland. Dr. Lucile Adams-Campbell will present the lecture. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-624-3402.

Speaker series

OCT. 29—The Center for African American Urban Studies and the Economy of Carnegie Mellon University will host their Speaker Series from 5-6:30 p.m. at the University Center, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The topic is “Terrorism, Islam and Tolerance: An African Perspective.” Lansine Kaba, a visiting professor of African History at CMU, will lead the series. Refreshments will be served at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 412-268-8928 or visit

Flu shot

OCT. 30—UPMC St. Margaret will host Free Flu Vaccinations from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Entrance B of the hospital, 815 Freeport Rd., Fox Chapel. The vaccinations are free to residents 65 and older or to those with chronic health conditions. Those 18-64 without chronic conditions must pay $15. Children under 18 will not be given the vaccine. Call 412-784-5185.

Media awards

NOV. 6—The Women and Girls Foundation will host the Women in Media Awards from 6-9 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. For more information, call Heather Arnet at 412-434-4883 or e-mail

NAACP meeting

NOV. 9—The Pittsburgh NAACP will host their Executive Committee and General Membership meetings at 7 p.m. at the Hill House Association, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. For more information, call 412-471-1024.

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