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Black history celebration

FEB. 24—Gwen’s Girls will host a Black History Month Celebration at 6 p.m. at Hosanna House, 807 Wallace Ave., Wilkinsburg. This will be an evening of fellowship and fun through dancing, miming, singing, poetry and essay readings. For more information, call 412-731-7670 ext. 34.

Service award dinner

FEB. 24—The Greater Pittsburgh Council of the Boy Scouts of America will host the 22nd Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award Dinner from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District. The service award recognizes outstanding service by an adult or organization in the development of Scouting for low-income rural or urban youth. This year’s honorees will be Pittsburgh Police Chief Nathan Harper and Cardinal Wright Regional School. The keynote speaker will be Esther Bush, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh. For more information, call 412-325-7930.

Dating panel

FEB. 25— will host The Dating Truth Live: Find Your Love at 7:30 p.m. at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This will be an evening of candid discussions with author Damon Young, Fauna Solomon and other local experts on love and relationships. There will also be performances by Bridgette Perdue and dancer Jessica Simmons. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 412-363-3000 or visit

Jazz brunch/contest

FEB. 26—The PTA of Manchester Elementary School will host a Jazz Brunch and Vocal Talent Contest from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the school, 1612 Manhattan St., Manchester. The event will feature the Kevin Howard Trio. The winner of the jazz vocal contest will win $100. Proceeds will benefit Manchester Elementary School. For more information, call 412-323-3100.

Words by words

FEB. 26—The Salvation Army will host Words by Words: To Hug a THUG (To Help Unleash Greatness) Motivational Mens seminar from 12-4 p.m. at 8020 Frankstown Ave., Wilkinsburg. This is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-242-1434.

AAHGS meeting

FEB. 26—The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Afro-American Historical & Genealogy Society will host their Monthly Meeting from 1-3 p.m. at the Homewood Carnegie Library, 2nd floor, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. Membership is open to Historians, Genealogists and Laypersons of all racial and ethnic groups. Individuals can learn how to trace their family history. For more information, email Paul Jacobs, vice president, at

Black history

FEB. 26—The McKeesport Heritage Center will host their annual Black History Month Program at 2 p.m. at 1832 Arboretum Dr., McKeesport. William B. Meekins Jr., the District Superintendent of the Greensburg District of the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church will be the guest speaker. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-678-1832.

HIV/AIDS awareness

FEB. 26—The Southwestern Pennsylvania AIDS Planning Coalition will host the “A Night Full of Stars” Talent Show at 6:30 p.m. at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This is a way to spread the word about HIV/AIDS through art and performances for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. There will be free HIV testing. The cost of the event is $10. For more information, visit

Woman empowerment seminar

FEB. 27—Kelly Shannon will host the “I’m Worth It” Woman Empowerment Seminar from 4-7 p.m. at the Comfort Inn Hotel, Conference room 369, Rodi Road, Penn Hills. This is a seminar for young women of Pittsburgh. Topics include healthy relationships, breaking bad cycles, weight loss, dressing your body and more. The cost is $25. Food and beverages will be served. For more information, call 412-271-9028.

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