Community Calendar

Nutrition fair

MARCH 10—The Dietetics Program of the Community College of Allegheny County will host a Nutrition Fair from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Foerster Student Services Center Auditorium, 808 Ridge Ave., North Side. There will be demonstrations, food samples, nutrition information, free giveaways and a feature presentation by Leslie Bonci, Director of Sports Nutrition at UPMC, on “Performance Eating: How Good Can You Be? Do It Right!” For more information, call Elizabeth Vargo at 412-237-2640 or email

Town hall meeting

MARCH 11—The Bev Smith Show and the August Wilson Center for African American Culture will host a “Town Hall Meeting” Broadcast from 7-10 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The topic is “The Disappearing Black Community: Where and How Do We Begin to Rebuild?” The featured guests will be the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, and Congressman James Clyburn. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-258-2700.

Flea market

MARCH 12—Charlayne Henry Productions will host an Indoor Winter Flea Market from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 575 Third St., Pitcarin. There will be all kinds of gently used items for everyone. There will be shoes, clothes, office furniture, office supplies, electronics, jewelry, vendors and more. The flea market will also take place on March 19 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 412-251-4600.

Benefit dinner

MARCH 14—NEED will host their 48th Annual NEED Benefit Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, 600 Commonwealth Place, Downtown. The dinner will benefit the scholarship fund that is presented to some of the top students in the region. The guest speaker for the evening will be Darrius Quarles and Harold Hayes will be the Master of Ceremonies. For more information, call 412-566-2760.

Scholarship brunch

MARCH 19—Kappa Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority will host the Mamie Garland Scholarship Brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Churchill Country Club, 800 Beulah Rd., Churchill. This is a fundraising event. For more information, call Dameta Dow at 412-860-4105.

Children’s ball

MARCH 19—UPMC will host the 15th Annual Children’s Ball from 6-9 p.m. at the Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Ave., North Shore. There will be entertainment for the entire family, such as face painting, raffles, music and more. Tickets are $40 for kids and $100 for adults. Proceeds benefit the UMPC Health for Life Summer Camp in Braddock. For more information, call Gina O’Malley at 412-647-4285.

BACHday bash

MARCH 19—The Bach Choir of Pittsburgh will host their 3rd Annual BACHday Bash from 7-10 p.m. at the Smart House, 207 Bailey Ave., Mt. Washington. The event is to celebrate and benefit the innovative and intriguing work of the choir. There will be a reception, a silent auction and more. The cost is $75-$200 and reservations are requested by March 11. For more information, call 412-241-4044 or email

Law forum

MARCH 21—The University of Pittsburgh School of Law will host “Changing the Wind: Demosprudence of Law and Social Movements” the Lawyering for Social Change Lecture from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Barco Law Building Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Lani Guinier, Bennett Boskey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and Gerald Torres, Bryant Smith Chair in Law at the University of Texas School of Law, will be the guest speakers. Guinier is the first Black woman appointed to tenured professorship at Harvard Law School. A reception will follow the lecture and the event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

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