Community Calendar

Grand Opening

OCT. 20—Pittsburgh CONNECTS will host its Grand Opening at 11 a.m. at 5321 Penn Ave., Garfield. This is a project of the Neighborhood Learning Alliance. There will be four computer centers opening around the Pittsburgh area. Registration for the event is requested. For more information, call 724-313-6487.

Anchors Away Gala

OCT. 20—Addison Behavioral Center will host its 2011 Anchors Away Gala from 6-9 p.m. at Churchill Country Club, 800 Beulah Rd., Penn Hills. The event, hosted by Chris Moore, will honor local news anchors for their charitable contributions away from the desk, as well as local charities and individuals supporting charities. The honorees will be Kelly Frey, Jonas Cheney and Mike Clark. For more information, call 412-731-2353 or visit

CAUSE Lecture

OCT. 21—The Carnegie Mellon Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy will host its Speaker Series 2011-2012 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the university’s Common Room, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This will be a lecture and discussion with Dr. Thomas Holt. He will speak on the topic of “Writing African American History in the Age of Obama.” Holt is the James Westfall Thompson Professor of American and African-American History at the University of Chicago. Refreshments will be served.

Neighborhood Clean Up

OCT. 22—East Liberty Concerned Citizens Corp., Larimer Blueprint Community/Operation Hammer Crime Block Watch, the Larimer Action Team and Faith Based Organizations will host a Neighborhood Clean Up from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at 328 Lincoln Ave., East Liberty. There will be several sites that will be addresses and prepared for fall beautification. For more information, call 412-404-2657.

Monthly Gathering

OCT. 22—Grandmothers of Pearls will host their Monthly Meeting at 3:30 p.m. at the Homewood Library, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. This is an opportunity for grandmothers to socialize. This month’s gathering will feature information regarding breast cancer awareness. For more information, call Donna Ford at 412-241-0166.

Community Sessions

OCT. 25—GTECH Strategies, ACTION Housing and People’s Natural Gas will host the Energy Conservation Education Project from 6-8 p.m. at the Homewood YMCA, 7140 Bennett St., Homewood. The project is a community outreach and educational effort to provide consumer education, sustainability education and hands on training for homeowners to reduce energy use and save money on utilities. This four-week session will be every Tuesday through Nov. 15. Attendees will receive a certificate and gift basket for attending all food and refreshments will be served. Registration is required. For more information, call James Myers at 724-472-8347.

Breast Cancer Walk

OCT. 29—The American Cancer Society will host a Breast Cancer Walk at 9 a.m. at the North Shore Riverfront Park, across from Heinz Field. Make strides to end breast cancer with a 5K walk along Pittsburgh’s North Shore. Registration is at 8 a.m. For more information, call 1-888-227-5445 option 3 or visit

Flu Shot clinic

OCT. 29—UPMC St. Margaret Hospital will host a Flu Shot Clinic from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Entrance B of the hospital, 815 Freeport Rd., Fox Chapel. Area residents age 65 and older will be given free flu vaccinations. Priority will be given to seniors with chronic health problems. Vaccines will be made available to individuals 18-64 years old without a chronic condition for $15. For more information, call 412-784-5185.


OCT. 29—Talk Magazine will host its 2011 African American/Latino Roundtable at Bright Side Opportunities Center, 515 Hershey Ave., Lancaster. This is an annual statewide, bipartisan roundtable is held to foster networking between African-Americans and Latinos in Pennsylvania. For more information, call 412-823-4007 or email ­

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