Community Calendar 6-8-14

Summer Fun Fest
AUG. 9—The Pittsburgh Chapter of NOBLE will host its Hot Summer Fun Fest from 12-8 p.m. at the Sherwood Event Center, 400 Sherwood Rd., Wilkinsburg. There will be swimming, line dancing, card games, food, a scavenger hunt and more. This is a BYOB event for adults only. For more information, call Ted Johnson at 412-287-4153.
Enrichment Lecture Seminar
AUG. 9—Seshemet Community Council will host its Enrichment Study Group Lecture Series 2014 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the CCAC Homewood Brushton Center, 701 N. Homewood Ave., Homewood. The topic will be “Building and Sustaining an Economic Base in the Black Community.” Gerald Ferguson, co-founder of the Seshemet Community Council will be the facilitator. This event is free and open to the public, and seating is limited. For more information, call 412-370-4693 or visit
Suicide Prevention Picnic
AUG. 9—There is Hope Suicide Prevention will host a Suicide Prevention Picnic at Mellon Park. The family event will include basketball games, a memorial motorcycle and car ride by Coston Funeral Home, and representatives from Resolve Crisis Center and counselors from Mt. Ararat Baptist Church. For more information, email
NAACP Meeting
AUG. 12—The Pittsburgh Unit of the NAACP will host its Executive/ General Meeting at 7 p.m. at Freedom Unlimited, 2201 Wylie Ave., Hill District. There will be important community issues discussed. All members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 412-471-1024.
Annual Summit
AUG. 15—Sisters Saving Ourselves Now will host its 3rd Annual Summit at the Community College of Allegheny County South Campus, 1750 Clairton Blvd., West Mifflin. The theme for the two-day event is “Enhance Health and Well-Being of the Black Family: Committed to Healing, Education and Empowering.” There will be a keynote speech by Pittsburgh Police Ass. Chief Maurita Bryant; presentations by Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, and Dr. Tony Mitchell; a special report on Black women in the U.S.; a book signing by Lueana Coward; and entertainment by gospel rapper Real LIMS. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-303-4888 or email
Community Flea Market
AUG. 16—East-Tri Borough Neighborhood Association will host its annual Flea Market and Membership Drive from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Homewood Salvation Army, 8020 Frankstown Ave., Homewood. The event will take place rain or shine. For more information, call 412-247-4093 or email
Bowling for Evan
AUG. 17—Kiana Slaughter will host Bowling for Evan from 12-4 p.m. at Fun Fest Entertainment Center, 2525 Freeport Rd., Harmarville. This fundraiser is to raise money for Evan who is an 8-month-old battling Pulmonary Vein Stenosis and is scheduled to have his third open-heart surgery. The event will benefit the Radiant Warrior Spirit Fund. For more information, visit
DHS SummerFood Program
ONGOING—The Allegheny County Department of Human Services will host its annual SummerFood Program at various locations throughout the count. The program provides a free nutritious breakfast and lunch, along with recreational activities, to children up to age 18 as well as eligible individuals with disabilities on weekdays. For more information, call 1-800-851-3838 or visit
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