Community Calendar 2-25-15

Public Service Awards
FEB. 27—Achieving Greatness Inc. will host its 14th Annual Allegheny County and Pittsburgh Public Service Awards at 6 p.m. at the Allegheny County Courthouse, 1st floor gallery, 436 Grant St., Downtown. This event is being held to honor local heroes, those who protect and serve, including police, fire, 911, military, social service and others. Special guest speakers include Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Leah Williams-Duncan and Master Jacquet Bazemore. There will be a reception followed by an awards presentation. Refreshments will be served. Partial proceeds will benefit Achieving Greatness’ programs. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-628-4856.
Prayer Vigil/Mass Incarceration
FEB. 28—5A Elite Youth Empowerment, NAACP Penn Hills District, the Pittsburgh Chapter CBTU and the Coalition of Labor Union Women will host a Prayer Vigil and Mass Incarceration Workshop at 12 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Community Center, 7300 Ridgeview Ave., Penn Hills. The prayer vigil will concentrate on unity, vision and strength among community leaders. The workshop will focus on understanding the growth and history of incarceration in the U.S. and its impact on communities of color, and much more. Food and live entertainment will be provided. For more information, call Jessica Brown at 412-867-5889.
Black History Program
FEB. 28—The McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center will host its 10th Annual Black History Month Program at 2 p.m. at the McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center, 1832 Arboretum Dr., McKeesport. The event will honor past and present musical talent from the region. Honorees include Sonny Woods, Earl Hines, Marva Josie and others. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-678-1832.
Black History Celebration
FEB. 28—Classic Events! will host its 4th Annual Black History Celebration Dinner from 5-9 p.m. at Hosanna House, 807 Wallace Ave., Wilkinsburg. The theme is “Legends.” Several of the community’s living legends will be honored for their work. For more information, call 412-723-2414 or email
Job Fair
MARCH 10—Pittsburgh Public Schools will host a Community Job Fair from 4-7 p.m. at the Hill House Kaufmann Center, 1825 Centre Ave., Hill District. Interested individuals will be able to discuss job opportunities with hiring managers, get resumé writing tips and receive support with the online application process. For more information, call 412-529-4357.
Community Forum
MARCH 11—The Community College of Allegheny County and Black Women for Positive Change will host its “Defending Individuals, Families and Communities—Our Lives Matter” Community Forum from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the CCAC Allegheny Campus, Foerster Student Service Center, 808 Ridge Ave., North Shore. Invited guest speakers will discuss issues relating to violence, anger management and community involvement. Registration is requested. For more information, call 202-347-5566.
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