Community Calendar 5-27-15

Naomi’s Place Fundraiser
MAY 29—Naomi’s Place Transitional Housing Inc. will host a Latin Detroit Style Ballroom Dancing Fundraiser from 7-11 p.m. at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 250 N. Highland Ave., East Liberty. The evening will feature dance instructions, music from the band Coffe’s Love Trane and vendors. For more information, call Michelle Flood-Berryman at 412-867-1654 or email
Gateway to Wellness
MAY 30—Gateway Medical Society will host “Gateway to Wellness: Saving the Family While Saving Yourself” from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Herberman Conference Center, 5150 Centre Ave., Shadyside. This symposium will feature healthcare and community experts who will provide information and resources to help individuals save themselves and their family. There will be free screenings and a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information call 412-281-4086 or visit www.gatewaymedical
Walter Allen Memorial Seminar
JUNE 4—The Alzheimer Outreach Center of the University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer Disease Research Center, along with the Alzheimer Association, Greater PA Chapter will host the Walter Allen Memorial Seminar Series at 2 p.m. at the Hill House Kaufmann Center, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. The topic is “Does Physical Activity Help Your Brain?” Kirk I. Erickson, PhD and a professor at Pitt, will be the guest speaker. Reservations are required by May 28. For more information, call Marita Garrett at 412-692-2722.
Bedford Hill Community Day
JUNE 6—The Bedford Hill Community Day Committee will host the Bedford Hill Apartments 2015 Community Day “Back-in-the-Day Old School Spring Event” at 11 a.m. at the Bedford Hill Apartments, 2129 Bedford Ave., Hill District. The theme is “Families—Going Back to the Good Old Days.” There will be old school games, music, food, vendors, raffles and more. There will also be a “Walk Down Memory Lane” at the corner of Memory Lane and Bedford Avenue. The dress code is old school. For more information, call 412-281-5895, 412-338-0208 or email
Unity in the Community
JUNE 6—Seshemet Community Council & Sankofa Community Empowerment Inc. will host its annual “A Day of Unity in the Community 2015” at 5 p.m. at the Homewood Coliseum, 7310 Frankstown Ave., Homewood. The theme is “Uniting Black Men & Black Women & Strengthening the Black Family.” The event will feature guest Shahrazad Ali. There will also be a pre-event. For more information, email
Journalism Workshop Applications
ONGOING—The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation is accepting applications for its 32nd annual Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop to be held Aug. 1-8 at Point Park University, Downtown. Students who will be a high school junior or senior for the 2015-16 school year or those graduating high school in 2015 and are interested in pursuing a career in journalism are encouraged to attend this residential program led by media professionals. Students will produce print, online, photo, radio and television journalism projects. Applications must be submitted by June 1. For more information, call Christopher Moore at 412-596-9735 or email
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