Community Calendar 7-8-15

Summer Blood Drive
JULY 8—MINI of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Central Blood Bank will host a Summer Blood Drive from 12-5 p.m. at MINI of Pittsburgh, 4900 Baum Blvd., Shadyside. In an effort to help the local community, the dealership will join with the Blood Bank to collect donations that will be used to provide potentially life-saving aid for people in the local area. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged. This is open to the public. For more information, call Jason Karpa at 412-682-0788 ext. 258 or email Jason.Karpa@miniof
Media Forum
JULY 8—The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation will host a Media Forum from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh East Liberty Branch, 130 South Whitfield St., East Liberty. The topic is “From Ferguson to Baltimore: How Facts, Fairness and Firsts Can Collide in Storytelling.” Journalists, community leaders, residents and others will gather for a panel discussion that will address biases and fairness in coverage, conflicts that arise in the race to break news, how images are selected, and more. There will be a question-and-answer period. For more information, email
Heritage Sports Luncheon
JULY 10—The Pittsburgh Pirates will host the 2015 African American Heritage Sports Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at PNC Park’s Lexus Club, 200 W. General Robinson St., North Shore. McKeesport native and WNBA Player Swin Cash will be the keynote speaker. Reservations are required. For more information, call Chaz Kellem at 412-325-4731 or email
Book Signing
JULY 10—EX3 Books will host a Book Signing Celebration for authors Nicole Narvaez Manns and Chuck Brown from 6-9 p.m. at the Comfort Inn Conference Center, 699 Rodi Road, Penn Hills. Manns will autograph copies of her book, “Here’s Your Script! Keep Your Foot Out of Your Mouth and Your Butt Employed,” and Brown will sign copies of his book, “Shift Happens Then You Live: Take Control of Your Life and Win.” For more information, visit
Sisters Place Fundraiser
JULY 10—The Sisters Place Friends Board will host the 2nd annual Friends at the Tables fundraiser from 7-10 p.m. at Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh, Sheffield Ballroom, 620 William Penn Place, Downtown. The theme is “Masquerade at the Monaco.” Guests will garner a mask while enjoying casino games, live entertainment, cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres. Reservations are required. For more information, visit
Walk 4 Life
JULY 11—The Kierra Keeps Caring Foundation along with Purpose of Life Home Healthcare and Posh Nail Boutique will host the 6th Annual Walk 4 Life at 10 a.m. at Schenley Park Trails, near Anderson Grove. This fundraising event will include a walk, a celebration cookout and more. KKCF was established in memory of Sha’Vaughn Kierra Wallace who lost her life in 2009 due to senseless gun violence. For more information, call Carla Gaines-Robinson at 1-866-561-5523 ext. 01 or visit
Guild Centennial Celebration
JULY 17—The Harriet Tubman Guild Inc. will host its Centennial Celebration Black Tie Event at 5 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 101 Mall Bvld., Monroeville. This celebration dinner and dance event will honor 12 members who represent the spirit of the Guild’s original 12 members. There will also be an Open House on July 18 at the Harriet Tubman Terrace, 550 Negley Run Blvd., and a Worship Service on July 19 at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church. For more information, call 412-363-8422 or visit
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