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NOV. 19—The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture will host the Market Square Farmers Market at 10 a.m. at Gateway Center Plaza, Commonwealth Place, Downtown. Area farmers will have more than 50 varieties of produce, pastas and smoked meats. PASA is a nonprofit organization that seeks to transform agriculture and food systems in Pennsylvania in a way that makes farmers more viable, improves the land and restores the health and well-being of citizens.
NOV. 21—The Mon Valley Initiative will host a Purchase Housing Workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 303/305 E. 8th Ave., Homestead. The Mon Valley Initiative is a non-profit leader in the development of homeownership. All participants who successfully complete this Housing and Urban Development curriculum will receive a certificate, which is required to obtain community development mortgage loans from local lenders. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided, as well as free parking. Registration is requested. Call Mike Mauer at 412-464-4000, ext. 4008 or visit www.monvalleyinitiative.com.
NOV. 21—The African American Heritage House of the Homewood Art Museum will host a Benefit Gala at 5:30 at Churchill Country Club, Beulah Rd., Churchill. There will be a silent auction with memorabilia from Pittsburgh sports teams, artwork and more. The guest auctioneer will be L.C. Greenwood of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tickets are $25 and are available at Dorsey’s. There will also be live music and a buffet. For more information, call 412-526-8981.
NOV. 21—Iota Phi Foundation of the Iota Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity will host a Recognition Dinner at 7 p.m. at Rodef Shalom, 4905 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The foundation honors men who demonstrate superior leadership in the areas of business, medicine, education and community. This year’s honorees are Keith Key, Dr. Leon R. Williams Jr., DMD, Herman Jones, Evan Frazier, Milton and Nancy Washington, Ron Hunt and Y’Hoshua Murray. There will also be a scholarship presentation. Visit www.pghques.org.
NOV. 26—The Gateway Clipper Fleet will host their Thanksgiving Day Dinner Cruise at 3 p.m. at 350 W. Station Square Dr., Station Square. Celebrate Thanksgiving with this 2-1/2-hour cruise along Pittsburgh’s three rivers while enjoying a turkey buffet with all the trimmings. There will also be a Holiday Captain’s Dinner Cruise on Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. This cruise features a dinner buffet and live entertainment. For more information, call 412-355-7980.
ONGOING—The Dinwiddie Community Alliance will host a Food Drive from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at the James F. Henry Hill House Center lobby, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. They are collecting non-perishable food products, paper products and hygiene items for the Jubilee Kitchen. Items will be collected through Nov. 23. For more information, call 412-471-7709
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