City Calendar for 02/28/11

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TUESDAY

DOWNTOWN:: First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh will hold its weekly "Tuesday Boost," mid-day service at 12:25 p.m. in the church, 620 Sixth Ave. The Rev. Tom Hall, senior pastor, will lead the services, which explore issues of faith and work. The 30-minute service also includes music. For more information, 412-471-3436 or www.fpcp.org

OAKLAND: To mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Peace Corps, the University of Pittsburgh will sponsor a panel discussion, "Letters From Home," at 7 p.m. in the Frick Fine Arts Building, 650 Schenley Drive. Returned Peace Corps volunteers will discuss why they decided to serve as well as their experience during and following their years of service. Panelists will include those volunteers who served in Zambia, Honduras, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Kiribati, Moldova, Panama, Samoa, Paraguay and Malaysia. The program is sponsored by Pitt's Global Studies Center at the University Center for International Studies, in collaboration with the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Pittsburgh.

WEDNESDAY

DOWNTOWN: The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh will host a political salon from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bricolage Theater, 937 Liberty Ave. With the topic "Saving Lives: Responding to the World's Worst Humanitarian Crisis," speakers for the program will be John Prendergast, human rights activist and co-founder of the Enough Project, and Anne C. Richard, vice president for government relations and advocacy for the International Rescue Committee. Program costs are $15 for World Affairs Council members and $25 for nonmembers; food and beverages included in the fee. Proceeds will benefit the Enough Project and the International Rescue Committee. Participants must register to attend. For more information or to register, 412-281-7970 or www.worldaffairspittsburgh.org or welcome@worldaffairspittsburgh.org.

SHERADEN: The Kiwanis Club of Sheraden will sponsor "The Biggest Bedtime Story," a reading event for children, beginning at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post 496, located at 2863 Chartiers Ave. Free admission. Event include s a storyteller, a visit from the Cat In The Hat, craft activities, refreshments, etc. Children should wear their pajamas and bring a blanket. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

THURSDAY

SQUIRREL HILL: "Self-Defense and Just War" will be the topic for discussion for the March program in the monthly Christian-Jewish Dialogue series sponsored by the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee. Conveners will be Rabbi Jamie Gibson, the Rev. Dan Valentine, the Rev. Larry Kemp and Rabbi Michael Werbow. The program will place at noon at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave.; attendees are asked to use the Darlington Road entrance. The program is free and open to the public For more information, www.pajc.net, pajc@pajc.net or 412-605-0816.


To list events happening within the city limits, please fax information to City Calendar, 412-391-8452, or send e-mail to localnews@post-gazette.com , for consideration. Include specific event location, street address, city neighborhood, time, day and cost. Indicate the daytime or evening phone number of the sponsor with all submissions and a phone number readers may call for more information. Or mail information to City Calendar, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 34 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh 15222. The calendar is published Mondays and events appear during the week they occur. Submissions must be received by the Monday preceding publication.


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