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MONDAY

OAKLAND: The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Race and Social Problems' lecture series will be "Americans by Heart: Undocumented Latino Students and the Promise of Higher Education." The presenter will be William Perez, associate professor of education at Claremont Graduate University. The free lecture will be held at noon in the School of Social Work Conference Center on the 20th floor of the Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., on the Pitt campus. Registration is not required; lunch will be provided. For more information, visit www.crsp.pitt.edu or call 412-624-7382.

SHADYSIDE: J Street Pittsburgh, the National Council of Jewish Women-PA and the One Voice Moment will hold a town hall in support of U.S.-led efforts for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at 7 p.m. in Levy Hall at Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave. Speaking will be Mattan Peretz, One Voice Israel youth leader, and Obada Shtaya youth leader for One Voice Palestine; they will discuss their efforts to mobilize Israelis and Palestinians to support ongoing peace talks. AA dessert reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

TUESDAY

DOWNTOWN: The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh will hold a breakfast briefing, "Lessons from Afghanistan: The Future of Special Operations Forces," from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Rivers Club, 301 Grant St. The speaker will be Linda Robinson, senior international policy analyst at the RAND Corp. and the author of "One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare." Tickets are $25 for World Affairs Council members and $45 for nonmembers. To register, www.worldpittsburgh.org, welcome@worldpittsburgh.org or 412-281-7970.

SHADYSIDE: A recital featuring the Quinta Voce Wind Quintet to benefit the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters will be held at 7 p.m. in First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Ave. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students.

OAKLAND: The University of Pittsburgh's Honors College will sponsor a panel discussion, "Vietnam: New Lessons From an Old War, a Half Century On," at 7:30 p.m. in Ballroom B of the University Club, 123 University Place. The panelist are Peter Arnett, a journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1966 for his war coverage; Bob Kerrey, Vietnam veteran, former U.S. senator and former governor of Nebraska;Dartmouth College professor Edward G. Miller, professor of history at Dartmouth, considered to be a pre-eminent expert on Vietnam; journalist and author Laura Palmer, who covered Vietnam from 1972 to 1975; and Thomas J. Vallely, a veteran and former Harvard University Vietnam Program director. Moderator for the discussion will be David M. Shribman, executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are recommended. To reserve a seat, www.honorscollege.pitt.edu/vietnamlessons.

WEDNESDAY

OVERBROOK: St. Norbert Parish will hold a Lenten fish fry in the church hall. Takeout will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner will be served from 4 to 7:30 p.m. The fish fry will be held on Fridays during Lent. For take-out orders, 412-881-8201

SHERADEN: The Kiwanis Club of Sheraden will holds its fourth annual biggest bedtime story event from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sheraden branch of the Carnegie Library. The theme is child safety and will feature the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Children may wear their pajamas and bring blankets. There is no cost, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be provided. The branch library is located at 720 Sherwood Ave.

OAKLAND: The University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will perform in concert at 8 p.m. in the Bellefield Hall auditorium on the university campus. The program includes Elizabeth Brown's "Arboretum" and Frances White's "Centre Bridge." Free.

FRIDAY

OVERBROOK: St. Norbert Lenten fish fry, St. Norbert parish hall. See Wednesday's listing for details

CARRICK: A Lenten pierogi sale will take place from noon to 6 p.m. at St. Pius X Byzantine Catholic Church, 2336 Brownsville Road. Haluski will also be available. Eat in or take out. The sale will be held every Friday through Lent, excluding Good Friday. To place order in advance, 412-881-8344.

LARIMER: Lincoln Avenue Church of God, 404 Lincoln Ave., will host a 1 p.m. ecumenical worship service marking World Day of Prayer. The worship service, developed by the women of Egypt, will include praise, prayer and reflection on "Streams in the Desert." For more information, 412-361-7748.

SATURDAY

SHADYSIDE: "Introducing the Musical Saw" will be the next program in the Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions, Chatham Baroque's series of informal mini-concerts for pre-schoolers and their caregivers. Two concerts -- at 10 and at 11:30 a.m. -- will be held in McClintic Hall of Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave. at Walnut Street. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children. For tickets, www.chathambaroque.org or 1-888-718-4253.

NORTH SIDE: The National Aviary will host a birthday party for Pumpkin, a 1-year old Eurasian eagle owl, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Festivities for the event will include Pumpkin's first public flight, owl crafts, storytelling and birthday cupcakes. In addition, Pumpkin's sister, Tootsie, will be introduced to the public. The birthday party events are included with aviary admission. The National Aviary is located at 700 Arch St.

STRIP DISTRICT: "Puccini and Friends" will be the theme for the next Brown Bag Concert presented by Pittsburgh Opera. Resident artist from Pittsburgh Opera will perform works from "La Boheme," "I Pagliacci," "Madama Butterfly," etc. The concert will be held at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., concert to follow at noon. The concert is free and open to the public.

DOWNTOWN: A presentation focusing on the issue of sexual assault in the U.S. military will be held at 3 p.m. at Bricolage Theatre, 937 Liberty Ave. Excerpts from the documentary "The Invisible War" and from local playwright Tammy Ryan's play "A Soldier's Heart" will be presented. A panel discussion will follow with Ms. Ryan; Tami Dixon, Fifth Wall Theater producing director; Ginny Hildebrand, founder of Pittsburgh-based Stop Sexual Assault in the Military; and Joyce Wagner of Iraq Veterans Against the War. Afterwards, there will be a talk-back session. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, hildebrew@aol.com.

SUNDAY

STRIP DISTRICT: Pittsburgh Opera's final art song recital for the 2013-14 season will take place at 2 p.m. at Pittsburgh Opera headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave. Resident artists Meredith Lustig, Joseph Barron and Samantha Korbey will perform works by Schubert, Vaughan Williams, Boulanger and Ives. A reception hosted by the Friends of Pittsburgh Opera will follow the recital. General admission is $5; free for members of the Friends of Pittsburgh Opera and donors at the $50 level.

SHADYSIDE: Shadyside Presbyterian Church's Music in a Great Space concert series will present the Virginia Glee Club in concert at 4 p.m. in the church, 5121 Westminster Place. Under the direction of Frank Albinder, the glee club is the oldest musical organization at the University of Virginia and is one of the oldest all-male vocal ensembles in the U.S. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. For tickets or more information, www.shadysidepres.org or 412-682-4300

SHADYSIDE: A choral evensong service will take at 5 p.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave. at Walnut Street. The Calvary Choir under the direction of music director Alan Lewis will perform works by Howells, Tappe and Tallis. Chatham Baroque will play a brief concert after the service. For more information, www.calvarypgh.org or 412-661-0120.

DOWNTOWN: "A Russian Easter Overture," a concert presented by the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra under the direction of music director Lawrence Loh, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall. The program will include works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Mahler and Copland. Yani Quemodo, winner of the 2014 PYSO conducting competition, will lead the orchestra in "Les Toreadors" from Bizet's "Carmen Suite." The concert is free, but tickets are required for admission. To download tickets, www.pyso.us.

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