Health events the week of Feb. 17

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Special events

■ The Springdale Free Public Library, 331 School St., Springdale Borough, is holding an Individual Health Insurance Enrollment Fair from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday. Call 724-274-9729.

■  University Health Services of Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Fifth Ave., Oakland, is sponsoring "Crossing Boundaries, Transforming Lives: Exploring Health, Discovering Wellness" on Friday.

Included is a symposium, "Research into Practice: Health and Wellness for Ourselves and for Our Community," followed by a panel discussion, to take place from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. In addition, the movie "Dallas Buyers Club" is being shown at 7:30 and 10 p.m. in McConomy Auditorium. Cost is $3, $1 for CMU students. Call 412-268-5052.

Charity events

■  The Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. is sponsoring a barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the main lobby of Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll. Food is being supplied by Fourth Street Barbeque, with takeout available. Call 724-258-1167.

■  Vincentian Charitable Foundation is sponsoring an "Affair of the Heart" fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at LeMont Restaruant, Grandview Ave., Mount Washington. The cost is $115, and space is limited. Proceeds benefit Vincentian de Marillac and Marion Manor homes. To register, call 412-548-4056.

■  Wesley Spectrum Services is sponsoring a spring gala from 6 to 10 p.m. March 8 at the Fairmont Hotel, 510 Market St., Downtown. The cost is $200, $1,500 for a table of eight and $2,000 for a table or 10, and the deadline is next Monday. Call 412-342-2337.


■ Passavant Hospital Foundation is presenting "Taking Care of Your Heart" at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cranberry Township Senior Center, 2525 Rochester Road. Speaker is Martha Bowman, cardiologist at the UPMC Heart & Vascular Institute at UPMC Passavant. Attendees are to receive blood pressure screenings. Call 412-748-6640.

■ Mon-Vale Health Resources is sponsoring "Go Red Washington County," including a healthy cooking demonstration with limited seating and samples afterward; a look at stress management techniques to help your heart, including a gentle yoga demonstration; and an "Innovations in Medicine" talk on heart health by a physician, from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center of Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll, in recognition of American Heart Month. To register, call 724-258-1333.


■ The Southwestern Pennsylvania chaper of the American Red Cross is holding the following safety classes on Feb. 25 except where indicated at its Downtown headquarters, 225 Blvd. of the Allies. Call 1-888-733-2767.

-- Babysitting Training, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Cost: $75.

-- Adult CPR/AED, 8 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $70.

-- Adult first aid/CPR/AED, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost: $90.

■ Mon-Vale Health Resources is sponsoring a breastfeeding class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. next Monday at its Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, 800 Plaza Drive, Rostraver. Call 724-258-2229 ext. 9.

■ Allegheny General Hospital is sponsoring a basic life support class for healthcare providers from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at its Destination Wellness health resource center, the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, 590 Pittsburgh Mills Circle, Frazer. The cost is $35, which includes a manual. Call 724-274-5202.

■ Home Instead Senior Care Center for Training and Education is sponsoring an Alzheimer's CARE Training Workshop from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at its Bethel Park office, Suite 415, 2000 Oxford Drive. Call 412-595-7554 or 724-222-7700.

Special opportunities

■ Dentistry From The Heart is offering free vision care 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to the first 150 people at the office of Robert Prazer, the founder of Pediatric and Adult Vision Care, 110 VIP Drive, Marshall. Email or call 724-900-2020.

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