Health-related events open to the public coming up soon.

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■ The Three Rivers Adaptive Sports chapter of Disabled Sports USA will hold a screening of the film "The Movement" on Friday at the Hollywood Theater, 1449 Potomac Ave., Dormont, in celebration of its 25th year. A wine and hors d'oeuvres reception will be from 7 to 8 p.m., with the screening to follow. The cost is $25 per person; $160 for eight. Call 412-491-4748.


■ Mon-Vale Health Resources will sponsors a bone density screening from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at its Healthy Directions health resource center, Finleyville Giant Eagle, 3701 Brownsville Road, Union. For more information: 724-348-6699.

Blood drives

■ To find a blood drive near you call:

-- The Central Blood Bank, 412-209-7000 or 1-800-310-9551.

-- The American Red Cross, 1-800-733-2767. For bloodmobile locations, check


■ Monroeville Public Library, 4000 Gateway Campus Blvd., will sponsor "Your Kidneys and You: Maintaining Kidney Wellness" from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday. Speaker is Cherie Peters, regional program manager for the National Kidney Foundation. Information: 412-372-0400, ext. 4.

■ Mon-Vale Health Resources, in conjunction with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, will sponsor "Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?" 6 p.m. Monday in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center of Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll. Featured presenter is Dr. Ramesh Ramanathan. To register, call 412-641-3632 or 412-802-8299.


■ The Southwestern Pennsylvania chapter of the American Red Cross will hold the following safety classes at its Downtown headquarters, 225 Blvd. of the Allies, except where indicated. Call 1-888-733-2767.

-- Adult CPR/AED, 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesday or Saturday or 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Cost: $70. Part of Thursday's class will be taken online.

-- Adult first aid/CPR/AED, 10 a.m. to noon Thursday or 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost: $90. Part of Thursday's class will be taken online.

-- Adult and pediatric first aid/CPR/AED, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, New Castle Public Library, 207 E. North St., New Castle, Lawrence County. Cost: $110.

■ Mon-Vale Health Resources will sponsor a four-week childbirth preparation class from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays beginning this week at its Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, 800 Plaza Drive, Rostaver. To register, call 724-258-2229, ext. 9.

■ The Arthritis Foundation and AgrAbility will present a workshop for farmers, gardeners, agricultural workers, health care professionals and the general public from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Arthritis Foundation, Foster Plaza No. 11, 790 Holiday Drive, Green Tree. Topics will include information on arthritis as a disease, treatment and pain management options, sources of joint stress and pain on the farm, operation changes, modifications to farm equipment and assistive technology tools. Speakers are Erica Bobbitt, Pennsylvania AgrAbility program coordinator; Amber Wolfe, national AgrAbility project coordinator; and Allison Brenckle, Western Pennsylvania Arthritis Foundation program director. For more information and to register: 412-250-3343 or 1-855-529-2728, ext. 5603.

n Excela Health will sponsor "Breastfeeding Success" from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday in conference room D on the first floor of Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Call 1-877-771-1234.

Support groups

■ Self Help Group Network, a service of PA 2-1-1 Southwest, provides a database of support groups. Call 412-255-1155.

■ UPMC McKeesport Pastoral Care will lead a six-week bereavement support group from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Thursday. Presenter is Deacon Dale J. DiSanto, UPMC McKeesport's director of pastoral care. Call 412-664-2380 or 412-664-2057.

Fitness classes/clinics

■ Allegheny Valley Hospital will sponsor a 10-week Drop 10 in 10 class from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays beginning this week at its Destination Wellness health resource center, the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, 590 Pittsburgh Mills Circle, Frazer. The cost is $110, $20 for Highmark members. Call 724-274-5202.

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