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Charity events

■ Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society is selling Evelyn's Elegant Edibles, including includes soup mixes, rice mixes, meat mixes, biscotti and cake mixes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday in the Little Shop Corridor at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. Call 724-689-0206.

■ Westmoreland Hospital Auxiliary is holding a book fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the lobby of Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. Call 724-689-0206.

Seminars/lectures

■ UPMC East Mall-Walker Program is Presenting "Ask the Pharmacist" from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Food Court on the Lower Level of Monroeville Mall, 200 Mall Circle Drive, Monroeville. Call 412-357-3700.

■ Mon-Vale Health Resources is sponsoring the following programs at its Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, 800 Plaza Drive, Rostraver. To register, call 724-258-1333 unless otherwise indicated.

-- "Am I at Risk for Diabetes?" 6 p.m. Wednesday. Presenter: endocrinologist Dr. Alexander Tal.

-- "Talk With a Doc: Carpel Tunnel Syndrome," 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Bethel Park Municipal Building, 5100 West Library Ave. Presenter: orthopedist Dr. Daniel T. Stewart.

-- "Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?" 5:30 p.m. Monday. Presenter: Dr. Carol McCloskey. To register, call 412-641-3632 or 412-802-8299.

■ The PriorityCare program of Allegheny Valley Hospital, Harrison, is sponsoring the following.

-- "Understanding and Treating Colorectal Cancer," 6 p.m. Wednesday, Charles W. Young Conference Center. Presenter: oncologist Dr. Gene Finley. To register, call 412-330-4469.

-- "GreenLight Laser Therapy: A New Option for Enlarged Prostate Treatment," 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday. Presenter: urologist Dr. Rong-Chung Lin. Space limited. To register, call 1-877-433-2873.

■ Outreach Teen & Family Services is providing the following workshops for parents and youth from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Blvd., except where indicated. To register, call 412-561-5405.

-- "Taming Tempers: Anger Management for Parents and Children," Wednesday.

-- "Thrive," discussion group for boys in grades 6-8, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays from next Tuesday to April 8. Space limited to 12.

-- "Motivations for Misbehavior," April 9, Dormont Public Library, 2950 West Liberty Ave.

Classes/workshops

■ The Southwestern Pennsylvania chapter of the American Red Cross is sponsoring the following safety classes. Call 1-888-733-2767.

-- Adult CPR/AED, 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Downtown headquarters, 225 Blvd. of the Allies; or 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Armstrong County office, suite 4, 245 Butler Road, West Kittanning. Cost: $70.

-- Adult first aid/CPR/AED, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Downtown; or 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Armstrong County office. Cost: $90.

-- Adult and pediatric CPR/AED, 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Downtown. Cost: $90.

-- CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Butler County office, 312 Mercer St., Butler. Cost: $110.

■ The Allegheny County Health Department is sponsoring a food protection certification course from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 21 at Allegheny General Hospital, North Side. The cost is $75, $60 for those who live or work in the county. Call 412-687-2243 or 412-578-8044.

■ Excela Health is sponsoring "Breastfeeding Success" from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Conference Center, on the ground floor of Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Call 1-877-771-1234.

■ Passavant Hospital Foundation presents the following programs:

-- "Stroke and What the Future Holds for Stroke Care," including panel discussion, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. next Tuesday, North campus, Community College of Allegheny County, 8701 Perry Highway, McCandless. Call 412-369-3701.

-- "Colon Cancer ... What You Need to Know," 12:30 p.m. March 19, the Cranberry Township Senior Center, municipal building, 2520 Rochester Road. Presenter: Colon-rectal surgeon Dr. Ved Kaushik. Call 412-748-6640.

Support groups

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

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 http://www.www.redcrossblood.org/greateralleghenies.

Fitness classes/clinics

■ Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road, Upper St. Clair, is sponsoring the following classes on Tuesdays from next Tuesday to April 29 unless otherwise indicated. The cost is $35 except where indicated. Call 412-835-6630.

-- Barre Total Balance Workout, 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays from Wednesday to May 7. First class free.

-- Arthritis Foundation Exercise, 11:15 a.m to 12:15 p.m.

-- T'ai Chi, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.


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