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Special events

■ Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center in partnership with Duquesne University's Department of Psychology, is sponsoring the movie "Flight" from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 28 in Room 1, Rockwell Hall, at the Uptown campus as the second in PPC's "Analytic Flicks" series. A discussion with psychoanalyst and psychotherapist Mario Fischetti follows. Suggested donation is $10, and contining education credits are available. Call 412-661-4224.

Charity events

■ The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center is sponsoring its annual Shake Your Booties event with the theme "Super Heroes" at 6 p.m. March 29 at Heinz Field, 100 Art Rooney Ave. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, gourmet food stations, silent and live auctions, raffle opportunities, a photo booth and live entertainment by In The Mood are on the agenda. Comedian Gab Bonesso will be master of ceremonies. The cost is $150. Proceeds benefit the Children's Home's Adoption, Child's Way and Pediatric Specialty Hospital programs. Call 412-441-4884.

■ The annual UPMC Children's Ball is 6 to 9 p.m. March 29 at the Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Ave., North Shore. The luau-themed event includes Hawaiian performers, balloon artists, face painting and more. Dinner is being provided for all participants, including kid-friendly food and an ice cream sundae bar. The cost is $100, $40 for children. Proceeds benefit the UPMC Health for Life Summer Camp at Braddock. Call 412-802-8256.


■ Excela Health, in partnership with the ladies auxiliary of Blairsville Parks & Recreation Foundation, is offering a Wellness Check diagnostic screening 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Blairsville Area Medical Park, 56 Club Lane, Resort Plaza, Burrell, Indiana County. The cost is $45, with other tests available for additional fees. Call 1-877-771-1234.

■ Mon-Vale Health Resources is sponsoring a Multiphasic Blood Analysis from 7 to 10 a.m. March 29 in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center of Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll. The cost is $25 and appointments are required by March 26. Call 724-258-1282 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


■ Mon-Vale Health Resources is sponsoring the following programs. To register, call 724-258-1333.

-- "Talk With a Doc: Are Your Bones Strong?" 10 a.m. Thursday, Center in the Woods, 130 Woodland Court, West Brownsville. Presenter is family practice physician Diane E. Emes. A bone density screening follows.

-- "Circulation Problems in Limbs," 6 p.m. next Tuesday, Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center, Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll. Presenter: Vascular surgeon Ghassan Abu-Hamad. Part of its "Innovations in Medicine" series.

■ Allegheny Valley Hospital is sponsoring "Learn How to Recognize Depression: A Treatable Illness" from 6 to 7 p.m. next Tuesday at its Destination Wellness health resource center, the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, 590 Pittsburgh Mills Circle, Frazer. Dr. Steven L. Romiti and Kimberly Henderson from the Primary Care Place are presenters. Call 724-274-5202.


■ Allegheny Valley Hospital is sponsoring the following basic life support classes for healthcare providers at its Destination Wellness health resource center, the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, 590 Pittsburgh Mills Circle, Frazer. Cost includes required manuals. To register, call 724-274-5202.

-- CPR renewal, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Cost: $35.

-- CPR, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Cost: $45.

■ The Southwestern Pennsylvania chapter of the American Red Cross is sponsoring the following safety classes. Call 1-888-722-2767.

-- Adult CPR/AED, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Butler County office, 312 N. Mercer St., Butler. Cost: $70.

-- First aid/CPR/AED instructor, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and March 28, Downtown headquarters, 225 Blvd. of the Allies. Cost: $500. Includes online portion.

-- CPR/AED for professional rescuers and health care providers, 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Downtown. Cost: $110. Includes online portion.

-- Adult and pediatric first aid/CPR/AED, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. next Tuesday, Downtown; or 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Butler County office. Cost: $110

-- Adult and pediatric CPR/AED, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. next Tuesday, Butler County office. Cost: $90.

■ Excela Health is sponsoring "Your Changing Body for Girls" for girls ages 9 to 12 and their parents or guardians from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Conference Center, on the ground floor of Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. To register, call 1-877-771-1234.

■ Mon-Vale Health Resources is sponsoring the following programs from 6 to 9 p.m. in conjunction with Valley Health and Safety Training Center. Advance registration is required. Call 724-684-9536.

-- Adult CPR, next Tuesday.

-- Public first-aid, March 27.

Support groups

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

■ Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road, Upper St. Clair, is hosting an Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group from 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 27. Call 412-835-6630.

Fitness classes/clinics

■ Excela Health is sponsoring a a four-week Eat Well For Life program at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Thursday in the Community Education Room of Excela Square at Norwin, 8775 Norwin Ave., North Huntingdon. Call 1-877-771-1234.

Special opportunities

■ Mon-Vale Health Resources is sponsoring a shingles vaccine clinic from 10 a.m. to noon next Tuesday at its Healthy Directions health resource center, Finleyville Giant Eagle, 3701 Brownsville Road, Union. Fees payable by insurance. Registration required. For appointments, call 724-348-6699.

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