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■ UPMC is offering a celiac disease patient education program from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Cooper Conference Room, on the ground floor of the Hillman Cancer Center, Shadyside. Registration is required. Call 412-578-9518.

■ Excela Health is holding its monthly Mall Walkers program at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Westmoreland Mall, off Lincoln Highway, Hempfield. Speaker is Dr. Stephen Wynert of Diagnostic Associates. Doors open at 8 a.m. Call 1-877-771-1234.

■ Passavant Hospital Foundation is presenting "Pain and Managing Pain" at 1 p.m. April 2 at Club Julian, 101 Corbett Court, Ross. Speakers will be Drs. M. Melissa Moon and Eric Helm. To register, call 412-366-1931.


■ The Southwestern Pennsylvania chapter of the American Red Cross Babysitter Training from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its Downtown headquarters, 225 Blvd. of the Allies. The cost is $75. Call 1-888-733-2767.

■ Mon-Vale Health Resources is sponsoring a four-week smoking cessation program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning next Tuesday at the Bentleyville Holiday Inn, 25 Smita Lane, Somerset, Washington County. The cost is $20, free to employees and Primary Care Resource Center patients at Monongahela Valley Hospital and anyone with a referral from an MVH-affiliated primary care physician. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, call 724-258-1932.


■ Moon Parks & Recreation is sponsoring the following classes. The cost is $50, $45 for township residents, unless otherwise indicated. Classes run for six-week sessions unless otherwise indicated. Call 412-262-1703.

-- Morning Zumba, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays from Monday to May 12, Robin Hill Center, Robin Hill Park, 949 Thorn Run Road.

-- Beginner Zumba, 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays from Monday to May 12, fitness room, Moon Area High School, 904 Beaver Grade Road. No class April 21.

-- Totally Toned, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Mondays from Monday to May 12, fitness room, Moon Area High School. No class April 21.

-- Yoga Workshop for Insomnia, 7 to 8:30 p.m. next Tuesday, municipal building, 1000 Beaver Grade Road. Cost: $25, $20 for township residents.

-- Zumba Fitness, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Tuesday to May 6, municipal building.

-- Pilates, 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays from April 2 to May 7, Robin Hill Center.

-- Bodyshred, 6 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays from April 2 to May 7, Rhema Christian School, 1301 Coraopolis Heights Road. Cost: $35, $30 for township residents.

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

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