Health events for week of March 31

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Charity Events

■ The Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources is sponsoring the following fundraisers at Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll. Information: 724-258-1167.

-- Gene and Boots Easter candy sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, hospital lobby.

-- Rummage and Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Tuesday, Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center.

■ The Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western Pennsylvania is holding its annual Sports Memorabilia Auction from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Club at Nevillewood, 1000 Nevillewood Drive, Collier. TV/radio personality Ellis Cannon is host. Admission is $3 per person and includes dinner, a welcome bag and celebrity autographs. Space is limited. Information: 412-566-1545.

■ Alle-Kiski Medical Center is hosting a Wine, Cheese and Pasta Festival from 6 to 10 p.m. April 12 at Laube Hall, Community Park Road, South Buffalo, Armstrong County. The cost is $30. Proceeds benefit A-K Pulser, the hospital-based paramedic response unit. Call 724-226-7041.


■ Mon-Vale Health Resources is sponsoring 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. Information: 724-348-6699.


■ The Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center is presenting "Psychoanalytic Perspectives of Attachment and Reflective Parenting" from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave. Call 412-661-4224.


■ Excela Health is offering the following classes in conference room D on the first floor of Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, except where indicated. Call 1-877-771-1234.

-- Family and Friends CPR, 6 to 9 p.m. today.

-- Childbirth and Beyond, 7 to 9:30 p.m. three consecutive Wednesdays beginning Wednesday or 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Conference Center, ground floor, Westmoreland Hospital.

-- Breastfeeding Success, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

-- Sibling Class, for older children of expectant parents, 6 to 8 p.m. next Tuesday.

■ The ParentWISE Program of Family Services of Western Pennsylvania, 211 Huff Ave., South Greensburg, is holding "The Incredible Family" parenting series from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays from Thursday to July 3. Dinner is being served at 5:30 p.m. Call 724-837-5410, ext. 705.

■ The Allegheny County Health Department is sponsoring a food protection certification course from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 14 at UPMC McKeesport. The cost is $75, $60 for those who live or work in the county. Call 412-687-2243 or 412-578-8044.

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

Support Groups

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

■ Excela Health is sponsoring a six-week children's grief support group from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning today at Charter Oak United Methodist Church, 449 Frye Farm Road, Unity. For information and registration, call 1-877-771-1234.

Fitness Classes/Clinics

■ Allegheny Valley Hospital is offering "Yoga for Beginners" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays from today to April 22 at its Destination Wellness health resource center, the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, 590 Pittsburgh Mills Circle, Frazer. The cost is $25. Call 724-274-5202.

■ Excela Health is sponsoring a group-based or self-directed Drop 10 in 10 class at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Wednesday in auditorium A, on the first floor, Excela Latrobe Hospital. Call 1-877-771-1234.

■ Monroeville United Methodist Church, 219 Center Road, is hosting low-impact aerobics/toning classes at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays beginning Thursday. The cost is $59 for 13 sessions, $6 per class, $5 discount for new students who sign up with a friend. Call 724-468-4830.

■ Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC is sponsoring the following yoga classes. Registration is required. Call 412-802-8299.

-- Prenatal Yoga, 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays from Saturday to May 10 or 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays from April 9 to May 13.

-- Mom & Baby Yoga, 10:15 to 11 a.m. Saturdays from Saturday to May 10.

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