April 30, 2013

A community chicken-and-biscuit dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Liberty United Methodist Church,1330 Banetown Road, Washington. Donations are accepted. For takeout orders or more information, call 724-222-7180.

Washington County Mental Health Awareness Day and Walk will be held from noon to 4 p.m. May 25 at North Strabane Municipal Park. Entry fee is $5 and includes a T-­shirt. Registration is required to receive a T-shirt. For more information, contact Jim Gleason at 724-­225-­1607 or

Childbirth preparation classes will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, May 8-29, at Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. Topics will include signs of labor, vaginal and caesarian deliveries, the role of a labor coach and comfort measures, including breathing and relaxation skills and pain medication options. To register, call 724-258-BABY, ext. 25.

Skin screening will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. May 14 in the Finleyville Community Center in recognition of National Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection Month. Dr. Paul Ruschak will conduct the free screenings. Appointments are limited. To make an appointment, call 724-348-6699.

Innovations in Breast Cancer Testing will be discussed by Dr. Natalie Furgiuele-Iracki at 6 p.m. May 14 in the Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. She will discuss genetic screening for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The program is part of MVH’s Innovations in Medicine series. Furgiuele-Iracki will repeat the talk at 6 p.m. May 20 in the HealthPLEX Willow Room. To register for either program, call the MVH reservation hotline at 724-258-1333.

AARP 55 Alive Refresher Driving Course will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 17 in the Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Registration is required by calling 724-258-1333.



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