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| Saturday, May 12, 2012, 2:32 a.m.


Kiski Valley YMCA's Early Childhood Development Classes has openings for the fall. Registrations, along with a $15 nonrefundable registration fee, will be taken at the Allegheny Township office. Call 724-845-1968 for more information.


The Alle-Kiski Area HOPE Center will offer free training for volunteers interested in helping victims of domestic violence and their children. Training will begin in September. Call 724-224-1100 for more information.


  • A free class demonstration will be held 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at the YWCA of Westmoreland County, 424 N. Main St., Greensburg. The class will feature half-hour sessions of Tai Chi, Joy of Movement and yoga.

    The class schedule runs as follows:

    • Joy of Movement: 6-7 p.m. Mondays, starting Sept. 15; or 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, starting Sept. 16.

    • Morning yoga: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, starting Sept. 17.

    • Energy yoga: 12:15-1:15 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Sept. 16.

    • Evening yoga: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, starting Sept. 8.

    • Tai Chi: Continuing, 6:40-7:40 p.m. Tuesdays, and Beginning, 7:40-8:40 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Sept. 23; Afternoon Tai Chi, 12:30-1:30 p.m., starting Sept. 24.

    • Vegetarian cooking classes: Sept. 20, "Vegetable Soups and Stews"; Oct. 11, "Glorious Grains"; Oct. 25, "Tofu Cookery"; Nov. 8,

    • "Warming Winter Casseroles"; Nov. 22, "Healthful Baking for the Holidays."

    For more information and registration, call 724-834-9390.

  • The Penn State Cooperative Extension Office will conduct a food safety training course 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 8, 9, 15 and 16 at the Penn State New Kensington Campus. The course fulfills Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture requirements for the Food Employee Certification Act.

    The examination will be held Sept. 22. Participants must attend all dates. To register or for a brochure, call 724-334-6010.


  • Copies of the 2004 Pittsburgh and East Entertainment Book will be sold by Kiski Valley YMCA. Cost is $20 per book.

  • The Ladies Auxiliary of Darlington Fire Department will have a community flea market 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 20 at the fire hall. To reserve a display table, call Lori Ramsey at 724-238-7811. The auxiliary will have sandwiches, baked goods and drinks for sale.

  • The seventh annual Norwin High School Boys Soccer Boosters golf outing will be held on Sept. 21 at Carradam Golf Course. A 1:30 p.m. shotgun start is planned. Cost is $85 for adults and $55 for students, which includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, steak dinner, food and drinks at the turn, beer, pop, raffles and prizes.

    To register, call Jim Fedorka at 724-863-2565 or Tom Gess at 724-863-1352. Paid reservations are due by Sept. 5.


    Greensburg Garden Center will sponsor a "General Manners Funshop" for children ages 8-12. It will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Greensburg Garden & Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Road.

    Topics include everyday manners, out and about manners, introductions and conversations, proper table settings, handling silverware and table manners.

    Call the garden center office at 724-837-0245 for registration and information.

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