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Briefs: Valley Y plans Family Day events

| Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Allegheny Valley YMCA will host Healthy Family Day from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the YMCA, 5021 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights.

The event includes dinner, games, crafts, swimming, family challenges and prizes.

At the event, the YMCA plans to introduce a new program, Healthy Family Home, a holistic approach toward improving overall health by teaching families how to integrate regular physical activity with healthy food choices while working to build healthy, strong relationships.

For more information, call the YMCA at 724-224-9500 or 724-295-9400.


Financial fitness course offered for teens

Neighborhood Housing Services Inc. and First Commonwealth Bank will host a financial fitness course for Allegheny County students ages 16 to 19.

"My Money, My Life" will be presented from 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays, April 21 through May 19 at the Salvation Army Center, 917 Brackenridge Ave., in Brackenridge.

Topics include setting goals, budgeting, saving and credit. Students who complete the course will receive $100 in a fee-free savings account at First Commonwealth Bank. A light meal will be served at every class.

Space is limited. For information, call Karen Derzic at 412-281-1100, ext. 121, or via e-mail .


Cheswick fair celebrates young children

Valley Community Services Child Care Center will have a community fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the center, 1216 Pittsburgh St., Cheswick, to celebrate the Week of the Young Child.

The theme is "Bring Communities Together for Children -- Children Bring Communities Together." The purpose is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

There will be Bluegrass music, games, food, prizes and a silent auction. For information, call 724-274-4450.


Prison tour teaches kids about consequences

Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation is sponsoring a "Truth and Consequences Jail Tour" on April 23 at the Westmoreland County Prison.

The tour is designed to be a motivational and educational experience for teens whose parents want them to remain crime free.

Reservations are required. Seating is limited. For more information or reservations call the foundation at 724-226-9996. This free event is funded through the "Health Teen Initiative" of the Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation.

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