Dance workshop slated Saturday, Sunday |

Dance workshop slated Saturday, Sunday

Las Vegas Jazz Dance Spectacular, a two-day workshop for dancers, will be Saturday and Sunday in the Penn State New Kensington Field House.

The workshop is directed by professional choreographer Angelo Moio and designed for middle school, high school and college-age dancers with at least a intermediate level of training.

The classes, three per day, include Latin jazz, musical theater (Fosse-style), choreography, lyrical swing and classic jazz choreography. They run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m to 5 Sunday.

Moio is a national competition judge and teacher and contributing writer to Dance Spirit and Dance Teacher magazines and has danced backup for such stars as Juliet Prowse, Ann-Margret, and Gloria Gaynor.

In Las Vegas, he has worked as dancer and line captain for the Siegfried and Roy show at the Mirage Motel and dance captain and assistant choreographer for “Legends in Concert on Broadway” at the Academy Theater the Imperial Palace.

The cost is $50 for one day, $80 for both. Students should wear traditional dance attire and pack a lunch. For details, call (724) 334-6143 or e-mail Claudia Morris, [email protected] .

Study seeks women

Pride Clinical Research Associates is seeking postmenopausal women for a placebo-controlled study to compare the safety and tolerability of an oral buffered solution of alendronate sodium vs. placebo for the treatment of osteoporosis.

Participants must be at least 40 years old, past menopause, at risk for osteoporosis (low bone mass and fractures) and not taking osteoporosis medications such as Fosamax, Actonel or Evista.

For details, call Alma Heyl or Lisa Zeman at (412) 232-7164 or e-mail [email protected] .

Program for volunteers

The Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council is offering a workshop for volunteers in tutoring an adult student in math from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in Third Presbyterian Church, Fifth and Negley avenues.

Participants also must attend the first session of a basic literacy workshop. For details and registration forms, call Peggi at (412) 661-7323 or visit .

Allegheny County
Free smoke alarms

The Allegheny County Health Department is offering county residents free smoke alarms powered by a built-in lithium battery that lasts 10 years and have a button enabling them to be silenced in the event of a false or nuisance alarm.

Dr. Bruce W. Dixon, county health director, said conventional alarms 10 years old or older should be replaced because they are less reliable and have a high failure rate.

Health officials recommend and will provide an alarm, which includes free installation and fire safety information, for each level of a home. To schedule an installation, call (412) 247-7800.


The Plum Planning Commission has recommended approval of a concrete company’s revised construction plan that will boost the price tag by about $100,000.

Stone & Co. plans to add a water storage tank and a truck storage facility to its development under construction in the Plum-Monroe Commerce Park, off Davidson Road.

In November, Plum Council approved Stone & Co.’s plan to move its Monroeville plant, which company officials said is outdated, to Plum.

Stone & Co. officials said they decided to construct the water storage tank after state Department of Environmental Protection officials mandated that they retain all water on-site.

Council is expected to consider the planning commission recommendation during its 6:30 p.m. meeting on Oct. 14.

Work on the plant began about a week ago. The facility is expected to be in operation by Jan. 1.


St. Rita’s Parish on Schwab Avenue in Munhall is conducting a fall super bingo on Oct. 5. Early bird games start at 1 p.m. with the regular games starting at 1:30 p.m.

Admission is $20 in advance and $22 at the gate and includes 20 regular games, four specials, and a super jackpot, door prizes. Extra game packages and a bake sale also will be available.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Carol Bair at (412) 461-5746.

Penn Hills

The Penn Hills Kiwanis and Key Clubs will hold its rescheduled chicken barbecue Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in front of the Foodland on Frankstown Road. Citing concerns related to the arrival of Tropical Storm Isabel on last Friday , organizers postponed the fund-raiser for a week.

Proceeds will benefit local charities and community services including the Penn Hills Service Association, Eastern Communities Young Life, the Penn Hills YMCA, Camp Shining Arrow, the Penn Hills and Gateway Key Clubs, the Penn Hills Library, the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, leadership training for high school sophomores, and scholarships for high school seniors. The price is $6.50 and features a half-chicken “expertly barbecued with our secret Kiwanis sauce or Kiwanis Red BBQ Sauce,” said organizer Don Sanker, as well as a baked potato and a roll. Also available for purchase will be corn on the cob, drinks, a kid’s meal consisting of a hot dog and chips and more. Kiwanis Red Sauce will also be available on the side for dipping. Delivery will be available for lunch orders of five meals or more. For more information, call Rick Sanker at (412) 241-7312.


The Children’s Hospital Sunday Bike Run continues this weekend, with organizers hoping to eventually make a run from Cecil to the facility in Oakland to meet with some of the patients. All makes and models are welcome and riders meet between 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. in the back of the old borough building in Cecil , at the corner of Glass Hill Road and Route 50, with the first rider pulling out at 12:30 p.m. The run often goes into West Virginia and ends with free food at the Rhythm House Cafe on Washington Pike in Bridgeville. The cost is $10 per rider and includes a 50/50 raffle ticket. There is also Chinese auction to benefit Children’s Hospital. For questions and directions, call Brett Keller at (412) 220-1199 or John “Cookie” Montesano at (724) 746-4894.

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