The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

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October 18, 2011

IN BRIEF | Hospital offers quit-smoking course

SOMERSET — A seven-week smoking cessation class will be offered by Somerset Hospital.

Classes will be held in the hospital from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, beginning next week and continuing through Dec. 5.

A month of nicotine replacement patches, gum or lozenges will be provided to those attending at least three classes.

Advance registration is required by calling 443-5196 or

UPJ Dems to hold meet candidates rally

The UPJ Democrats will hold a Meet the Democrats Rally from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Living/Learning Center on the Pitt-Johnstown campus.

Candidates for county commissioner, controller, district attorney and prothonotary are expected to attend.

Dining program targets diabetics

SOMERSET – Penn State Extension will offer the hands-on food preparation program “Dining with Diabetes” from

9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, beginning Nov. 1 at the Penn State Extension Office, 6024 Glades Pike, Somerset. A follow-up class will be held Jan. 24.

The program will focus on learning to manage the disease through understanding important test numbers, meal planning, food preparation and physical activity.

The cost is $40 for an individual or $55 for two family members. For an additional fee, an optional lab test will be offered to measure hemoglobin A1C.

For more information or to request a brochure, call the extension office at 445-8911, ext. 7. The registration deadline is Tuesday.

Partial funding for the program has been provided by the Rotary Club of Somerset.

Vampire 5K to benefit blood services chapter

The fifth annual American Red Cross Blood Services Vampire 5K will be held Saturday at the John P. Murtha Donor Pavilion, 250 Jari Drive in Richland Township.

Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. and the run will begin at 9:30, rain or shine.

The cost to participate is $25, and all proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross Keystone Chapter.

For more information, contact Tara Harrington at


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