Wednesday, breast-feeding class, 6 to 8:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown. Call (330) 480-6667 to register. The fee is 10.
Thursday, start of three-week childbirth class, 9:30 to noon or 6:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Joseph Health Center, Warren. Call (330) 841-4590 to register. The fee is $45.
Lamaze Childbirth Classes, Womancare Center in Hermitage, Pa., once a week for four weeks. Call (724) 347-7700 or (724) 981-3500 for more information.
Wednesday, Trumbull County Prepared Childbirth four-week evening class, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. starting July 10 and running through July 31, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren. To register, call (330) 841-9251. The fee is $50.
Saturday, July 13 and 20, Safe Sitter Program, TMH, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., must attend both classes to get a certificate. Students must be at least 11 years old. For more information and to register, call (330) 884-3710.
Party for multiple births
YOUNGSTOWN -- St. Elizabeth Health Center is planning "A Celebration of Multiples -- The More the Merrier" for all twins, triplets and quadruplets born at the health center since 1985.
Sponsored by the departments of obstetrics and pediatrics, the event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. July 14 in the D.D. and Velma Davis Education and Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens of Mill Creek MetroParks.
A special welcome ceremony and activities such as face painting, clowns and family photos are planned. Educational materials and other information about support groups is available, and there will be tours of the gardens and the new education and visitor center throughout the day. Beverages and light snacks will be provided.
More than 40 sets of twins are born at St. Elizabeth's each year, along with an average of three to four sets of triplets.
"It is exciting to watch these children as they grow," said Dr. Elena Rossi, director of neonatology and chairwoman of pediatrics at St. Elizabeth's. Dr. Rossi will be on hand to greet the children, along with neonatologists and perinatologists from St. Elizabeth's.
CANFIELD -- The Mahoning Valley American Cancer Society is conducting its annual Swim-Along campaign through July 19 at nine area pools and swim clubs in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. Children and young adults get pledges or a flat donation for each lap they swim. Last year's event netted $14,000. This year's goal is $15,000. Pools and swim clubs participating are: Applewood Swim Club, Boardman Tennis & amp; Swim Club, Camp Rachel at Leonard Kirtz School, Canfield Swim Club, Firestone Park, Logan Swim Club, Poland Swim Club, Tippecanoe Country Club and Trumbull Country Club. Call (330) 533-0546 or (888) 227-6446 for more information.