Elite runners will vie
YOUNGSTOWN -- Boston Marathon great Bill Rodgers and other elite runners are expected to compete in the 28th annual 10K Peace Race Oct. 6. Presented by Butler Wick & amp; Co. to benefit Tod Children's Hospital, the race, beginning at 10:15 a.m., and the 2-mile fun run, beginning at 9:30 a.m., will start at Mill Creek Park and end at the Youngstown YMCA. Applications are available at Second Sole Shoes on U.S. Route 224, the downtown YMCA and other health clubs. Runners may enter on race day at the YMCA.
KINSMAN -- The public library will be crawling with monstrous creatures Oct. 5 when children 5 to 12 create ghoulish Monster Jug Heads. Kids can pick the color of the head the plan to create when they register. Wear paint- and glue-friendly clothes. Call the library at (330) 876-2461.
CLINICS AND CLASSES
UPMC Horizon Sports Medicine Center is offering a special Saturday Injury Clinic through the end of the football season to treat local athletes with musculoskeletal injuries. The clinic is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Shenango Valley Outpatient Center, Farrell, and 10 to 11 a.m. at the Greenville Outpatient Center. Dr. Richard S. Richards, who has served as resident and team physician for several professional, college and high school teams, will be on hand. Call (724) 588-2017 or (724) 588-6793 for information Monday through Friday, and (724) 589-1006 on weekends and holidays.
BOARDMAN -- The Council for Better Nutrition is offering a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday Sept. 23 at Christ's Church, 7155 Glenwood Ave., to be opened by naturopath Alan Masters of Salem. Call (330) 783-2866 for information.
Learn to rear children
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Free classes on various aspects of raising children are being offered by the Penn State Cooperative Extension in Lawrence County. Classes are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday through Oct. 15 in the Penn State Cooperative Extension offices, third floor of the county government center. Call (724) 654-8370.
Child safety seminar
HUBBARD -- Hubbard Taekwondo offers a Child Safety Seminar, free and open to the public, from 10 a.m. to noon at 116 E. Liberty St. The seminar includes youth self-protection strategies, self-defense techniques, how to recognize situations, how to resist the abuser and rules of safety for children.
LIBERTY -- Forum Health, HMHP and the American Cancer Society are offering a Prostate Health Update from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Holiday Inn MetroPlex, at which urologists will discuss prostate issues, risk factors and screening guidelines. The event is free, but registration is required. Call (888) 227-6446.
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Multiple Sclerosis Services Agency is offering a free workshop, Reaching for Wellness, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield. Call (330) 792-8900 for information.
CANFIELD -- The American Cancer Society's Mahoning Valley Chapter is seeking cancer survivors to participate in its Patient Navigator program, which matches survivors with people who are undergoing cancer treatment and need someone to talk to. Call (330) 533-0546 or (888) 227-6446 for information.
VILLA MARIA, Pa. -- No fee or registration are required for a seminar, Foods with Health-Promoting Effects, offered by EverGreen and the Villa Maria Sister Services from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday Sept. 26 at Villa Maria Community Center. Leslie Bonci, registered dietitian and director of sports medicine nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical center, will speak. Call (724) 964-8920 for more information.