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January 9, 2019 Cranberry Living

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EMS mental health impacts discussed

CRANBERRY TWP — The Cranberry Area Diversity Network will host a presentation on mental health issues affecting emergency service workers on Jan. 15 at the municipal center.

The keynote presentation will be delivered by Jeff Kelly, executive director of the Cranberry Township Emergency Medical Service. The agency has itself experienced several losses from work-related stress, according to the network.

Kelly’s presentation will discuss the impact of emergency work on the families of first responders, the importance of self-care and of seeking help when needed as well as the long-term effects of trauma and PTSD on those in emergency service jobs.

The event is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in council chambers. No registration is required for the free event.

Light refreshments will be provided and professional resources from the region will be represented. More information is available at:

Mars Library sets January events

MARS — The Mars Public Library, 107 Grand Ave., has the following programs scheduled in January:

Noon, Jan. 19 — “Educational Bird Presentation” — This is a free, very interactive learning program for people of all ages. Meet talking, singing and even dancing parrots. Sign up at the library or call 724-625-9048 to register.

6:30 p.m. Jan. 22 — “Happy Home equals Happy You” — Learn techniques in clutter management and removal to help create a healthier home and healthier you. This is a free program presented by professional organizer Sandra Lane. Registration is required. Sign up at the library or call 724-625-9048 to register.

7 p.m. Jan. 24 — “Fermented Foods and their Health Benefits” — There are plenty of benefits you can gain from eating fermented foods on a regular basis. This is a free program, with sample tasting, presented by Jenneta Mammedova of Prescription Foods. Registration is required. Sign up at the library or call 724-625-9048 to register.

Chamber music evening set

ZELIENOPLE — The Butler County Recital Series will present An Evening of Chamber Music at 7 p.m. Jan. 19.

Butler County Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster, Tanya Satteson, will collaborate with pianist Nancy DeSalvo and cellist Katya Janpoladyan to present duos and trios by Handel-Halvorsen, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Piazzolla.

The performance will take place at St. Peter’s Reformed Church.

Tickets are $16.50 for adults and $11.50 for children. For tickets and more information, visit

The Butler County Recital Series aims to share classical solo and chamber repertoire with the community through regular performances.

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