Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

04/08/2010 -- CCAC–North hosts health and wellness fair

Press Release

PITTSBURGH— The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) welcomes students, staff and the public to take part in a health and wellness fair as part of the annual, county-wide “One Book, One Community” program of the Allegheny County Library Association. The health fair from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 23, at CCAC–North campus Atrium (8701 Perry Highway, McCandless) is free and open to the public.

The goal of One Book, One Community in Allegheny County is to build a better community through reading and civic discourse. This year’s book selection is “A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail,” by Bill Bryson.

To celebrate local health and wellness the North campus library has organized a day of discussion, activities, local vendors and expert speakers including KDKA TV News Anchor Jennifer Antkowiak, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Backyard Gardener Doug Oster and Board Certified Holistic Health Counselor Janet McKee.

Morning activities will include a children’s story time and a discussion of Bryson’s book. Oster will discuss “Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil, How to Grow Them, Cook Them and Love Them” at 10:00 a.m., and Antkowiak will present “Take Care” at 11:00 a.m. McKee will lead “Vibrant Health can be Fabulously Delicious—Just Taste This Smoothie!” at 12:00 p.m. Box lunches will be available for $5.

For more information, contact Barbara Thompson at 412.369.3671.

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About CCAC
The Community College of Allegheny County is the largest institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.