Curves of Monroe hosts third annual Girls Night In’ fund raiser Monroe - Curves of Monroe, located at 360 Route 17M, will host its third annual “Girls Night In” on Friday Sept. 24, from 7 to 10 p.m., to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Last year, the event raised more than $3,000 in Monroe. “So many people are touched by breast cancer in some way,” said owner Alice Nagy. “This is a great opportunity for us to come together as a community and do something about it. “We will also be providing nutritional information and health advice in the early part of the evening,” Nagy added. “For those who are interested, please contact us at 845-774-7991 to make an appointment. This will include information on breast self examination, blood pressure checks and body fat analysis.” For more information or to make a donation, contact Curves of Monroe at 845-774-7991. Free mammograms offered Middletown Orange Regional Medical Center will host free breast cancer screenings on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center located at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Road in Middletown. Appointments are limited and must be made by Wednesday, Sept. 22. Pre-registration is required. The hour-long screening will include a clinical breast exam, mammography and breast health education and training. The screening is open to women with and without health insurance. Participants of the screening must be over 40 years of age, under 40 with a high risk of breast cancer/first degree relative family history of breast cancer and must not have a primary-care physician and have not had a mammogram within a year’s time. To register, call 1-888-321-6762. Training offered for Friendly Visitor Program volunteers Harriman Friendly visitors are needed to bring a smile to the faces of home-bound adults. Do you have an hour a week to visit? Make a phone call? Drive someone to the doctor? Or help with grocery shopping? Learn more about volunteer opportunities with Jewish Family Service. Information trainings for new volunteers are being held on Monday, Sept. 27, at St. Anastasia’s Church, Route 17M Harriman, For more information call Marjorie Faber at 341-1173, ext. 308. Learning to communicate with teens in today’s world Florida Helping families understand, communicate with and enjoy their teen children more is the goal of two programs that Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange will be offering this fall. “Living with Your Teen: Enjoying and Surviving the Challenge” is designed to help answer the many questions parents/caregivers have to successfully navigate the teen years. This program will be held Tuesdays, Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12 and 19 at S.S. Seward Institute, 53 North Main St. in Florida, from 7 to 9 p.m. Pre-registration is required; there is a $30/family fee. A second program entitled “Strengthening Families” is a program where parents/caregivers and youth, ages 10-14, attend the seven-week series together. It assists families in building upon their strengths, enhances relationship and communication skills and helps them navigate critical teen issues together. The series includes a light family meal and child care for children ages 3-9. The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council works in collaboration to present this program to the families. Priority is given to the respective school districts where the sessions are held. Two communities are hosting this seven session series this fall. Warwick Valley Middle School on Tuesdays beginning Oct. 5 from 6 to 8:45 p.m. and Middletown Senior High School on Wednesdays beginning Oct. 6 from 6 to 8:45 p.m. There is no charge due to funding by NYS OCFS/Orange County Youth Bureau, The Warwick Valley Community Center/OASAS and the Warwick Valley Middle School and the Enlarged City School District of Middletown 21 Century Grant. Call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 344-1234 to register, for a free brochure or to speak with one a parenting educator. Visit www.cce.cornell.edu/orange Parenting and Family Life page, for more information.