Page Dairy Mart
Photo by Tom O'Connor.

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Virtual discussion on youth mental health
WQED is hosting a live virtual panel discussion exploring tools to help people recognize signs of mental illness in students. Panelists for Healthy Connections: Teens, Parents, Educators, and Mental Health include local and national experts and a student from Washington & Jefferson College. The event, which will take place at 5 p.m. on March 10, is being held in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Well Beings, a multi-year, multi-platform campaign created to address the critical health needs of Americans.

Celebrate Page Dairy Mart’s 70th anniversary
Page Dairy Mart, a popular ice cream stand at 4112 E. Carson St. in the South Side, kicks off its 70th season on March 5. Five generations of the Page family have operated the business, which is known for its soft-serve flavors, hand-spun milkshakes and specialty sundaes.

Image courtesy of the Pittsburgh Innovation District.

Free miniature golf this spring in Oakland
The Pittsburgh Innovation District is installing a pop-up, nine-hole miniature golf course in Oakland. Located just below Forbes Avenue in a one-block section of Oakland Avenue that’s closed to traffic, Oakland Open will debut in mid-March and run through April. The free putt-putt course, which is ADA compliant, will operate Thursday through Sunday, from noon to 8 p.m. The hours may expand based on demand. Netting will surround the site and pedestrian pathways and a seating area will flank the greens.

Sankofa Fund awards grants to local organizations
In honor of Black History Month, the Sankofa Fund of Southwest PA has awarded $1,500 grants to two local nonprofits that help strengthen Pittsburgh’s African American community: A Giving Heart and Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

Strip District virtual town hall meeting
Strip District Neighbors, a nonprofit organization representing the Pittsburgh neighborhood, is hosting a virtual town hall meeting on March 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. A Zoom link will be posted a few days prior to the event.

Kristy Locklin is a North Hills-based writer. When she's not busy reporting, she enjoys watching horror movies and exploring Pittsburgh's craft beer scene.