December 19, 2012

Hospice and Transitions Program Volunteers needed, especially those who are fluent in Russian. For information, contact the Jewish Social Service Agency (www.jsa.org), 6123 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-816-2650. agoott@jssa.org.

“Building Blocks of Tai Chi” Thursday at 11:15 a.m. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 240-777-8086. Free. Registration required.

Adult and pediatric flu shots Thursday, 5-6 p.m. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. 240-826-6000. Flu shot, $25. Pneumonia shot, $35.

NAMI support group for spouses For those whose partners are struggling with mental-health issues. Friday, 7-8:30 p.m. National Alliance on Mental Illness, 11718 Parklawn Dr., (behind Karpet King), Rockville. 301-949-5852. Free.

Silver Spring blood drive Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Montgomery Chapter House, 2020 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

Heartsaver first aid course Instruction in emergency management of injuries and illness while waiting for professional help to arrive. This class meets the requirements for childcare-provider certification. Saturday at 12:45 p.m. MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Dr., Olney. 301-774-8881. $55. Registration required.

Silver Spring blood drive Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Montgomery Chapter House, 2020 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

Ashton blood drive Sponsored by Sandy Spring Bank and the Lions Club. Next Thursday, 12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Ashton United Methodist Church, 17314 New Hampshire Ave. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

Tai chi exercise An exercise program intended to improve balance, coordination, flexibility and range of motion. Next Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Ross Boddy Community Center, 18529 Brooke Rd., Sandy Spring. 301-570-1204. Free. Registration required.

Silver Spring blood drive Dec. 31, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; Jan. 1, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Montgomery Chapter House, 2020 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

Ballroom dance Bill Goldberg and Ellen Moran offer instruction and then help participants practice the steps they learn. Jan. 2 at noon. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 240-777-8086. Free.

Silver Spring blood drive Jan. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Seventh-Day Adventists World Headquarters, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

Nutrition talk “Eat Well on a Budget at Home and Out and About,” a presentation by dietician Melanie Polk. Jan. 3 at 1:15 p.m. Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 240-777-4999.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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