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

Author appearance Gary Small, a director of the Longevity Center at UCLA, will discuss his book, “The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life.” Thursday at 1 p.m., Erickson Living, 3140 Gracefield Rd., Silver Spring. 301-572-8395. Free. Reservations requested.

Diet workshop An overview and demonstration of “Homemade Probiotics: Fermenting FUNdamentals.” Saturday at 5 p.m. Forever Fit Physical Therapy & Wellness, 3909 National Dr., Burtonsville. 301-602-6560. gina@simplisticwholistic.com. $45. Registration required.

Silver Spring blood drive Sunday 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Christ Congregational Church, 9525 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 800-733-2767. www.recrossblood.org. Appointments welcome.

Nutrients and supplements workshop A presentation on herbs, vitamins, minerals and more and how they can help counteract stress, fatigue and pain. Hosted by the Village Green Apothecary. Monday at 1:15 p.m. Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. 240-777-4999. Free.

Breast cancer update A presentation by oncologist Rebecca Kaltman on the latest research and treatment options. Monday, 6:30-8 p.m. Hope Connections for Cancer Support, 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda. info@hopeconnectionsforcancer.org. 301-493-5002. www.hopeconnectionsforcancer.org. Free. Registration required.

“Better Bones” movement classes For age 55 and older; exercises to help improve strength and balance. Much of the regimen can be followed while seated. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source, 8580 Second Ave., Silver Spring. 301-754-8800. Free. Registration requested.

Hospital-acquired infections workshop A presentation by disease specialist Mary Elizabeth Biggs of Suburban Hospital. Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. 240-777-4999. Free.

Personal medications review For age 55 and older, a question-and-answer session with a Holy Cross Hospital pharmacist. Wednesday appointments, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source, 8580 Second Ave., Silver Spring. 301-754-8800. www.holycrosshealth.org. Free. Registration required.

Nar-Anon family group For relatives and friends of those recovering from addictions. http://nar-anon.org. Free.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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