D.C. wellness calendar, April 11-18

April 11, 2013

Blood pressure checks and HIV screenings Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Community Education Group mobile medical unit, William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library, 115 Atlantic St. SW. 202-543-2376. Free.

Yoga class Thursdays at 7 p.m. Bring a mat. Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd. SE. 202-715-7707. Free.

HIV testing Thursday and Friday, 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m, Bachelor’s Mill, 1104 Eighth St. SE. Free. 202-797-4454 or hivtesting@whitman-walker.org .

Line-dancing fitness for seniors Friday at 10 a.m. Woodridge Library, 1801 Hamlin St. NE. 202-541-6226. Free.

Parkinson’s support group Sponsored by the Parkinson’s Foundation. Friday, 11 a.m.-noon. Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW. 202-895-9448. Free; registration required.

Al-Anon meeting Support for the relatives and friends of alcoholics. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at noon, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org. Free.

Yoga for adults Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, 3935 Benning Rd. NE. 202-281-2583. Free.

Itsy Bitsy Yoga For babies age 6 weeks and older. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. through April 27, Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172 or www.hillcenterdc.org. $54.

Yoga for beginners Mats available. Saturdays, 11 a.m. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. Free.

Beginners yoga Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. Lamond-Riggs Library, 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE. 202-541-6255. Free.

HIV testing Saturday, 4-7:30 p.m., D.C. Center, 1318 U St. NW. 202-797-4454 or hivtesting@whitman-walker.org. Free.

Alcoholics Anonymous Saturdays at 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. 202-546-4964.

Tween yoga For ages 8-12; learn techniques for concentrating, reducing stress and connecting to their bodies. Sundays through June 23, 1:15 p.m., Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172 or www.hillcenterdc.org. $145.

Fitness for cancer patients For ages 13 to 22. Sundays, 3-5 p.m. City Fitness, 3525 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-618-4368. Free.

Adult yoga To learn the essential poses and alignment principles of a Hatha Yoga practice, age 12 and older welcome. Sundays, 3:30 p.m. through June 23. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172 or www.hillcenterdc.org. $145.

“Kid Talk” A support and guidance group for ages 5-12 whose families are affected by cancer. Monday, 10-11 a.m., MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-3755. Free, registration required, free parking.

Gentle morning yoga for cancer and stress Led by Corrin Bennett. Monday at 10:45 a.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $10.

Al-Anon Support meetings for family and friends of alcoholics. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at noon. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. 202-347-8766. www.stjohns-dc.org. Free.

Yoga for adults Led by an instructor from Yoga Activist; mats provided. Mondays, 6 p.m., Francis A. Gregory Library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE. 202-645-4297. Free. Register: alana.quarles@dc.gov or 202-698-6373.

Yoga for adults Led by a Yoga Activist instructor; mats provided. Monday, 6 p.m., Francis A. Gregory Library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE. 202-645-4297. Free; registration required. 202-698-6373 or alana.quarles@dc.gov.

Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesdays and Wednesdays at noon. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. 202-347-8766. www.stjohns-dc.org.

Traditional yoga Led by Heather Ferris; bring a mat. Tuesdays at noon. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.

Starting Over for women A confidential discussion group for women struggling with the end of a long-term relationship with a woman. Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. For meeting location: 202-797-3580 or peersupport@whitman-walker.org. Free.

Yoga for beginners Led by a qualified instructor from Yoga Activist. Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-3080.

Head and neck cancer support group Patients and caregivers can learn about resources, coping skills and the psychological impact of the illness and treatment. Wednesday, 1:45-3 p.m., MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-3755. Free admission and parking; registration required.

Parkinson’s exercise class Wednesdays at noon. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-4180. Free; registration requested.

Family yoga for beginners All ages welcome, with Andrea; bring a mat. Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.

Bereavement support group Wednesdays at 5 p.m. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. Sara Moore, chaplain for adult oncology, 202-444-0109. Free; registration required.

Mental illness support group For family and friends of those recovering from mental health issues. Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. National Alliance on Mental Illness, 422 Eighth St. SE. 202-546-0646. namidc@juno.com. Free.

Prenatal yoga Includes modified hatha yoga postures to increase flexibility. Wednesday, 7:30-8:45 p.m. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. For registration and fee information: 202-549-4172 or www.hillcenterdc.org.

Advanced cancer support For women, facilitated by Joanne Assarsson and Lombardi chaplain Sara Kerai. Next Thursday at 10:30 a.m., MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-3755. Free admission and parking; registration required.

Gay Men Over 50 A confidential support group. Next Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m. Call for location. 202-797-3580. peersupport@whitman-walker.org. Free.

Adult-children caregivers support Next Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m. Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW. 202-895-9448. $10; registration required.

Setting your table for healthy eating Developmental-behavioral pediatrician Dan Shapiro discusses how to deal effectively with children whose eating problems are too much, too little, too picky, too messy and too slow. Next Thursday 7:30 p.m., Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-777-3263. $31.50.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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