D.C. wellness calendar, April 18 to 25

April 18, 2013

Advanced cancer support For women, facilitated by Joanne Assarsson and Lombardi chaplain Sara Kerai. Thursday 10:30-11:30 a.m., MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-3755. Free, registration required, free parking.

HIV testing For ages 13-24, hosted by Metro TeenAIDS. Thursday, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, 3935 Benning Rd. NE. 202-281-2583. Free.

Weight-loss surgery seminar A presentation by bariatric surgeon Marc Rickford. Thursday, 6-8 p.m. and Monday, noon-1 p.m., Providence Hospital Ross Auditorium, 1150 Varnum St. NE. 877-937-4226 or www.providencebariatrics.com. Registration requested. Free.

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

Blood pressure checks and HIV screenings Thursday, 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 Thursday, 7 p.m. Take a mat. Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd. SE. 202-715-7707. Free.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous Thursdays, 8 p.m., Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900. Free.

Line-dancing fitness for seniors Friday, 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.

Al-Anon meeting Fridays, 5 p.m., Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900. Free.

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

Women’s health expo Panel discussion, health screenings, child care available. Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Zion Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 4850 Blagden Ave, NW. 202-302-2271. Free.

HIV testing at a health fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Hillcrest Recreation Center SE, 3100 Denver St. SE. 202-797-4454 or hivtesting@whitman-walker.org. Free.

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.

Life beyond the 12 Steps For those with three to five years of the 12-step recovery program to join the “Make A Change a Conviction” group. Saturdays, 3:30 p.m., Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. Free. 202-939-5946.

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

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

Look good . . . Feel better Group workshop teaching beauty techniques that may combat appearance-related side effects of cancer therapies using cosmetics, scarves and wigs. Monday, 9:30 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, 10:45 a.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $10.

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.

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

Dementia support group For spouses, partners and other caregivers. Tuesday, 12:30-2 p.m. Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW. 202-895-9448. Donations welcome, registration required.

Health Literacy workshop A presentation on navigating health-care Web sites by the Project of Intermediate Advocates. Take a flash drive or WiFi-enabled device. Tuesday, 1 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Computer Lab, Room 311, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Free.

Yoga for beginners Hosted by Yoga Activist. Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. Free.

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, bring a mat. Wednesdays, 5 p.m. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.

Bereavement support group Wednesdays, 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.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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