D.C. wellness calendar, April 25-May 2, 2013

April 24, 2013

Al-Anon meeting Support for 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.

HIV mobile testing Sponsored by Whitman-Walker Health. Thursday, 4-6 p.m. Miriam’s Kitchen, 2401 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-745-6185. Free.

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.

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

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

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

Red Cross blood drive Takes about an hour. Friday, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. E Street Blood Donation Center, 2025 E St. NW. 800-733-2767. Register as code 05314934.

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

Red Cross blood drive Takes about an hour. Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., George Washington University, Ross Hall School of Medicine, 2300 I St. NW. 800-733-2767. Register as code 05314934.

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

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

Red Cross blood drive Takes about an hour. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Monday, noon-7 p.m. E Street Blood Donation Center, 2025 E St. NW. 800-733-2767. Register as code 05314934.

Line-dancing fitness for seniors For age 50 and older. Fridays, 10 a.m. Woodridge Library, 1801 Hamlin St. NE. 202-541-6226. Free.

Red Cross blood drive Takes about an hour. Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., George Washington University, Ross Hall School of Medicine, 2300 I St. NW. 800-733-2767. Register as code 05314934. 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 Fridays, 5 p.m., Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900. Free.

Red Cross blood drive Takes about an hour. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and Monday, noon-7 p.m., Washington D.C. American Red Cross, E Street Blood Donation Center, 2025 E St. NW. 800-733-2767. Register as code 05314934. Free.

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

Red Cross blood drive Takes about an hour. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172, 800-733-2767 or www.hillcenterdc.org. Register as code 05314934.

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

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

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

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

Yoga for depression Sundays, 2-4 p.m. St. Mark’s Yoga Center, Adams Room, 301 A St. SE. 202-543-4964 or www.stmarks.net/music-and-arts/yoga. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

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

Yoga for Depression With Bonnie Kendrick. For depression sufferers or someone who loves someone who does. Sunday, 2-4 p.m., St. Mark’s Yoga Center, Adams Room, 301 A St. SE. 202-543-4964 or www.stmarks.net/music-and-arts/yoga. $20; $15, in advance.

Therapeutic yoga classes For cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers, led by Corrin Bennett and Amy Dara Hochberg. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays 5:30 p.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $25/month.

Gentle morning yoga for cancer and stress Led by Corrin Bennett. Mondays, 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. 202-698-6373 or alana.quarles@dc.gov. Free, registration required.

HIV+ newly diagnosed A confidential support group. Monday, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 202-939-7671 for meeting location.

Alcoholics Anonymous Mondays, 8:30 p.m. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. 202-554-3222, rector@staugustinesdc.org or www.staugustinesdc.org.

Mindfulness and meditation An eight-week program that may reduce feelings of loneliness and boost your immune system. Tuesday, 11 a.m. Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW. 202-537-4145. Free.

Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 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, noon. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.

Yoga For all skill levels; mats provided. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. 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. Contact 202-797-3580 or peersupport@whitman-walker.org for meeting location.

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

Weight-loss surgery seminar A presentation by bariatric surgeon Etwar McBean. Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., Providence Hospital Ross Auditorium, 1150 Varnum St. NE. 877-937-4226 or www.providencebariatrics.com. Free, registration requested.

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

Seated strength training For those with limited mobility or neuropathy or who have difficulty with floor work or standing for a long time; all ability levels welcome. Wednesdays through June 5, 1 p.m. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-364-7602. Call for prorated fees.

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 For those grieving the loss of a family member or friend. Wednesdays, 5 p.m. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. Sara Moore, chaplain for adult oncology, 202-444-0109. Registration required.

Breast cancer support group for young women Wednesday, 5:30-7 p.m. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-3755. 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.

Support group For women with advanced or recurrent cancer. Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Georgetown Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-0109. Registration required.

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

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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