D.C. wellness calendar, April 26-May 3

April 25, 2012

Red Cross Help is needed at blood drives. 800-272-0094, Ext. 1. karlofft@usa.redcross.org.

Bread for the City dental clinic Examinations, cleaning and other services for D.C. residents with limited health insurance. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (to noon Fridays). Bread for the City, 1525 Seventh St. NW. 202-265-2400. www.breadforthecity.org. Free. Appointments required.

“Move Through Your Fears” A workshop by Sara Salam, a Western shaman. Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. Free. Registration required.

Parkinson’s support group For people with the disease; no caregivers. Friday, at 11 a.m.-noon Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW. 202-895-9448, Ext. 4. www.iona.org. Free. Registration required.

“Self-Development Through Macrobiotics” Diet and awareness workshop and lunch. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jelleff Community Center, 3265 S St. NW. $75. www.healthylivinginc.org.

Blood drives Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1419 V St. NW. Monday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Smithsonian, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. George Washington University Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

LGBT health issues workshop A Whitman-Walker Health and SAGE Metro D.C. event. Monday at 7 p.m. D.C. Center for the LGBT Community, 1318 U St. NW. 202-682-2245. Free.

“Alzheimer’s, Memory Loss and Dementia” Risk, causes and detection. Tuesday, 11 a.m.-noon. Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW. 202-364-7602. www.sibley.org. Free. Registration required.

Laughter yoga Led by Liz Nichols. Tuesday, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW. $60 (six-week program). Registration required.

Weight-loss surgery seminar By bariatric surgeon Etwar McBean. Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Providence Hospital (Ross Auditorium), 1150 Varnum St. NE. 877-993-7422. Free. Registration requested.

Weight-loss surgery seminar Procedures and options. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW. 202-370-6565. www.sibley.org. Free. Registration required.

Memory-loss support groups For those diagnosed with early-stage loss and their caregivers. Next Thursday, 10-11:30 a.m. Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW. $15. Registration required.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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