D.C. wellness calendar, April 4-11

April 4, 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.

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

Crohn’s and colitis support group For friends and family of people living with gastrointestinal issues. Sponsored by the Crohns and Colitis Foundation. Thursday at 7 p.m., MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-3557. Free. Registration required.

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

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

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

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

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

Alcoholics Anonymous Saturdays, 7-8 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. 202-546-4964. Free.

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

Gentle Morning Yoga for Cancer and Stress Led by Corrin Bennett. Mondays at 10:45 a.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $10 per session.

Al-Anon 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.

Health-care information workshop A presentation by Georgetown University Hospital staff on Internet resources, with an emphasis on Web sites connected to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Monday, 7 p.m., Francis A. Gregory Library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE. 202-698-6373. Free.

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. Free.

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; hosted by the Project of Intermediate Advocates. Take a flash drive or WiFi-enabled device. Tuesday at 1 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Room 311, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Free.

HIV screening For ages 13-24; sponsored by Metro Teen Aids. 4 p.m., Anacostia Library (Meeting Room 2), 1800 Good Hope Rd. SE. Free. 202-715-7707 or 202-715-7708.

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

Low-vision independence workshop A presentation by Serena McGuire, librarian in Adaptive Services for the D.C. Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Wednesday at 11 a.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Lunch provided. Free. Registration required at 202-727-2142.

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

Family Yoga With Andrea All ages welcome at this class for beginners; take 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. Registration required. Free.

NAMI 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 in expectant mothers. Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45 p.m., through June 12. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. For registration and fee information: 202-549-4172 or www.hillcenterdc.org.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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