D.C. wellness calendar, Aug. 1 to 8, 2013

July 31, 2013

HIV Testing Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, 1701 14th St. NW. 202-745-7000; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Max Robinson Center, 2301 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. 202-797-3514. hivtesting@whitman-walker.org. Free.

Laugh Cafe Participants tell jokes, humorous stories, riddles or personal tales to prompt others to laugh. Memorization not required; bring lunch. Moderated by Tom Reynolds. Thursday, noon-1 p.m. Sibley Memorial Hospital, Level G, private dining room 3, 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW. 202-364-7602. Free. Registration required.

Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League, A teen peer-education meeting with discussion of issues concerning gay males and lesbians. Thursday, 4 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Free.

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

Al-Anon meetings Fridays, 5 p.m., Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900; Tuesdays, noon, Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635; and Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, noon, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. 202-347-8766. Free.

Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for women Fridays, 6-8 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. 202-546-4964. Free.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous Saturdays, 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. 202-546-4964. Sundays, 3 p.m., and Mondays, 8:30 p.m. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. 202-554-3222. rector@staugustinesdc.org. Mondays and Fridays, 8:30 p.m. All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Ave. NW. 202-232-4244. Mondays, 8 p.m. St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 4001 Yuma St. NW. 202-966-6288. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.

Narcotics Anonymous Sundays, 7-8:30 a.m. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635. Free.

Lyme disease support group Led by Monte Skall and Zena Wilder. Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Sibley Medical Building, Conference Room 2, 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW. 202-537-4145. Free.

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

Adult children of alcoholics Support meeting. Sundays, 5-6 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Classroom No. 6, Third and A streets SE. 202-546-4964. Free.

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

Therapeutic yoga classes for cancer patients Corrin Bennett and Amy Dara Hochberg lead patients, survivors and their caregivers. Mondays, 10:30-11:45 a.m., and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $25 per month.

Alcoholics Anonymous Mondays, 8 p.m., St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 4001 Yuma St. NW. 202-966-6288. Free.

Yoga classes With Heather Ferris, bring a mat. Tuesdays, noon. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288; yoga, mats provided. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. 202-939-5946; yoga taught courtesy of Yoga Activist. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. Free.

Living well with HIV group Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m., Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, Austin Center dining hall, 1701 14th St. NW. 202-745-7000. Free.

Well-being supper club, Life coach Lylie Fisher helps participants enhance their professional and personal well-being; meet new people; food and beverages available. Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Medaterra Restaurant, 2614 Connecticut Ave. NW. www.lyliefisher.com/coaching/wellbeingsupperclub.html or 202-723-2481. Free; food additional.

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

Bereavement support Wednesdays, 5 p.m. Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. Sara Moore, chaplain for adult oncology: 202-444-0109. Registration required.

Parent support group in Southwest Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. 202-554-3222 or www.staugustinesdc.org.

Crohns and Colitis support groupFor friends and family of patients with inflammatory bowel disease who may share ideas on everyday living, facilitated by a registered nurse and nurse practitioner with a presentation by guest speakers and others affiliated by the disease. Sponsored by Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America. Tuesday, 7 p.m., MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Main Hospital Building, Second Floor, Room M2020, 3800 Reservoir Rd., NW. 202-444-3557. Free.

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

Deaf yoga Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. through Aug. 28, Luther Place Memorial Church, Chapel, 1226 Vermont Ave. NW. 202-667-1377 or email yoga@lutherplace.org. Free, liability waiver required.

Food addiction: 12-step group Meet with peers to discuss mutual challenges. Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. Sibley Memorial Hospital, Level G, private dining room 3, 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW. 202-537-4145. Free.

Friends and family of the mentally ill Support group for family and friends of those recovering from mental health problems. Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. National Alliance on Mental Illness, 422 Eighth St. SE. 202-546-0646 or namidc@juno.com .

Gay Men Over 50 support group confidential meeting Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m. Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, 1701 14th St. NW. Call for meeting location. 202-797-3580. peersupport@whitman-walker.org. Free.

HIV and newly diagnosed support A confidential support group for anyone and everyone. Hosted by Whitman-Walker Health. Wednesdays through Aug. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Call for location: 202-939-7671. Free.

Blood pressure checks and HIV screenings Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m. Community Education Group mobile medical unit, William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library, 115 Atlantic St. SW. 202-543-2376. Free.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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