D.C. wellness calendar, Aug. 29 to Sept. 5, 2013

August 29, 2013

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

Gay women Making Our Way group A psychotherapy group for lesbians and bisexual women with anxiety disorders. Sponsored by Whitman-Walker Health. Thursday, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Call for location. 202-745-6185. Free.

Line-dancing fitness for seniors For age 50 and older. Fridays, 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.

Zumba dance class A combination of salsa, merengue, flamenco, cha-cha and other styles from Latin culture, all fitness levels welcome. Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 202-362-3606. $12 per class.

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.

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.

Mental health group for HIV patients For people with HIV who have mental health problems. Transportation tokens and refreshments provided. Mondays, 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by MetroHealth. Call for location, 202-638-0750.

Food addicts support group Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, Room 205, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. 202-363-4119. Free.

Strength and balance Taught by Tonya Walton; sponsored by Sibley Memorial Hospital. 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Nov. 21, Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. Register: www.sibley.org. 202-364-7602. $90 for class once a week; $170 for twice a week.

Yoga Led by yoga teacher and therapist Heather Ferris; take a mat. Tuesdays, noon. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288; and Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. 202-939-5946; and mostly for beginners, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. Free.

Well-Being supper club, Lylie Fisher, a certified life coach and educator guides you into enhancing your professional and personal well-being as you meet new and interesting people in weekly meetings; food and beverages available. Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Metaterra Restaurant, 2614 Connecticut Ave. NW. www.lyliefisher.com/coaching/wellbeingsupperclub.html or 202-723-2481. Free.

Cancer support group For cancer survivors and those being treated for the disease. Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. 202-546-4964. Free.

Parkinson’s disease support For patients, caregivers and loved ones. Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m., the Residences at Thomas Circle, 1330 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Lori Pinnelli, 202-250-1447. Free. Registration required.

Crohns and colitis support group For friends and family of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Discussion of everyday living, facilitated by a nurse. Guest speakers. 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.

Learn how to Zumba A combination of salsa, merengue, flamenco, cha-cha and other styles from Latin culture, all fitness levels welcome. Wednesdays, 9 a.m., Washington Ballet, 3515 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $17 per class. 202-362-3606 or info@washingtonballet.org.

Parkinson’s disease exercise class Wednesdays, noon. 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; sponsored by Sibley Memorial Hospital. Wednesdays, 1 p.m., through Nov. 20, Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. Registration ends Sept. 3: www.sibley.org/ or 202-364-7602. $180.

Substance Abuse Group for HIV Weekly confidential group HIV positive individuals with mental health challenges. Transportation tokens and refreshments provided. Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by MetroHealth, 1012 14th St. NW. 202-638-0750. Free.

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

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

Laugh Cafe Bring jokes, humorous stories, riddles or personal tales to prompt others to laugh. Memorization not required; bring lunch. Moderated by Tom Reynolds. Sept. 5, Noon-1 p.m., Sibley Memorial Hospital, Level G, Private Dining Room 3, 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW. Register: 202-364-7602. Free.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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