D.C. wellness calendar, Dec. 6-13

December 6, 2012

Aging in Place workshop A presentation that includes an overview of the financial aspects of health and wellness services. Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-noon, National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. $20; students, $12.

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

Diabetes seminar Friday, 10 a.m.-noon, Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW. 202-660-7800. Free.

Itsy Bitsy Yoga Led by Jen Mueller. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. (for age 2 and younger); 9;30 a.m. (21 months old to 5 years old). Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. Registration required; call for fee information.

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

Brazil’s famous feijoada Taste and learn to create Brazil’s national dish using techniques and tricks developed by instructor Valeria Buffo and prepare its famous drink, caipirinha. Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172 or www.hillcenterdc.org. Register: valerybuffo@yahoo.com. $80.

Foster/adoptive parent orientation Information session for prospective guardians. Saturday, 6-8 p.m. Child and Family Services Agency, 400 Sixth St. SW. Free. 202-671-5683.

Diabetes seminars Presentations on “Pumps: Noninvasive Sugar Monitoring,” “New treatments for Type 2 Diabetes” and “Nutrition: Basics and Beyond.” Sunday, 12:30-4 p.m. Georgetown University Hospital, Gorman Auditorium, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-342-2400. runner@gunet.georgetown.edu. Free seminar and parking. Registration suggested. Meggie.R.Davis@gunet.georgetown.edu

Transitions, Trust and Triumph workshop A presentation for caregivers by author Jean D. Moody-Williams. Sunday, 2-3 p.m., Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW. 202-895-9448. Free. Registration required.

Prenatal and baby yogaSundays, 1-2 p.m. (prenatal); 2:15-3:10 p.m. (parents, babies). Golden Heart Yoga, 4804 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-541-9642. Registration required.

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

Gentle morning yoga Mondays at 10:45 a.m. Smith Center for Healing, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. $10 per session.

Blood drive Monday, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Letts Hall, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. www.redcrossblood.org. 800-733-2767. Appointments recommended.

HIV/AIDS support groups Sponsored by Whitman-Walker Health. Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. 202-939-7671.

Alcoholics Anonymous Mondays, 8:30 p.m. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. 202-554-3222. Free.

Al-Anon meetings Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at noon. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. 202-347-8766. Free.

Hot Topics in Health Presentations by the Georgetown University Medical Center Graduate Student Organization. Tuesday at 7 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Free.

Blood drive Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. www.redcrossblood.org. 800-733-2767. Appointments recommended.

“Move. Learn. Create”For dance enthusiasts who want to try moving in a new way, led by Margot Greenlee of Bodywise Dance. Wednesdays, 9:15-10:45 a.m., Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. $20 per session.

Parkinson’s exercise class Wednesdays at noon. Georgetown Physical Medicine Department, 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, 5 p.m. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.

Yoga for beginners Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Free. 202-549-4172. $18 per session.

Prenatal yoga Led by Jen Mueller. Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, John Philip Sousa Hall, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. $18 per session.

Low-vision support group Next Thursday, 10-11:30 a.m. Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW. 202-895-9448. Free. Registration required.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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