D.C. wellness calendar, July 25-Aug. 1, 2013

July 25, 2013

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

Arthritis support Occupational therapist Janet Platt discusses “Arthritis and Your Hands.” Friday, 11 a.m.-noon. Sibley Memorial Hospital, Level G, Private Dining Room 3, 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW. 202-364-7602. Free, registration required.

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.

Fitness for young cancer patients For ages 13-22. Sundays, 3-5 p.m. City Fitness, 3525 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-618-4368. 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 a.m.-11:45 p.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.

Qigong Jeffrey Robbins teaches the Chinese healing technique that can calm and strengthen the body and create a sense of well-being; wear tai chi shoes. Sponsored by Sibley Memorial Hospital. 11:30 a.m., Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-537-4000. $65, registration required.

Yoga classes With Heather Ferris, bring a mat. Tuesdays, noon. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288; gentle yoga with Jillian Penndorf, for those recovering from illness or injury. Tuesdays, 4 p.m. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232; 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.

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, private dining room, 2614 Connecticut Ave. NW. www.lyliefisher.com/coaching/wellbeingsupperclub.html or 202-723-2481. Free.

Mental health and coping with cancer Ted Billings leads four meetings to help participants reduce depression and anxiety, improve relationships and cope with cancer and treatment. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesdays, four sessions, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. Four-session series, $140.

Cancer support group For cancer survivors and those still dealing with cancer. Alternate Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. 202-546-4964. Free.

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.

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.

Mental illness 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 .

Laugh cafe Tell jokes, humorous stories, riddles or personal tales to prompt others to laugh. Memorization not required; take lunch. Moderated by Tom Reynolds. Aug. 1, 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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