D.C. wellness calendar, July 4-11, 2013

July 4, 2013

Al-Anon meetings Support for relatives and friends of alcoholics. Fridays, 5 p.m., Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900; Mondays, 8 p.m., St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 4001 Yuma St. NW. 202-966-6288; and Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at noon, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous Thursdays, 8 p.m., Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900; Saturdays, 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. 202-546-4964; and Mondays, 8:30 p.m., St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. 202-202-554-3222 or rector@staugustinesdc.org.

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

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

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

Therapeutic yoga 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.

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 and 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; and yoga taught courtesy of Yoga Activist. Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. Free.

Diabetes and wellness workshop Co-sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, learn about risk factors, improving your life, resources and more. Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-0321.

Health and computer literacy workshop A presentation on navigating health-care Web sites, by the Project of Intermediate Advocates. Bring a flash drive or WiFi-enabled device. Tuesday, 1 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Free.

HIV screenings For ages 13-24, by Metro Teen Aids, with information on how to live a healthy life. Tuesday, 4 p.m., Anacostia Library, Meeting Room 2, 1800 Good Hope Rd. SE. Free. 202-715-7707 or 202-715-7708.

Rett Syndrome screening and panel discussion About the autism spectrum disorder that strikes toddler-age girls; come at 5:30 p.m. for a reception. Screening, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., National Academy of Sciences, Keck Center, Room 100, 500 Fifth St. NW. 202-334-2138 or news@nas.edu. Free.

Hip or knee replacement class Nursing, physical/occupational therapist and post- acute care coordinators discuss the surgery, hospital stay and rehabilitation. Wednesday, noon-1:30 p.m., MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Gorman Auditorium, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. Registration: 202-342-2400. 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.

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.

Weight-loss surgery seminar A presentation by bariatric surgeon Etwar McBean. July 11, noon-1 p.m., Providence Hospital, Ross Auditorium, 1150 Varnum St. NE. 877-937-4226 or www.providencebariatrics.com. Registration requested. Free.

Blood pressure checks and HIV screenings July 11, 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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