D.C. wellness calendar, June 13-20, 2013

June 13, 2013

Child safety seat inspection Provided by D.C. Safe Kids Coalition. Thursdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., THEARC, Children’s Health Center, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 202-441-8801. Free.

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

Al-Anon meeting Support for relatives and friends of alcoholics. Monday, Thursday and Friday at noon. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org.

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.

Support for cancer patients Carole O’Toole, the center’s director of integrative navigations, cancer coach and survivor, provides skills and tools for self-navigation (self-support) and helps patients find an appropriate professional navigator. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $10.

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

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 meeting Support for relatives and friends of alcoholics. Friday at 5 p.m., Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900.

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

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

Beginners yoga Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Lamond-Riggs Library, 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE. 202-541-6255. Free.

Life beyond the 12 Steps For those with three to five years completed of the 12-step recovery program to join the Make a Change a Conviction group. Saturday at 3:30 p.m., Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. 202-939-5946.

Alcoholics Anonymous Saturdays, 7 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. 202-546-4964.

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

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

Gentle morning and evening yoga For adults coping with cancer or other illnesses. Monday at 10:45 a.m. and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. www.smithcenter.org. 202-483-8600. $10 per session or $25 per month; registration required.

Al-Anon meetings Monday, Thursday and Friday, noon. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1525 H St. NW. 202-347-8766.

Prostate cancer focus groups For prostate cancer survivors and spouses or partners. Participate in a small group to discuss ongoing needs, from the point of diagnosis through long-term survivor care. Light dinner and parking provided. Monday, 6-7:30 p.m., Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW. Free, registration required: Pam Goetz, 202-243-2320 or pgoetz4@jhmi.edu.

Alcoholics Anonymous Mondays, 8:30 p.m. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. 202-554-3222, rector@staugustinesdc.org or www.staugustinesdc.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesdays and Wednesdays at noon. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org .

Traditional yoga Bring a mat. Tuesdays at noon. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.

Yoga for all skill levels Mats provided. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. 202-939-5946. Free.

Yoga for beginners Hosted by Yoga Activist. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. Free.

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

Head and neck cancer Group support for caregivers and patients experiencing chemotherapy, radiation or surgery. Learn about helpful resources, coping skills and the psychological impact of the illness and treatment. Wednesday 1:45-3 p.m., MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-3755. Free admission and parking, registration required.

Family yoga for beginners Bring a mat. Wednesdays, 5 p.m. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. 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.

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.

Yoga for larger people Wednesdays, 7:15-8:30 p.m. (no class July 3prenatal), through July 17, Golden Heart Yoga, 4804 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-541-9642. $45 for the series, $15 for drop-ins, registration required.

Advanced cancer support For women, facilitated by Joanne Assarsson and Lombardi chaplain Sara Kerai. June 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m., MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-3755. Free admission and parking, registration required.

HIV testing For ages 13-24, hosted by Metro TeenAIDS. June 20, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, Meeting Room 2, 3935 Benning Rd. NE. 202-281-2583. Free.

Weight-loss surgery seminar A presentation by bariatric surgeon Marc Rickford. June 20, 6-8 p.m. and June 24 noon-1 p.m., Providence Hospital, Ross Auditorium, 1150 Varnum St. NE. 877-937-4226 or www.providencebariatrics.com. Registration requested. Free.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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