D.C. wellness calendar, June 27-July 4, 2013

June 26, 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.

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

National HIV testing day Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Walgreens, 1217 22nd St. NW, or 2401 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-797-4454 or hivtesting@whitman-walker.org. Free.

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting for women. 6-8 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Adams Room, Third and A streets SE. Free. 202-543-0053.

The Healing Art of Kalman Aron,cancer survivor, author Susan Beilby Magee discusses the life lessons of Aron, an artist who survived the Holocaust and explored the nature of humankind on canvas. Magee discusses the evolution of his art and views on rage, sorrow, despair and forgiveness. Friday, 6:30-8 p.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. Suggested donation, $10, reservations requested.

American Red Cross blood drive Reservations recommended. Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Ave. NW. 202-966-7929. 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 at Episcopal church Saturdays, 7 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. 202-546-4964.

Fitness for young 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.

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Southwest 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.

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.

Crohns and colitis group for families Support for family and friends of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Discussion of everyday living, facilitated by a nurse, with 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.

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.

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

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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