D.C. wellness calendar, May 16-23, 2013

May 16, 2013

Advanced cancer supportFor women, facilitated by Joanne Assarsson and Lombardi chaplain Sara Kerai. Thursday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-3755. Free, registration required, free parking.

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

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

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

De-Mystify Lymphedema With therapist Paula Levinson, learn why you develop it, how to manage it and how to reduce the risk of getting it. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. Free.

Gay Men Over 50 A confidential support group. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m. Call for location. 202-797-3580. peersupport@whitman-walker.org. Free.

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

Coming out for men A 10-week confidential discussion group. Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., call for meeting location. 202-797-3580 or peersupport@whitman-walker.org. Free.

Alcoholics Anonymous Thursday, 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. Fridays, 10 a.m. Woodridge Library, 1801 Hamlin St. NE. 202-541-6226. Free.

Al-Anon meeting Support for relatives and friends of alcoholics. Fridays, 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.

HIV Testing at Capital Trans Pride Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free. 202-797-4454. hivtesting@whitman-walker.org.

The Radiant Heart of Summer with Qigong and Poetry Led by Tracey Burde and Wendy Kaplan, explore the change of seasons through qigong (exercise), poetry and journaling. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $35.

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

Beginners yoga Saturdays, 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. Saturdays, 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.

HIV testing Saturday, 10 p.m.-midnight, DC Eagle, 639 New York Ave. NW. 202-797-4454 or hivtesting@whitman-walker.org. Free.

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

Yoga for cancer and stress 10:45 a.m,, Mondays, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $25/mo.

Qigong Gentle exercise and meditation to release congestion and achieve balance. Mondays through May 20, 12:30 p.m. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $10/class, registration required.

Exercise for older adults Loretta DiPietro, chairwoman of the exercise science department at George Washington University, discusses the clinical and psychological benefits of exercise; a demonstration follows. Monday, 3:30-5 p.m., St. Matthew’s Cathedral, North Conference Room (between the cathedral and the rectory), 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Reservations: Linda Harsh, 202-234-2567. lindajkh@mac.com. $10.

Enhancing low vision Rajiv Luthra, with Georgetown University’s medical school, discusses ways to accommodate low vision in daily activities. Monday, 3:30-5 p.m., Studio Theatre, Studio A, 1501 14th St. NW. Reservations: Linda Harsh, 202-234-2567. lindajkh@mac.com. $10.

Foot care for diabetics A seminar on avoiding nerve problems, poor circulation, foot ulcers and amputation, presented by Michael Chavis. Monday, 6 p.m., Providence Hospital, Ross Auditorium, 1150 Varnum St. NE. 202-269-7026. mthompso@provhosp.org. Free, registration requested.

Yoga for adults Led by an instructor from Yoga Activist; mats provided. Mondays, 6 p.m., Francis A. Gregory Library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE. 202-698-6373. alana.quarles@dc.gov. Free, registration required.

HIV+ newly diagnosed A confidential support group. Monday and Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 202-939-7671 for meeting location.

Alcoholics Anonymous Monday, 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 Noon, Tuesday and Wednesday. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. 202-347-8766. www.stjohns-dc.org .

Traditional yoga Take a mat. Tuesdays, 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.

HIV testing Tuesday, 4-9 p.m., Panam Supermarket, 3552 14th St. NW. Free. 202-797-4454. hivtesting@whitman-walker.org.

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

Hearing screenings Wednesdays in May, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Washington Hospital Center, Hearing and Speech Center, ground floor, Room GA-102. 202-877-6717. Parking and admission, free.

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

Seated strength training For those with limited mobility or neuropathy or who have difficulty with floor work. 1 p.m., Wednesdays through June 5. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-364-7602. Call for prorated fees.

Family yoga for beginners All ages welcome. Bring a mat. Wednesday,t 5 p.m. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.

Bereavement support Wednesday, 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 issues. Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. National Alliance on Mental Illness, 422 Eighth St. SE. 202-546-0646. namidc@juno.com.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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