D.C. wellness calendar, May 9-16, 2013

May 8, 2013

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. 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 at 6:30 p.m. Community Education Group mobile medical unit, William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library, 115 Atlantic St. SW. 202-543-2376. Free.

Adult-children caregivers support Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m. Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW. 202-895-9448. $10, registration required.

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

HIV testing Thursday and Friday, 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m, Bachelor’s Mill, 1104 Eighth St. SE. Free. 202-797-4454 or hivtesting@whitman-walker.org.

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 Friday at 5 p.m., Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900. Free.

Palliative care Updates on advancement of care and relieving symptoms at any stage of illness to enhance quality of life. Saturday at noon, Commons at Grand Oaks Assisted Living, 5901 MacArthur Blvd. NW. www.sibley.org/power or 202-537-4700. Free, registration required.

Yoga for adults Saturday at 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 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.

HIV testing Saturday, 4-7:30 p.m., D.C. Center, 1318 U St. NW. 202-797-4454 or hivtesting@whitman-walker.org. Free.

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

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

Qigong: The energy of the fire element Release congestion and stagnation in your system and nourish your destiny. Mondays through May 20 at 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.

Gentle morning yoga for cancer and stress Monday at 10:45 a.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $10.

Yoga for adults Led by an instructor from Yoga Activist; mats provided. Monday at 6 p.m., Francis A. Gregory Library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE. 202-698-6373 or 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 at 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.

Low vision: Learn about glaucoma Discussion led by physician Jessica Mathers. Tuesday at 11 a.m., MedStar Washington Hospital Center Physicians Office Building, South Tower, first floor, Conference Room A, 110 Irving St. NW. 202-877-5329. Free, reserve lunch.

Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesday and Wednesday 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. Tuesday at noon. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.

Health 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 at 1 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Free.

HIV screening For teens and young adults, 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.

Yoga For all skill levels; mats provided. Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. Free.

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

Hearing screenings, Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., through May. MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Hearing and Speech Center, ground floor, Room GA-102. Free. Free parking. 202-877-6717.

Parkinson’s exercise class Wednesday at noon. MedStar 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 or standing for a long time. Wednesdays through June 5 at 1 p.m. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-364-7602. Call for prorated fees.

Head and neck cancer support group For patients and caregivers experiencing chemotherapy, radiation or surgery. Wednesday, 1:30-3 p.m. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-3755. Registration required, free parking.

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

Bereavement support Wednesday at 5 p.m. MedStar 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.

Advanced cancer support For women, facilitated by Joanne Assarsson and Lombardi chaplain Sara Kerai. May 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m., MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-3755. Registration required, free parking.

Weight-loss surgery seminar A presentation by bariatric surgeon Marc Rickford. May 16, 6-8 p.m. and Monday, noon-1 p.m., Providence Hospital, Ross Auditorium, 1150 Varnum St. NE. 877-937-4226 or www.providencebariatrics.com. Free, registration requested.

De-Mystify Lymphedema: Learn why you develop it, how to manage it and how to reduce the risk of getting it. May 16, 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. May 16, 6:30-8 p.m. Call for location. 202-797-3580. peersupport@whitman-walker.org. Free.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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