D.C. wellness calendar, Nov. 15-21

November 14, 2012

Low-vision support group Thursday, 10-11:30 a.m. Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW. 202-895-9448. Free. Registration required.

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

Healing stress through creativity and giving thanks A workshop making miniature shrines using Altoid tins and found objects to identify our blessings and create a meaningful and evocative visual reminder of things; led by Rebecca Wilkinson. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $35.

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

Lung and thoracic health Stephen C. Yang, Douglas A. Jones, Bruce R. Kressel, Gregory S. Sibley and Frederick P. Smith discuss the latest advances in lung and thoracic health including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Light refreshments served, free parking. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., Sibley Memorial Hospital, Medical Building, Conference Room 2, 5215 Loughboro Rd. NW. 202-537-4700. Free, registration required. http://www.sibley.org/community/events/event.aspx?F_d=11%2f15%2f2012&&F_m=11&F_y=2012&EventId=6461.

Wii fitness games For age 55 and older, fitness through virtual and physical activity. Friday, 10:30 a.m., Woodridge Library, 1801 Hamlin St. NE. 202-541-6226. Free.

Parkinson’s support group Fridays, 11 a.m.-noon, Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW. 202-895-9448. Free. Registration required.

HIV testing For ages 13-24 in a quiet, relaxed environment; testing and lifestyle consultations hosted by Metro TeenAIDS. Friday, 4:30 p.m., Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, 3935 Benning Rd. NE. Free. 202-281-2583.

Veterans Administration women’s health-care open house An overview of VA services for active-duty and retired female service members. Friday, 5:30 p.m., Veterans Administration Medical Center, 50 Irving St. NW. 202-745-8577.

DIY (Do It Yourself) Fair For people with and without disabilities, a celebration of creativity. Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321 or www.dclibrary.org. Free.

Eye/Brain research Seven ophthalmologists from the National Eye Institute at National Institutes of Health and local practices discuss the connection between migraines, strokes, visual hallucinations and diseases like macular degeneration and other sight-threatening conditions. Saturday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 202-234-1010. Free; free parking in the rear of Courtyard by Marriott.

Yoga for beginners For teens and adults. Saturdays at 11 a.m., Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. Free.

Infant and child CPR Taught by American Heart Association instructor Jay Gruber, only non-mobile infants welcome at the session. Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $62. 202-518-9400 or http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=134461&view=Detail

Prenatal and baby yoga Sundays, 1-2 p.m. (prenatal); 2:15-3:10 p.m. (moms, dads, babies). Golden Heart Yoga DC, 4804 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-541-9642. or www.goldenheartyoga.com. Registration required.

Qigong: Deepen Your ReservesLed by Tracey Burde. Mondays through Dec. 3, 8-9 a.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $10 per session.

Al-Anon meetings Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, noon, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766.

HIV/AIDS support groups Peer-facilitated meetings for those recently diagnosed. Sponsored by Whitman-Walker Health. Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. For location, call 202-939-7671.

Living With Early-Stage Alzheimer’s series Three sessions sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter. Monday, 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 3. Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW. 202-895-9448, Ext. 4. Registration required.

Alcoholics Anonymous Mondays at 8:30 p.m. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Ave.

Move-Learn-Create program For dance enthusiasts who wa

nt to try moving in a new way, led by Margot Greenlee; sponsored by Bodywise Dance. Wednesdays, 9:15-10:45 a.m. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org. $20 per session.

Parkinson’s exercise class Wednesdays at noon. Georgetown Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, Bles Building, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-4180. Free. Registration requested.

Family yoga For beginners; bring a mat and a towel. Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.

Gentle evening yoga Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.hillcenterdc.org. $10 per session. Registration required.

National Alliance on Mental Illness support group For those living with someone with mental health issues. 422 Eighth St. SE, second floor. Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 202-546-0646. Free.

Prenatal yoga Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45 p.m. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, John Philip Sousa Hall, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org. $18 per session.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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