D.C. wellness calendar, Oct. 11-18

October 9, 2012

Greater Washington Heart Walk volunteers needed Help out at the Nov. 10 event at Nationals Park. www.greaterwashingtonheartwalk.org. 703-248-1784. joellen.brassfield@heart.org.

Eat Well. Age Well. Live Well. A presentation and cooking demonstration by Iona Senior Services nutritionist and chef Rose Clifford. Thursday, 12:30-2 p.m., Forest Side, 2701 Military Rd. NW. 202-895-9448, Ext. 4. info@iona.org. Free.

HIV testing Sponsored by Whitman-Walker Health. Thursday, 10 p.m. to midnight. Bachelor’s Mill, 1104 Eighth St. SE. 202-797-4454. hivtesting@whitman-walker.org. Free.

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

Family yoga For age 5 and older. Fridays, 6 p.m., Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. For fee information: 202-549-4172.

Healthy living workshop For women with metastatic breast cancer. Hosted in partnership with Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Friday, 7-9 p.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. Free. Reservations required.

Yoga class Led by Juneous Pettijohn; take a mat, towel and water bottle. Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Francis A. Gregory Library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE. Free. 202-645-4297.

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

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

Cancer patients fitness program For ages 13-22. Sundays, 3-5 p.m., City Fitness Gym, 3525 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-618-4368. dc@teenslivingwithcancer.org. Free. Registration required.

Qigong practice Tailored to the needs of people living with cancer. Led by Tracey Burde. Mondays, 8-9 a.m. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $10.

Newly diagnosed with HIV support group Peer-led sessions. Monday and Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. Whitman-Walker Health, 1701 14th St. NW. 202-939-7671. hivsupport@wwc.org. www.whitman-walker.org. Free. Registration required.

Alcoholics Anonymous Mondays at 8:30 p.m. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Maine Avenue and Sixth Street SW. 202-554-3222. Free.

Traditional yoga Led by Heather Ferris; take a mat. Tuesdays at noon. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.

Dementia support group For partners and other caregivers. Tuesday, 12:30-2 p.m., Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW. 202-895-9448. Donations welcome.

What is Alzheimer’s? A workshop for families, friends and caregivers. Tuesday, 2-3:30 p.m., Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, Elizabeth Haines Room, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. https://activenet19.active.com/hillcenterdc. Free. Registration required.

Move. Learn. Create. Margot Greenlee leads sessions on moving in new ways. Co-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.

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

Family Yoga With Andrea All ages welcome at this class for beginners; take 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 Led by Kymberly Sevilla. Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $10.

Prenatal yoga Led by Jen Mueller. Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45 p.m. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org. $18.

Mental illness support group Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. National Alliance on Mental Illness, 422 Eighth St. SE. Free. 202-546-0646 or namidc@juno.com.

HIV testing Sponsored by Whitman-Walker Health. Tuesday, 4-6 p.m. Miriam’s Kitchen, 2401 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-797-4454. hivtesting@whitman-walker.org. Free.

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

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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