D.C. wellness calendar, Oct. 4-11

October 4, 2012

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

Eating for a Lifetime A presentation on healthy cooking practices by chef and oncology nurse Laura Pole. With tastings and recipes. Saturday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org/programs. $30, registration 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.

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

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

Health literacy A presentation by A. Muhammad of the Project of Intermediate Advocates on the best ways to find and assess quality health-care information online. Take a flash drive or laptop computer to save class documents. Tuesday, 1 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Free.

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 or www.hillcenterdc.org. $20 per session.

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 per session.

Prenatal yoga Led by Jen Mueller. 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 or www.hillcenterdc.org. $18 per session.

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.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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