D.C. wellness calendar, Sept. 12 to 19, 2013

September 11, 2013

Pilates in the park Hour-long sessions taught by a certified Pilates instructor; take a mat, light refreshments served. Sponsored by Golden Triangle BID. Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., through Oct. 10, Farragut Square Park, 17th and K streets NW. Free. 202-463-3400.

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

Line-dancing fitness for seniors For age 50 and older. Fridays, 10 a.m. Woodridge Library, 1801 Hamlin St. NE. 202-541-6226. Free.

Making the back stronger Learn how to maximize back strengths and minimize back pain with physical therapist Chris Marrow. Friday, noon, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Main Building, Level G, Private Dining Room 1 and 2, 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW. 202-537-4000.

Al-Anon meetings Fridays, 5 p.m., Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900; Tuesdays, noon, Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635; and Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, noon, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. 202-347-8766. Free.

Alcoholics Anonymous for women Support group meeting. Fridays, 6-8 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Adams Room, Third and A streets SE. 202-546-4964. Free.

Zumba class A combination of dances, such as salsa, merengue, samba and other styles from Latin culture; all fitness levels welcome. Saturdays, 9 a.m., and Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 202-362-3606. $12.

Yoga for adults in Northeast Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, 3935 Benning Rd. NE. 202-281-2583. Free.

Alcoholics Anonymous Saturdays, 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. 202-546-4964; Sundays, 3 p.m., and Mondays, 8:30 p.m., St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. 202-554-3222. rector@staugustinesdc.org; Mondays and Fridays, 8:30 p.m., All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Ave. NW. 202-232-4244; Mondays, 8 p.m., St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 4001 Yuma St. NW. 202-966-6288; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon, Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.

Narcotics Anonymous Sundays, 7-8:30 a.m. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635. Free.

Adult children of alcoholics Support meeting. Sundays, 5-6 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Classroom No. 6, Third and A streets SE. 202-546-4964. Free.

Therapeutic yoga classes for cancer patients Corrin Bennett and Amy Dara Hochberg lead patients, survivors and their caregivers. Mondays, 10:30-11:45 a.m., and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $25 per month.

Mental health and HIV Confidential discussion group for people with HIV and mental health challenges. Transportation tokens and refreshments provided. Mondays, 3:30 p.m., MetroHealth, 1012 14th St. NW. 202-638-0750. Free.

Gentle Yoga For seniors, students with special conditions or injuries and beginners who want gentle yoga poses; classes end with relaxation and guided visualization to release tension. Mondays, 5-6 p.m., through Oct. 28 (except Oct. 14), Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Register: www.hillcenterdc.org or 202-549-4172. $89 per six-week series; drop-ins: $20; in advance, $18.

Food addicts Support group meeting. Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, Room 205, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. 202-363-4119. Free.

Prenatal Yoga To help expectant mothers develop flexibility, concentration and strength needed during pregnancy and childbirth; includes modified Hatha Yoga postures, breath work, vocal toning and meditation. Mondays, 7:30-8:45 p.m., through Oct. 28 (except Oct. 14), Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Register: www.hillcenterdc.org or 202-549-4172. $89 per six-week series; drop-ins: $20; in advance, $18.

Strength and balance Taught by Tonya Walton; sponsored by Sibley Memorial Hospital. 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Nov. 21, Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. Register: www.sibley.org. 202-364-7602. $90 for one class a week; $170 twice a week.

Mindfulness and meditation An eight-week program designed to reduce feelings of loneliness and boost the immune systems of older people, conducted by Ashley Nunn. Tuesday, 11 a.m., Sibley Memorial Hospital, Medical Building, Conference Room 5, 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW. Register, 202-364-7602. Free.

Yoga Led by yoga teacher and therapist Heather Ferris; take a mat. Tuesdays, noon, Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.

Meditation as a path to health Eve Soldinger leads a therapeutic program to relieve stress and foster a healthy emotional state. Tuesday, 5:45 p.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $10.

Yoga for larger bodies For all experience levels. Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m., Golden Heart Yoga DC, 4804 Georgia Ave NW. 202-541-9642. $15 per class.

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

Head and neck cancer Group support for patients experiencing chemotherapy, radiation or surgery; learn about resources, coping skills and the psychological impact of the illness and treatment. Wednesday, 1:45-3 p.m., MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-3755. Free, registration required, free parking.

Bereavement support Wednesdays, 5 p.m. Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. Sara Moore, chaplain for adult oncology: 202-444-0109. Registration required. Free.

Friends and family of the mentally ill Support group for family and friends of those recovering from mental health problems. Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., National Alliance on Mental Illness, 422 Eighth St. SE. 202-546-0646. namidc@juno.com . Free.

HIV testing For ages 13-24, hosted by Metro TeenAIDS. Sept. 19, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, Meeting Room 2, 3935 Benning Rd. NE. 202-281-2583. Free.

Weight-loss surgery seminar A presentation by bariatric surgeon Marc Rickford. Sept. 19, 6-8 p.m., Providence Hospital, Ross Auditorium, 1150 Varnum St. NE. 877-937-4226 or www.providencebariatrics.com. Registration requested. Free.

Ovarian health: knowledge is power Learn the latest advances in ovarian health including updates on symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and surgical options. Sept. 19, 6:30-8 p.m., Sibley Memorial Hospital, Conference Room 2, 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW. Register: 202-537-4700. Free.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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