D.C. wellness calendar, Sept. 20-27

September 20, 2012

Gay Men Over 50 support group Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Whitman-Walker Health, 1701 14th St. NW. 202-464-3580. peersupport@whitman-walker.org. Free.

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

Prostate cancer screening With educational presentations. Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MedStar Georgetown Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-2000. www.medstargeorgetown.org. Free. Registration required.

Healthy Ingredient Basics Ebeth Johnson leads a tour of the market to help with what to buy and how to use and store. Saturday, 10-11 a.m. Whole Foods Market, 1440 P St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. Free. 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 For teens and older; mats available. Saturday, 11 a.m. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. Free.

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

Tummy Toning qigong Led by Tracey Burde. Monday and Oct. 1 , 8-9 a.m. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $25. Registration required.

Stroke survivors Comeback Club For survivors, family members, friends and caregivers. Monday, 1-2 p.m. Washington Hospital Center National Rehabilitation Hospital, Telehealth conference room, 110 Irving St. NW. 202-877-1440. www.whcenter.org. Free. Registration suggested.

End of Life Choices A presentation by Mickey MacIntyre of Compassion and Choices. Sponsored by Dupont Circle Village. Monday, 3:30-5 p.m. Merrill Lynch, sixth floor, 1152 15th St. NW. Linda Harsh, 202-234-2567 or lindajkh@mac.com. $10.

HIV support group Peer-facilitated confidential meetings for those with a recent diagnosis. Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Whitman-Walker Health, 1701 14th St. NW. 202-939-7671. hivsupport@wwc.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 those caring for spouses or partners with dementia. Tuesday, 12:30-2 p.m. Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW. 202-895-9448. Donations welcome. Registration required.

Health literacy Presentation by A. Muhammad, Project for Intermediate Advocates Internation, Inc. Learn to find and assess quality online health information by navigating and evaluating medical websites, researching personal health issues and making informed health decisions; computer skills required; take a flash drive or your email address to save class documents. Tuesday, 1 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Computer Lab, Room 311, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Free.

Sleep and relaxation workshop Led by Kim Thompson. Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. Free. Registration required.

Yoga for adult beginners Led by an instructor from Yoga Activist. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. Free. 202-939-5946.

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

Hot Topics in Health Science Presentations by Georgetown University’s Medical Center Graduate Student Organization. Tuesday at 7 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Free.

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.

“Picture This” A descriptive tour of old master paintings for people with visual impairments. Wednesday, 1 p.m., National Gallery of Art, West Building, Rotunda, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. 202-737-4215 or www.nga.gov. Free.

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.

Mental illness support group For family and friends of those recovering from mental illness issues. 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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