Fairfax wellness calendar, Feb. 28-March 7

February 27, 2013

Al-Anon/Alateen groups 703-534-4357. www.alanonva.com/meetings. Free.

Overeaters Anonymous More than 50 meetings a week in Northern Virginia. 703-823-6682. www.oa.org. Free.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) 703-430-3764. www.tops.org. $28 to join.

Breast-feeding support group For mothers and their babies. Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital Women's Center, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. 703-776-6455. Free.

Parkinson’s exercise class Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Greenbriar Community Center, 4615 Stringfellow Rd., Chantilly. 703-378-7221. $10; care partners, $5. Registration required.

Mood disorders support Sponsored by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. First Christian Church, 6165 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-354-5104. Free. 

Fairfax City blood drive Friday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fairfax County Police Department, 4100 Chain Bridge Rd. (Massey Building), Fairfax City. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments welcome.

Reston blood drive Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. YMCA Reston, 12196 Sunset Hills Rd. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments welcome.

Helping Hands Stroke Club meeting For stroke survivors and caregivers. Fridays, 1-2 p.m. Joseph Willard Health Center, 3750 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-246-7120. $1.

Tai chi for beginners Saturdays, 8-9 a.m. St. Luke Catholic School, gymnasium, 7005 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-759-9141. www.freetaichi.org. Free.

“Moving Beyond Pain” A presentation by physical therapist Jennifer Gamboa on the emotional impact of exercise on physical health. Saturday, 8:30-10 a.m. Body Dynamics Inc., 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church. 703-527-9557. www.bodydynamicsinc.com. Free.

Mended Hearts support group For heart surgery patients, their families and friends. Saturday, 11 a.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. 703-941-8500. Free.

Mental health support Sponsored by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Saturdays, 3-5 p.m. Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute, 3302 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. 703-354-5104. Free.

Aquatic fall-prevention classes Mondays and Fridays, 2-3 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Woodlands Retirement Community, 4320 Forest Hill Dr., Fairfax. 703-667-9800. $10 per class, registration required.

Parkinson’s aquatics exercise class Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Woodlands Retirement Community, 4320 Forest Hill Dr., Fairfax. 703-378-7221. www.parkinsonfoundation.org. $10; care partners, $5. Registration required.

Memory Cafe A casual social meeting with information, resources and fellowship for those with Alzheimer’s-related diseases and their caregivers. Tuesday, 2-4 p.m. Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 1301 Trap Rd., Vienna. 571-236-6933. lovriver@aol.com. Free.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous For people dealing with food obsession, overeating, under-eating and bulimia. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Wesley United Methodist Church, 711 Spring St. SE, Vienna. 571-334-6507. www.foodaddicts.org. Free.

Clutterers Anonymous A 12-step recovery program. Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Unity Club, 116 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-405-8384. Free.

Palliative care workshop A presentation by Tom Sullivan, director of Palliative Care at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, on resources for families dealing with a serious illness. Next Thursday at 11 a.m. Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Rd. 703-502-3883. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library. Free.

— Compiled by Jean Mack

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