Health and fitness events and meetings in the coming week

AARP Driver Safety Course For age 50 and older, certificate given upon completion. Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Lamond Recreation Center, 20 Tuckerman St. NE. 202-726-8095; Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Friendship Terrace Retirement Community, 4201 Butterworth Pl. NW. 202-362-0704; Monday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fort Stevens Senior Center, 1325 Van Buren St. NW. 202-321-8265; and Tuesday-Wednesday, Hattie Holmes Senior Center, 324 Kennedy St. NW. 202-291-6170. $14 per course, registration requested.

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.

AARP driver safety course Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Friendship Terrace Retirement Home, 4201 Butterworth Pl. NW. Register: 202-362-0704. $14.

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

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

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

Black and Missing, Inc.: Keep kids safe. Foundation representatives discusses sex trafficking, how it affects the city’s African American, Latino and Asian communities and how to keep out young ones safe. Saturday, 10 a.m., Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, 3935 Benning Rd. NE. 202-281-2583. Free.

Eating locally? A moderated discussion of community gardens, retail food and more; for adults. Saturday, 2 p.m., Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-3080.

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.

Look good . . . Feel better Tips on beauty techniques that can combat appearance-related side effects of cancer therapies using cosmetics, scarves and wigs. Monday, 9:30 a.m. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-3755. Free, registration required; free parking.

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.

Weight-loss surgery seminar Presented by bariatric surgeon Marc Rickford. Monday, noon-1 p.m. Providence Hospital, Ross Auditorium, 1150 Varnum St. NE. 877-937-4226 or www.providencebariatrics.com. Registration requested. Free.

Health technology for seniors Majd Alwan of LeadingAge Center for Aging Services and Technologies, discusses developments in fall prevention, “telehealth” and remote patient monitoring, electronic health records and more. Hosted by Dupont Circle Village Live and Learn program. Monday, 3:30-5 p.m. General Federation of Women’s Clubs, conference room, 1734 N St. NW. Linda Harsh, 202-234-2567 or lindajkh@mac.com. $10.

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.

Caregivers support group Share experiences, ideas and suggestions. Monday, 7-10 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. 202-546-4964. 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; and Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. 202-939-5946; and mostly for beginners, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. Free.

AARP Driver Safety course 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Hattie Holmes Senior Center, 324 Kennedy St. NW. Register: 202-291-6170. $14.

Health Web literacy workshop A presentation on navigating health-care Web sites by the Project of Intermediate Advocates. Take a flash drive or WiFi-enabled device. Tuesday, 1 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Free.

Well-Being supper club, Lylie Fisher, a certified life coach and educator guides you into enhancing your professional and personal well-being as you meet new and interesting people in weekly meetings; food and beverages available. Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Metaterra Restaurant, 2614 Connecticut Ave. NW. www.lyliefisher.com/coaching/wellbeingsupperclub.html or 202-723-2481. Free.

Cancer support group For cancer survivors and those still coping with cancer. Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. 202-546-4964. Free.

Alzheimer’s Club Memory A social club for people and their spouses, partners and care partners who have been diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s, mild cognitive impairment or other early forms of dementia. Sponsored by Sibley Memorial Hospital. Wednesday, 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. Registration: 202-364-7602. Free.

Hip or knee replacement class Nursing, physical/occupational therapist and post-acute care coordinators discuss the surgery, hospital stay and rehabilitation. Wednesday, Noon-1:30 p.m. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Gorman Auditorium, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. Registration: 202-342-2400. Free.

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

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

Yoga for the deaf Taught in American Sign Language, combines prayers with yoga and meditation, signed liability waiver required. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Luther Place Memorial Church, chapel, 1226 Vermont Ave. NW. 202-667-1377 or yoga@lutherplace.org. Free.

Food addiction 12-step group Meet with peers to discuss the problem. Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. Sibley Memorial Hospital, Level G, Private Dining Room 3, 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW. 202-537-4145. 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.

Gay Men Over 50 support group confidential meeting. Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m. Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, 1701 14th St. NW. Call for meeting location. 202-797-3580. peersupport@whitman-walker.org. Free.

HIV and newly diagnosed support A confidential support group for anyone and everyone. Hosted by Whitman-Walker Health. Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. Call for location: 202-939-7671. Free.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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