Montgomery County wellness calendar, July 25 to Aug. 1, 2013

July 24, 2013

Chair yoga class registration A fitness instructor leads a gentle form of yoga practiced by sitting on a chair. The next five-week class will begin next Thursday and meet weekly at 10:30 a.m. The program is co-sponsored by Holy Cross Hospital. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 301-754-8800. $25, registration required.

Qigong classes Gentle movement that can be practiced sitting or standing. Thursdays, 10:45 a.m., through Aug. 29. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, second floor, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. 301-896-3939. events@suburbanhospital.org. events.suburbanhospital.org. $70, registration required.

“Better Bones” classes Designed to improve balance and flexibility. Thursdays and Mondays, 2 p.m. Call to request a physician consent form. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 301-754-7895. Free.

Drop-in tai chi Student-led sessions meet Fridays, 9:15 a.m. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797. www.friendshipheightsmd.gov. $3; registration required.

Gentle yoga for seniors An instructor from the Mindfulness Center helps participants tone muscles, improve balance and increase circulation. Take a yoga mat and blanket. Fridays, 10 a.m. through Aug. 16. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, second floor, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. 240-777-8200. $70, registration required.

Mental health support group for spouses For those living with a spouse with mental illness. Friday, 7 p.m. National Alliance on Mental Illness, 11718 Parklawn Dr., Rockville. stephanie@namimc.org. 301-949-5852. Free.

Sunrise 10K walk The trail for the 10K Lake Frank/Lake Needwood sunrise walk is rated 2B; plus a 6K option (rated 2A). Sponsored by the Seneca Valley Sugarloafers Volksmarch Club. Saturday; registration is open 7-9 a.m.; participants must finish by noon. Caribou Coffee, 5562 Norbeck Rd., Rockville. 301-980-6982. missie_dragon@yahoo.com. Free.

Disabilities and adaptive technology For employers and educators. Kamran Rasul, a technology specialist at American University’s Disability Support Services, demonstrates how to produce accessible documents and use conversion apps and software. Saturday, 1 p.m. Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd. 240-777-0110. Free.

Zumba on the Plaza Stage A fitness instructor from Washington Sports Club leads an outdoor class. Tuesday, 7 p.m. Fountain Plaza Stage at Downtown Silver Spring, 916 Ellsworth Dr. 301-203-4184. Free.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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