Montgomery County wellness calendar, Nov. 8-15

November 7, 2012

“Building Blocks of Tai Chi” Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 240-777-8086. Registration required.

Parenting workshop For parents of children ages 2 to 12; a presentation by Carol Kranowitz on “Sensory Challenges and In-Sync Solutions.” Sponsored by the Parent Encouragement Program. Thursday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Kensington Baptist Church, 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. 301-929-8824. 301-942-4400. www.pepparent.org. $30. Registration required.

Hospice Caring holiday boutique and open house Gift-wrapping for a small donation. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hospice Caring, 518 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-990-8903. 301-869-4673. jamiep@hospicecaring.org.

Zumbathon fundraiser For all ages and fitness levels, with refreshments and raffles. Proceeds will help pay for maintenance and ongoing support for the Montgomery County Police satellite station in Olney. Sunday, 1-3 p.m. Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, 17301 Old Vic Blvd., Olney. 240-413-0199. beth@olneyfitness.com. $20; in advance, $15.

Gentle Yoga classes For anyone affected by cancer; stretching, breathing and relaxation exercises to help improve muscle tone and aid in stress management. Monday at 10 and 11:15 a.m. Hope Connections for Cancer Support, 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda. 301-493-5002. www.hopeconnectionsforcancer.org. Free.

Wheaton blood drive Monday, 2-8 p.m. Hughes United Methodist Church, 10700 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

Hospice Caring seeks volunteers Training sessions will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and next Thursday in Gaithersburg. Penny Gladhill, 301-990-8904. pennyg@hospicecaring.org.

Friendly Visitors volunteer program orientation For Tuesday’s time and location, contact the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County in Rockville. Carolyn Wanner, 301-424-0656, Ext. 507. cwanner@mhamc.org. www.mhamc.org.

Walking Club A 45-minute neighborhood walk. 8:15 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797. www.friendshipheightsmd.gov.

Stability-ball exercise Engage core muscles and build balance in a fitness regimen that can be done while sitting. Tuesday at 11 a.m. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 301-896-3689. Registration required.

“Coping With Change” A healthy-aging discussion group. Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 240-777-8086.

“Laughter RX: The Health Benefits of Humor” A presentation by Michael Patterson of MindRAMP. Tuesday, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. 240-777-4999.

Silver Spring blood drive Tuesday, 1:30-8 p.m. Montgomery Chapter House, 2020 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

“Bone Builders” exercise classes Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 p.m. Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr. 240-777-1350. 240-777-0690.

Stroke survivors support group Caregivers are welcome. With a presentation by Teresa Morella of the National Institutes of Health. Tuesday at 7 p.m. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. 301-530-3740.

Rockville blood drive Wednesday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. BioMed Realty Trust, 9900 Belward Campus Dr., Rockville. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

“Taking Care of the Caregiver” workshop A presentation by Marsha Stein. Wednesday at 1 p.m. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797. www.friendshipheightsmd.gov. Registration recommended.

Meals on Wheels drivers needed Deliveries in the Gaithersburg area take place during late morning/early afternoon. Pick-ups are at Asbury Methodist Village, 333 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg. Mary Casamento, 301-253-4626.

— Compiled by Lisa M.Bolton

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