Montgomery County wellness calendar, Oct. 4-11

October 3, 2012

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

“Mindfulness Meditation” For beginning and experienced meditators. Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. Sugarloaf Congregation of Unitarian Universalists, 16913 Germantown Rd., Germantown. 301-540-8091. Free.

Author appearance endocrinologist Saralyn Mark will discuss “Stellar Medicine: A Journey Through the Universe of Women’s Health.” Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797. www.friendshipheightsmd.gov. Free. Registration required.

Community health fair Workshops, screenings, bone-density and body-composition assessments and children’s activities. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Epworth United Methodist Church, 9008 Rosemont Dr., Gaithersburg. 443-928-3771. Free.

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

“Bone Health After Menopause” A presentation by gynecologist Diane Snyder. Monday at 10 a.m. White Oak Community Recreation Center, 1700 April Lane. 240-777-6940. Free.

Pickleball A sport played with paddle and whiffle ball that combines badminton, tennis and table tennis. A meeting of the White Oak Active Adults. Monday at 1 p.m. White Oak Community Recreation Center, 1700 April Lane. 240-777-6940. Free.

“Yoga Now!” For ages 12 to 18. Mondays and Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-602-3866. www.visartscenter.org. $10 per class. Registration required.

“Managing and Living With Metastatic Cancer” A presentation by oncology nurse Beth Connelly. Wednesday at 6 p.m. Hope Connections for Cancer Support, 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda. 301-493-5002. www.hopeconnectionsforcancer.org. Free. Registration required.

“Look Good, Feel Better” A cosmetics workshop for women dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Next Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Holy Cross Hospital Professional and Community Education Center, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 301-754-8800. www.holycrosshealth.org. Free. Registration required.

Chronic pain monthly support groups Sponsored by the Pain Connection, 12320 Parklawn Dr. , Rockville. Call 301-231-0008 for meeting times. Free.

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. 301-216-4200. Mary Casamento, 301-253-4626.

Cancer support groups Weekly meetings for patients and caregivers, as well as a bereavement group. Monthly sessions for young adults and for people with bladder cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian and gynecological cancers. Hope Connections for Cancer Support, 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda. 301-493-5002. www.hopeconnectionsforcancer.org Free. Registration required.

Red Cross needs volunteers Help is needed at local blood drives. 800-272-0094, Ext. 1. karlofft@usa.redcross.org.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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