“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.
Balance assessment and testing Hosted by physical therapists from Suburban Hospital. Part of the falls-prevention program. Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. 240-777-4999. Free.
“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.
Community yoga class Take a mat, towel and water. Friday at 6 a.m. Bikram Yoga, 7832 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. www.bikramyogabethesda.com. Free.
Drop-in tai chi Fridays, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797. www.friendshipheightsmd.gov. $3 per class. Registration requested.
Qi gong exercise Led by Mike Kornely; easy-to-learn exercises that can be done using a chair for balance and stability. Followed by directed meditation after session. Saturdays at noon. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 240-777-8086. Free.
Gentle yoga classes For anyone affected by cancer; exercises to help improve muscle tone and aid in stress management. Mondays at 10 and 11:15 a.m. Hope Connections for Cancer Support, 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda. 301-493-5002. www.hopeconnectionsforcancer.org.
“Yoga Now!” for teens For ages 12 to 18; guidance in healthful breathing and relaxation techniques. Mondays and Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St. 301-602-3866. www.visartscenter.org. $10 per class. Registration required.
Acupressure workshop For anyone with chronic pain; “Learn to Use the Emotional Freedom Technique,” a presentation by acupunturist Lisa Marie Price. Monday at 1:15 p.m. Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. 301-231-0008. www.painconnection.org. Free.
Open Wii exercise For adults of all skill levels; active video games such as boxing, tennis and bowling. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 240-777-8086. Free.
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. Free. Registration required. www.hopeconnectionsforcancer.org
Chronic pain support groups Sponsored by the Pain Connection. Call for schedule and other details. 301-231-0008. Free.
— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton
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