Montgomery County wellness calendar, Sept. 27-Oct. 4

“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.

“Lunchtime Yoga” A multilevel class; bring a mat, towel and water bottle. Thursday at 12:15 p.m. Concord-St. Andrews Church, 5910 Goldsboro Rd., Bethesda. acbyoga@hotmail.com. Call 301-229-5225 for fee information.

“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.

Lymphoma Research Foundation benefit bike ride A noncompetitive 25- or 50-mile bike ride. Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Barnesville School, 21830 Peach Tree Rd., Dickerson. www.lymphoma.org.

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 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.

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. Free.

Support group for veterans A peer-led group intended to provide support and direction to veterans facing the challenges of post-traumatic stress disorder and isolation. Tuesday at 7 p.m. National Alliance on Mental Illness Rockville, 11718 Parklawn Dr. 301-949-5852, Ext. 105. rhalper@namimc.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.

Seniors Health Insurance Assistance Program One-on-one counseling on claims and appeals. Tuesday, starting at 10:30 a.m. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 240-777-8086. Free. Appointments required.

Blood pressure screenings Sponsored by Holy Cross Hospital. Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 240-777-8086.

Stroke support group With a presentation by Michaela Donohue on “A Tapping Technique for Symptoms Relief.” Tuesday at 7 p.m. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. 301-530-3740. Free.

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

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

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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