Montgomery wellness calendar, April 11-18

April 10, 2013

Ben’s Run Registration is open for the annual 5K run and one-mile run/walk in memory of Ben Goldfogle, an 11-year-old who lost his life to leukemia in 2009. Proceeds from the April 20 event benefit the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National Medical Center. Stonegate Elementary School, 14811 Notley Rd., Silver Spring. $25. www.bensrun.org.

Outpatient addiction services Group counseling for people with mental health and substance-abuse issues. Montgomery County Adult Behavioral Health Services, 981 Rollins Ave., Rockville. Call 240-777-1680 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/hhs for details.

“Ride the Riverside” fundraiser Registration is open for the June 8-9 bike ride to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Routes are 30 miles to more than 100 miles over one or two days. Visit www.bikemsdc.org for details and registration information.

Kenwood cherry blossoms and spring flowers walk A daily, self-guided 10K and 5K along the Capital Crescent Trail, through a neighborhood and on city streets. Map available at Starbucks, 4611 Sangamore Rd., Bethesda. 301-946-5496.

Water aerobics Core-strength exercises led by Anne LeVeque. Friday at 7 a.m.; Sunday at 8 a.m.; Monday and Wednesday, 7 p.m., Piney Branch Elementary School, 7510 Maple Ave., Takoma Park. $8 per session. E-mail: anne.leveque@gmail.com. 301-891-8000 or www.acsgw.org.

Improve school food discussion Real Food For Kids Montgomery hosts a talk about efforts to raise food quality. Saturday at 4 p.m. Pizzeria Da Marco, 8008 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-202-4812 or www.realfoodforkidsmontgomery.org.

HeartWell discussion HeartWell nurse Leni Barry talks about the importance of maintaining healthy blood pressure through diet, exercise and stress management. Wednesday at 10 a.m. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd. Silver Spring. 240-777-8086. Free.

Support U Caregiver Program Learn about self-care, planning, resources, family dynamics and financial issues for supporting an aging parent or loved one with chronic illness or special needs. Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Free; registration required. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. 301-384-4394. www.mystandrew.org.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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