Montgomery wellness calendar, Dec. 6-13

December 5, 2012

Hospice Caring seeks gift wrappers Volunteers needed to work three-hour shifts at the Barnes & Noble stores in Bethesda and the Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg. 301-869-4673. madeleinec@hospicecaring.org.

Rockville blood drive Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jerome Holland Research Lab, 15601 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation. Appointments recommended.

Rockville blood drive Hosted by the Rockville Lions Club. Thursday, 2:30-8 p.m. United Methodist Church, 112 W. Montgomery Ave. www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation. 800-733-2767. Appointments recommended.

CPR course for teenagers For ages 12 to 17: adult, child and infant CPR. Thursday at 6:30 p.m., MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Dr., Olney. 301-774-8881. www.montgomerygeneral.org. $35. Registration required.

2BoomerBabes Radio Hour Barbara Kline and Katherine Bernard host a version of their radio show that deals with aging and health and wellness issues. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. www.friendshipheightsmd.gov 301-656-2797. Free. Registration requested.

Barnesville blood drive Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Mary’s Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd. www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation. 800-733-2767. Appointments recommended.

Mental health support group For family members of those living with mental illness issues. Saturday, 9:30-11 a.m. MedStar Montgomery Medical Center (second-floor conference room), 18101 Prince Philip Dr., Olney. 301-949-5852. Free.

Adult English Literacy coalition seeks gift wrappers Volunteers — no experience necessary — needed to work two-hour shifts at the Barnes & Noble stores in Bethesda and the Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg. Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Register at www.doodle.com or call 301-721-0860. hritchie@mcael.org.

Spencerville blood drive Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Cedar Ridge Community Church, 2410 Spencerville Rd. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation. Appointments recommended.

Walking club A 45-minute neighborhood stroll. 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.

“Coping With Change” workshops Weekly discussions of positive ways to deal with aging. Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 240-777-8086. Free.

“Stress & the Holidays” A presentation by Mary Flynn, a nurse with Suburban Hospital’s HeartWell program. Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. 240-777-4999. Free.

NAMI mental health support group For family members of those living with mental illness issues. Wednesday, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church, 100 Welsh Park Dr., Rockville. 301-949-5852.

“Look Good, Feel Better” A cosmetics workshop for women dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. 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.

“Treating Invisible Wounds” seminar A presentation on combat-related mental health issues by Jennifer Cho, a clinical social worker specializing in trauma services. Next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. National Alliance on Mental Illness, 11718 Parklawn Dr., Rockville. 301-949-5852. Free.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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