Montgomery wellness calendar, Jan. 17-24

January 16, 2013

Hospice and Transitions program Volunteers needed, especially those who are fluent in Russian. For information, contact the Jewish Social Service Agency, 6123 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-816-2650.

“Easy Fit Dancing” Led by Marcia Young. Thursday and Tuesday at 11 a.m., Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. $2 per class. 240-777-4999.

Gaithersburg blood drive Thursday, 2-7 p.m. Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church, 610 S. Frederick Ave. 800-733-2767. Appointments recommended.

Irish dancing “Mini-Ceili Fitness,” to live music. Sponsored by the Greater Washington Ceili Club. Thursday, 8-10 p.m. Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy, 13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville. 301-649-6410, Free.

Rockville blood drive Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Kaplan University, 1390 Piccard Dr., Rockville. 800-733-2767. Appointments recommended.

“Winter Wonderland” canal walk A 10K trail, with a 5K option, upstream along the towpath. Start and finish is the Carderock Recreation Area. Saturday at 10 a.m. C&O Canal National Park, 11710 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac. Free. 301-385-0054 or

Rockville blood drive Tuesday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Montgomery County Government Building, 101 Monroe St., Rockville. 800-733-2767. Appointments recommended.

“Better Bones” movement classes For age 55 and older; exercises to help improve strength and balance. Much of the regimen can be followed while seated. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source, 8580 Second Ave., Silver Spring. 301-754-8800. Free. Registration requested.

Family support group For families, friends and caregivers, a discussion facilitated by social worker Beth Shapiro. Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jewish Social Service Agency, 6123 Montrose Rd., Rockville. $15. Registration required.

Derwood blood drive Wednesday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, 16641 Crabbs Branch Way, Derwood. 800-733-2767. Appointments recommended.

“The Power of Exercise” workshop A presentation on disease prevention and improving emotional health by Mary Flynn, a Suburban Hospital nurse with the HeartWell program. Wednesday, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 240-777-4999.

Nar-Anon family group For relatives and friends of those recovering from addictions. Free.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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