Montgomery wellness calendar, March 28-April 4

March 27, 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 will 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.

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

Nursing Home Medicaid talks A presentation by staff from the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services on the differences between Medicaid and Medicare, with a question-and-answer session. Thursday at 1 p.m. Damascus Library, 9701 Main St. 240-773-9444. Friday at 2 p.m. Marilyn J. Praisner Library. 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. 240-773-9460.

White Oak Senior Center open house Facility tours, dancing, cooking and fitness-class demonstrations, art activities and more. Thursday 1-3 p.m. White Oak Community Recreation Center, 1700 April Lane. 240-777-6940.

Guided Mindful Meditation class For anyone affected by cancer, led by therapist May Benatar. Friday at 11:30 a.m. Hope Connections for Cancer Support, 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda. 301-493-5002. www.hope
connectionsforcancer.org
. Free. Registration required.

Water aerobics Core-strength exercises led by Anne LeVeque. Friday at 7 a.m.; Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. Piney Branch Elementary School, 7510 Maple Ave., Takoma Park. 301-891-8000. $8 per session.

Line-dancing classes For fun and fitness, Saturdays and Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 240-777-8086. Free.

Stroke support group For caregivers and survivors, with a presentation by Teresa Morella of the National Institutes of Health. Tuesday at 7 p.m. (support group) and at 8 p.m. (NIH speaker). Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. 301-530-3740. Free.

Child, adolescent and teenager grief support group Six sessions for those who recently have experienced the death of a sibling or parent. Wednesday at 6 p.m. (A parent/guardian group meets at the same time.) Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Dr., Rockville. 301-921-4400. Free. Registration required.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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