Prince George’s County wellness calendar, April 11-18, 2013

April 10, 2013

Assistive technology for autism Explore the use of the technology as it relates to adults with autism spectrum disorders. Hosted by the Arc of Prince George’s County. Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Comfort Inn Hotel and Conference Center, 4500 Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-925-7050. www.thearcofpgc.org. Free; registration required.

STD awareness conference In honor of STD Awareness Month, the Prince George’s County Health Department discusses diseases and prevention techniques and offers free STD testing at various locations. Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon, Cheverly Health Center, 3003 Hospital Dr. 301-883-7879. bestdfree.com. Free.

Circuit training For ages 10-17. Friday, 7-10 p.m. Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. 301-864-1611. Free.

Sunset tennis For ages 10-17. Friday 7-10 p.m. Good Luck Community Center, 8601 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. 301-552-1093. Free.

Walk MS 2013 A five-mile walk to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Presented by Booz Allen Hamilton. Saturday. Registration, 7:30-9 a.m.; walk begins at 9 a.m. Bowie Town Center, 15606 Emerald Way. 202-296-5363. www.walkmsnationalcapital.org. Register online and choose fundraising goals.

Women’s wellness retreat Guest speakers, health-care information, screenings, fitness and nutrition demonstrations. Sponsored by Doctors Community Hospital. Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Marriott Inn and Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd. E., Adelphi. 301-552-8060. 301-985-7300. dchweb.org/womenretreat. $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Registration required.

Benefits of detoxification Wellness practitioner Kitwana Pounsel-Lott leads “Spring Cleaning: How Detoxification Can Change Your Life” and talks about foods that help the process. Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Avalaura’s Healing Center, 9196 Autoville Dr., College Park. 301-458-0335. www.avalaura.com. $20 in advance, $25 at door. Registration required.

Autism Awareness Month festival Activities for children with autism, including a moon bounce, ring/bean bag toss, sack race, parachute play, music and movement, bubble pond and sensory activities. Quiet room on-site. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Judah Temple AME Zion Church, 14500 Mt Oak Rd., Mitchellville. 301-390-2900. www.judahtemple.net. Free.

Breast cancer support group A meeting for women newly diagnosed or recovering from breast cancer. Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Doctors Community Hospital, 8100 Good Luck Rd., classroom 415, Lanham. 301-552-8060. Free; registration required.

Balancing fitness event A physical therapist teaches balance, walking and strengthening exercises and discusses fall-prevention strategies. Sponsored by the NIH Heart Center at Suburban Hospital. Wednesday, 11 a.m.-noon, Langley Park Senior Activity Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. 301-408-4343. Free.

Lymphedema support group People with the disease are invited to share their experiences and learn more about the condition. Wednesday, noon-2 p.m. Doctors Community Hospital, north building, 8100 Good Luck Rd., fifth floor DSE room, Lanham. 301-552-8144. Free; registration required.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah

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