Southern Maryland wellness calendar, Nov. 8-15

November 7, 2012

“Dinner With the Dietician” Tips for getting through the holidays without gaining weight. Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m., 230 W. Dares Beach Rd., Patuxent Health Center, Prince Frederick. 410-535-8233. www.calverthospital.org. $10.

Biofeedback class Breathing, muscle relaxation and autogenetic training techniques. Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m., Solomons Medical Center, 14090 H.G. Trueman Rd., Solomons. 410-535-8233. www.calverthospital.org. Free.

Leonardtown blood drive Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-6019.

Bariatric surgery support group Hosted by Washington Hospital Center’s weight loss surgery team. Saturday, 10-11 a.m., MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-6019.

Aphasia support group People recovering from a brain injury or a stroke practice speaking, reading and writing. Fridays and Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Civista Medical Center, 5 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 301-609-
4396. $15 per session. Registration required.

Yobics chair fitness Yoga-inspired exercises done from a sitting position. Fridays, 12:30-1 p.m. Southwinds Active Adult Community, 4225 Southwinds Pl., White Plains. 301-932-4297. $5.

Prince Frederick blood drive Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Greater Mount Zion Church (Sponsored by Omega Psi Phi), 3170 German Chapel Rd., Prince Frederick. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

“Look Good, Feel Better” A program for women dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-8233. Free.

Lusby blood drive Tuesday, noon-6 p.m. American Legion Post 274, 11820 H.G. Trueman Rd., Lusby. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

Gentle yoga Led by Anne Machetto. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4535 Piney Church Rd., Waldorf. 301-934-2883. Free.

Zumba exercise classes A fundraiser for the rescue squad. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad, 43256 Rescue Lane. 301-737-2336. $7; five classes, $25.

Stroke survivors support group Tuesday, 7-8 p.m., MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475- 6019. www.stmaryshospitalmd.org. Free. Registration requested.

Zumba exercise classes Rescue squad auxiliary fundraiser. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m. Mechanicsville Fire Department Social Hall, 28165 Hills Club Rd. 301-884-4709. meghannet@yahoo.com. $6 per class.

Piney Point blood drive, Wednesday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Harry Lundeberg Seamanship School, 45353 St. George Ave., Piney Point. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

“Look Good, Feel Better” A program for women dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-6070. Free.

Lexington Park blood drive Next Thursday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. United Methodist Church, 21760 Great Mills Rd., Lexington Park. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

Diabetes Expo Information on diabetes treatment, with screenings, educational displays, “ask the dietician,” samples of healthy food and other giveaways. Next Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-8233. Free. Registration required.

National Alliance on Mental Illness programs For people living with mental health issues, Southern Maryland NAMI offers individual and family support groups throughout Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. 301-737-1988. www.namisomd.org.

Reproductive health clinic For men and women. St. Mary’s Health Department, 21580 Peabody St., Leonardtown. 301-475-4419.

Prostate-health screening Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-8233. www.calverthospital.org. Free.

Cardiac/pulmonary illness rehab program Sponsored by Calvert Memorial Hospital. 410-414-4527. www.calverthospital.org.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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