Southern Maryland wellness calendar, Oct. 11-18

October 11, 2012

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.

Leonardtown blood drive Monday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-6019.

“Understanding Snoring” A presentation by otolaryngologist Mara Daidone. Tuesday, 7-8 p.m., Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-8233. Free.

Aphasia support group People recovering from a brain injury or a stroke practice speech, reading and writing. Friday and Wednesday, 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 while sitting. Fridays, 12:30-1 p.m. Southwinds Active Adult Community, 4225 Southwinds Pl., White Plains. www.southwindsadult.com. 301-932-4297. $5.

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

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.

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

Reproductive-health clinic For men and women, screening and other assistance with issues related to gynecology, pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. St. Mary’s Health Department, 21580 Peabody St., Leonardtown. Call 301-475-4419 for fees and appointments.

Prostate-health screening DRE exams and PSA tests. Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-8233. www.calverthospital.org/keepwell. Free. Registration required.

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

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

Red Cross needs volunteers Help is needed at blood drives. Volunteers greet donors, providing reading materials and offering refreshments. 800-272-0094, 
Ext. 1. karlofft@usa.redcross.org.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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