Southern Maryland wellness calendar, Sept. 13-20

Aphasia support group People recovering from a brain injury or stroke can 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.

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

Yobics chair-fitness Yoga-inspired exercises that can be done while sitting down. Fridays, 12:30-1 p.m. Southwinds Active Adult Community, 4225 Southwinds Pl., White Plains. www.southwindsadult.com. 301-932-4297. $5.

Portion-control dietary workshop Guidance in monitoring food intake to help maintain a healthy weight. Monday, 7-8 p.m. Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-8233. $10.

Nutritional class For those who eat on the run: Tips for making smart food choices at both restaurants and grocery stores. Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m., Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-8233. $15. Registration required. www.calverthospital.org.

“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.

Prostate cancer screening Thursday, 5-8 p.m., Civista Medical Center, 5 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 301-609-4396. 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.

Zumba exercise classes Rescue squad auxiliary fundraiser. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 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, assistance with issues related to gynecology, pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including screening. St. Mary’s Health Department, 21580 Peabody St., Leonardtown. Call 301-475-4419 for fee information and appointment availability.

Prostate-health screening Includes a DRE exam and a PSA lab test. Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. Call 410-535-8233 for registration information.

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

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

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

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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