Southern Maryland wellness calendar, Sept. 20-Sept. 27

September 19, 2012

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

La Plata blood drive Sponsored by Sons of the American Legion Squadron 82. Monday, 1-7 p.m., American Legion, 6330 N. Crain Hwy., La Plata. 301-934-8221.

“Lean on Me” A six-week nutrition program for ages 9-15. Group exercise included. Mondays and Wednesdays through Oct. 29, 5-6 p.m. Patuxent Health Center, Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-8233. $110.

“Look Good, Feel Better” A cosmetics workshop for women dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Monday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Civista Medical Center, 3 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 888-332-4847. 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. $6.

Heart-healthy nutrition program Presentations on low-fat and low-sodium shopping and cooking. Next Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m. Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-8233. $10.

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 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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