Southern Maryland wellness calendar, Sept. 6-13

September 5, 2012

La Plata blood drive Thursday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Charles County Sheriff’s Office, 6845 Crain Hwy., La Plata. www.redcrossblood.org. 800-733-2767. Appointments recommended.

“Better Breathers Club” For those living with a chronic lung condition, and their family members and friends. Thursday, 1-2 p.m. Civista Medical Center, 3 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 301-609-4391. www.civista.org. Free.

“Kids’ Corner” wellness series For ages 6-12. Presentations on eating healthy and fun ways to keep fit. Thursdays, 4-5 p.m., Patuxent Health Center, Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick. $6; four sessions, $20. 410-414-4572.

Aphasia support group Those 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.

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.

Prince Frederick blood drive Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. St. Paul’s Parish, 25 Church St., Prince Frederick. www.redcrossblood.org. 800-733-2767. Appointments recommended.

Lexington Park blood drive Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, 45945 Buck Hewitt Rd. 301-862-3331. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

“Look Good, Feel Better,” A cosmetics workshop for women dealing with the side effects of cancer treatment. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-8233.

Owings blood drive Sunday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Good Shepherd Church, 1601 W. Mount Harmony Rd., Owings. www.redcrossblood.org. 800-733-2767. Appointments recommended.

La Plata blood drive Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sacred Heart Church, 201 St. Mary’s Ave., La Plata.www.redcrossblood.org. 800-733-2767. Appointments recommended.

Valley Lee blood drive Monday, 1:30-7:30 p.m. Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department, 45245 Drayden Rd. www.redcrossblood.org. 800-733-2767. Appointments recommended.

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

Stroke survivors support Presentations on causes, recovery and prevention. Tuesday, 7-8 p.m., MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown. 301-475-6019. Free.

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, assistance with issues related to gynecology, pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including screening. Appointments encouraged. St. Mary’s Health Department, 21580 Peabody St., Leonardtown. Call 301-475-4419 for fee information.

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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