Southern Maryland wellness calendar,May 9-16, 2013

May 8, 2013

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

“Look Good, Feel Better” A program for women who are experiencing hair and skin changes as a result of cancer treatment. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-8233. Free.

“Farming 4 Hunger” 5K run/walk Enjoy the scenery at Serenity Farms, plus health screenings and displays. Saturday, 9 a.m. World Gym, 230 W. Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick. $40. 410-535-8233 or www.farming4hunger.com.

Bariatric surgery support Hosted by the bariatric surgeons from Washington Hospital Center, for those who had or are considering the surgery. Saturday, 10-11 a.m. St. Mary’s Hospital, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-6019.

Stroke support Learn about programs offered to aid recovery. Monday, 4-5 p.m., Civista Medical Center, 5 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 888-332-4847.

“Lean on Me” A six-week fitness and nutritional program for ages 9-15. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through June 20, 5-6 p.m. Patuxent Health Center, 230 W. Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-8233. $120 for 12 sessions.

Zumba exercise classes Rescue squad fundraiser. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad, 43256 Rescue Lane. 301-737-2336. $7 per class.

Hatha yoga Traditional class for adults; take a mat. Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m. Civista Medical Center, 5 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 888-332-4847. Registration required.

Zumba exercise classes Rescue squad fundraiser. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. Mechanicsville Fire Department, 28165 Hills Club Rd. 301-884-4709. $6 per class.

Aphasia group People who have had a stroke or other brain injury practice speech, reading and writing with a speech pathologist and trained volunteers. Wednesday and Friday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Civista Medical Center, 5 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 301-609-4000. $15 per visit.

Smoking cessation program Offered by Calvert Memorial Hospital and the Calvert County Health Department. Wednesday, through July 3, noon- 3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Holiday Day Inn Express, 355 Merrimac Ct., Prince Frederick. 410-535-5400, Ext. 359. Free.

Diabetes support Topics and speakers. May 16, 7-9 p.m. Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-414-4783.

Vascular screening Offered by Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. For an appointment call, 410-414-4539. Free.

“Tobacco Road Show” For ages 6-16, a 50-minute interactive demonstration to deter tobacco use, offered by Calvert Memorial Hospital. Call for information on scheduling a show. Available for groups. 410-414-4572.

Cardiac/pulmonary rehab program To help patients improve their quality of life. Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-414-4527. Referral required. Insurance benefits welcome.

Free exams and mammograms For people 40 and younger. St. Mary’s County Health Department, 21580 Peabody St., Leonardtown. Call Mary Hansley, 301-475-4391.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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