Classes, Workshops and Seminars


Science for Health and Energy Inc. offers a free, eight-week creative movement class for children ages 3 to 10 who are emotionally or behaviorally challenged. Classes meet in Bethesda on Mondays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. or Fridays from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To learn more and register, call 202-460-0206.


Jan. 28, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts, 7750 Montpelier Rd., Laurel. A class about Feldencrais, a method of healing through systemic movements. To learn more and register, call 800-735-2968.


Feb. 3, 6 p.m. Chesapeake Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Center, 200 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. An educational session, sponsored by North Arundel Hospital, for people considering hip and knee replacement surgery. To learn more and register, call 410-787-4367.


Jan. 31, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. National Institutes of Health, Building 10, Second Floor, Medical Board Room # 2C116, Bethesda. An introduction to and workshop about Sahaja yoga meditation sponsored by the nonprofit organization, Vishwa Nirmala Dharma. To learn more and register, call 703-450-1015.

Support Groups


Feb. 4, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Greenbelt Adult Care Center, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. A group for adult caregivers. Respite care available. To learn more, call 301-507-6590.

* Feb. 1, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Shady Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9701 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. A group for caregivers of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis sponsored by the ALS Association. To learn more, call 301-978-9855.


Sexaholics Anonymous, a 12-step program for people recovering from addiction to sex, promiscuity, pornography, adultery and unhealthy relationships, has meetings every day throughout the Washington area. To learn more, call 703-866-6929.


Feb. 3, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Potomac Center (next to Potomac Hospital), Suite 320, 2296 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. A group for people with Crohn's disease and colitis. To learn more and register, call 703-221-2500.


Feb. 4, 7 p.m. A group, sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), for victims injured in drunk driving crashes. Family members are welcome to attend. To learn more and for the Burke location, call 703-978-3025.


Jan. 29, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Falls Church High School, Career Center, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. A group for people with epilepsy sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation. To learn more, call 703-425-6660.


Feb. 2, 2:30 p.m. International Organizations Family Rights Group, Suite 2, 2812 Cathedral Ave. NW. A group to help former spouses of World Bank, International Monetary Fund and Interamerican Development Bank employees secure health insurance, pension rights and survivor benefits. This meeting includes a potluck Italian luncheon. To learn more, call 202-462-4204.


Feb. 2, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sibley Memorial Hospital, Ernst Auditorium, 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW. An education and support group, sponsored by the National Capital Lyme Disease Association, for patients, their family members and friends. This meeting will include a presentation by a doctor about the psychiatric perspective of Lyme disease. Please do not use scented products as attendees may be chemically sensitive. To learn more, call 703-821-8833 or see


Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 North Glebe Rd., Arlington. A group, sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Arlington, for family members and friends of people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety or other mental illnesses. To learn more, call 703-525-8616.


Feb. 2, noon to 3 p.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, Meeting Room 8, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. A group, sponsored by the International Association of Near-Death Studies, for people who have had or are interested in near-death experiences. To learn more, call 703-645-0211.


Feb. 2, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital, Conference Rooms D, E and F, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. A group, for people who have had ostomy surgery, sponsored by the United Ostomy Association. To learn more, call 703-802-3457.


The Family Mental Health Foundation sponsors free peer support groups for women with postpartum depression in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia. To learn more, call 202-496-4977.


Feb. 1, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Maple Conference Room, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. A group, sponsored by the hospital, for people with sickle cell anemia. Family members and friends are welcome to attend. To learn more and register, call 301-972-2442.


Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Alexandria Office on Women, Suite 400, 421 King St., Alexandria. A 10-week group, sponsored by the Sexual Assault Response and Awareness (SARA) program, for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. To learn more and register, call 703-838-5030.


Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. A group for people grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide. To learn more, call 703-941-7000.

Lectures and Discussions


Feb. 1, 2 p.m. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Government Services Center, Second Floor, 4805 Edgemoor Lane., Bethesda. A report on recently concluded work from the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The event is sponsored by the National Capital Area Skeptics. To learn more, call 301-587-3827.


Jan. 28, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington, John T. Hazel Conference Center, 1701 North George Mason Dr., Arlington. A pathologist will discuss the Gleason score and its importance to diagnosing prostate cancer. Eligible participants will receive coupons for free PSA tests. To learn more, call 703-558-5555. To register, call 703-558-0901.

Screenings, Volunteers and Donations


Jan. 29, 9 am. to 7 p.m. Positive Changes, 4244 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax. A screening to determine whether you can be hypnotized to stop smoking or lose weight. To learn more or register, call 703-352-5042.


Catholic University researchers seek study participants who have children and who are or have been in relationships with aggressive partners. Volunteers are compensated for an interview. To learn more, call 703-599-6985.

Special Events


Feb. 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. National Museum of Health and Medicine, 6900 Georgia Ave. NW. A program that includes information on heart health, a play about heart disease and screenings including body fat analysis, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. To learn more, call 202-782-2200.

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