Classes, Workshops and Seminars


April 23, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. National Cathedral School, Meeting Room, 3609 Woodley Rd. NW. A free class of the Feldenkrais Method's "Awareness Through Movement." To learn more and register, call 202-244-3624.


April 24, 7 p.m. Prince George's Hospital Center, 3001 Hospital Dr., Cheverly. A free class about heart healthy cooking. To learn more and register, call 301-618-3795.


April 23, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital, Women and Children's Center, Sixth Floor Conference Room, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. A class about hip and knee pain and joint replacement. To learn more, call 703-204-3366.


April 24, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. A teleconference about current treatments and clinical trials for ovarian cancer sponsored by CancerCare and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. To register, see or call 800-813-4673.


April 23, 7 p.m. Roselle Alternative Care Center, Yorktown 50 Building, Suite 400, 8316 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. A chiropractor will discuss how stress affects the body and simple ways to reduce its negative effects. To learn more and register, call 703-698-7117.

* April 23, 6 p.m. ProHealth Chiropractic Wellness Center, 2778 Washington Blvd., Arlington. A presentation about how to relieve stress physically and mentally. To learn more and register, call 703-522-7788.

Support Groups


April 27, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Shady Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9701 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. An education and support group for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis sponsored by the ALS Association. Family members and friends are welcome to attend. To learn more, call 301-978-9855.



April 22, 7:15 p.m. Vienna Presbyterian Church, Room 376/378, 124 Park St. NE. Vienna. A group for family members and friends of people with borderline personality disorder. To learn more, call 301-469-6101.


April 23, 7:30 p.m. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield. A group, sponsored by the Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association, for people with depression or bipolar disorder. To learn more, call 703-712-2987.


April 24, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Dr., Reston. A meeting for people with epilepsy, sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation. This meeting will include a presentation about Healing Touch. To learn more, call 703-425-6660.


April 23, 7:30 p.m. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. An education and support group for people with multiple sclerosis. To learn more, call 301-680-3576.


April 27, 2 p.m. Washington Hospital Center, East Building, Room G-003, 110 Irving St. NW. A group for people who have had or will have surgery resulting in a colostomy, ileostomy or urinary diversion. To learn more, call 301-630-9260.


April 24, 6:30 8 p.m. Wildwood Baptist Church, 10200 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. A group for people with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. To learn more, call 301-977-3507.


April 23, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Marshall Road Elementary School, 730 Marshall Rd., Vienna. A meeting of Awake, a group for people with sleep disorders. To learn more, call 703-448-0344.

SMOKING CESSATION April 25, 7 p.m. Northwood Presbyterian Church, 1200 West University Blvd., Silver Spring. A meeting of Nicotine Anonymous, a 12-step program for people who want to quit smoking. To learn more, call 301-871-9682.


April 26, 1 p.m. Suburban Hospital, Atrium, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. A group for people with spasmodic torticollis. Family members are welcome to attend. At this meeting, a speaker with discuss current research. To learn more, call 703-533-8698.

Lectures and Discussions



April 29, 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Suburban Hospital, Auditorium, Lower Level, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. A program, sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, where a doctor will discuss new treatments for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. To register, call 703-960-1100 ext. 231.


April 25, 7:30 p.m. Sibley Memorial Hospital, REN 1, 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW. A presentation called, "Myeloproliferative Disorders: Is there a role for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation" for people living with the disorders, their family members and friends. To learn more and register, call 703-960-1100 ext. 248.


April 28, 6:30 p.m. Department of Human Services, Seventh Floor, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. A session of the "Ask an Expert" series, sponsored by the Arlington Agency on Aging, about assistive technology for maximizing independence. To learn more and register, call 703-228-1700.

Screenings, Volunteers and Donations


April 28, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Takoma Park Municipal Building, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park. A blood drive sponsored by the Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department and the Takoma Park Lions Club. To learn more in English, call 301-598-7736 and in Spanish, call 301-270-8209.


April 27, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Washington Adventist Hospital, Conference Center, 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. A free stroke screening that includes cholesterol and glucose tests, carotid ultrasound screening, a blood pressure check and a short health history. To learn more, call 301-891-6204.

Special Events


April 26, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. U.S. Capitol Building Reflecting Pool, National Mall. An eating disorders awareness event called "Voices Not Bodies" that includes information about eating disorders, speeches, a memorial display and candle lighting ceremony. To learn more, call 301-434-2220 or see


April 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave. NW. A free health fair that includes cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure screenings. Information on nutrition, alcohol consumption, dental care, diabetes and birth control will also be available. Free chair massages. To learn more, call 202-651-5505 or e-mail

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