Classes, Workshops and Seminars


July 1, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. St. Paul's Methodist Church, Heavener Hall, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington. An exercise class, led by a licensed physical therapist, for Parkinson's patients. It meets every Friday. A support group for caregivers meets during the same time as the exercise class on the first Friday of every month. Use the Mitchell Street entrance for both. For more information, call 301-384-9670.

Support Groups


July 2, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda. A peer-run group for anyone with an anxiety disorder. To learn more, call 202-487-0844.


July 2, 9:30 a.m. Burke Presbyterian Church, 5690 Oak Leather Dr., Burke. The group, sponsored by Northern Virginia's La Leche League, for mothers who are breast-feeding a child or anyone who plans to breast-feed. Babies are welcome. To learn more, call 703-256-2754.


Chemically Dependent Anonymous meets throughout central Maryland for anyone with a drug or alcohol problem. For locations and times, call the 24-hour hot line, 301-369-6556 or see


June 29, 7 p.m. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Rd., McLean. A group, sponsored by Voice of the Faithful-Northern Virginia affiliate, for survivors of clergy abuse and others affected by the abuse. To learn more, call 703-538-6128.


July 3, 6:30 p.m. St. Mary's Church, 728 23rd St. NW. A beginners' meeting for a 12-step program, sponsored by Debtors Anonymous, for people who have problems with money and debt. The beginners' group meets every Sunday. To learn more, call 202-319-0229 or see


June 29, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Falls Church High School, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Room 100, Falls Church. A group, sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region, for adults diagnosed with seizure disorders and their caregivers. To learn more, call 703-425-6660.


June 29, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI-DC), 422 8th St. SE, 2nd Floor (near Eastern Market Metro). A counseling session, sponsored by NAMI-DC, for people with mental health issues and their families. Every Wednesday, walk-ins are welcome. To learn more, call 202-546-0646.


June 30, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Bethesda United Methodist Church, Room 205, 8300 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. A group, sponsored by the nonprofit BILY (Because I Love You), for parents of adolescent and adult children who exhibit challenging, destructive or difficult behavior. The group meets every Thursday. To learn more, call 301-530-3597 or see A $1 charitable donation often given to meeting venues.


June 30, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Howard University Hospital, Fifth Floor, Room 5J17, 2041 Georgia Ave. NW. A group for pre-and post-transplant patients and their families and friends. To learn more, call 202-865-1443.

Screenings, Volunteers and Donations


June 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., conference rooms 6, 7 and 8, Bethesda. The hospital is sponsoring a blood drive with a free drawing for a $25 gas card. Photo ID required. To register or learn more, call 301-896-3939. Walk-ins welcome.

Special Events


June 30, 7 p.m. Sunrise of Fairfax, 9207 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. Sunrise of Fairfax is sponsoring a formal dance called "Senior Prom," which is open to the public. To learn more, call 703-691-0046.


June 30, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Center for Well Being, 311 Park Ave., Falls Church. The Wellness Forum will sponsor a walking clinic, which is open to the public. To learn more, call 703-534-5100, extension 2. $10.

Indoor walking programs in which people of all ages are welcome to stroll or power walk take place year-round in North Arundel County. Mileage cards, supplied and totaled annually by North Arundel Hospital, are available when the walking begins at the following times and locations:

* The O'Malley Marchers, co-sponsored by the O'Malley Senior Center and the Wheels Skating Center, walk inside Wheels Skating Center, 1200 Odenton Rd., Odenton from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. To learn more, call 410-222-6227.

The Marley Milers, co-sponsored by Harbor Hospital and the Marley Station Mall, walk inside the mall five days a week, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. To learn more, call 410-766-2033 or 410-760-8900.

North Arundel Hospital sponsors year-round outdoor walking programs in which people of all ages are welcome to stroll or power walk. Mileage cards, supplied and totaled by the co-sponsors, are available when the walking begins at the following locations:

* The Pascal Pacers, co-sponsored by the Pascal Senior Center, walk in Severna Park on the BWI (Baltimore Washington International) Trail, which connects to the B&A (Baltimore and Annapolis) Trail. For times and meeting points, call 410-222-6680.

* The Severna Park Trail Walkers, co-sponsored by the Community Center in Severna Park, walk on the B&A (Baltimore and Annapolis) Trail in Severna Park. For times and meeting points, call 410-787-4367.

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