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D.C. wellness calendar, June 20-27, 2013

Advanced cancer support For women, facilitated by Joanne Assarsson and Lombardi chaplain Sara Kerai. Thursday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-3755. Free admission and parking, registration required.

Child safety seat inspection Provided by D.C. Safe Kids Coalition. Thursdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., THEARC, Children’s Health Center, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 202-441-8801. Free.

Al-Anon meetings Support for relatives and friends of alcoholics. Fridays at 5 p.m., Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900; and Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at noon, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org.

HIV testing Sponsored by Whitman-Walker Health. Thursday, 10 p.m-1 a.m., Glorious Health Club, 2120 West Virginia Ave. NE. hivtesting@whitman-walker.org ; and testing for ages 13-24, hosted by Metro TeenAIDS. Thursday, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, Meeting Room 2, 3935 Benning Rd. NE. 202-281-2583. Free.

Weight-loss surgery seminar Presented by bariatric surgeon Marc Rickford. Thursday, 6-8 p.m., and Monday, noon-1 p.m., Providence Hospital, Ross Auditorium, 1150 Varnum St. NE. 877-937-4226 or www.providencebariatrics.com. Registration requested. Free.

Line-dancing fitness for seniors For age 50 and older. Friday at 10 a.m. Woodridge Library, 1801 Hamlin St. NE. 202-541-6226. Free.

Yoga for adults in Northeast Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, 3935 Benning Rd. NE. 202-281-2583. Free.

Beginners yoga Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Lamond-Riggs Library, 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE. 202-541-6255; and (mats available) Saturday at 11 a.m. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. Free.

Life beyond the 12 Steps For those with three to five years completed of the 12-step recovery program to join the Make a Change a Conviction group. Saturday at 3:30 p.m., Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. 202-939-5946.

Alcoholics Anonymous at Episcopal church Saturdays, 7 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. 202-546-4964.

Fitness for young cancer patients For ages 13-22. Sunday, 3-5 p.m. City Fitness, 3525 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-618-4368. Free.

Look good . . . Feel better Workshop on using cosmetics, scarves and wigs to cope with the appearance-related side effects of cancer therapies. Monday, 9:30 a.m., MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-3755. Free admission and parking; registration required.

Gentle yoga for cancer patients For adults coping with cancer or other illnesses. Monday at 10:45 a.m. and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. www.smithcenter.org. 202-483-8600. $10 per session or $25 per month; registration required.

Alcoholics Anonymous Mondays, 8:30 p.m. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. 202-554-3222, rector@staugustinesdc.org or www.staugustinesdc.org.

Learn about Lupus Board a purple bus to see and feel what it means to be an incurable lupus patient and sign a petition asking the U.S. Congress for more funding for research. Tuesday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 100 block of Maryland Ave. SW; and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., U.S. Health and Human Services, Switzer Building, 330 C St. SW. 202-212-6768. Free.

Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesdays and Wednesdays at noon. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org .

Yoga sessions in Northwest bring a mat. Traditional yoga, Tuesdays at noon; family yoga for beginners, Wednesdays, 5 p.m. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.

Hip or knee replacement class Nursing, physical-occupational therapy and post-acute-care personnel discuss surgery, hospital stay and rehabilitation. Wednesday, Noon-1:30 p.m., MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Gorman Auditorium, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. Registration, 202-342-2400. Free; free parking.

Parkinson’s exercise class Wednesdays, noon. Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-4180. Free, registration requested; free parking.

Club Memory, a social group for those with mild cognitive impairment or early stage Alzheimer’s disease and their care partners, co-sponsored by Sibley Memorial Hospital. Wednesday, 1-3 p.m., Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-364-7602. Free.

Bereavement support Wednesdays, 5 p.m. Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. Sara Moore, chaplain for adult oncology: 202-444-0109. Registration required.

Mental illness support group For family and friends of those recovering from mental health problems. Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. National Alliance on Mental Illness, 422 Eighth St. SE. 202-546-0646 or namidc@juno.com.

Blood pressure checks and HIV screenings June 27, 6:30 p.m. Community Education Group mobile medical unit, William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library, 115 Atlantic St. SW. 202-543-2376. Free.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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