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Montgomery County wellness calendar, Aug. 29 to Sept. 5, 2013

Drop-in tai chi Student-led sessions. Fridays, 9:15 a.m. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797. $3; registration required.

Hope Springs” film A DVD screening of director David Frankel’s romance drama about a couple married 30 years who enroll in an intense, week-long counseling session to work on the health of their relationship. Starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones. Friday at 1:15 p.m. Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. 240-777-4999. Free.

NAMI spouse support group For people who have a spouse with mental illness. Friday at 7 p.m. National Alliance on Mental Illness, 11718 Parklawn Dr., Rockville. 301-949-5852. Free.

Stroke support groups For caregivers and stroke survivors. On Tuesday: support groups, 7 p.m; Teresa Morella, a stroke coordinator for NIH-Suburban Hospital, gives a talk, 8 p.m. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. 301-530-3740. Free.

Olney seniors fitness class For age 55 and older’ an instructor leads a weekly 45-minute class focusing on strength, flexibility, balance and cardiovascular endurance. Tuesday, 9 a.m. MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Dr., Olney. 301-774-8881. Free, registration required.

Thyroid cancer support group For patients and survivors affected by cancer and their caregivers, family and friends. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Birch Room, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. 800-542-5096.

“Shake the Salt Habit” A Suburban Hospital nurse teaches strategies to limit salt in the diet and discusses alternatives to enhance the flavor of food. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 240-777-8086. Free.

Pre-diabetes information Two-session class on how to try to prevent diabetes by counting carbohydrates, creating a food log and exercising. Next Thursday and Sept. 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Washington Adventist Hospital, Suite 350, 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. 800-542-5096. Free, registration required.

CPR course for youths For ages 12-17. Learn about adult, child and infant CPR and calling 911. Next Thursday, 6:30 p.m. MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Dr., Olney. 301-774-8881. $35, registration required.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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