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Southern Maryland wellness calendar,March 21-28

“Dinner with the Dietician” A monthly nutrition program. Topic: “The Busy Person’s Guide to a Healthy Diet.” Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m. Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. $10. 410-535-8233.

Breast-feeding program Guidance in the basics; fathers are encouraged to attend. Saturday, 9-11 a.m. Civista Medical Center, 5 Garrett Ave., La Plata. $10. 301-609-4000.

“Diabetes Alert Day” Screenings, risk assessment, body composition and blood pressure checks. Tuesday, 9-11 a.m. Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd. Free. 301-475-6019.

“Ask the Nurse” Free sessions hosted by Calvert Memorial Hospital. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon: Southern Pines Senior Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. 410-586-2748; North Beach Senior Center, 9010 Chesapeake Ave. 410-257-2549. Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 W. Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-4606.

Hatha yoga Traditional class for adults; take a mat. Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m. Civista Medical Center, 5 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 888-332-4847. Free. Registration required.

Zumba exercise classes Rescue squad fundraiser. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. Mechanicsville Fire Department, 28165 Hills Club Rd. 301-884-4709. $6 per class.

Breastfeeding support group For new mothers. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon. MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. Free. 301-475-6019.

Smoking cessation class Offered by the Calvert Health Department. Wednesdays through April 24. For location and times, call 410-535-5400, Ext. 359. Free.

Alzheimer’s caregivers support group Next Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Chesapeake-Potomac Home Health Agency, 7627 Leonardtown Rd., Hughesville. 800-656-4343, Ext. 203. Free.

Body composition analysis For people ready to start a new fitness plan. By appointment. St. Mary’s Hospital, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. $15. 301-475-6019.

Colorectal cancer screening For Charles County residents ages 50-64 with limited insurance coverage. Call 301-609-6843.

Free breast exams and mammograms For those age 40 and younger. St. Mary’s County Health Department, Leonardtown. For eligibility information, call Mary Hansley, 301-475-4391.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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