Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Montgomery Health Calendar

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Thursday, July 26

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital hosts free nutrition class ‘‘Planning Healthy Meals” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in its Weinschel Education Center, 9901 Medical Center Drive, Rockville. Visit or call 301-279-6000.


An eating disorders support group for family and friends of people with eating disorders, sponsored by the Family Resources for Education of Eating Disorders Inc., meets Wednesday, Aug. 1, and the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at B’nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville. Call 301-493-4568 (evenings).

Chronic Pain Support Group meets Thursday, Aug. 2, 1:30 to 3 p.m., in the Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. The Pain Connection sponsors the event with guest speaker Kim Thompson, a yoga and Feldenkrais instructor. Call 301-309-2444 or visit

The African American Health Program hosts a four-week series of free diabetes education classes on consecutive Wednesdays, Aug. 8 through 29, 6 to 9 p.m., in the Gaithersburg Library, 1830 Montgomery Village Ave. A light dinner will be served; a $5 donation per class is welcome. Registration is required; call Diane, 301-421-5767. Visit

The Cancer Project presents ‘‘Antioxidants and Phytochemicals” to help create menus with a variety of fruits and vegetables, on Thursday, Aug. 23, 7 to 8:30 p.m., in Shady Grove Hospital’s Weinschel Education Center, 9901 Medical Center Drive, Rockville. Admission is free. Visit or call 301-279-6000.


Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) offers a 12-step recovery program to help stop sexually self-destructive thinking and behavior. For information on meetings throughout Maryland, call 703-866-6929.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

An Al-Anon Family Group meets from 1 to 2 p.m. in First Baptist Church of Rockville, 55 Adclare Road. Call 202-882-1334 or e-mail


A men’s support group for divorce, child custody, child support and child visitation issues meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Drive. Call 301-927-7638 or


A free Sahaja Yoga meditation session meets at 7 p.m. in NIH, Bldg. 10, Clinical Research Center, 3rd floor, Room 1608 North, Bethesda. Call 301-402-5630 or e-mail Visit

A free hematology support group for individuals with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma or other blood cancers and their families meets the third Thursday of each month, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring. Contact the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 703-960-1100, ext. 231.

A Baby Loss Support Group for those who have or know someone who has lost a baby through miscarriage, pregnancy loss, stillbirth or infant death meets on the third Thursday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m., in Washington Adventist Hospital at 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. Call 301-891-5265.


Eating Addictions Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. in the second-floor dining rooms 1 and 2 of Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring. Call 202-882-6528.


A Sunday Al-Anon family group meets from 1 to 2 p.m. in Covenant United Methodist Church, 20301 Pleasant Ridge Drive, Montgomery Village. Call 202-882-1334 or e-mail

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