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May 07, 2007

Arthritis Walk is May 19

The Western Maryland Branch Arthritis Walk will take place Saturday, May 19, at Fairgrounds Park north pavilion. To get involved or form a walk team, call 301-663-0303 or 800-750-9078 or go to www.arthritis.org.

Nursing exam prep class

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering nursing students a four-day course to prepare for the NCLEX exam from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, through Friday, May 25, at HCC Valley Mall Center.

The course gives students more than 2,000 NCLEX-type questions, a student course guide, and eight-week access to an online course. For more information, go to PassNCLEX.Drexel.edu.

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Course registration fee is $299. For information, contact Angela Stoops, HCC manager of health professions, at 301-790-2800, ext. 397. To register, call 800-666-7737.

Organic meditation series

FREDERICK, Md. - Common Market Natural Food Co-op will host "Organic Meditation with Heather Whittington" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 9, 16 and 23, at Common Market Natural Food Co-op, 5728 Buckeystown Pike. Classes cost $5 each.

The weekly meditation series will address relaxation techniques, the positive effect of meditation on stressed-based disease and more. For information, call 301-663-3416.

Building a healthy digestive system

Isaac Weiner, a holistic health counselor, will hold a one-hour workshop on how to build a healthy digestive system at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Common Market Natural Food Co-op, 5728 Buckeystown Pike. The workshop will discuss why certain foods can help to heal the digestive system, and discuss the importance of mindful, peaceful eating. Handouts will be provided. Call 301-663-3416.

Walk to Empower

More than 1,250 walkers and volunteers will gather at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 13, in Bull Run Regional Park for Y-ME's second annual DC Walk to Empower, a three-mile non-competitive walk. To register to walk or volunteer, go to www.y-me.org. For information, call 877-YME-7223 ext. 2742.

BodyGlide classes

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -BodyGlide classes are offered 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 549 N. Queen St. BodyGlide is a gentle exercise class that relieves stress, increases flexibility and coordination, and brings balance to the body. Bring a mat or towel to class and wear comfortable clothing. Call 304-263-0342 or e-mail otterbeinumc@verizon.com.

Kick boxing classes

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -Cardio kick boxing classes from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Otterbein United Methodist church, 549 N. Queen St. Classes cost $10 per month and participants can join at anytime. Nursery is provided. Call 717-263-0342 or e-mail otterbeinumc@verizon.com.

Childbirth education classes

FREDERICK, Md. -Frederick Memorial Hospital Wellness Center will offer the following programs:

· "Double Day Childbirth Education" - weekend session, Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24. Class held at FMH Wellness Center, Francis Scott Key Mall, Frederick. Advance registration and payment required. $110 per couple. Call 240-379-6000.

· "Sunday Run Childbirth Education" - two consecutive Sunday sessions, May 20 and 27, June 3 and 10, and July 15 and 22, FMH Wellness Center, Francis Scott Key Mall, Frederick. Advance registration and payment required. $110 per couple. Call 240-379-6000.

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