Go do learn: Health briefs June 24 edition

June 21, 2013

Chronic disease management workshop

The Washington County Living Well coalition is sponsoring a Living Well (Chronic Disease Self-Management) Workshop. The Living Well workshops help people with chronic diseases learn skills to manage their symptoms and get the most out of life. These workshops are designed for people who have a chronic disease such as diabetes, arthritis, depression, chronic lung disease, heart disease and others. The next workshop will begin on Tuesday, June 25, at  Washington County Health Department. The classes are from 2 to 4:30 p.m., and will be held for six consecutive weeks. For more information, contact Lisa McCoy at 240-313-3360 or TTY 240-313-3391. To register, call Meritus Medical Center at 301-790-8907. 

Healthy eating seminars at YMCA

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Chambersburg YMCA, 570 E. McKinley Street, Chambersburg, presents a series of Healthy Eating Choices Seminars from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 27, July 11 and 18. Each seminar costs $15; $10 for YMCA members. Registration is available at the front desk of the YMCA. For more information, contact Barb Houpt at 717-446-0533 or


Free arthritis seminar

A free arthritis seminar will be from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Parkway Professional Conference Facility, 13 Western Maryland Parkway, lower level, Hagers-town. Dr. Ali Khawaja will educate participants on: arthritis and its symptoms; medications and exercises that help with pain management; the difference between normal and abnormal joints; and the different types of arthritis including common arthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. To RSVP, call 301-797-4232 or

Yoga Camp at Jala Yoga this July

Shepherdstown, W.Va. — Jala Yoga at Mellow Moods Cafe and Juice Bar, 117 West German Street, Shepherdstown, will offer “Little Yogis Camp” on Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.  Camp for ages 4 to 7 will be from 11 to 11:45 a.m. and camp for ages 8 to 12 will be from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. The cost to attend all five weeks is $45; drop-in rate is $12 per class. There is a discount rate available for multiple children registering from the same family.

Little Yogis will learn yoga poses through stories and games, music and adventure. They will become more aware of their bodies and learn to relax and engage their minds through yoga, discussion, and fun. The classes will be taught by Christa Mastrangelo Joyce and Crystal Rainey.

For more information and to register, call 401-440-0279 or visit

Zumba class offered at St. Mark’s                 

BOONSBORO — A Zumba class will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church parish hall, 18311 Lappans Road, Boonsboro. Bring donations of flip-flops, toiletries, school supplies, toothpaste, toothbrushes, diapers. Donations will be split between CASA and a summer trip to Honduras. For more information, contact Anita Binder at 301-393-0884 or

July 4 fun run and kid’s dash

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town will host a July 4 fun run/walk and kid’s dash. The event is open to the community. Registration begins at 7:20 a.m.; devotions at 7:50 a.m.; fun run/walk begins at 8 a.m.; and kid’s dash is at 9 a.m. The event is at Currie Road and W.Va. 9 on the bike path. In lieu of a registration fee, donations will be accepted toward the Asbury UMC Youth Ministry. For more information, call 304-725-5513 or visit

Sara Bivens to teach master dance class

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. —A hip-hop master class will be from noon to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Berkeley 2000 Recreation Center, Woodbury Avenue, Martinsburg. 

Sara Bivens, former Martinsburg resident and a graduate of Martinsburg High School, is returning the area for a short break from her schedule as a professional dancer. The class is for intermediate or advanced students and adults, ages 10 and older. Registration costs $25. Register online at or call Berkeley County Recreation Center at 304-264-4842.

Meditation workshop in Frederick, Md. 

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