Calendar

September 22, 2006

Events

Health, Wellness and Fitness Expo -- Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. / This free two-day event features health screenings, rock climbing, panels, workshops, food samples, vendors and massages. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow. For more information, go to roadtohealthtour.com.

Lingering effects of drug use seminars -- The Baltimore County Department of Aging, in partnership with the Baltimore County Department of Health, is organizing seminars in senior centers throughout the county on the residual health consequences of drug use. The sessions run through the end of the month. For times and locations, call 410-887-2594.

Classes

Type 2 diabetes -- Greater Baltimore Medical Center's Geckle Diabetes & Nutrition Center, 6569 N. Charles St., Physicians' Pavilion West, Room 300, Towson / Days and times vary. Registration: 443-849-2036.

Exercise

Walking program -- Harbor Hospital, held at the Centre at Glen Burnie, 6711 Ritchie Highway / 8 a.m.-10 a.m. daily. Free. Registration required. 410-350-8255.

Indoor walking program -- Wheels Skating Center, 1200 Odenton Road, Odenton / Co-sponsored by Baltimore Washington Medical Center and O'Malley Senior Center. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Free. Registration required. 410-222-6227.

Indoor walking program -- White Marsh Mall, 8200 Perry Hall Blvd. / Sponsored by Franklin Square Hospital Center, Mommies in Motion invites new mothers to bring their babies (in strollers) and learn exercise routines. Expectant mothers also welcome. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Tuesdays. Participants meet at the mall's information desk. Free. 888-746- 2852.

Screenings

Blood pressure screenings -- Good Samaritan Hospital's Good Health Center, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd. / Free. No appointment necessary. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 410- 532-4100.

Breast and cervical screenings -- Franklin Square Hospital Center, 9000 Franklin Square Drive / Screenings for women ages 40 to 65 who meet income requirements. Free. 443-777-8138.

Support groups

Straight spouse support -- When a spouse comes out as being gay, lesbian or transgender, the Straight Spouse Network can provide support and information. 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. tomorrow in Columbia. 301-645-1898.

Brain tumors -- HopeWell Cancer Support, 10628 Falls Road, Brooklandville / 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday. 410-832-2719.

Leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma -- HopeWell Cancer Support, 10628 Falls Road, Brooklandville / 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday. 410-832-2719.

Cardiac patients -- St. Agnes Hospital's Community Room A, 900 Caton Ave. / 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. 410-368-2246.

Leukemia, lymphoma -- University of Maryland Medical Center, 22 S. Greene St. / 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. 410-328-3595.

Grief and loss -- Franklin Square Hospital Center's Crawford Conference Center, 9000 Franklin Square Drive / 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday. 443-777-7831.

Prostate cancer -- HopeWell Cancer Support, 10628 Falls Road, Brooklandville / 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. 410-832-2719.

Crohns and colitis -- Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 11055 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia / 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. 410-825-5199.

Parkinson's disease -- Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital Main Pavilion Building, Doctors Dining Room, 4940 Eastern Ave. / 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday. 410-955-8795.

Hearing loss -- Hearing and Speech Agency, 5900 Metro Drive / 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 410-318-6780.

Clutterers Anonymous -- St. John's of Hamilton Church, Harford Road and Gibbons Avenue / 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays. 410-254-3245.

New mothers -- St. Joseph Medical Center, 7601 Osler Drive, Towson / For mothers of infants up to 5 months old. 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays. 410-337-1880.

Parkinson's disease -- Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road / 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. 301-776-3426.

Bipolar disorder -- Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road / 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. 301-497-7914 or 410-792-7636.

For calendar listings, e-mail releases four weeks in advance to healthcalendar@baltsun.com or mail typed news releases to Health Calendar, Features, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278.

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