November 03, 2006


Flu shots -- The Baltimore County Department of Aging will offer flu shot clinics, which are free for Medicare B subscribers, through Thursday at area senior centers. For a list of times and locations, call 410-887-2594.


Baby-sitting -- Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road, Laurel / Learn proper safety precautions, the best ways to take care of infants, basic first aid and other skills. 9 p.m.-1 p.m. tomorrow. Fee: $25. Information and registration: 410-792-2413.

Smoking cessation -- Chase Brexton Health Services, 10 W. Eager St., Building B / A six-week class begins Monday. Free. Information and registration: 410-545-4481 ext. 1700.

Women's self defense -- Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 11055 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia / For women 16 and older. 4 p.m. Saturday. Fee: $45. Registration required. Information and registration: 410-740-7601.


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.


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

Amyloidosis -- Private Dining Room 2, Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring / 10 a.m. tomorrow. 410-252-2224.

ALS -- St. John's Episcopal Church, Center for Ministry and Education Auditorium, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City / 1 p.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow. 301-978-9855.

Adults with epilepsy -- Abingdon library, 2510 Tollgate Road, Abingdon / 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday. 410-828-7700, ext. 1247.

Crohns disease and colitis -- St. Joseph Medical Center, Canticle Room, 7601 Osler Drive, Towson / 7 p.m. Monday. 410-337-1479.

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

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.

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