Events, screenings, support groups and more

March 11, 2010

World Glaucoma Day Discuss glaucoma with doctors, patients and advocates and get a free screening. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital Main Lobby, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd. Free. 410-420-8132

Ship Shape Kid's Health Fair Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. and local businesses will host a morning of activities, including health screenings, exercises, food demonstrations/tastings, nutritional tips and creative movement. Children age 5 and up are welcome. 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Chesapeake Academy, 1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Arnold. Free. 410-224-8984 or

Women's self-defense seminar Learn techniques against unarmed and armed attackers, both standing and on the ground. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Ju-Jitsu Dojo of Columbia, 9515 Gerwig Lane, Columbia. $20 per person. (410) 309-1988 or

Food & Mood Shopping Tour Learn to choose foods that improve your mood, promote health and help your stay within your budget. Conducted by Kristen Diaz, Sinai community health educator. 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday at Trader Joe's, 1809 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville. Free. Pre-registration is required at 410-601-WELL.

Free Emergency Training Sessions The six training sessions will cover emergency preparedness, fire safety, crime prevention, first aid and CPR. Individuals are eligible for first aid and CPR certification if they attend at least three of the four sessions during the first four weeks. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays, March 16 through April 20, at Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Department, 11210 York Road. There is a card-processing fee of $1 for the first aid certification and $1.75 for the CPR certification. 410-887-2715

Diet and Nutrition Part of the Women and Health seminar series. Speaker Robin Spence will discuss heart disease risks, prevention and treatment options. 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Union Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Classroom, 201 E. University Parkway. Free, but registration is required. 1-877-744-3278

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