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A.R.T.S. Anonymous, a support group for creative people, meets every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Wild Oats Community Room, 500 Wilshire Blvd., (310) 836-1495.

Ballroom Dancing every Saturday in the auditorium of the Felicia Mahood Senior Center, 11338 Santa Monica Blvd., WLA, $2 per person, 1 – 3 p.m., (310) 479-4119.

Caring Support for people 55 and over, weekly groups and individual sessions with trained peer counselors, Center for Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave., (310) 576-2554, ext. 217.

Chi Kong, tone and strengthen every body muscle, T’ai Chi,” Tuesdays, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., Marine Park, 1406 Marine St., free, (310) 434-4306.

City Speakers Toastmasters, RAND hosts a Toastmasters club that meets from noon to 1 p.m., on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Meetings are held at RAND, 1700 Main St., Conference Room 1734. For more information, call Penny, (310) 393-0411, ext. 7159.

Circumcision Restoration. NORM-SoCal (National Organization of Restoring Men – Southern California). A group for men seeking information on non-surgical foreskin restoration. Located at SHARE! Center, 5521 Grosvenor Blvd., Los Angeles. Third Sunday of the month, 2:00 p.m. Free. 310-753-4259 or www.NORM-socal.org.

Dance and Live Fiddle Band, the California Dance Cooperative holds contradances (which is sort of like square dancing, only more fun) on the first and fourth Saturday night of every month, Brentwood Youth House, 731 South Bundy Drive, just north of Montana Ave. 7:30pm. All ages welcome. Snacks provided. $9.00, (818) 951-2003.

CPR and other courses in First Aid, including pet and infant, offered weekly by the American Red Cross of Santa Monica, (310) 394-3773.

Dharma at ‘The Clubhouse’ Weekly Buddhist Study, discussion and meditation group meets Thursdays 7:30 – 9 p.m., no fee, plenty of street parking, 2439 Wilshire Blvd, at the clubhouse in Douglas Park. Newcomers welcome. For more information, call Dan, (310) 451-4368 or visit www.SantaMonicaKKSG. org.

Farmers’ Market, four weekly markets of fresh produce and flowers, 2nd and Arizona Ave.: Wed. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Airport Avenue.: Sat. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Main Street and Ocean Park, The Victorian at Heritage Square: Sun. 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., features live music, pony rides, coffee, omelets, crepes & free craft workshop; (310) 458-8712.

Fitness Programs for Women with Cancer, Team Survivor, a nonprofit providing free health and fitness programs for women in cancer treatment and recovery, holds weekly walking groups and exercise classes in the Santa Monica area. Other programs available. Call (310) 829-7849 for locations and information.

Free Stroke Recovery Program at the WISE Adult Day Service facility at 1510 Pico in Santa Monica.  The program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and includes therapeutic exercise and classes on the psychological aspects of stroke recovery for stroke survivors and family members.  Pre-registration is required. Call (310) 575-1699.

Free Yoga Dance Class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 – 10 a.m. at 1831 Stoner Ave.; Mondays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Pan Pacific Recreation Complex, 7600 Beverly Blvd.; Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., (310) 453-4053.

Boy Scouts of America – Pack 887 is the only pack for home-schooled boys on the Westside. Cub Scouting is for 1st to 5th grade boys who enjoy hiking, fun crafts, outings, camping and much more. Scouting provides safe, fun social interaction for home-schooled boys. Boys of all ethnicities and abilities are welcome. For more information contact Del Herrera at 310-317-9762, Rachel Douglas at 323-939-6106 or Tammy Boone at 310-396-9619.

Free Actors Workshop every Thursday, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main Street, 1 p.m., (310) 399-3666.

Great Books, every third Monday once per month in the Community Room at the Santa Monica Library Fairview Branch, corner of Ocean Park Blvd. and 21st Street, 7 – 8:45 p.m., 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., $15.95, (800) 222-5870.

Health workshops and lectures, some free, some at cost, ranging in topics from blood pressure to breastfeeding to parenting to care for the elderly, Santa Monica-UCLA

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