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April 18

UCLA Healthcare’s 50+ Programs present East-West Medicine for Older Adults with Dr. Sue Yie, 2-3:30pm, free, Community Room at Santa Monica Place, reservations, 800.516.5323.


Meals on Wheels offers hot meals for persons who are homebound or have difficulty shopping or cooking on their own. It is not an age-specific program. To order Meals on Wheels service or to volunteer to deliver meals, call 310.394.5133.

Men’s Group, weekly support group for people 55 and older, talk about personal issues in a confidential environment, Wednesdays, 11:15am-12:45pm, Center for Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave., must RSVP, 310.576.2550.

News Discussion For Seniors, moderated by Jack Nordhaus, every Thursday 1pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica. 310.450.0443.

WISE Retired and Senior Volunteer Program offers opportunities for volunteers 55 plus to tutor children at lower income schools. Tutor reading, work with children on art and other projects or use computers to teach literacy, training available, 310.394.9871 x452.

Health and Fitness

April 17

Lose Weight with a 13-week weight management series at Saint John’s Health Center, 7-8:30pm Mondays April 17-July 9, $300, advance registration required, St. John’s Health Center, 1328 22nd St., 310.829.8453.

UCLA Healthcare presents oncologist Zev Wainberg in a discussion about Gastrointestinal Cancers, 2-3:30pm, free, Marisa Leif Conference Room, 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, WW, reservations, 800.516.5323.

April 18

Dance Alive, dance class with Melinda Deamon, 10-11:30am, free, Center For Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave., 310.576.2550 x390.

East-West Medicine for Older Adults, discussion with Dr. Sue Yie, talk organized by UCLA Healthcare’s 50-Plus Program, 2-3:30pm, free, Community Room at Santa Monica Place, reservations, 800.516.5323.


Lawn Bowl at Douglas Park with the friendly Santa Monica Lawn Bowls Club. Join us for a free lesson at noon Monday-Wednesday-Friday or at 10am and 11am Sundays, Wilshire at 25th, must RSVP, 310.281.1901 or

Overeaters Anonymous, newcomers meeting, Wednesdays, 6:30pm, Reed Park Auditorium, Wilshire Blvd. and 7th St., no dues, fees or weigh-ins, regular meeting follows from 7-8pm, 310.392.1130.

Parents of Adult Children, weekly support group (not a drop-in group), 2-3:30pm, sliding scale, Center For Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave., 310.576.2550 x373.

Round Dancing Lessons, includes waltz two step, cha-cha and fox trot, first time free, $5, 6-7:30pm, Marine Park, 16th St. and Marine, 310.312.1749.

Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital seeks volunteers to spend four hours a day helping patients. Adults and teens may apply. Free open house information session will be held on April 26, 2-4pm, reservations, 310.825.6001.

Sharing Strength and Hope, breast cancer support group, meets the second Monday of each month, 6:30pm, Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club, 1210 4th St., 310.395.1308.

SoccerKidsUSA sessions for three to six year olds at Crestwood Field, Cheviot Hills and Malibu Bluffs, introduces young players to competitive, fair play in an intramural setting. If you are interested in participating in SKUSA, call SoccerKidsUSA at 310.737.0174

Team Survivor Los Angeles offers free health and exercise classes for women living with cancer. For information, call 310.477.8557.

Therapeutic Hatha Yoga, with Bea Ammidown, RYT 500, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm; Thursdays, 10-11am, yoga and writing workshop continues to 12:30pm; and Saturdays, 9:30-10:30am, 310.358.3338 or

Transitions, weekly support group for people 50-65 who are undergoing changes in their lives, Thursdays, 12:30-2pm, sliding scale, Center For Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave., 310.576.2550 x373.

Westwood Co-Op Folk Dancers offers International Folk Dancing every Thursday evening. Beginners class at 7:30pm, intermediate 8-9pm, followed by general dancing, ending at 10:30pm, $3, Felicia Mahood Senior Center, 11338 Santa Monica Blvd., WLA, 310.474.5953.

Yoga Classes at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, including a kid’s yoga class, classes in Spanish, beginner’s courses and free meditation and kirtan every Wednesday at 7pm and Sunday at 6:30pm, 13325 Beach Ave., MDR, 310.822.YOGA.

Youth Track and Running Club For Children 6 to 16 years old, boys and girls, spring season begins April 18 for 10 weeks, club meets Wednesdays 3:30-5pm, locations rotate. Cost per season: $185. For information call 310.500.9594.

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