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Health & Fitness:

June 19

Investor Behavior, lecture about how behavioral patterns can affect the performance of your investments and overall financial planning, 2-3:30pm, free, Marisa Leif Conference Room, 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, WW, 800.516.5323.

Advances in Spinal Surgery, talk by UCLA orthopaedic surgeon Nick Shamie, 7-8:30pm, free, First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St., 800.516.5323.

June 20

DanceAlive with Melinda Deamon, Certified DanceAlive instructor, 10-11:30am, free, Center for Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave., 310.576.2550 x390.

Dr. Ben Weitz, discussion on diet and lifestyles and how they affect health, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.

Improve Your Balance, talk by physical therapist Elizabeth Johnson, 2:30-4pm, free, Oasis Lecture Room, Macy’s, Westside Pavilion, 10800 Pico Blvd., WLA, 800.516.5323.

June 21

Constipation Conversation with Dr. Daniel Cole, gastroenterologist at Santa Monica-UCLA and Orthopaedic Hospital, noon-1:30pm, free, YMCA, 1332 6th St., 800.516.5323.


Doctors at Coastal Biomedical Research are looking for people over 18 with diabetes who suffer from hand, foot or leg pain to participate in a clinical research study, and who have had moderate to severe peripheral pain for at least three months that is not being relieved with over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers. For more information, please call Dr. Gabriela Jorge at Coastal Biomedical Research at 310.453.1161.

Recovery Inc. meets in Santa Monica Monday nights, 7pm at the Westside Christian Fellowship, 2948 Colorado Blvd., 310.322.6411.

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.

Salsa Dance Lessons, 7:30pm Sundays, $10 a lesson, free dancing afterwards, Casa Escobar, 14160 Palawan Way, MDR, 310.392.3493.

Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital seeks volunteers to spend four hours a day helping patients. Adults and teens may apply. 310.825.6001.

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

Therapeutic Hatha Yoga, with Bea Ammidown, E-RYT 500, Wednesdays, 7-8pm; Thursdays, 10-11am; Fridays, 10-11am, Yoga Prose, a yoga and writing workshop continues to 12:45pm; and Saturdays, 9:30-10:30am, 310.358.3338 or

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.

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