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Health & Fitness Community Events:

June 22

I Can Cope, seminar on cancer management, Symptom Management: Pain & Fatigue, sponsored by Premiere Oncology, 11am-1pm, free, Premiere Oncology, 2020 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 600, 310.633.8400.

June 24

Rumble in the Jungle,Lion’s Rowing Club Race, 8am-2pm, free, Ballona Creek, MDR, watch race from bike path on Fiji Way, 310.823.2317.

June 26

Preventing Pneumonia: Swallowing and Oral Care in Progressive Neurological Diseases, 7-9pm, free, 300 Corporate Pointe, Suite 468, CC, 310.410.4551.

June 27

Alternative Medicine with Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Strategies for Successful Aging, talk concerning the fusion of Chinese medicine with western geriatrics, hosted by UCLA Healthcare’s 50-Plus Program, 2:30-4pm, free, Oasis Lecture Room at Macy’s, Westside Pavilion, 10800 Pico Blvd., WLA, 800.516.5323.

June 28

Exercise Recommendations, health talk on exercise, arranged by UCLA Healthcare, 12-1:30pm, YMCA, 1332 6th St., 800.516.5323.

Let the Body Speak, a workshop that uses writing to describe the body’s ailments and heal them, 7:30-9:30pm, $15, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.452.1439. Also July 5.


Doctors at Coastal Biomedical Research are looking for people 18 or over with diabetes who suffer from hand, foot or leg pain, to participate in a clinical research study. Those interested must 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, call Dr. Gabriela Jorge at Coastal Biomedical Research at 310.453.1161.

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 bowls@rightbox.com.

Lip-reading classes for the hard of hearing, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am, Felicia Mahood Senior Center, 11338 Santa Monica Blvd., WLA, 310.477.2084.

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.

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.

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.

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 beayoga888@verizon.net.

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.

Young Adults Group Fighting Cancer Together, the Wellness Community WLA, 2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 1040, Tuesdays, 310.314.2555.

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