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Health & Fitness Community Events:

July 5

The Body Electric, part 3 of “Let the Body Speak” health writing series, 7:30-9:30pm, $15, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.452.1439.

July 5-6

Summer Volleyball at the YWCA, with coach Mark “Oz” Ozzello, Thursday evenings, 6-8pm, ages 11-up, Friday evenings, 5:30-7pm, ages 8-10, $80 for four sessions, contact Tess, ywcasports4girls@yahoo.com.

I Can Cope, Session 6: 11am-1pm, free, Premiere Oncology, 2020 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 600, 310.633.8400.

July 12

Free Belly Dancing Class, Sunset Cabaret style, is being offered at Fowler Museum at UCLA. Classes meet July 12, 19, and 26, 7pm, 310.825.4361.

Seminar on Chinese Medicine with acupuncturist Dr. Esther Ting, 6-9pm, $45, Room #D105, Palisades Charter High School, 15777 Bowdoin St., PP, 310.914.3570 x3572.


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, 7:30pm, Brentwood Youth House, 731 S. Bundy Dr., all ages welcome, $9, 818.951.2003.

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.

Free Mental Health Workshop: Recovery, Inc. presents its weekly workshop providing self-management techniques in dealing with stress, depression, anxiety, etc. Meetings are Mondays, 7pm, at the Westside Christian Fellowship 2948 Colorado, eleanorkirby@sbcglobal.net.

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.

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 Swim Center is offering the Big Fun therapy program, which promotes the integration of children with all forms of special needs into every aspect of life. For more information on the BIG FUN recreational programs. call 877.BIGFUN8.

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.

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.

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.

YogaWorks will be offering complimentary “Yoga for Surfers” classes every Saturday from 10am-11am, now through September 2007 at the QuikSilver Edition Mission, 1621 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice., Each participant will also receive a complimentary two-week YogaWorks membership to continue his or her practice outside of the Mission. RSVP through the web site: quiksilvereditionmission.org.

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

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