Parenting Classes with Susan Stiffelman help kids and teens deal with anger and aggression, and teach parents how to get kids to cooperate without using threats and punishments. A 3-hour workshop will be held on October 12, with a series of four 2-hour classes beginning in mid-October. For location, information, and to sign up, call 310.589.7020.
Diabetes Management Series, 9am-noon, continues on October 23, $50, Saint John’s Health Center, 1328 22nd St., advance registration 310.829. 8453.
Staying Balanced, workshop with Linda O. Cantrill, 10-11:30am, free, Center For Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave., 310.576.2550 x390.
The City of Santa Monica is launching a recreational tennis league for intermediate and advanced players. To register, call 310.358.3393.
CVS Pharmacies are offering free flu shots during the month of October. In Santa Monica, shots are offered at CVS, 2505 Santa Monica Blvd., October 27 from 10am-2pm, cost: $30 for cash patients, $27 for Extra Care Card Holders, 310.828.6456.
DanceAlive class with Melinda Deamon, 1-2pm Wednesdays, $3, Center for Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave., 310.576.2550 x390.
A Healthy Approach to Weight Management, Lose Weight For Good, Monday evenings 7-8:30pm, through December 3, presented by Saint John’s Health Center, 1328 22nd St. Cost is $300 and advance registration is required, 310.829.8453
Isabelle’s Friday Salsa and Tango Lesson and Social every Friday, $20 per person, lesson from 7:30-9pm, social from 9pm-midnight, Isabelle’ s Dance Academy, 1334 Lincoln Blvd., 310.392.3493.
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.
Free Caregiver Support groups for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or stroke, first and third Thursdays, 10:30am-12p, second and fourth Tuesdays 6-7:30pm, WISE Adult Day Care Service Center, 1510 Pico Blvd., 310.452.7802.
Free Mental Health Workshop: Recovery, Inc. presents its weekly workshop providing self-management techniques in dealing with stress, depression, anxiety, etc., Mondays, 7pm, Westside Christian Fellowship, 2948 Colorado, [email protected]
LA Leggers offer year-round training and preparation for marathons. Training programs are held Saturday mornings in SM, fees are $55/$65 until September 30. To register, call 310.577.8000 or go to laleggers.org.
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.
Salsa Dance Lessons, 7:30pm Sundays, $10 a lesson, free dancing afterwards, Casa Escobar, 14160 Palawan Way, MDR, 310.392.3493.
The Santa Monica Laughter Club meets Thursdays, 11am-noon, Shakti’s Elements, 717 Broadway. Donations of any amount accepted. Call Kim Selbert, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, 310.471.5773.
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, 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.
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 [email protected]
UCLA researchers are conducting a study of AHDH in children between the ages of 7 and 14. There will be up to $175 in compensation for families who participate in the study, 310.295.7667.
Westwood Co-Op Folk Dancers offers International Folk Dancing every Thursday evening. Featured dances for August include line dances from Greece and Israel, and an English country dance. 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 boys and girls 6 to 16, 3:30-5pm, Wednesdays, varying locations at the beach, parks and schools, $185 for 210 sessions, for information, 310.500. 9594.
Young Adults Group Fighting Cancer Together, the Wellness Community WLA, 2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 1040, Tuesdays, 310.314.2555.