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, Brentwood Youth House, 731 S. Bundy Dr., 7:30pm, all ages welcome, $9, 818.951.2003.
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.
LA Leggers offer year-round training and preparation for marathons. To register, call 310.577.8000 or go to laleggers.org.
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.
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-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 email@example.com.
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.