The Institute for Spine and Sports Care has designated April as Teacher and Faculty Appreciation Month. During April, all teachers, faculty, and their families will receive a full exam, including health and history consultation, Orthopedic and Neurological Exam, and a report of findings, at no charge. For an appointment, call 310.998.5800.
Lose Weight for Good, class meets through July 7, 7-8:30pm, $300, St. John’s Health Center, 1328 22nd St., 310.829.8453.
Through June 28
Self Esteem Classes with Lee Davis, every Saturday, 3-5pm, free, Memorial Park, 1401 Olympic Blvd., 310.230.5163.
What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Presented by UCLA Healthcare, noon-1:30pm, free, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., ymcasm.org.
WISE and Healthy Aging Transportation and Mobility Program, noon-1pm, free, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., ymcasm.org.
CPR Class, American Red Cross Approved, for ages 16 and up, 6pm, free, 3021 Airport Ave., RSVP to 310.393.7758.
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.
Isabelle’s Friday Social, salsa and tango lessons every Friday, lesson from 7:30-9pm, social from 9-10pm, class is $20, social is $5, Isabelle’s Dance Academy, 1334 Lincoln Blvd., 310.392.3493.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa Monica Hiking Group meets every other Saturday at a different hiking spot. The group is a nonprofit that donates back to the community by having beach cleanups. To register, go to hiking.meetup.com/354/about.
The 12 Steps for Everybody’s Writing Workshop meets every Wednesday, 7-8pm, 16730 Bollinger Drive in Pacific Palisades. Also, every third Saturday, 3-hour writing workshop, 9am-noon. Call 310.454.5138 or e-mail email@example.com.
UCLA researchers seek adults, ages 40-74, who have been diagnosed with severe emphysema for a study comparing the effectiveness of an investigational device to standard treatment for improving symptoms, 310.206.0396.
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.