The Academy for Guided Imagery in cooperation with 27 co-sponsoring organizations present a global webcast, “Imagery, Suggestion, and Mind/Body Medicine: 2008.” Thirty international experts will share their most recent theories, thoughts, research, techniques, strategies, and clinical findings concerning imagery, visualization, suggestion, mind/body medicine, and related topics. To obtain further information, to download a copy of the Conference Brochure, or to register online for the webcast, go to acadgi.com/annualconference/index.html.
Through June 28
Self Esteem Classes with Lee Davis, every Saturday, 3-5pm, free, Memorial Park, 1401 Olympic Blvd., 310.230.5163.
Through July 7
Lose Weight for Good, class, 7-8:30pm, $300, St. John’s Health Center, 1328 22nd St., 310.829.8453.
Seminar: Memory Loss and Aging, presented by Alzheimer’s Organization, noon-1:30pm, free, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., ymcasm.org.
Seminar: Fibroids, with UCLA radiologist Cheryl Hoffman, noon-1:30pm, free, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., ymcasm.org.
Seminar: The Key to Healthy Relationships, with Iverson M. Eicken, 6:30-7:15pm, free, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., ymcasm.org.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is seeking participants with type 2 diabetes for a controlled clinical study evaluating an implantable device that delivers electrical impulses to the stomach. Participants must be between 18 and 70 years of age and have a body mass index between 28 and 45. For more information, call 310.423.3779.
The City of Santa Monica has a recreational tennis league for intermediate and advanced players. To register, call 310.358.3393.
The Center for the Partially Sighted has free support groups for adults with impaired sight. You do not need to be a client of the Center to participate. For more information, contact Pam Thompson at 310.458.3501 x146.
DanceAlive class with Melinda Deamon, 1-2pm Wednesdays, $3, Center for Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave., 310.576.2550 x390.
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.
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.
The National Private Duty Association (NPDA) has launched a feature on its website that allows the public access to a searchable database of home care companies following guidelines established by the nation’s leading home care association, HYPERLINK privatedutyhomecare.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.
Recovery International, nonprofit since 1937, holds weekly meetings every Friday, 6pm at SHARE! 5521 Grosvenor, LA, 310.306.6766.
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 Dancing Lessons with Ana Maria Alvarez, 7:30-8:30pm Wednesdays, $15 per class, free dancing after 8:30pm, Danny’s Deli, 23 Windward Ave., Venice, 310.566.5610.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Westwood Co-Op Folk Dancers offers International Folk Dancing every Thursday evening. Dances as familiar as the Mambo and as exotic as a Hungarian Csardas are featured, beginning at 7:30, followed by general dancing until 10:20pm, $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.
Young Adults Group Fighting Cancer Together, the Wellness Community WLA, 2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 1040, Tuesdays, 310.314.2555.