Screenings planned at Arundel Mills
Baltimore Washington Medical Center is offering the following free screenings and activities at the Arundel Mills Outreach Center, between Dave and Buster's and Entrance 4:
Monday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., blood pressure and anemia screenings.
July 10, 9 a.m., to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.
July 11, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., information from Joslin Diabetes Center.
July 11, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.
July 13, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., foot screenings.
July 14, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., computerized neck and back screenings.
July 17, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., county Department of Aging will offer information on its services.
July 20, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., blood pressure screenings.
July 24, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.
July 25, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.
July 27, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., foot screenings.
July 28, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., computerized neck and back screenings.
Hospital in need of blood donors
Anne Arundel Medical Center is experiencing a critical shortage of all types of blood, especially O-positive. The center relies primarily on its own blood bank rather than donations from the Red Cross or on blood purchases.
The center's blood bank is open for donations:
Mondays, 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Fridays, 7:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Call 443-481-4215 for an appointment.
Hospital offers support groups
Anne Arundel Medical Center offers several support groups for the community:
Alzheimer's support group for caregivers. Meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month in Suite 250, Sajak Pavilion. 410-721-3258.
Amputee support group. Provides information for amputees, their families and health care providers. Meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month. Call for location. 410-268-6080.
Cardiac support group. Meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, Suite 250, Sajak Pavilion. 443-481-1925.
Celiac support group. Meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the second Friday of the month. 410-672-5834.
Crohn's/Colitis/IBD support group. Meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month in Suite 250, Sajak Pavilion. 410-626-7755.
Endometriosis/infertility support group. Meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in Suite 250, Sajak Pavilion. Endometriosis information: 410-721-2858. Infertility information: 410-729- 0864.
Sickle Cell support group. Meets from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. the third Saturday of the month in Suite 250. 410-787-0294.
Healing arts group schedules programs
The American Healing Arts Alliance is sponsoring these programs:
Second Tuesday of the month, Meditation and Healing Exchange, Peace Point, Edgewater, starting at 7 p.m. 410-956-0055 for registration.
Fourth Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Peace Point book study group meets. Registration: 410-956-0055.
County schedules waste disposal
The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works has announced this schedule for household hazardous-waste disposal days:
July 15, Sudley Convenience Center, 5400 Nutwell Road, Deale.
Sept. 9, Glen Burnie Convenience Center.
Oct. 21, Millersville Landfill and Resource Recovery Facility.
Nov. 18, Glen Burnie Convenience Center.
Drop-off times for all dates and locations are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: 410-222-7951.
Harbor Hospital plans PMS seminar
Harbor Hospital in Baltimore is offering the following activities:
Today, 6 p.m., Discussion about premenstrual syndrome. LifeResource Center. Registration. 410-350-2563.
Information: 410-350-2563 or harborhospital.org.
Medical center plans yoga classes
Anne Arundel Medical Center is offering the following yoga classes:
Beginning Yoga, the basics of Hatha yoga, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, or 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays.
Continuing Yoga, an intermediate class, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.
Mom and Baby Yoga and Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays. The fee is $40 for four weeks.
Mommy and Me, which covers postpartum issues, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Fridays.
Therapeutic Yoga, covers comfort levels, breathing exercises and focus, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays.
Prenatal Yoga, for expectant mothers (all trimesters; physician's consent required), 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturdays.
Unless otherwise noted, classes are $10 each and will be held on the second floor of the Sajak Pavilion. Monthly registration required.
Information: 800-MD-NURSE or askaamc.org.
Sports health classes available this month
The Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department is offering classes on sports health at the Recreation Center gym:
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., toddler and preschooler open gym for ages 5 and under. Drop-in fee: $2.
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., introduction to soccer for ages 4 to 6. Fee: $55.
Saturdays, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., soccer basics for ages 3 and 4 with a parent. Fee: $45.
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., "Be Active Together," parent-and-child interactive physical activity with nutrition lessons for ages 4 to 6; a class for ages 7 to 9 will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fee: $45 per pair.