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Published: 3/5/2009 12:02 AM

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CPR Training Days: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, all March, 535 N. Lake St., Mundelein, and 544 W. Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights. The American Red Cross gives participants a chance to get certified in CPR for $only 9. Spanish sessions are also available. For information and more locations, visit chicagoredcross.org or call (800) 337-2338.

March 5

Green lawn care: Hear a panel of experts outline a path to a healthy lawn and a healthy environment at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at St. Mark Lutheran Church Community Center, corner of Evergreen and Wille in downtown Mount Prospect. (847) 259-9795.

March 7

CPR and AED training: 1-5:45 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Hoffman Estates Park District Community Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. Learn vital lifesaving information and training that will prepare you to respond to an emergency situation through CPR or an Automated External Defibrillator. $55 per person. Call (800) 33. SAFETY or chicagoredcross.org.

Talk Control of Your Own Health: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, RexPlex, 420 W. Dempster, Mount Prospect. Certified personal trainer Loree Labahn helps you learn to take control of your health and how you can accomplish that. Free. (847) 640-1000, ext. 224.

Running Club: 7 a.m. Saturday, March 7, Stay Fit Physical Therapy & Core Wellness Inc., 127 W. Prospect Ave., Mount Prospect. Register at rsvp@stayfitpt.com. (847) 255-2348.

March 8

Catholic Charities LOSS meets: 7-9 p.m. Sunday, March 8, Catholic Charities Northwest office, 1717 Rand Road, Des Plaines. For those who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. (847) 376-2118.

March 11

Community respite care program: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, Christus Victor Lutheran Church, Elk Grove Village. Designed to nurture older adults cognitively, physically and spiritually through structured programs and to give caregivers a respite. Sara, (847) 437-2666, ext. 24.

Vitamins and Minerals: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, Victory Centre of Bartlett, 1101 W. Bartlett Road. Registered dietitian Donna Zoleck presents a nutrition seminar on "Vitamins and Minerals,"do you get the vitamins and minerals you need to be healthy? Free. Register at (630) 213-0100.

Go Green With Nutrition: 7 p.m. Wednesday March 11, Buffalo Grove Fitness Center, 601 W. Deerfield Parkway, Buffalo Grove. Christy Burkard, R.D. will discuss healthy foods and brands, buying organic, and which foods are worth the money. To register, call (847) 353-7501. Visit bgfitnesscenter.com.

Bereavement Group: 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, Jewish Child and Family Services, 1156 W. Shure Drive, suite 180, Arlington Heights. For widows and widowers. $7 per session. Rosalie, (224) 625-2819 or jcfs.org.

March 12

Menopause and Osteoporosis: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court. A discussion on the difference between normal bone density, osteopenia and osteoporosis. Registration required. Call AlexianConnects, (866) 253-9426.

Ultimate diet makeover: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, Prospect Heights Public Library, 12 N. Elm St. Learn how to revamp your diet from breakfast to dinner, including tips for eating out. Register at (847) 259-3500, ext. 35 or phpl.info.

BACOA Low Vision Group: 1-2 p.m. Thursday, March 12, Lake Barrington Woods, 22320 Classic Court, Lake Barrington. Open to all ages, transportation available via Pace. For Pace reservations, call (800) 273-5939.

BACOA Alzheimer's Group: 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, March 12, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 401 E. Main St., Barrington. Education, speakers and support for people with early stage memory loss and their family members. (847) 381-5030.

March 13

Weight for fertility seminar: Noon-1 p.m. Friday, March 13, Pulling Down The Moon Fertility Center, 2010 S. Arlington Heights Road, suite 300B, Arlington Heights. Free. Register at (312) 321-0004.

March 17

Healing Our Lost Dreams support group: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, The Counseling Center of Advocate Medical Group, 1610 Luther Lane, Park Ridge. For persons who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. (847) 795-3100.

March 18

Catholic Charities LOSS meets: 7-9 p.m. Sunday, March 18, Holy Family Church counseling center, 2515 Palatine Road, Inverness. For those who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. (847) 376-2118.

Free Fertility Massage workshop: 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, Pulling Down The Moon & Fertility Center of Illinois, 2010 S. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 300B, Arlington Heights. Learn simple massage techniques that partners can practice to release the stress of fertility treatments. Reservations to (312) 321-0004 or fcionline.com.

Community respite care program: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, Christus Victor Lutheran Church, Elk Grove Village. Designed to nurture older adults cognitively, physically and spiritually through structured programs and to give caregivers a respite. Sara, (847) 437-2666, ext. 24.

NAMI Northwest Suburban family support group: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, Alexian Center for Mental Health, 3350 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 114, Arlington Heights. (847) 899-0195.

Visual impaired support group: 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, Schaumburg Township Disability Services, 1 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates. Register with Bonnie, (847) 884-0030, ext. 2022.

Caregiver Support Group: 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, Kenneth Young Center, 1001 Rohlwing Road, Elk Grove Village. Daxa, (847) 524-8800, ext. 168.

Bereavement Group: 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, Jewish Child and Family Services, 1156 W. Shure Drive, suite 180, Arlington Heights. For widows and widowers. $7 per session. Rosalie, (224) 625-2819 or jcfs.org.

Ostomy Association of Greater Chicago: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, The Sunrise Assisted Living Center, 1725 Ballard Road, Park Ridge. uoachicago.org.

Heart health: 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, Sedgebrook, 800 Audubon Way, Lincolnshire. Local physicians and authors Joel Okner and Jeremy Clorfene talk about their book "No Bull Book on Heart Disease: Real answers to winning back your heart health." Free, registration required, (847) 876-2373.

March 19

Wellness program: 1-3 p.m. Thursday, March 19, Victory Centre of Bartlett, 1101 W. Bartlett Road. Community health nurse Trish Simon talks about the free screenings offered to the public, including blood pressure, blood sugar, heart rate and hemoglobin/anemia checks. Q & A, refreshments. Free. Register at (630) 213-0100.

BACOA Memory Loss Group: 20:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays March 19 through May 21. BACOA in partnership with The Alzheimer's Association, Alexian Brothers Neurosciences Institute and Barrington Youth and Family Services will begin a new support group for people experiencing early memory loss and for their family member or partners. Free, for information and registration, call Bonnie, (847) 381-5030.

March 20

Powerful Tools for Caregiver: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays, March 20, 27 and April 3, Kenneth Young Center, 1001 Rohlwing Road, Elk Grove Village. Educational course for family members who care for seniors. Registration required. (847) 524-8800, ext. 168.

March 24

Hospice volunteer orientation: Tuesday, March 24, Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview. Orientation includes a brief overview of hospice and palliative care, programs and services, volunteer opportunities and a tour of the Glenview campus. R.S.V.P. to Elizabeth at (847) 556-1982.

March 25

Community respite care program: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, Christus Victor Lutheran Church, Elk Grove Village. Designed to nurture older adults cognitively, physically and spiritually through structured programs and to give caregivers a respite. Sara, (847) 437-2666, ext. 24.

Bereavement Group: 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, Jewish Child and Family Services, 1156 W. Shure Drive, suite 180, Arlington Heights. For widows and widowers. $7 per session. Rosalie, (224) 625-2819 or jcfs.org.

March 27

Powerful Tools for Caregiver: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays, March 27 and April 3, Kenneth Young Center, 1001 Rohlwing Road, Elk Grove Village. Educational course for family members who care for seniors. Registration required. (847) 524-8800, ext. 168.

April 3

Powerful Tools for Caregiver: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, April 3, Kenneth Young Center, 1001 Rohlwing Road, Elk Grove Village. Educational course for family members who care for seniors. Registration required. (847) 524-8800, ext. 168.

April 7

Healing Our Lost Dreams support group: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, The Counseling Center of Advocate Medical Group, 1610 Luther Lane, Park Ridge. For persons who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. (847) 795-3100.

April 15

NAMI Northwest Suburban family support group: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, Alexian Center for Mental Health, 3350 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 114, Arlington Heights. (847) 899-0195.

Visual impaired support group: 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, Schaumburg Township Disability Services, 1 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates. Register with Bonnie, (847) 884-0030, ext. 2022.

April 21

Healing Our Lost Dreams support group: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, The Counseling Center of Advocate Medical Group, 1610 Luther Lane, Park Ridge. For persons who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. (847) 795-3100.

April 22

NAMI Northwest Suburban: 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday

April 28

Hospice volunteer orientation: Tuesday, April 28, Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview. Orientation includes a brief overview of hospice and palliative care, programs and services, volunteer opportunities and a tour of the Glenview campus. R.S.V.P. to Elizabeth at (847) 556-1982.

May 5

Healing Our Lost Dreams support group: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, The Counseling Center of Advocate Medical Group, 1610 Luther Lane, Park Ridge. For persons who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. (847) 795-3100.

May 19

Healing Our Lost Dreams support group: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, The Counseling Center of Advocate Medical Group, 1610 Luther Lane, Park Ridge. For persons who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. (847) 795-3100.

May 20

NAMI Northwest Suburban family support group: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, Alexian Center for Mental Health, 3350 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 114, Arlington Heights. (847) 899-0195.

Visual impaired support group: 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, Schaumburg Township Disability Services, 1 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates. Register with Bonnie, (847) 884-0030, ext. 2022.

May 26

Hospice volunteer orientation: Tuesday, May 26, Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview. Orientation includes a brief overview of hospice and palliative care, programs and services, volunteer opportunities and a tour of the Glenview campus. R.S.V.P. to Elizabeth at (847) 556-1982.

May 27

NAMI Northwest Suburban: 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, Alexian Center for Mental Health, 3350 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 114, Arlington Heights. James Reilly speaks on "Understanding the Overlap Between Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder." (847) 899-0195.

June 2

Healing Our Lost Dreams support group: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, The Counseling Center of Advocate Medical Group, 1610 Luther Lane, Park Ridge. For persons who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. (847) 795-3100.

June 16

Healing Our Lost Dreams support group: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, The Counseling Center of Advocate Medical Group, 1610 Luther Lane, Park Ridge. For persons who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. (847) 795-3100.

June 17

Visual impaired support group: 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, Schaumburg Township Disability Services, 1 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates. Register with Bonnie, (847) 884-0030, ext. 2022.

June 23

Hospice volunteer orientation: Tuesday, June 23, Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview. Orientation includes a brief overview of hospice and palliative care, programs and services, volunteer opportunities and a tour of the Glenview campus. R.S.V.P. to Elizabeth at (847) 556-1982.

July 15

Visual impaired support group: 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, Schaumburg Township Disability Services, 1 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates. Register with Bonnie, (847) 884-0030, ext. 2022.

Aug. 19

Visual impaired support group: 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, Schaumburg Township Disability Services, 1 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates. Register with Bonnie, (847) 884-0030, ext. 2022.

Sept. 16

Visual impaired support group: 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, Schaumburg Township Disability Services, 1 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates. Register with Bonnie, (847) 884-0030, ext. 2022.

Oct. 21

Visual impaired support group: 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, Schaumburg Township Disability Services, 1 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates. Register with Bonnie, (847) 884-0030, ext. 2022.

Nov. 18

Visual impaired support group: 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, Schaumburg Township Disability Services, 1 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates. Register with Bonnie, (847) 884-0030, ext. 2022.

Dec. 16

Visual impaired support group: 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, Schaumburg Township Disability Services, 1 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates. Register with Bonnie, (847) 884-0030, ext. 2022.

Ongoing

Walkers club: The Arlington Heights Walkers Club, from the Arlington Heights Senior Center, invites walkers to join them during business hours Monday-Saturday at 1801 E. Central Road, Arlington Heights. The club is co-sponsored by Northwest Community Hospital's Healthy Aging/Senior Services. For information, (847) 253-5532.

Wheeling Chapter of T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): Meets 5:30-7 p.m., Mondays; AMVETS Phillip Carpenter Post 66, 700 McHenry Road, Wheeling. Visit tops.org or call (847) 37-8666.

Drop-in Grief Support Group: Noon-1:30 p.m.; Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview. Grief support group is free to the general public. Call (800) 331-5484

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Support group for persons over 18 with any form of mental illness meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at Alexian Center for Mental Health, 3350 Salt Creek Lane, Arlington Heights. (847) 899-0195.

National Alliance on Mental Illness: A support group for people who have a family member or friend with mental illness meets from 7-9 p.m. every second Thursday of the month at Kenneth Young Center, 1001 Rohlwing Road, Elk Grove Village. For information, (630) 529-3037 or (630) 302-2530.

Grief to Hope Group: 9:30-11 a.m., fourth Tuesday of the month; Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 West Central Road. The Center for Loss and Hope at Hospice of Northeastern Illinois offers regular drop-in groups to help those dealing with the death of a loved one. To register or for more information on the groups or Hospice of Northeastern Illinois' Center for Loss and Hope, call (847) 381-5599, or e-mail nbillman@HospiceAnswers.org.

Mourning to Meaning: Meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month, at Hospice of Northeastern Illinois Crystal Lake workstation, 390 East Congress Parkway, Suite E in Crystal Lake. To register or for more information on hospice groups or Hospice of Northeastern Illinois' Center for Loss and Hope, call (847) 381-5599, or e-mail nbillman@HospiceAnswers.org.

NAMI Elk Grove -Schaumburg Connections group: 7-9 p.m. Fridays, Alexian Brothers Behavior Hospital, 1650 Moon Lake Dr., Hoffman Estates. An opportunity for people with any mental illness to connect with others and learn how best to cope and find recovery. Carol (847) 352-6708

Palatine Jazzercise: 1294 E. Dundee Road, Palatine. For class schedule, visit smbjazz.com or call (773) 227-7167.

Streamwood Jazzercise: 550 S. Park Blvd., Streamwood. For information or to register, contact Jeaneen at jeaneenjazz@sbcglobal.net or call (847) 584-1969.

Hoffman Estates Jazzercise: 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. For information or to register, contact Jeaneen at jeaneenjazz@sbcglobal.net or call (847) 584-1969.

Aqua Arthritis Classes: Held weekly, Buffalo Grove Fitness Center, 601 W. Deerfield Parkway, Buffalo Grove. Designed to loosen joints and relieve some of the pain associated with arthritis. Non-Member registration available. Call at (847) 353-7500

Open Yoga Practice: 6:15-7:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Jan. 15, Highland Park Hospital Health and Fitness Center, 1501 Busch Parkway, Buffalo Grove. For information, call (847) 229-0292.