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Published: 3/26/2009 12:00 AM

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Events that focus on physical and mental health, well-being and fitness, including runs, walks, exercise events, classes, health screenings, mental health screenings and support information, support groups starting up. Send items to nbrcalendar@dailyherald.com two weeks before event date.

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 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.

March 28

GriefShare seminar: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1190 N. Hicks Road, Palatine, will present GriefShare, a biblically-based video seminar and support group for people grieving the death of someone close. The group meets from 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays beginning March 28. (847)-359-3451.

Health Care Summit: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, Countryside Unitarian Universalist Church, 1025 N. Smith Road, Palatine. Speakers present the latest facts about the national health care crisis and the current window of opportunity for a solution. Open forum, panelists, speakers.

Yoga workshops: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center, 109 W. Slade St., Palatine. Chakra opening asanas enhanced with essential oils. $35. (847) 221-5250.

March 31

T.E.A.M. Fit information meeting: 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, Wheeling Community Recreation Center, 333 W. Dundee Road. Training, Eating, Attitude and Measurement is an eight-week motivational program to help participants become and stay fit. T.E.A.M. Fit begins Monday, April 6. Call Amy, (847) 465-2036.

April 1

Lumbar spinal stenosis: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's Center for Advanced Care, 1700 Lutheran Lane, Park Ridge. Free parking, light refreshments. Free educational events for people suffering from symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis. RSVP to (800) 323-8622 or advocatehealth.com, use code 8G38.

Community respite care program: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 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, April 1, 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.

Health and gift show: 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, Healthy Inspirations, 518 W. Wise Road, Schaumburg. Tina Dunn presents "How to Stay Healthy," vendors, more. Free. (847) 923-5239.

Social Walkers and Talkers orientation meeting: 5:30 p.m. April 1, South Barrington Park District Community Center, 3 Tennis Club Lane. Learn how to improve health and wellness by joining a walking club. Ages 16 and up. Free; $25 for nonresidents. (847) 381-7515.

April 2

District 15 blood drive: 2-8 p.m. Thursday, April 2, Sundling Junior High School, Palatine. Must be 17 or older; at least 110 pounds; and donors can't have given blood within the last six weeks. For appointment, call LifeSource, (837) 803-7943.

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 5

Yoga workshops: 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday, April 5, Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center, 109 W. Slade St., Palatine. Reflexology for health and well being. $25. (847) 221-5250.

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.

Do I Have Allergies?: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, Palatine Library, 700 N. North Court. Seminar will address ways to help manage allergy symptoms. Register at (866)-253-9426.

April 8

Community respite care program: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 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, April 8, 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.

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.

Community respite care program: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 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, April 15, 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.

April 16

Legislative meeting on mental health: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, Palatine Library on Hicks Road, Palatine. Many state senators and representatives, both Democrats and Republicans, will be on hand for a discussion of mental health service needs for Northern Cook County. Hugh, (847) 991-1863.

April 17

Shelter Inc. seminar: 1-4 p.m. Friday, April 17, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. Community education seminar on "Adolescent Sexuality." (847) 590-6190, ext. 43 or shelter-inc.org.

April 20

Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault open house: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, April 10, 415 W. Golf Road, suite 47, Arlington Heights. Information, demonstrations, refreshments, Clothesline Project on display. Rachel, (847) 806-6526, ext. 12.

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 25

Yoga workshops: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center, 109 W. Slade St., Palatine. Advancing your meditation practice. $35. (847) 221-5250.

April 26

Day of Sharing for Breast Cancer Awareness: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, Meridian Banquets and Conference Center, 1701 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows. Hosted by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital the day includes continental breakfast, seminars, special guest speaker, luncheon, fashion show, more. To register, (800) 323-8622 use code 3C15.

Yoga workshops: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center, 109 W. Slade St., Palatine. The healing power of food. $35. (847) 221-5250.

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.

April 29

Community respite care program: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 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, April 29, 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.

April 30

Diabetes Boot Camp: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 30, May 28, June 25, July 30, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 19, and Dec. 17, Community Healthcare room in the Outpatient Pavilion of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 W. Highway 22, Barrington. Designed for diabetic individuals and their support system. Free. Register at (800) 323-8622 use code 3DO3.

May 2

Treatment Options conference: 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Four Points by Sheraton Chicago/O'Hare, 10249 W. Irving Park Road, Schiller Park. Conference for blood cancer patients and families. Learn about treatment options. Hosted by the Leukemia Research Foundation in cooperation with Loyola University Health System, National Marrow Donor Program and The Coleman Foundation. Free. (847) 424-0600 or leukemia-research.org.

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.

Mental Health Rally Day family trip to Springfield: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 5. Sign up at Alexian Center for Mental Health, Arlington Heights; Kenneth Young Center, Elk Grove Village; NAMI of DuPage, (630) 682-1919, ext. 2733.; or Leyden Family Services, Franklin Park.

May 9

Walk for the Mental Health of It: May 9, Busse Woods, Elk Grove Village. kennethyoung.org for information.

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.

May 28

Diabetes Boot Camp: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 28, June 25, July 30, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 19, and Dec. 17, Community Healthcare room in the Outpatient Pavilion of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 W. Highway 22, Barrington. Designed for diabetic individuals and their support system. Free. Register at (800) 323-8622 use code 3DO3.

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 13

Alzheimer's Association Family Forum: Saturday, June 13, Wojcik Conference Center, Harper College, 1200 Algonquin Road, Palatine. Continental breakfast, expert speakers, round table discussions, resource fair, free parking. $25. (847) 933-2413 or alz.org/Illinois.

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.

June 25

Diabetes Boot Camp: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 25, July 30, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 19, and Dec. 17, Community Healthcare room in the Outpatient Pavilion of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 W. Highway 22, Barrington. Designed for diabetic individuals and their support system. Free. Register at (800) 323-8622 use code 3DO3.

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.

July 30

Diabetes Boot Camp: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 30, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 19, and Dec. 17, Community Healthcare room in the Outpatient Pavilion of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 W. Highway 22, Barrington. Designed for diabetic individuals and their support system. Free. Register at (800) 323-8622 use code 3DO3.

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.

Aug 27

Diabetes Boot Camp: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 19, and Dec. 17, Community Healthcare room in the Outpatient Pavilion of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 W. Highway 22, Barrington. Designed for diabetic individuals and their support system. Free. Register at (800) 323-8622 use code 3DO3.

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.

Sept. 24

Diabetes Boot Camp: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 19, and Dec. 17, Community Healthcare room in the Outpatient Pavilion of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 W. Highway 22, Barrington. Designed for diabetic individuals and their support system. Free. Register at (800) 323-8622 use code 3DO3.

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.