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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.

April 23

Look and feel 20 years younger: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, The Arboretum Club, 401 Half Day Road, Buffalo Grove. Discover way to help boost your body's ability to stay young and healthy. Melissa, (847) 431-4055 or melbierman@hotmail.com.

April 24

NAMI Connections support group: 7 p.m. Friday, April 17, Alexian Brothers Behavioral Hospital lobby, 1650 Moon Lake Drive, Hoffman Estates. For persons ages 18 and over with any mental illness. Connect with others, learn how to cope and recover. Carol, (847) 352-6708.

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.

Parkinson's group: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25, Performing Arts Center at The Garlands of Barrington, 1000 Garlands Lane. Joyce Palmquist, executive director of the BACOA will discuss issues dealing with a chronic illness.

Women Living Well: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 25, Schaumburg Public Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. "Financial Wellness," handling the financial and emotional aspect of life in a down economy.

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 27

NAMI Connections support group: 7 p.m. Monday, April 13, Alexian Center for Mental Health, 3350 Salt Creek Lane, Arlington Heights. For persons ages 18 and over with any mental illness. Connect with others, learn how to cope and recover. Star, (847) 899-0195.

Gluten Intolerance Group meets: 7 p.m. Monday, April 27, Oak Park Public Library, main branch. Come have all your questions answered about celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and the gluten free diet. $5. jen@glutenfreeclasses.com.

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.

NAMI Connections support group: 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, Kenneth Young Center, 1001 Rohlwing Road, Elk Grove Village. For persons ages 18 and over with any mental illness. Connect with others, learn how to cope and recover. Michelle, (847) 524-2690.

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.

Tapping Away Stress workshop: 7-8:30 p.m. April 30, Cumberland Terrace at Warrington and Washington streets, Des Plaines. Learn how to deal with fears, phobias, stress and anxiety using acupressure points. $44-$55. (847) 391-5700 or desplainesparks.org.

Bollywood Blast open house: 6:6:45 p.m. Thursday, April 30, RexPlex, 420 S. Dempster, Mount Prospect. Lean about using Indian dance mixed with hip-hop, jazz, modern dance and belly dancing to get cardiovascular exercise. Free, no dance experience necessary. (847) 640-1000, ext. 250.

May 1

NAMI Connections support group: 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, Alexian Brothers Behavioral Hospital lobby, 1650 Moon Lake Drive, Hoffman Estates. For persons ages 18 and over with any mental illness. Connect with others, learn how to cope and recover. Carol, (847) 352-6708.

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.

Day of mindfulness: Saturday May 2, The Center for Spirituality, 801 W. Bartlett Road, Bartlett. Gentle retreat day centered in your "self." Includes vegetarian potluck lunch, meditation, discussions, nature walk, more. $15. (630) 830-0301.

May 3

Egg donor support group: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, Fertility Centers of Illinois, 3703 W. Lake Ave., #106, Glenview. A support group for those considering using donor eggs and discussion of what's involved in the process of egg donation. Free. R.S.V.P to (847) 324-4483 or fcionline.com.

May 4

Gentle Yoga: 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 4, The Center for Spirituality, 801 W. Bartlett Road, Bartlett. Beginner's level and includes modifications for those who have any physical limitations. $50 for five classes; $100 for 11 classes. (630) 830-0301.

Fitness Boot Camp: May 4-May 31, Elite Athletic Development, 12 W. College Drive, Arlington Heights. For adults of all ages, shapes and sizes. $129-$159. (847) 394-8110 or eliteathletic.com.

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 6

Uncovering the Real You: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, The Center for Spirituality, 801 W. Bartlett Road. Explore the thought and feeling that affect your ability to live your values consistently. $15. (630) 830-0301.

May 7

Hatha Yoga: 7 p.m. Thursdays May 7-June 11, The Center for Spirituality, 801 W. Bartlett Road, Bartlett. Multilevel class improves flexibility, strength, balance and posture. $60. (630) 830-0301.

Free children's orthopedic clinic: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, Northwest Orthopedic Surgery Associates, 1120 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. Des Plaines Elks Lodge 1526 in cooperation with the Illinois Elks Children's Care program holds a free children's orthopedic diagnostic clinic for those who do not have private health insurance. For an appointment, call (800) 272-0074 between 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

May 9

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

May 11

Gentle Yoga: 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 11, The Center for Spirituality, 801 W. Bartlett Road, Bartlett. Beginner's level and includes modifications for those who have any physical limitations. $50 for five classes; $100 for 11 classes. (630) 830-0301.

May 12

Gray Areas, Deep Discussions: 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, The Center for Spirituality, 801 W. Bartlett Road, Bartlett. "Keeping up with the Times." $5. (630) 830-0301.

Home Safety: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, Addolorata Villa media room, 553 McHenry Road, Wheeling. Checking your home for hazards, keeping your home safe from fires, protection from infection and how to be prepared for emergencies will be discussed. To register, call Sheryl, (847) 253-5500, ext. 384.

May 13

Yoga for Fertility workshop: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, Pulling Down the Moon, 2010 S. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 300 B, Arlington Heights. Demonstration of fertility enhancing yoga techniques and discussion of how they can increase your chances of conception. (312) 321-0004.

Women's Lives, Women's Wisdom: 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, The Center for Spirituality, 801 W. Bartlett Road, Bartlett. Series meets monthly from May-August for discussion of various topics. $25 series or $8 per session. (630) 830-0301.

May 15

CPR and AED Class: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, May 15, South Barrington Park District, 3 Tennis Club Lane, South Barrington. Learn the latest American Red Cross techniques in CPR, including AED. For ages 14 and up. $49- $59. (847) 381-7515 or sbpd.net

May 18

Gentle Yoga: 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 18, The Center for Spirituality, 801 W. Bartlett Road, Bartlett. Beginner's level and includes modifications for those who have any physical limitations. $50 for five classes; $100 for 11 classes. (630) 830-0301.

The Emotion Behind Money: 7:30-9 p.m. Monday, May 18, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road. A ChicagoHealers.com practitioner discusses how to evaluate money and your emotions. Free. ChicagoHealers.com.

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

Dreams: 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road. ChicagoHealers.com Practitioner offers information about dreams and using them to an advantage. ChicagoHealers.com.

Employee Fitness Walk: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, Woodfield Lake Office Campus. One-mile scenic walk around the campus pond, free raffle prizes, health information, free screenings, lunch, musical entertainment in celebration of National Employee Health and Fitness Day. $10-$14. (847) 490-7020 or parkfun.com.

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.

Oct. 29

Diabetes Boot Camp: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, 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.