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FOSTER/ADOPT

Georgia Division of Family and Children Services needs individuals of all ages in the community who have what it takes to be effective, resourceful, loving parents. DFCS is looking for strong, consistent role models to make a difference in a child’s life and in their community by fostering and/or adopting children who are in the care of DFCS. Call 877-210-KIDS (5437) to start the process in fostering and or adopting Georgia’s children.

TAI CHI-BEGINNING AND ADVANCED

11 a.m.-noon from now through Aug. 25, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center, 233 N. Houston Road, Warner Robins. Call 478-923-9771 to preregister.

MAMMO MARATHON

7 a.m.-6 p.m. July 13, Breast Care Center, Navicent Health, 800 First St., Macon. Diagnostics Hardeman, 1650 Hardeman Ave., Macon. Diagnostics Zebulon, Navicent Health, 5925 Zebulon Road, Macon.

CHEMOTHERAPY ORIENTATION CLASS

10 a.m. July 13, 27, Peyton Anderson Center, Navicent Health, 800 First St., Macon. Call 478-633-8537 for reservations.

PROSTATE CANCER 101

Noon July 13, Peyton Anderson Center, Navicent Health, 800 First St., Macon. Call 478-633-8537 for reservations.

LOOK GOOD...FEEL BETTER

5-7 p.m. July 14, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center, 233 N. Houston Road, Warner Robins. Workshop for women cancer patients to teach them how to cope with appearance-related side effects of chemo and radiation treatments. Call 800-395-5665 to register.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP

6:30 p.m. July 14, Houston Medical Center, Northwest Tower Lower Lobby, Classroom 2, 1601 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Help to educate, motivate, and support those coping with MS, their family and friends. Call 478-397-8145.

“SERVING THOSE WHO SERVED” FREE SCREENINGS FOR U.S. MILITARY VETERANS

8 a.m.-noon July 15, skin cancer test, all screenings at the Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health, MCPC lab. 1960 Ga. 247 Connector, Byron. Call 478-654-2002.

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN

11 a.m.-1 p.m. July 15, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center, 233 N. Houston Road, Warner Robins. Will teach children about the “My Plate” eating guide and hands-on experience in making tasty snacks. Learn how to use useful kitchen gadgets and practice food safety tips. AGES: 8-11 years old and accompanied by an adult 18 years old or older. Call 478-923-9771.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM

2:30-5:30 p.m. July 15-16, Perry Hospital Dining Conference Room, 1120 Morningside Drive, Perry. Course designed to update drivers of all ages on the knowledge and skills of driving. Upon course completion, you could be eligible to receive an insurance discount by contacting your agent for details. Cost: $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration required. Call Bob Woodall, 478-345-3013 for Warner Robins and Sherman Falana, 478-987-3658 for Perry.

INFANT CPR CLASS

6:30 p.m. July 15. Call 478-633-2229 or www.navicenthealth.org/pages/beginnings classes to register one month prior to due date.

RIVER EDGE COMMUNITY SERVICE BOARD MEETING

Noon July 16, 175 Emery Highway, Macon.

PINK ALLIANCE BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR GROUP

Noon-1 p.m. July 16, Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health, 800 First St., Macon. Call 478-633-8537 for information and reservations.

PAMPER ME PINK MAMMOGRAPHY PARTY

3-7 p.m. July 16, Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health, 1960 Ga. 247 Connector, Byron. Call 478-654-2011 for appointment.

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP

7-8:30 p.m. July 16, Houston Medical Center, Northwest Tower Lobby Conference Room, 1601 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. For those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Call 478-227-7939.

BREASTFEEDING CLASS

10 a.m. July 18. Call 478-633-2229 or www.navicenthealth.org/pages/beginnings classes to register for free class.

SMALL STEPS: HOW TO PREVENT OR DELAY TYPE 2 DIABETES

4-5 p.m. July 20, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center, 233 N. Houston Road, Warner Robins. Call 478-923-9771 to pre-register.

SAFE KIDS OF HOUSTON COUNTY

12:30-1:30 p.m. July 21, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center, 233 N. Houston Road, Warner Robins. Dedicated to teach the prevention of unintentional childhood injury. Volunteers meet monthly to discuss ways to educate parents on keeping children safe and free from injury. For more information or to volunteer with Safe Kids of Houston County, call the Centerville Fire Department, 478-953-4050.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP

4 p.m. July 21, Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health, 3351 Northside Drive, Macon. Call 478-201-6500 for information.

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP

6:30 p.m. July 21, Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health, 3351 Northside Drive, Macon. Call 478-201-6500.

ANGIOSCREEN

11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 23, Wellness Center, Navicent Health, 3797 Northside Drive, Macon. Call 800-627-2393 for appointment.

ALS SUPPORT GROUP

2 p.m. July 23, Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health, 3351 Northside Drive, Macon. Call 800-636-9940 to register.

COMMUNITY TEEN SUMMIT­ -- “MACON RIGHT DECISIONS”

9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 25, Frank Johnson Community Center, 2227 Mercer University Drive, Macon. For ages 12-15 years old. Workshops on entering the military, parent/child relationships, health and nutrition, self-esteem, STD’s and AIDS education, and other topics. Food and entertainment including live performances by Hip Hop artist Snapboi Tye, dancer Larry Booze, Logan Tru and Poetic Peace founder Yolanda Latimore. Free event. Sponsored by Dominant Divaz United and Macon-Bibb County Department of Parks and Recreation. Call 478-238-0234 or 478-751-9274.

SIBLING CLASS

10 a.m. July 25. Children ages 3-10 years old with a new sibling on the way. Call 478-633-2229 or www.navicenthealth.org/pages/beginnings-classes to register for free class.

KOHL’S KIDS SAFETY ZONE CAR SEAT SAFETY CLASS

10 a.m. July 25, 478-633-2229 or www.navicenthealth.org/pages/beginnings-classes to register for free class.

HELP FOR THE HEART: HEART FAILURE EDUCATION

1:30-3 p.m. July 27-28, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center, 233 N. Houston Road, Warner Robins. A 2-session education program designed to improve the quality of life for persons with heart failure. Understanding heart failure, nutrition, combating fatigue and medications. Caregivers or support persons encouraged to attend. Call 478-923-9771 to pre-register.

ALZHEIMER’S EDUCATION AND SUPPORT GROUP

7 p.m. July 28, Houston Medical Center, Northwest Tower Lower Lobby, Classroom 3, 1601 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins.

COOKING FOR A LIFETIME OF HEALTH

2-4 p.m. July 29, Houston County Government Building, 801 Main St., Perry. Call 478-923-9771 to pre-register. UGA Cooperative Extension and the American Cancer Society partners with Houston Healthcare to provide education on breast, colon and prostate cancer. Also, cooking demonstration with tastings on recommended healthy cooking. Call 478-923-9771.

CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES AND REDUCTION OF FINANCIAL RISK

11:30 a.m. July 30, Carlyle Place, Navicent Health, 5300 Zebulon Road, Macon. Call 478-405-4500.

WINGS OF HOPE GRIEF SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

For an appointment with a transitions counselor, call 478-633-7573.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

More than 100 AA meetings are held weekly throughout the midstate. For a schedule, visit www.aageorgia.org.

HEARTLAND HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING

Looking for caring and dedicated people with an interest in serving terminally ill patients and their families. Provide services such as friendly visiting and clerical services. Call Laurie Martin, 478-550-8969 if interested.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

Meets four times a year. United Hospice, 6060 Lakeside Commons Drive, Macon. Call Christine Mitchell, 478-745-9204.

CANCER WELLFIT

9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Drive, Macon. Visit www.thewellnesscentermacon.com for information.

TOPS CHAPTER MEETINGS

9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, Centerville United Methodist Church, corner of Houston Lake Road and Wilson Drive, Centerville. Weigh-in and visit at 8:30 a.m. Call 478-953-1054.

GET MOVING!!! AEROBICS

11:30 A.M. Monday and Wednesday; 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Frank Johnson Community Center, 2227 Mercer University Drive, Macon. Free classes taught by Lisa Odom of On Point Fitness. Call 478-751-9274.

PROSTATE CANCER 101

Noon every second Monday of the month, Lanier Building, Lanier Conference Room, 1014 Forsyth St., Macon. Free teachings on prostate cancer basics, knowing your stage, hormone therapy, surgery, radiation and more. Light lunch served. Call 633-8537.

“LOOK GOOD ... FEEL BETTER” WORKSHOP FOR FEMALE CANCER PATIENTS

6-7 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month, Coliseum Medical Centers, 330 Hospital Drive, Building C, Suite 240, Macon. Call 478-765-4805 to register. 5:30-7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month, Medical Center, Navicent Health, Lanier Building conference room, 1062 Forsyth St., Macon. Call 633-8537 to register. Workshop to help female cancer patients cope with appearance-related side effects of treatment. American Cancer Society, 800-227-2345 or www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.

TOPS CHAPTER 218

6 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church (in the back), at Ga. 96 and Old Perry Road, Bonaire. Call 929-0634.

PARENTS OF PRODIGAL CHILDREN SUPPORT GROUP

7-8:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month, Shirley Hills Baptist Church, 615 Corder Road, Warner Robins. Call Joy, 478-988-5430, or email joy.king@cox.net.

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS

9 a.m.-Noon, every Tuesday and Friday, Medical Center, Navicent Health’s Health Resource Center Library, 877 Hemlock St., Macon.

POWER OVER PARKINSON’S

9:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, the Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Drive, Macon. Visit www.thewellnesscentermacon.com for information.

SENIOR TAI CHI EXERCISE CLASS

10-11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 901 Gunn Road, Warner Robins. For ages 50 and over. Call 478-719-9944.

ALZEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

3:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, 886 Mulberry St., Macon. Facilitator: Robyn Davis, 478-501-7426. Please call before attending group to confirm location and time.

HEART OF GEORGIA THRESHOLD SINGERS

6:30-8 p.m. first and third Tuesdays. A non-denominational women’s a cappella singing group which performs for hospice and other seriously ill patients. Call 478-397-5513 or email HeartOfGeorgia@thresholdchoir.org. They also have a Facebook page.

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