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HEALTH CALENDAR

TODAY

ADDICTION HELP: Support group for adult children of addiction and other dysfunctional families, 8-9 p.m., Clear Brook, Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort. Participants should park and enter at the building’s rear.

AL-ANON: Noon, Triangle 24 Hour Club, Memorial Highway, Dallas (next to bowling alley); 7 p.m., Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, Medical Arts Building, 25 Church St., Wilkes-Barre (basement). Call 603-0541 or (866) 231-2650.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: Sponsored by Healing Hearts Bereavement Support Team, 7 p.m., St. John the Evangelist parish dining room, 35 William St., Pittston. For information, call 654-0053.

BI-POLAR/DEPRESSION SUPPORT: 6:30 p.m., Community Counseling Services board room, 110 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre. For those with bi-polar disorder or fighting chronic depression. Call 283-5228 for information.

CANCER SUPPORT: “Facing Cancer Together,” support group for cancer patients and loved ones, 6:30-8 p.m., Mercy Hospital, Scranton. Call 348-7940.

GASTRIC BYPASS SUPPORT: 6-8 p.m., Dorranceton United Methodist Church, 549 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. For information, call 864-3289.

GENTLE YOGA CLASS FOR CANCER PATIENTS: 5:30-6:45 p.m., Candy’s Place, 190 Welles St., Suite 120, Forty Fort. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to first class. A doctor’s note is required for cancer patients in treatment. Classes are open to the public, cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Cost is $7, age 60 and older $5. For information, call 714-8800.

GRIEF SUPPORT: Free and open to the community, 7 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 175 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. Call Debbie at 474-5253.

MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUP: 6 p.m., Tunkhannock United Methodist Church, second floor, Room 205, corner of Warren and Church streets, Tunkhannock. Call 836-2749 or 675-3977 for more information.

SALSA DANCING CLASSES: Lead by certified ballroom instructors, 7 p.m., Hazleton Health and Wellness Center aerobics room. Call 501-6750 for information.

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE CLINIC: 1-4 p.m., for Wilkes-Barre residents only. Kirby Health Center, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 208-4268.

TRAUMA SUPPORT: Destinations, day program for female trauma victims, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Nanticoke. Call Linda O’Boyle, 735-7590.

WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, weigh-in 5:30-6:15 p.m., meeting to follow, Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, Hanover Township. Contact Tess, 825-6312.

WEDNESDAY

ABUSE SUPPORT: Battered Women’s Support Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Domestic Violence Service Center, Wilkes-Barre. Call 823-7312 or (800) 424-5600.

AL-ANON: 10:15 a.m., Holy Name St. Mary’s, 301 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville; 7 p.m., Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, 1000 E. Mountain Boulevard, Plains Township; 8 p.m., Nesbitt Medical Center, 451 Wyoming Ave., Kingston (rear, second floor). Call 603-0541 or (866) 231-2650.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP: 7 p.m., Riverside Adult Day Care Center, 220 S. River St., Plains Township. For more information, call 823-5161.

BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT: 7 p.m., John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, board room, 150 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre Township. Call Donna or Linda, 826-3888.

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: 1-4 p.m. Kirby Health Center, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Free for children ages six weeks to 18 years. Must have a current immunization record and call 208-4268 for an appointment.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: Noon, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre; 8 p.m., Nesbitt Medical Arts Building auditorium, 534 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Call 1-866-935-4762.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Northeastern Pennsylvania Overeaters Anonymous beginners’ meeting, 7:30 p.m., Dorranceton United Methodist Church, 549 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Call Diane, 822-6239, or go to www.oa.org.

PET LOSS SUPPORT: Facilitated by Lorraine Smith, LPC, 7 p.m., St. Francis Church Rectory, 13 Chandler St., Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre. Donations accepted. Call 822-9023 or 457-1625 for information.

WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 8:30 a.m. weigh-in, 9 a.m. meeting, St. John’s Lutheran Church, South River and Academy streets, Wilkes-Barre, call 288-9002; weigh-in 5:30-5:55 p.m., briefing 6-6:30, Lehman United Methodist Church, call 675-1682 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.; 6-6:45 p.m. weigh-in and 7 p.m. meeting, West Pittston Borough Building; and weigh-in 5:30-6 p.m., 6 p.m. meeting, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 105 Irem Road, Dallas, call 639-5464.

THURSDAY

AL-ANON: 10 a.m., Nebo Baptist Church, 75 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke (basement); 7 p.m., Brick United Methodist Church, 935 Foote Ave., Duryea; 7:30 p.m., Misericordia University, Mercy Center, 301 Lake St., Dallas Township (first building). Call 603-0541 or (866) 231-2650.

ALATEEN: 7:30 p.m., Misericordia University, Mercy Center, 301 Lake St., Dallas Township. Call 603-0541.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30p.m., Providence Place, 149 S. Hunter Highway, Drums. Call 788-7555.

BIBLE-BASED RECOVERY PROGRAM: 12-step Recovery Through Jesus program for individuals with addictions to drugs, alcohol, gambling, food, sex, etc.; 11 a.m.-noon, Christ Community Church, 100 W. Dorrance St., Kingston. For information, call Pastor John at 283-2202.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Bible-based addiction recovery and support group, 6:30 p.m., Mountain Top Family Center Church, Grouse Hills Complex, Route 309, call 474-0900.

GENTLE YOGA CLASS FOR CANCER PATIENTS: 5:30-6:45 p.m., Candy’s Place, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to first class. A doctor’s note is required for cancer patients in treatment. Classes are open to the public, cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Cost is $7, age 60 and older $5. For information, call 714-8800.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: 7-8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 52 E. 8th St., Wyoming. Facilitated by Pastor Jeffrey Klansek, non-denominational and elements of spirituality are discussed. A new topic will be presented each week. Call Klansek at 552-1391 or 552-4181.

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: 9-11 a.m. Kirby Health Center, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Free for children ages six weeks to 18 years. Must have a current immunization record and call 208-4268 for an appointment.

RECOVERY INC.: Support group for people with anxiety, panic attacks and depression, 7-9 p.m., Dorranceton United Methodist Church, 549 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Call 822-6486, 288-2197 or 542-7980.

S.A.F.E.: Supporting Autism and Families Everywhere, regular monthly meeting, 7 p.m., John Heinz Rehabilitation Institute, Mundy Street, Wilkes-Barre Township. For information, call 822-7259.

SENIORS EXERCISE: Group strength/stretch exercise and relaxation classes for adults 55 and older, 10:15 a.m., Thomas P. Saxton Medical Pavilion, 468 Northampton St., Edwardsville. Call 552-4550.

TRADITIONAL YOGA: 5:30-6:45 p.m., Candy’s Place, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort. Classes are open to the public, cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Cost is $7, age 60 and older $5. Call 714-8800.

WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, weigh-in 5:30-6 p.m., meeting follows, Shavertown United Methodist Church basement, 163 N. Pioneer Ave., Kingston Township, call Rhonda 696-5065 or Carol 477-5867; weigh-in 6:45-7:15 p.m., meeting follows, West Wyoming Municipal Building, 464 W. Eighth St., call 333-4930.

FRIDAY

AL-ANON: 7 p.m., Nesbitt Hospital, Wyoming Avenue, Kingston (enter through front doors, conference room first door on right); 7 p.m., Triangle 24 Hour Club, Route 415, Dallas (next to bowling alley). Call 603-0541 or (866) 231-2650.

ANXIETY AND STRESS SUPPORT: Learn healthy ways of coping and processing feelings; 6:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Free to the public.

ARTHRITIS AQUATIC PROGRAM: 2:30-3:15, Greater Pittston YMCA, 10 N. Main St., Pittston. Call 655-2255.

ARTHRITIS EXERCISE FOR CHILDREN: 4-4:45 p.m., John Heinz Rehabilitation, 150 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre Township. Call 826-3738.

ARTHRITIS LAND EXERCISE: 10-11 a.m. John Heinz Rehabilitation, 150 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre Township. Call 826-3738.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: 6:30 p.m., 12-step recovery program for all hurts, hang ups and habits. Cross Creek Community Church, Carverton Road, Trucksville. Call Andy at 574-9840.

FOOD ADDICTS ANONYMOUS: 8 p.m., St. Vincent de Paul Church auditorium, 1201 Providence Road, Scranton. For more info, call Tony, 344-7866.

INFANT MASSAGE CLASS: 11-11:45 a.m., Hazleton Health & Wellness Center, 700 E. Broad St. Cost is $7 per class, includes informational materials and massage oil. For more information, call 501-6767.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: 6:30-8 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 190 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre; 7:30-9 p.m., St. Stanislaus Church, West Church and Maple streets, Nanticoke. Call 1-866-935-4762.

SENIORS EXERCISE: Group strength/stretch exercise and relaxation classes for adults 55 and older, 10:15 a.m., Thomas P. Saxton Medical Pavilion, 468 Northampton St., Edwardsville. Call 552-4550.

WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT: Weigh-in 5:30-6, meeting follows, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 813 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, call 287-8883; weigh-in 5:30-6, meeting follows, West Wyoming Borough Building, 464 W. Eighth St., call 283-1890; 6:30 p.m., Edwardsville Borough Building, Main Street, Edwardsville, call Pam at 331-2330; weigh-in 6:30-6:45 p.m., meeting follows, Harveys Lake Sewer Authority meeting room, Route 415, call Shirley, 639-0160.

SATURDAY

AL-ANON: 9 a.m., Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Medical Arts building, 25 Church St., Wilkes-Barre (basement); 7:30 p.m., Clear Brook building, 1003 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort (rear entrance). Call 603-0541 or (866) 231-2650.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Faith-based 12-step recovery program, 11 a.m., Nebo Baptist Church, 75 Prospect St., Nanticoke. For more information call Sue at 735-8109 or Lisa at 472-4508.

GRIEF RELIEF: 9 a.m., Center Moreland United Methodist Church, Ceamery Road, Center Moreland. Call Pastor Drew Cottle at 333-4543.

MEDITATION AND SELF HEALING CLASSES: “Come Unwind With Us” series presented by the Life Holistic Center, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Wilkes-Barre YMCA, Northampton Street. Cost is $7 per class. For information, call Anthony Wojnar at 868-6635.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: 11 a.m. and 9 p.m., St. Stanislaus Church, West Church and Maple streets, Nanticoke; 6:30 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Call 1-866-935-4762.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: 10:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, Warren Street and Exeter Avenue, Exeter, call Marilyn, 655-2532, or go to www.oa.org.

SUNDAY

AL-ANON: 7 p.m., Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Medical Arts Building, 25 Church St., Wilkes-Barre; 7 p.m., Mercy Special Care Hospital, 128 W. Washington St., Nanticoke (wound care entrance, conference room); 7 p.m. Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, Main Street, Dallas. Call 603-0541 or (866) 231-2650.

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS/GAM-ANON: Both meetings, 5:30 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 425 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. Call Help Line, 829-1341.

NAR-ANON: Support group for families affected by the disease of drug addiction; 7 p.m., Clear Brook Building; 1003 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Call 262-3793 for more information.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: 6-7 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 190 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre; 8-9:30 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 30 Butler St., Kingston (use Geisinger parking lot next to Dairy Queen, church is in back). Call 1-866-935-4762.

NICOTINE ANONYMOUS: 8:30 p.m., St. Mary/Help of Christians Church, Father Gerrity Hall, 535 N. Main St., Pittston.

MONDAY

ADDICTION HELP: Confidential one-on-one discussion about drug and alcohol addiction and referrals. Not therapy. At 7:30 p.m. at 24 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke, the Stickney building. Appointments can be made by calling 762-4009.

AL-ANON: Step meeting 6 p.m., discussion 7 p.m., Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 373 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre; 7 p.m., St. Mary’s Church Rectory, Hawthorne Street, Avoca. Call 603-0541 or (866) 231-2650.

AQUATIC EXERCISE AND AEROBICS: 3:30-4:30 p.m., John Heinz Rehabilitation, 150 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre Township. Call 826-3738.

AQUATIC EXERCISE PROGRAM: 6-6:30 p.m. and 6:30-7 p.m., Hazleton Health & Wellness Center, cost of $50 for eight half-hour sessions, call 501-6750 for information.

ARTHRITIS AQUATIC PROGRAM: 2:30-3:15 p.m., Greater Pittston YMCA, 10 N. Main St., Pittston. Call 655-2255.

ATTENTION DISORDERS: Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders of Luzerne County support group, 7-9 p.m., Luzerne Intermediate Unit, third-floor parent-teacher room, Tioga Avenue, Kingston. Call 675-3700.

CARDIO-STRENGTH TRAINING CLASS: 5:30-6:45 p.m., Candy’s Place, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort. For cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Cost, $7 per class, 60 and older, $5. Monthly rates available. Call 714-8800.

BIBLE-BASED RECOVERY: 12-Step Recovery Through Jesus addiction recovery and support group; 6:30-7:15 p.m. men’s and women’s small-group discussions; 7:30-8:30 p.m., open meeting. Christ Community Church, 100 W. Dorrance St., Kingston. Call 283-2202.

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: 8 p.m., Nesbitt Medical Arts Building auditorium, 534 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Call Help Line, 829-1341.

SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES: 7:10-9 p.m., Hazleton Health & Wellness Center Aerobics room. Cost is $75.

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