The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, fitness and health activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Please include a contact name and phone number.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HIV/AIDS COURSE: 6-10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Augusta Red Cross, 1322 Ellis St.; $30, 724-8483.
KNEE AND HIP PAIN: 11-11:45 a.m. Thursdays, Augusta Orthopedic Clinic, 1521 Anthony Road; for dates, 481-7604.
WEIGHT LOSS: 5 p.m. Thursdays, University Health Care System Nutrition Center; 774-8917.
CRADLE CLUB: 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, prepared childbirth classes; Cradle Club classroom, Suite 210, Doctors Hospital Medical Office Building II, 3624 J. Dewey Gray Circle; for schedule, 651-2229.
CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES: Lamaze, epidural anesthesia, Caesarean section, parenting, breast-feeding, University Hospital Women's Center tour, sibling birthday party and Mommy and Me support group; classes form on a continuous basis; to register, 774-2825.
WALTON PAIN-MANAGEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: To provide support, encouragement and education on chronic pain; 7-9 p.m. first Tuesdays and 10-11:30 a.m. first Thursdays, Outpatient Classroom, Walton Rehabilitation Outpatient Building; 823-5294.
YOGA CLASSES: 8 p.m. Mondays, conference room, Patriots Park, Appling; $7 per class; three months, $60; 733-7762.
EXERCISE CLASSES: Augusta State University Division of Continuing Education; aquacise, tai chi, race walking and hatha yoga for beginners; for dates and times, 737-1636.
HATHA YOGA: All levels, 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, St. Joseph Hospital Summerville Professional Center, Conference Room No. 2, fourth floor; other hours for all levels, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays and 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; bring water and towel; $60 a month for unlimited classes; $10 each class; 827-2859.
AQUA AEROBICS: 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital's Outpatient Building, 1355 Independence Drive; $33 for 12 visits; to register, 823-8504.
LOW-IMPACT AEROBICS: 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, St. Joseph Hospital, fourth floor, Summerville Building, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; $2 per class; 481-7604.
ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AQUATIC PROGRAM: 8:45 and 9:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital's Outpatient Building, 1355 Independence Drive; $33 for 12 visits; to register, 823-8504.
Health fairs, evaluations
HEALTH SCREENINGS: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 23, Oct. 25 and Dec. 20, Doctors Hospital, first-floor educational classrooms.
FREE PULMONARY FUNCTION AND OXIMETRY SCREENING: 2-4 p.m. second Tuesdays, Doctors Hospital, Medical Office Building, 3624 J. Dewey Gray Circle.
SAFEKIDS: Organization led by the Children's Rehabilitation Center at Walton Rehabilitation Hospital brings together hospitals, agencies, organizations and businesses to raise awareness and money for child safety; 736-9926.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): 5:30 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Thursdays, Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 2005 Windsor Spring Road, 798-9510; 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Grovetown City Hall, 863-5678; 9 a.m. Thursdays, Trinity Episcopal Church, North Louisville Street, Harlem, 556-9431 or (800) 932-8677.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Noon Mondays, 3670 Old Petersburg Road; 7 p.m. Mondays, Church of God, Hillsville Road, Graniteville (not handicapped-accessible); 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 3551 Wheeler Road; 6 p.m. Wednesdays, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, corner of Ninth and Shadrack streets, Waynesboro, Ga.; 9 a.m. Saturdays, Wimberly House, 521 S. Liberty St., Waynesboro; 1 p.m. Saturdays, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Room 3, 3131 Walton Way; and 1 p.m. Sundays, 3670 Old Petersburg Road; 278-5156.
Alcohol, drug-abuse groups
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, mobile office behind Doctors Hospital day-surgery entrance, 3651 Wheeler Road; 8 p.m. Fridays, for locations, 860-8331; 7 p.m. Sundays, Thursdays and Fridays, Aurora Pavilion, 655 Medical Park Drive, Aiken, (803) 641-5926 or (800) 641-2771; for other groups, call 738-7984.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: 8 p.m. Sundays, St. Joseph Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, 855-2419.
NARANON: 8 p.m. first and third Sundays, St. Joseph Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; 278-7339.
ALA-TEEN: For hours, locations, call 793-5919.
SAFE SITTER: Two-day course, today and Friday; sponsored by Walton Rehabilitation Hospital and University Health Care Foundation; $30; call 736-9926.
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL SERVICES CLINIC: 9 a.m. to noon first and fourth Wednesdays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, 1355 Independence Drive; 826-5846.
HOME ALONE: Class for ages 8-11; Aiken Regional Medical Centers, sixth floor, Classroom A, 655 Medical Park Drive; registration required; (803) 641-5926.
WINNERS ON WHEELS: Scouting-type program for children ages 7-11 who use a wheelchair; third Saturdays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, 1355 Independence Drive; 826-5846 or (800) 366-6055.
Community events, seminars
WELLNESS SEMINAR: Your Health - Your Choice, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, Radisson Riverfront Hotel, One 10th St.; everyday steps people of all ages can take to prevent cancer and heart attacks; speaker, Dr. Richard DuBois, chief of internal medicine at Atlanta Medical Center; tickets, $10, some complimentary tickets available; (706) 554-1535.
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS ASSOCIATION: Free services range from medical information to therapeutic equipment; (800) 532-7667 or Web site www.msaa.com.
ALZHEIMER'S REFERRAL SERVICE: University of South Carolina School of Medicine; (800) 922-1107.
PEDIATRIC EQUIPMENT CLINIC: Monday mornings, Children's Medical Center Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinic at Medical College of Georgia; reservations or questions, 721-5277.
HEARING AIDS NEEDED: Equipment donations sought by University Health Care System Speech and Hearing Center; take to St. Sebastian Way and R.A. Dent Boulevard or mail to University Health Care Foundation, 1350 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901.
WHEELCHAIR AND EQUIPMENT CLINIC: 2-4 p.m. second Wednesdays and third Mondays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, 1355 Independence Drive; 823-8511.
AMPUTEE CLINIC: Third Thursdays, Walton Rehabilitation Outpatient Building, 1355 Independence Drive; 823-8511.
TONE MANAGEMENT: Addresses medication, seating, surgical intervention and evaluations for Baclofen pump; Walton Rehabilitation Hospital; 823-8511.
STRETCH YOUR MEDICAL HEALTH CARE DOLLARS: Coalition including AARP and Senior Legal Hotline; for information on cost-saving programs, (888)257-9519.
SPEAKERS AVAILABLE: LifeLink of Georgia, agency that coordinates organ and tissue donations for the state, has speakers available for civic groups, churches, schools, corporations, etc.; speakers tailored to the audience; 854-0333.
AUGUSTANS FOR NONSMOKERS' RIGHTS: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, Semolina International Pasta Restaurant, Bobby Jones Expressway at Washington Road; and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, Chick-Fil-A, Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway at Walton Way Extension; 733-8869.
Family, women's health
LA LECHE LEAGUE: Support group for mothers who breastfeed; 7 p.m. third Mondays, First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church nursery, 2204 Kimberly Drive; 210-9371.
WOMEN'S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT GROUP: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Thursdays; Domestic Violence Intervention Center of the CSRA (Safe Homes of Augusta); includes program for children of women in group; schedule interview before attending; 736-2499.
MOMMY AND ME SUPPORT GROUP: 10 a.m. first Tuesdays, 6 p.m. second Tuesdays, Babies 'R' Us, Bobby Jones Expressway; 774-2825.
BRACHIAL PLEXUS CLINIC: Second Tuesdays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, 1355 Independence Drive; 823-8511.
MOTHERS AS MENTORS: Intervention program trains mothers of children age 2 and younger to function as mentors for pregnant teens; mentors must be age 18-30; (803) 641-4164.
BRADLEY NATURAL CHILDBIRTH CLASSES: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays; for location, 541-0970 or (800) 422-4784.
PARENT TO PARENT: Group for parents of children with disabilities and chronic illnesses; 7 p.m. last Tuesdays, Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road.
MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES: 7 p.m. second Thursdays; support group for mothers and expectant mothers of twins, triplets, quads, etc.; 860-8665.