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 Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a contact name and phone number.
FRESHSTART SMOKING CESSATION CLASSES: American Cancer Society program; four-week courses, 6-7 p.m. Mondays Aug. 5-25 or Nov. 4-25; Doctors Hospital, Medical Office Building, Suite 302, Sports Medicine Conference Room; free; registration required; 651-2229.
SELF DEFENSE CLASS: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, Augusta Martial Arts Academy, 3905 Roberts Road, Martinez; free; sponsored by St. Joseph Hospital; 481-7604.
HEART HEALTHY COOKING: Noon Thursday, Aug. 22, St. Joseph Hospital, Sister Mary Louise Conference Room, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; with Natalie Smith; $5; 481-7604.
55 ALIVE MATURE DRIVING COURSE: For ages 50 and older; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9 and 11, St. Joseph Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; $10; 481-7604.
CHOLESTEROL AND YOUR DIET: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, St. Joseph Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, free; 481-7604.
FEMALE INCONTINENCE: Noon Thursday, Sept. 19, St. Joseph Hospital, Sister Mary Louise Conference Room, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; $5; 481-7604.
PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS: 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, St. Joseph Hospital, Sister Mary Louise Conference Room, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; includes discussion of prevention tactics; 481-7604.
PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, St. Joseph Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; free; 481-7604.
ALZHEIMER'S: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, St. Joseph Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; includes discussions of symptoms, risks and statistics; free; 481-7604.
LEGS FOR LIFE: Program to improve cardiovascular health; 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, University Hospital, Cardiac Rehab Center; 774-8870.