Health calendar

The Health Calendar is a listing of support groups, 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 (706) 722-7403 and send e-mail to newsroom@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

SPECIALS

MCG HEALTH OB TOURS: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Medical College of Georgia Medical Center, 1120 15th St., seventh floor, labor and delivery; free; guides expectant parents through the labor and delivery and mother/baby units; (706) 721-2688

BABY SIGNS CLASSES: Three-part class Thursdays, July 10, 17 and 24, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, 1446 Harper St., first floor, Family Resource Library; Sign, Say and Play program for babies and caregivers; classes include songs, games and activities; $47.50 per child, plus $40 class materials; registration required by Monday; (706) 721-6929, www.mcghealth.org/kids

EXPLORING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 12, Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.; free admission, complimentary lunch; talks, activities and discussions about MS for kids and adults; registration required by Monday, limited space; (800) 788-1467 option 4

GROWING BOYS: 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 19, Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; puberty preparation class for boys ages 9-12; must be accompanied by a male relative or friend; $10; (706) 481-7604

SUPER SITTERS: 9 A.M. TO 3 P.M. SATURDAY, JULY 19, TRINITY HOSPITAL OF AUGUSTA, 2260 WRIGHTSBORO ROAD; FOR AGES 11-14; BABY-SITTING SKILLS, FIRST AID AND CPR; $25; (706) 481-7604

ON BEING A GIRL: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; puberty preparation class for girls ages 9-12; must be accompanied by a female relative or friend; $10; (706) 481-7604

CHILD SAFETY SEAT INSPECTION: FIRST FRIDAYS, MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA ANNEX II, 15TH STREET; HOW TO USE A CAR SEAT PROPERLY; FREE; (706) 721-7606

FAMILY FOCUSED CHILDBIRTH TOURS: Tours of mother/baby wing; Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; by appointment; (706) 481-7727

HOME CARE ASSESSMENT: In-home clinical care or personal aides provided by University Home Health Services; free; (706) 774-4160

LOOK GOOD ... FEEL BETTER: 5-7 p.m. third mondays, university hospital, american cancer society, 2607 commons blvd.; helps women cancer patients maintain appearance and self-image during treatment; free makeup kit for each participant; free; registration required; (706) 731-9900

PULMONARY FUNCTION SCREENINGS: 10-11:30 a.m. third Wednesdays, University Hospital, Professional Center 2, Suite 200; free; appointments required; (706) 774-5777

CLASSES

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE -- BEGINNERS LEVEL: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Medical College of Georgia Medical Center, 1120 15th St., second floor, Terrace Dining, Magnolia Room; $40 per course level, $35 textbook; (706) 721-6929

ARTHRITIS AQUATICS: 9-9:45 a.m., 10-10:45 a.m. and 12:15-1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Building; $37.50 per month; (706) 823-5294

BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR EXERCISE: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital; (706) 823-5294

BREAST SELF-EXAM CLASSES: 4 p.m. second Mondays, Breast Health Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 205, 1350 Walton Way; free; registration required; (706) 774-4141

CAR SEAT CLASSES: 9:30 a.m. to noon third Mondays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, 1446 Harper St., first floor classroom; safety, education and training; $10 registration fee; registration required; must be Medicaid or Peach Care eligible; Rene Hopkins (706) 721-7606

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION AND PARENT PREPARATION: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. second Saturdays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, 1446 Harper St., first-floor conference center; discussion with tools and techniques; plan to attend during fifth to ninth months of pregnancy; $50; registration required; (706) 721-9351

FIBROMYALGIA AQUATICS: Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Building; $32 per month; (706) 823-5294

JOINT EFFORTS: 11-11:45 A.M. thursdays, augusta orthopaedic clinic, 1521 anthony road; causes of knee and hip pain and latest treatments, tips on medicine, food and exercise; (706) 481-7604

LIVING WITH DIABETES: 5-8 p.m. second Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. second thursdays, trinity hospital of augusta, 2260 wrightsboro road; skills to manage diabetes; doctor's referral required; for registration and cost information, call phyllis hensley (706) 481-7535

MY BROTHAZ HOME INC.: HIV prevention education and risk-reduction counseling; weekly educational groups; (706) 798-0244

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MENTAL HEALTH: 6 p.m. board meeting, 7 p.m. general membership meeting, first Thursdays, Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way; for those interested in mental health issues; volunteers and computer needed; (706) 733-8838

PROJECT LINK LECTURE SERIES: 6:30-8 p.m. first Tuesdays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center main conference center BT 1810; free; educational resources and guidance for families who have children with developmental disabilities and special health concerns; (706) 721-5437

WEE WISDOM-CARING FOR NEWBORNS: NOON TO 1 P.M. WEDNESDAYS, MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER, 1446 HARPER ST., FIRST FLOOR, FAMILY RESOURCE LIBRARY; FREE; FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN UNDER 5; VARIOUS TOPICS ON NEWBORN CARE; (706) 721-5437

SUPPORT GROUPS

HUNTINGTON DISEASE GROUP: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10, then first Thursdays, Medical College of Georgia Marks Building, 1429 Harper St., Room 1122; free; (706) 721-2798

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Call for times and locations; (706) 860-8331


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