Health & Medicine

Health calendar: Nov. 20

Benefits/fundraisers

Big Blue Crush. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 20, 21. Kentucky Blood Center, 3121 Beaumont Centre Circle. (800) 775-2522.

Comedy Mania 2014-Benefiting Global Aid Sports Network and Samaritan's Feet. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20. $12-$75 University of Kentucky — Rupp Arena, 432 W. Vine St.(859) 233-3535. Rupparena.com.

Classes/Workshops

Breastfeeding Basics Class. 7 p.m. Nov. 20. Babies R Us, 1965 Star Shoot Pkwy. Must call Babies R Us Baby Registry to sign-up.lexingtonhealthdepartment.org. Free.

Open Sit Meditation Practice. 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 25. Donations accepted. Shambhala Meditation Center of Lexington, 315 W. Maxwell Street. (859) 225-4183 .shambhala.org.

Exercise classes

Bodies In Balance. 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Nov. 21, 24. Charles-Young-Community-Center-Bodies-In-Balance. (859) 246-0281.

Mind Body Studio, 517 Southland Dr.

■ Feldenkrais for Flexibility with Lethe Walter. 2 p.m. Nov. 21. $48 for 4 class series. LexFeld.com.

■ Pilates Mat Class with Laura Weldon. 12:30 p.m. Nov. 23. $10 per class Weldonwellness.com.

■ Motion Matters Dance Jam. 5:30 p.m. Nov. 25. $6 per class Motionmatters.org.

■ Zen Meditation. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26. Donations accepted. Lexingtonzencenter.org.

Zumba Fitness. 10-11 a.m. & noon-1 p.m. Nov. 24. $5 drop-in per class; $45 for 10 classes; $90 for 20 classes. Genesis Center, 4050 Georgetown Rd. (859) 226-9387.

Zumba. 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 24. Lexington Parks and Recreation Artworks Cultural Center, 522 Patterson Street. (859) 288-2935. Ages: 16 and over. Free.

Health & Wellness

Bariatric Surgery Seminar at Baptist Health Lexington. 6-8 p.m. Nov. 20. Baptist Health, 1740 Nicholasville Rd. (859) 260-6100. Free.

4th Annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia. 8 a.m.-noon. Nov. 22. Lexington Convention Center, 430 W. Vine St. centeronaging.uky.edu, Tickets: (859) 233-3535, (859) 323-6040. Free.

How Exercise Can Help Multiple Sclerosis. 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 25. Lexington Public Library — Tates Creek Branch, 3628 Walden Dr. Reservations required: (859) 231-5580. Free.

Yoga

Yoga Meditation & Therapy Center, 322 W. Second St. (859) 254-9529, www.yogahealthcenter.org.

■ Classic Yoga Classes. 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m. Nov. 20. $12 per class; $10 per class for a series.

■ Yoga Classes for Beginners. 6 p.m. Nov. 20, Nov. 24-Nov. 25, Nov. 27. $60 for six classes.

■ Yoga and Meditation for Your Wedding Party. 6 p.m. Nov. 21.

■ Meditation Starter Course. 11:30 a.m., Nov. 22; 5:30 p.m., Nov. 23. $65 per 5-week course.

■ Yoga, the Inner View: Techniques for Relaxation and Calm. 5:30 p.m. Nov. 23. $52 for 4 classes.

Baptist Health HealthwoRx Fitness and Wellness Center, 161 Lexington Green Cir.

■ Yoga for Cancer Healing. 10 a.m. Nov. 24, Nov. 26. $35 for 5 classes; $50 for 8 classes; $55 for 10 classes; $60 for 12 classes.

■ Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis, related conditions. 11:30 a.m. Nov. 24, Nov. 26. $35 for 5 classes; $50 for 8 classes; $55 for 10 classes .

Ashtanga Yoga. 9:30 a.m. Nov. 23, Nov. 25. $15. Source on High, 518 E. High St.

Gentle Hatha Yoga with Jan Byrd, RYT. 6 p.m. Nov. 20, Nov. 27. Donation suggested $10. Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington, 3564 Clays Mill Rd.

Mind Body Studio, 517 Southland Dr.

■ Gentle Hatha Yoga with Karen DiGirolamo. 6 p.m. Nov. 26. $10 per class. 859-536-1322; karen@jdigirolamo.com.

■ Maha Yoga with Matthew Higdon. 5:30 p.m. Nov. 21. $18 per class. InSpiritYogaBodywork.com.

Support groups

Alcoholics Anonymous. Free. (859) 225-1212. Aa.org.

Al-Anon/Alateen. Free support group for families and friends of alcoholics. (859) 277-1877. Lexingtonafg.com.

Alzheimer's Support. Alz.org/kyin. 1-800-272-3900.

Autism Society of the Bluegrass meeting. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24. Episcopal Church of St. Michael the Archangel, 2025 Bellefonte Dr. Asbg.org.

Breastfeeding Mom's Club. 1 p.m. every third Friday of month. Public Health Clinic North, 805 A Newtown Circle. (859) 288-2348

Cancer support

■ Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Group. 6:30 p.m. third Thursday each month. St. Joseph Hospital Cancer Resource Center, 701 Bob-O-Link Dr., Suite 250. Free. (859) 246-1661.

Diabetes support

■ Health Chats about Diabetes. Nov. 24 10 p.m. The Refuge Clinic, 525 Corral St. .

■ Saint Joseph Diabetes and Nutrition Lunch Bunch. Noon-1 p.m. third Tuesday each month. 1594 Harrodsburg Rd. Free. (859) 313-2393 for information. Bring your own lunch or snack.

Domestic Violence Support Group meeting. 4 p.m. Nov. 24. The Nest Center for Women, Children & Families, 530 N. Limestone.

Grief support

Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief and Education. 2409 Greatstone Pt. (859) 277-2700 or (800) 876-6005. Hospicebg.org.

Heart health

■ Mended Hearts Meeting-Heart Transplants, Donna Dennis Transplant Coordinator, UK-Chandler Hospital. Nov. 20 7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Kentucky One Health (St. Joseph Hospital), Bldg. D, 4th Floor, Harrodsburg Rd.

Parkinson's Support Group Meeting. Noon Nov. 24. Crestwood Christian Church, 1882 Bellefonte Dr. .

Submit listings 10 days in advance at Calendar.kentucky.com by clicking on "Add Event" at the top of the page. Events can also be submitted to Health calendar Herald-Leader, 100 Midland Ave., Lexington, Ky. 40508. (859) 231-3557 or 1-800-950-6397, Ext. 3557, or email cweber@herald-leader.com.

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