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Posted Aug. 9, 2007, 5:00 am

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August 15

Chi Gong with Charlotte Holtzermann, MFA, 10-11:30am, free, Center for Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave.,

310.576.2550 x390.

ONGOING

DanceAlive class with Melinda Deamon, Certified Dance Alive® Instructor, 1-2pm Wednesdays, $3, Center for Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave., 310.576.2550 x390.

Dance and Live Fiddle Band. The California Dance Cooperative holds contradances (which is sort of like square dancing, only more fun) on the first and fourth Saturday night of every month, Brentwood Youth House, 731 S. Bundy Dr., 7:30pm, all ages welcome, $9, 818.951.2003.

Isabelle’s Friday Salsa and Tango Lesson and Social every Friday, $20 per person, lesson from 7:30-9pm, social from 9pm-midnight, Isabelle’ s Dance Academy, 1334 Lincoln Blvd., 310.392.3493.

Lawn Bowl at Douglas Park with the friendly Santa Monica Lawn Bowls Club. Join us for a free lesson at noon Monday-Wednesday-Friday or at 10am and 11am Sundays, Wilshire at 25th, must RSVP, 310.281.1901 or bowls@rightbox.com.

Lip-reading classes for the hard of hearing, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am, Felicia Mahood Senior Center, 11338 Santa Monica Blvd., WLA, 310.477.2084.

Free Mental Health Workshop: Recovery, Inc. presents its weekly workshop providing self-management techniques in dealing with stress, depression, anxiety, etc., Mondays, 7pm, Westside Christian Fellowship, 2948 Colorado, eleanorkirby@sbcglobal.net.

Overeaters Anonymous, newcomers meeting, Wednesdays, 6:30pm, Reed Park Auditorium, Wilshire Blvd. and 7th St., no dues, fees or weigh-ins, regular meeting follows from 7-8pm, 310.392.1130.

Parents of Adult Children, weekly support group (not a drop-in group), 2-3:30pm, sliding scale, Center For Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave., 310.576.2550 x373.

Round Dancing Lessons, includes waltz, two step, cha-cha and fox trot, first time free, $5, 6-7:30pm, Marine Park, 16th St. and Marine, 310.312.1749.

Salsa Dance Lessons, 7:30pm Sundays, $10 a lesson, free dancing afterwards, Casa Escobar, 14160 Palawan Way, MDR, 310.392.3493.

Santa Monica Swim Center is offering the Big Fun therapy program, which promotes the integration of children with all forms of special needs into every aspect of life, 877.bigfun8.

Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital seeks volunteers to spend four hours a day helping patients. Adults and teens may apply, 310.825.6001.

Sharing Strength and Hope, breast cancer support group, meets the second Monday of each month, 6:30pm, Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club, 1210 4th St., 310.395.1308.

Support Group for Parents of Children with Epilepsy, sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, free, 7pm, Westwood United Methodist Church, 10497 Wilshire Blvd., Room 202, 800.564.0445.

Team Survivor Los Angeles offers free health and exercise classes for women living with cancer, 310.477.8557.

Therapeutic Hatha Yoga, with Bea Ammidown, E-RYT 500, Wednesdays, 7-8pm; Thursdays, 10-11am; Fridays, 10-11am, Yoga Prose, a yoga and writing workshop continues to 12:45pm; and Saturdays, 9:30-10:30am, 310.358.3338 or beayoga888@verizon.net.

T.O.P.S. Weight Loss Support Group, 821 Dickson St., MDR/Venice area, Sundays 6-7pm, $1, Andres at 310.488.2375 or camelion@camelioninc.com.

Westwood Co-Op Folk Dancers offers International Folk Dancing every Thursday evening. Featured dances for August include line dances from Greece and Israel, and an English country dance. Beginners class at 7:30pm, intermediate 8-9pm, followed by general dancing, ending at 10:30pm, $3, Felicia Mahood Senior Center, 11338 Santa Monica Blvd., WLA, 310.474.5953.

Yoga Classes at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, including a kid’s yoga class, classes in Spanish, beginner’s courses and free meditation and kirtan every Wednesday at 7pm and Sunday at 6:30pm, 13325 Beach Ave., MDR, 310.822.yoga.

YogaWorks will be offering complimentary "Yoga for Surfers" classes every Saturday from 10am-11am, through September at the QuikSilver Edition Mission, 1621 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. Each participant will also receive a complimentary two-week YogaWorks membership to continue his or her practice outside of the Mission, RSVP to quiksilvereditionmission.org.

Young Adults Group Fighting Cancer Together, the Wellness Community WLA, 2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 1040, Tuesdays, 310.314.2555.

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