Health and Fitness

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Items that focus on physical and mental health, well-being and fitness, including runs, walks, exercise events, classes, health screenings, mental health screenings and support information, support groups starting up, etc. Deadline is two weeks before event date.

Baby and Me: 10:15-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Village Church of Barrington, 1600 E. Main St., Barrington. Support group for new moms-first baby. Open to women of all denominations. Call Carol, (847) 359-2912.

Legislative Advocacy: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, Wellness Place, 1619 W. Colonial Parkway, Palatine. The first program of three in a series called "Navigating Legal Issues Surrounding Cancer," Legislative Advocacy highlights the importance of advocacy in the fight against cancer. Cancer-related pending legislation and the legislative process will be discussed. Registration is required by calling (847) 221-2400.

Eating for a Healthy Lifestyle: 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court. Discover some healthy recipes from Whole Foods. Samples provided. To register, call (847) 358-5881 or visit

Mourning Circle: 7:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month, Hurley Center, 2525 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. Grief support group for those who have been widowed. For information, call Margaret Moser, at (847) 398-3362, ext. 318.

NAMI Connection: 7-8:30 p.m. Fridays, Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, 1640 Moon Lake Blvd., Hoffman Estates. Support groups for adult consumers ages 18 and older. For information, contact Carol, (847) 352-6708.

NAMI Family Support Group Meeting: 7-8:30 p.m. Fridays, Alexian Brother Behavioral Health Hospital, 1640 Moon Lake Blvd., Hoffman Estates. For any family member, friend or loved one of an adult 18 or older living with mental illness. For information, contact Carol, (847) 352-6708

ALS support group: 10 a.m. the fourth Saturday of the month, St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates. Les Turner ALS Foundation hosts support group for ALS patients and caregivers. RSVP to Claire Owen, (847) 679-3311.

Lecture on weight management: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan 28, Advocate Condell's Conference Center, 800 Garfield Ave. in Libertyville. Advocate Condell Medical Center is offering a free community education program on weight management. Dr. Jennifer Debruler, internal medicine, medical director of Advocate Health Care's Weight Management Program, talks about weight management and gives tips on how to find the right program depending on individual need. …