Health and Fitness Send Items to Nbrcalendar@dailyherald.Com

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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.

To Be Joyful Again: 7 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month, Holy Family Parish, 2515 W. Palatine Road, Inverness. Support ministry for widows, widowers and anyone having lost a significant other. General meeting followed by a social hour or speaker. Call Elaine, (847) 705-9886.

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.

NAMI Family Support Group: 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Northwest Community Hospital, Mental Health Network Building, 901 Kirchoff Road, second floor, Arlington Heights. Offered free to anyone in need of support. Call Frank at (847) 899-6264 or Maryrose, NAMI Barrington Area, (847) 496-1415.

NAMI Connection recovery support group: 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Northwest Community Hospital Mental Health Network Building, 901 Kirchoff, second floor, Arlington Heights. Free recovery support group for adults living with mental illnesses sharing experiences, coping strategies, and encouragement. Call Nora, (847) 899-6264, or Maryrose, NAMI Barrington Area, (847) 496-1415.

GriefShare: If youve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, it may be hard to feel optimistic about the future. It can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things youve never faced before. GriefShare meets weekly at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1190 N. Hicks Road, Palatine. Free. For information or to register, call the church office, (847) 359-3451.

Huntingtons disease support group: 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month, Advocate Condell Medical Center, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. A support group for Huntingtons disease patients and caregivers. For more information, call (847) 975-2403.

Monday Night Big Book Study Group: 7 p.m. Mondays, Presbyterian Church of Palatine, 800 E. Palatine Road, Palatine. Local Alcoholics Anonymous group meets. Anyone who has a desire to stop drinking is invited to come.

Exercise program to ease arthritis: 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, Lake Barrington Shores, Recreation Center, 64 Old Barn Road, Lake Barrington. Designed for people with arthritis, emphasizing relaxation and joint-protection techniques that participants can practice at home. …