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n Jazzercise is offered at 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Tupelo Furniture Market Mississippi Building on Coley Road in Tupelo and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at St. Luke Methodist Church gym on Clayton Avenue in Tupelo. For the Monday-Wednesday-Friday classes, call Sherry Reppert at (662) 205-4585 or (662) 255-6296. For Tuesday-Thursday classes, call Tameka Porter at 269-4185 or Jackie Couch at 842-3503 or 401-3924.
n Swimming and water activities are available under the bubble at the Rob Leake City Poole. For more information, call 841-6440.
* Low-impact water aerobics at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $10 a month.
* Senior aquatics at 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $10 a month. Call 841-6440.
* Lap Swim Training at 11:30 to 1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Cost is $35 a month.
* Swimming lessons are available Tuesday and Thursdays.
* Shockwave Aquatic Team meets Monday through Friday.
n Water POWER, a water fitness class for obese individuals, is offered at North Mississippi Medical Center Wellness Center in Tupelo at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 11:30 a.m. Fridays. The class is geared to people who are at least 100 pounds overweight with a body mass index of 40 or greater. Free to Wellness Center members; $100 a quarter for others. Free trial class. Call (800) 843-3375.
n Go Creative Athletics will offer an all-day camp from 9 to 4 p.m. June 22 to 25 for grades 2 to 5 at its McCullough Boulevard facility in Tupelo. Cost is $225. Call 620-6400 or visit www.gocreativeathletics.com.
n Go Creative Athletics will offer a Cheer/Tumble Camp from from 9 to noon July 13 to 16 for grades K to 3 at its McCullough Boulevard facility in Tupelo. Cost is $125. Call 620-6400 or visit www.gocreativeathletics.com.
n Assistance with mammograms for the uninsured is available through the Sisters Network,Tupelo Chapter of the African-American breast cancer survivor’s support group. The group also has free educational brochures about breast cancer for women and men and temporary protheses for post-surgery patients. For more information, contact Norma Derring (662) 842-3440 or e-mail sistersn@ yahoo.com.
n NMMC Mobile Mammography Unit will travel to the following locations in June. The cost of a screening mammogram is $125 and is available by appointment. Resources are available for those without adequate health insurance coverage. Call 377-4158 or (800) 843-3375.
* June 8-9: NMMC-Iuka
* June 10-12: NMMC-Pontotoc
* June 18-19: Fulton Medical Clinic
* June 22-23: NMMC-Iuka
* June 24-26: NMMC-Pontotoc
* June 29-30: The Women’s Group-Columbus
n Breastfeeding Support Group is offered at 11 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Baptist HealthPlex in Oxford and at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday at Oxford University Methodist Church, Room 110. Sponsored by La Leche League. Call 232-8113.
n Breastfeeding Support Program is offered at 2 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital in Tupelo. Call 377-4956 or (800) 843-3375.
n Free car seat inspections will be offered by certified safety specialists at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 615-3364.
n Infant CPR classes are offered at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital in Tupelo. Call 377-4934 or (800) 843-3375.
n Parenting classes will be offered at 7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Family Resource Center of Northeast Mississippi on Magazine Street in Tupelo. Classes in Spanish offered at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Free. Childcare provided. Marriage education, fathers-only parenting and parenting during divorce classes also available. Call 844-0013.
n Parenting classes are offered from 6 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Cedar Grove United Pentecostal Church on North Veterans Boulevard in Tupelo. Call 844-9637.
n Parents as Teachers program provides in-home parenting education to expecting parents and parents of children up to the age of 3. Focuses on helping parents learn age-appropriate development skills to help their children grow. Free to all. Call 844-0013.
n Sibling Class to prepare children ages 3 through 9 for the arrival of a new baby will be from 10 to 11 a.m. June 20 at North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital in Tupelo. Call 377-4934 or (800) 843-3375.
n Grandparenting class to discuss the unique role of grandparents of a newborn will be 1 to 3 p.m. June 20 at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital in Tupelo. Call 377-4934 or (800) 843-3375.
n Preparation for Cesarean Birth will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 2 at NMMC Women’s Hospital in Tupelo. The class is free. Call 377-4934 or (800) 843-3375.
n Breastfeeding class will be from 6 to 9 p.m. July 16 at North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital in Tupelo. Class is free for members of Wonderful Beginnings. Call 377-4956 or (800) 843-3375.
n Sibling Class to prepare children ages 3 through 9 for the arrival of a new baby will be from 10 to 11 a.m. July 18 at North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital in Tupelo. Call 377-4934 or (800) 843-3375.
n Grandparenting class to discuss the unique role of grandparents of a newborn will be 1 to 3 p.m. July 18 at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital in Tupelo. Call 377-4934 or (800) 843-3375.
Starting July 20 and 21
n Preparation for Birth, a six-week course recommended at the beginning of the seventh month of pregnancy, will be offered on Mondays beginning July 20 and Tuesdays beginning July 21 at NMMC Women’s Hospital in Tupelo. All classes begin at 6:30 p.m. The classes are part of the Wonderful Beginnings Program, which costs $60 to join. Call 377-4956 or (800) 843-3375.
Starting July 22
n Early Pregnancy Class, a three week course, will be offered on Wednesdays beginning July 22 at 6:30 p.m. at NMMC Women’s Hospital in Tupelo. The classes are part of the Wonderful Beginnings Program, which costs $60 to join. Call 377-4956 or (800) 843-3375.
n Water Fitness Instructors National Certification Course will be offered 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 11 at the NMMC Wellness Center in Tupelo. Open to anyone 16 and older interested in being a water fitness instructor. Course is $235 for members and $277 for nonmembers. Call 377-4147 or (800) 843-3375.
n Abstinence Education Program is offered regularly through the Family Resource Center in Tupelo for teens. Focuses on self-respect, conflict resolution and personal development to help avoid teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. Free. Call 844-0013.
n Anger Management classes for teens and adults are offered at 6 p.m. for adults and 7 p.m. for teens on Mondays and Thursdays at the Family Resource Center of Northeast Mississippi on Magazine Street in Tupelo. Free. Childcare provided. Call 844-0013.
n Smoking cessation classes are offered at 5 p.m Mondays and 11 a.m. Tuesdays at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Call Merilyn Charlton at 513-1506. Registration required.
n Prostate cancer program will be at 6 p.m. June 23 at the MSU-Itawamba County Extension Office in Fulton and by interactive video at area county extension offices. Speaker will be cancer survivor Jerry Stubblefield. Additionally there will be information on VA benefits connected to prostate cancer treatment. PSA tests will be available at the Fulton event for $15. Call 862-3201 or county extension offices for more information.
n Bariatric education seminar will be 6 to 8 p.m. July 16 at NMMC Wellness Center in Tupelo. Speaker is bariatric surgeon Dr. Terry Pinson. The free seminar is mandatory prior to initial consultation at NMMC Bariatric Clinic. Call 377-7546 or (866) 908-9465.
In June and July
n Relay for Life, a team-based fundraising event for the American Cancer Society is scheduled in three Northeast Mississippi counties in June. Call (662) 844-8544.
* June 19: Pontotoc County Relay for Life will be held on the Pontotoc Courthouse Square; Monroe County Relay for Life will be held at Frisco Park in Amory; Tippah County Relay for Life will be held at Ripley town square.
* June 20: Tishomingo County Relay for Life will be held at Mineral Springs Park in Iuka.
* June 23: Clay County Relay for Life will be held at NMMC-West Point.
* July 12: Marshall County Relay for Life at Sam Coopwood Park in Holly Springs.
* July 12: Marshall County Relay for Life tenatively has been rescheduled for Sam Coopwood Park in Holly Springs.
* Aug. 7: Calhoun County Relay for Life will be held at Bruce High School football field.
n NMMC Women’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care open house will be from 2 to 4 p.m. June 20. The event will open the new second story addition to the women’s hospital and allow people to see the new NICU unit. NICU graduates and their families are invited to a special preview at 1 p.m. Call (800) 843-3375.
n Bone Marrow Drive in honor of Ashalond “Mela” Daniel will be at 10 a.m. June 20 at the Juneteenth Celebration at Ballard Park in Tupelo. Daniel of Aberdeen has been diagnosed with aplastic anemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. African-American donors are underrepresented on the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry. For more information, call Mattie Coburn at (800) 862-3627 or (601) 984-5617 or visit www.marrow.org.
In June and July
n HealthWorks! children’s health education center will be offering 11 different half day camps in June and July. The day camps, which will be offered in morning and afternoon sessions Tuesday through Wednesday, cover science, exercise, art, healthy choices in that wacky HealthWorks way. The cost is $15 and $12 for siblings of first camper who are attending the same program. Call 377-5437 for complete listing or visit www.healthworkskids.org.