BABY & ME: Parents of babies who are not yet walking will share issues and insights about parenting at 10 a.m. Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23 and 30, on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Registration is not required. For information, call (985) 280-8529.

CHILD SEAT INSPECTIONS: Free child safety seat inspections will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9, at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St., Suite B, Covington. Call (985) 898-4435 to schedule an appointment.

  • BREASTFEEDING CLINIC: Lactation consultants will offer support and encouragement at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 11, in the Florida Avenue conference room at Slidell Memorial Hospital, 1025 Florida Ave., Slidell. The fee is $25 if not preregistered at SMH. To register, call (985) 280-8585 or visit slidellmemorial.org.
  • FREE YOGA IN SLIDELL: A yoga class is offered for cancer patients and caregivers from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, April 13, 20 and 27, on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, SMH Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. There is no charge for the classes, but registration and medical release are required. For information, call (985) 280-6600.
  • SLIDELL AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP: Strengthening Outcomes with Autism Resources will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, April 13, and at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. For more information, call Anne Galiano at (985) 718-0432.
  • GIRL TALK: Pre-teen and teen girls will learn about the physical, social and emotional changes of puberty during the Girl Talk session from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in the first-floor conference room of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Teens must be accompanied by an adult. The fee is $10 per family. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit SlidellMemorial.org.
  • CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: The Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital will host a cancer connection support group from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 1203 S. Tyler St., Covington. Family members and friends challenged by cancer diagnosis are invited to share experiences and quality of life after a cancer diagnosis. For information, contact Jane Freudenberger at jfreudenberger@marybird.com or (985) 276-6832.
  • ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: Caregivers will receive emotional, educational and social support, and develop methods and skills for solving problems, through the Alzheimer’s caregiver support group. The group meets at 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month in the second-floor conference room of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The next meeting will be April 14. For information, call Audrey Baker at (985) 960-1964.
  • ZUMBA CLASSES FOR CANCER PATIENTS: Free low-impact, Latin-inspired dance-fitness classes will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesdays, April 14, 21 and 28, on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell.
  • PLAY AND LEARN: Parents and their children, 16 months to 4 years, play and learn together through music and movement, arts and crafts, and storytime at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St., Suite B, Covington. “Spring has Sprung” will be the theme for the classes on April 14, 21 and 28. Class size is limited to 12 parent/child couples. The cost is $15 per child for member, $24 for nonmembers. For information, contact ksupan@stph.org or (985) 898-4435.
  • TAI CHI CLASS: The Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital offers free tai chi classes at 9 a.m. every Thursday at the Paul D. Cordes Outpatient Pavilion, 16300 La. 1085, Covington. The classes, led by yoga and tai chi instructor Erlinda R. Nye, are free and open to the public.
  • MEDITATION CLASS: The Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital offers free meditation classes at 10 a.m. every Thursday at the Paul D. Cordes Outpatient Pavilion, 16300 Highway 1085, Covington. The classes, led by Ellen LaRocca, are free and open to the public.
  • NEW BABY SUPPORT GROUP: Mothers gather with their little ones, from birth to 7 months, to discuss child development and parenting tips with other parents as well as professionals at 11:15 a.m. every Thursday at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St., Suite B, Covington. Free. To register or for information, contact ksupan@stph.org or (985) 898-4435.
  • GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: A support group for parents who have experienced the loss of a child, from infant to adult, will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 20, at the St. Tammany Hospital Hospice office, 725 W. 11th Ave., Covington. For information, contact Ada Marion (985) 871-5974 or amarion@stph.org.
  • ME & MY TOT TIME: Parents will discuss child development issues and parenting tips, while their children enjoy playtime with other little ones, on Wednesdays, April 15, 22 and 29, on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The hour beginning at 9:30 a.m. is for toddlers who have just begun walking to 30 months; the hour beginning at 11 a.m. is for ages 31 months to preschool. For information, call (985) 280-8529.
  • HEARTSAVER: Ideal for teachers, child-care providers and others who need a certification card, the Heartsaver course teaches the basic techniques of adult and pediatric CPR, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and first aid for choking (all age groups, from infant to adult). It will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in the first-floor conference room of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The cost is $40.
  • BABY CARE BASICS: Helpful hints on caring for a new baby will be shared from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, April 15 and 22, at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Conference Center, 1202 S. Tyler St., Covington. Free. For information, call (985) 898-4083.
  • CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: People living with cancer, and their caregivers, will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Remote participation is possible by calling (985) 280-8958 at 1 p.m. on group day.
  • BALLET: Kristen Zornman will teach a three-week series of ballet classes for children ages 2 and up at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, April 15, 22 and 29, at the St. Tammany Parish Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St., Suite B, Covington. The class costs $21 for members and $30 for others. To register or for information, contact ksupan@stph.org or (985) 898-4435.
  • COMMUNITY CPR CLASS: A class covering adult, pediatric and infant CPR will be presented from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in the Pelican Room at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Participants will view a DVD and a demonstration on a manikin. To register, phone Nurses on Call at (985) 867-3900.
  • BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: A grief recovery support group will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd. For information, call (985) 280-6612.
  • SURVIVE DAT!: A breast cancer support group for young survivors will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 1203 S. Tyler St., Covington. All are welcome regardless of where treatment was received. For information, contact jfreudenberger@marybird.com or (985) 276-6832.
  • 1, 2, 3, 4 PARENTS: Positive discipline skills will be taught, in the context of the social and behavioral stages of children ages 1 through 4, during the 1, 2, 3, 4 Parents class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St., Suite B, Covington. The cost is $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers, and $15 per spouse and includes the book “Parenting Your 1-4-Year-Old.” Couples will share a book. To register or for information, contact ksupan@stph.org or (985) 898-4435.
  • SIBLING CLASS: A class for children ages 3-12 will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 18, in the Pellican Room at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Big brothers and big sisters to be will watch a video about what it will be like to have a new baby at home, and practice with a doll or stuffed animal how to hold the baby. To register, phone Nurses on Call at (985) 867-3900.
  • CO-PARENTING CLASSES: A series of two classes for divorcing parents who want to keep their children from becoming children in the middle will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, April 20 and 27. There’s also a children’s version for ages 6-12 years, held at the same times, to provide children help with issues they may confront as their parents go through a divorce. Register no later than 1 p.m. on the Friday prior to the first session. To register or for information, contact ksupan@stph.org or (985) 898-4435.
  • DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: Adults with types 1 or 2 diabetes and their family members may benefit from a diabetes support group at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 20, in the cardiac rehab gym education room of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Medical Office Building, 1051 Gause Blvd., Slidell. No registration is required. Call (985) 280-1554 or send email to paula.brown@slidellmemorial.org for a list of monthly topics and information.
  • SUN SAFETY: Representatives of the St. Tammany Parish Communication District will present a 45-minute workshop on keeping yourself safe in the sun and at home at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 20, at Lyon Elementary School, 1615 N. Florida St., Covington, For information, contact ksupan@stph.org or (985) 898-4435.
  • GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: A support group for parents who have experienced the loss of a child, from infant to adult, will meet at 7 p.m. April 20 at the St. Tammany Hospital Hospice office, 725 W. 11th Ave., Covington. For information, contact Ada Marion at (985) 871-5974 or amarion@stph.org.
  • TOTAL JOINT CLASS: A physical therapist, surgical nurse, case manager, and orthopedic nurse will discuss preoperative and postoperative care for patients undergoing total joint replacement surgery at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in the Magnolia Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. To reserve a spot, phone Nurses on Call at (985) 867-3900.
  • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 24, in the Pelican Room at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Donors will receive a T-shirt and be entered into a drawing to win a Kindle Fire HD. For information, call Katherine McGovern at (985) 867-4005.
  • BUTTERFLY GARDENING: A representative of the St. Tammany Master Gardeners Association will discuss that attract the three main butterflies and caterpillars in Louisiana from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St., Suite B, Covington. For information, contact ksupan@stph.org or (985) 898-4435.
  • BASIC LIFE SUPPORT FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: Caregivers in a wide variety of settings may benefit from a basic life support course being given from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in the Pelican Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. The course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, including use of an automated external defibrillator and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. For registration information, call (985) 867-3967.
  • HELP FOR PTSD: Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder may benefit from a variety of treatments offered by the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System. For information, call (800) 935-8387 or visit www.ptsd.va.gov. For veterans in crisis, call (800) 273-8255 and press 1, chat online at veteranscrisisline.net, or send a text message to 838255. Confidential support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.