Fairfax wellness calendar, Feb. 7-14

February 6, 2013

Al-Anon/Alateen groups For relatives and friends of alcoholics. 703-534-4357. www.alanonva.com. Free.

Overeaters Anonymous More than 50 meetings a week in Northern Virginia. 703-823-6682. www.oa.org. Free.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Weight-loss support groups with weekly weigh-ins and educational programs. 703-430-3764. www.tops.org. $28 to join.

Breast-feeding support group For mothers and their babies. Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital Women's Center, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. 703-776-6455. Free.

Parkinson’s exercise class Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Greenbriar Community Center, 4615 Stringfellow Rd., Chantilly. 703-378-7221. $10; care partners, $5. Registration required.

Mood disorders support Sponsored by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. First Christian Church, 6165 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-354-5104. Free.

Reston blood drive Friday, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

Fair Oaks blood drive Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., Fairfax. 1800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

Helping Hands Stroke Club meeting For survivors and caregivers. Fridays, 1-2 p.m. Joseph Willard Health Center, 3750 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-246-7120. $1.

McLean blood drive Saturday, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sharon Masonic Temple, 999 Balls Hill Rd., McLean. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

Tai chi for beginners Saturdays, 8-9 a.m. St. Luke Catholic School gymnasium, 7005 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-759-9141. www.freetaichi.org. Free.

Peripheral neuropathy support group Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Mason District Government Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 202-418-1763. Free.

Mental health support Sponsored by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Saturdays, 3-5 p.m. Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute, 3302 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. 703-354-5104. Free.

Aquatic fall-prevention classes Mondays and Fridays, 2-3 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Woodlands Retirement Community, 4320 Forest Hill Dr., Fairfax. 703-667-9800. $10 per class. Registration required.

GMU blood drive Monday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. George Mason University, The Hub, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax City. 703-993-2859. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

Clifton blood drive Monday, 2:30-8 p.m. Union Mill Elementary School, 13611 Springstone Dr., Clifton. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

Parkinson’s aquatics exercise class Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Woodlands Retirement Community, 4320 Forest Hill Dr., Fairfax. 703-378-7221. www.parkinsonfoundation.org. $10; care partners, $5. Registration required.

Abuse survivors group For men who were sexually abused as children. Sponsored by the Fairfax County Office for Women and Domestic and Sexual Violence Services. Tuesday evenings, call for location. 703-324-5730. Free.

Postpartum mood and anxiety support For mothers and their babies. Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. 703-776-6775. Free.

Dementia caregivers support Sponsored by the Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke. Tuesday, noon-1:15 p.m. Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Rd., Fairfax. Eileen Thompson, 703-451-8626. eileen.thompson1@gmail.com. Free. Registration required.

Hospice and palliative-care workshop For caregivers, a brown-bag lunch event. Tuesday at noon. Church of the Good Shepherd, 2351 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna. 703-281-3987. 703-281-3987. www.GoodShepherdVA.com.. Free.

Teens Who Stutter support group For teens and their family members. Sponsored by the National Stuttering Association. Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. McLean Professional Park, 1497 Chain Bridge Rd. (No. 103), McLean. 800-937-8888. Mandy@westutter.org. www.westutter.org. Free.

Lorton blood drive Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Noman Cole Pollution Control Plant, 9399 Richmond Hwy., Lorton. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous For people dealing with food obsession, overeating, under-eating and bulimia. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Wesley United Methodist Church, 711 Spring St. SE, Vienna. 571-334-6507. www.foodaddicts.org. Free.

MS support group For those with multiple sclerosis and their family and friends. Sponsored by the National Capital MS Society. Wednesday at 7 p.m. Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St. NE. 703-768-4841. Free.

Clutterers Anonymous A 12-step recovery program. Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Unity Club, 116B W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-405-8384. Free.

— Compiled by Jean Mack

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