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April 20, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. The Voice of the Faithful of Montgomery County and SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) sponsors a group for people who have been abused by clergy and for people affected by the abuse. To learn more, call 301-460-5588.


New Beginnings Inc., has meetings in Maryland, Virginia and D.C. for people coping with separation and divorce. For locations and times, call 301-924-4101, or see www.newbeginningsusa.org. The group also provides a free brochure, "Helping a Friend or Family Member Through Divorce."


April 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Capital Gastroenteritis Consultants, 10801 Lockwood Dr., Suite 200, Silver Spring. A peer-run group for anyone with hepatitis and their family members and friends. To learn more, call 301-989-9097 or 301-681-8678; e-mail weldermom@yahoo.comor bear47@hotmail.com.


April 25, 7 p.m. First Christian Church, 6165 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. A group, sponsored by NAMI Northern Virginia, for anyone with mental illness, to discuss strategies for holding down a job. Family and friends are also welcome. To learn more, call 703-525-0686.

• April 26, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Our Lady Queen of Peace Church Ministry Center, 2700 S. 19th St., Arlington. A group, sponsored by NAMI Arlington, for individuals with a parent or sibling diagnosed with a mental illness.To learn more, call 703-892-2197 or e-mail ckozyn@hotmail.com.


April 21, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Howard University Hospital, 2041 Georgia Ave. NW, Fifth Floor, Room 5J17. A group, sponsored by Howard University Hospital's Transplant Center, for pre- and post-transplant patients and their families and friends. The group meets every Thursday. To learn more, call 202-865-1443.

Lectures and Discussions


April 21, 7:15 p.m. Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. A discussion, sponsored by Inova Health System's Life with Cancer Family Center, about managing sleep problems for cancer patients. Caregivers are also welcome. To register or learn more, call 703-776-2841.


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