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Loudoun County health calendar

Sunday, January 3, 2010; LZ04

Alternative therapy

REIKI SESSIONS, 6:45-8 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 100, Leesburg. A program for cancer patients that aims to recharge and balance the body's energy. Free, registration required. 703-858-8857.

Blood drives

BLOOD DRIVES, type O blood drive, 3-8:30 p.m. Jan. 12, Sterling Safety Center, 46700 Middlefield Dr., 800-448-3543; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 13, NALC Health Benefit Plan, 20547 Waverly Ct., Ashburn, 800-448-3543.

INOVA BLOOD DONOR CENTER, noon-8 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, Dulles Town Center, 45745 Nokes Blvd., Sterling. Walk-ins welcome. 866-256-6372, http://www.inova.org/donateblood.

INOVA LOUDOUN HOSPITAL-INOVA BLOOD DONOR SERVICES, noon-7 p.m. third Thursdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital at Lansdowne, conference rooms A and B, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. 866-256-6372.

First aid

FIRST AID, ADULT, CHILD AND INFANT CPR-AED, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Fauquier Hospital Sycamore Room, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Register. $65. 540-316-3588.

Hearing

DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER, technological help through the state Department for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing and with loans from the state Technology Assistance Program, referrals to other agencies and presentations to businesses, civic groups and schools, 2-5 p.m. third Thursdays, the Workplace, 205 Keith St., Warrenton. Free. Call for appointment. 800-648-6324, TDD 540-373-5890.

HEARING SCREENINGS, 18 and older, first Thursdays, Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing Center, 19465 Deerfield Ave., Suite 201, Lansdowne. Call for an appointment. Free. 703-858-7620.

HEARING-LOSS OUTREACH, free information and referrals. Walk-ins, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Loudoun County WorkForce Center, 102 Heritage Way, Leesburg; 10 a.m.-noon third Thursdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. For free one-on-one appointments, contact 703-430-2906 or nvrcloudoun@aol.com. For hearing loss, tinnitus or Meniere's syndrome support, 2 p.m. first Fridays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. For all ages, including parents of children with hearing loss. 703-430-2906.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA RESOURCE CENTER FOR THE DEAF AND HEARING-IMPAIRED, 18 and older, 10 a.m. second Tuesdays, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Information about mild to severe hearing loss and the newest equipment available will be provided. Free. 571-258-3400.

Mental health

CRISISLINK, suicide and crisis prevention, intervention and response. Organization provides community education and training in mental health issues, has a certified volunteer crisis response team and offers CareRing, a free daily telephone outreach program for elderly and disabled people. Help is needed for the suicide and crisis hotline. For a training schedule, contact 703-527-6016, http://www.crisislink.org or volunteer@crisislink.org.

LOUDOUN CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS, 7:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Friendship House, 16480 Meadowview Ct., Leesburg. Support group for family members and those with mental illness. Family education classes available. Free. 571-313-0908.

PIEDMONT CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS, 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, 170 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Serves Fauquier, Orange, Madison and Rappahannock counties. Support group for family members and those with mental illness. Free. 540-347-7620, Ext. 109.

RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL, provides support for people with anxiety, fear, depression, panic and other emotional problems, 8 p.m. Fridays, Friendship House, 16480 Meadowview Ct., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-1708.

Pregnancy, parenting

ADOPTIVE FAMILY PRESERVATION, 12:30-2 p.m. third Tuesdays, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Adoptive families discuss common experiences and ideas related to post-placement and permanency issues. Open to parents in Loudoun and surrounding areas. Free, registration required. 703-941-9008, Ext. 23, jmellerio@umfs.org.

BIRTH MATTERS VIRGINIA, Birth Circle discussions, 7-9 p.m. every other month, 830 Valemount Terr. NE, Leesburg. Information and support offered for pregnancy, birth and postpartum issues. Free, registration required. 540-338-2850, sherylrivett@mac.com.

BIRTHRIGHT OF LOUDOUN COUNTY, free pregnancy tests, clothes, baby clothing, transportation and support throughout pregnancy, 823 S. King St., Suite I, Leesburg. 703-777-7272.

BOND BETWEEN US, a nonprofit organization that offers support to birth parents and their significant others when children have been placed for adoption, 7:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays. Call for location. Free. 703-771-7844.

BREAST-FEEDING MADE SIMPLE, 7-9 p.m. Jan. 19, Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Obstetrical nurse lactation consultants will teach about breast-feeding benefits and techniques. Dad are welcome. Register. $25. 540-316-3588.

DADS' SUPPORT, 7 p.m. first Tuesdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Provides a place for new fathers or fathers-to-be to ask questions and share ideas. Free. 703-858-6360, http://www.thebirthinginn.org.

FAMILIES IN TRANSITION SUPPORT, "For the Children's Sake," for Loudoun and Fauquier parents separating or divorcing, help with developing co-parenting skills. Four-hour session weekly. Free. 703-391-8599, http://www.fitsfoundation.org.

LA LECHE LEAGUE, mother-to-mother support and breast-feeding information, 10 a.m. second Wednesdays in Warrenton, 540-351-6103; 10 a.m. third Thursdays, Marshall Baptist Church, 4121 Winchester Rd., 540-364-1487; 10:15 a.m.-noon third Fridays, Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 46833 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling, 703-404-0121; 10:15 a.m. Fridays, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd., 703-753-3214. Free.

LOUDOUN COMMUNITY FATHERHOOD PROGRAM, fathers and father figures discuss the joys and challenges of fatherhood. Meets every other Saturday for two hours for four months. Sponsored by Northern Virginia Family Service. Free. 703-404-1901, dadsproject@adelphia.net.

LOUDOUN-FAIRFAX MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES CLUB, 7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church Rd. Free. 703-715-6669.

LOUDOUN FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN, short-term emergency care and mentoring for children who have been abused or neglected or are experiencing family crises. 703-771-9505, kburk@burkinc.com.

LOUDOUN NURTURING PARENTING PROGRAM, explores ways to implement positive parenting techniques. Classes in English and Spanish throughout the year. Free. 703-771-3973, nurturingprogram@lcsj.org.

MOTHERNET/HEALTHY FAMILIES LOUDOUN, program links first-time parents with medical, social and educational resources needed to give children a socially and physically healthy start in life. Family support workers meet with participants in homes. English-Spanish translation provided. 703-444-4477, Ext. 217, http://www.inmed.org.

NEW MOMS SUPPORT, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Inova Loudoun Medical Pavilion, 224 Cornwall St., Leesburg (main entrance in front of the building). Babies are welcome to attend. Free. 703-858-6360, http://www.thebirthinginn.org.

PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH SUPPORT, Childbirth Solutions Resource Center, 8393 W. Main St., Marshall. Education and support on birthing options. 571-344-0438.

YOUNG PARENT SERVICES, program for teenage parents offering individual case management and weekly support group, Loudoun County Department of Family Social Services, 52 Sycolin Rd., Leesburg. Call for times. 703-771-5375.

Seniors

DIABETES SUPPORT, 11 a.m. first Thursdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 215 Depot Ct. SE. 703-737-8039.

EYEGLASS CARE, 1-2 p.m. second Wednesdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Staff members from Lens Crafters at Dulles Town Center will be available to clean glasses and provide minor repairs. Free. 703-430-2397.

EXERCISE TAPE, National Council on Aging video for those 55 and older, 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 215 Depot Ct. SE. 703-737-8039.

GENTLE YOGA FOR SENIORS, seated poses, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Fridays, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Drop-in fee, $12. 571-258-3400.

HEARING INFORMATION, 11 a.m.-noon first Wednesdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 215 Depot Ct. SE. Joan Cassidy will present information on resources and devices available for mild to severe hearing loss. Free. 703-737-8039.

INOVA LOUDOUN MOBILE VAN, 9:30 a.m.-noon, second and fourth Tuesdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling, 703-430-2397; 9:30 a.m.-noon first Wednesdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 215 Depot Ct. SE. Blood pressure and glucose testing, as well as other medical services. 703-737-8039.

LAUGH YOGA FOR SENIORS, stretching, flexibility and balance, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 215 Depot Ct. SE. Free. 703-737-8039.

LAUGH YOGA FOR SENIORS, breathing and playful exercises, 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Drop-in fee, $3. 571-258-3400.

LIFELINE, 24-hour personal response service for seniors. Call Inova Loudoun Hospital for information. 703-858-8094.

LOUDOUN COUNTY ADULT DAY CENTERS, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays in Leesburg (703-771-5334) and Purcellville (571-258-3402). County-owned and -operated licensed adult day centers for seniors with physical limitations or memory loss. Provides a safe and social environment, therapeutic activities, individualized personal care, respite for caregivers and limited transportation. Sliding-scale fees.

LOUDOUN VOLUNTEER CAREGIVERS, a nonprofit group that helps elderly or disabled adults maintain independence and quality of life. Services are based on need, not income. 703-779-8617.

ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT AND PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS, 11 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Call to schedule an appointment with Kathy Kehoe, Area Agency on Aging case manager. Free. 703-737-8741.

RESOURCE FOR HEALTH AND AGING, health and aging resources for seniors, caregivers, adults with disabilities and their families. Free. http://www.seniornavigator.com.

Support groups

ATTENTION-DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER SUPPORT, 6 p.m. second Tuesdays, Human Bionics, 190 N. 21st St., Suite B, Purcellville. Free. 540-338-0477.

AL-ANON SERVICE CENTER OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, a volunteer is on 24-hour duty with information for spouses, relatives and friends of problem drinkers. 703-534-4357, 877-339-8350. 8 p.m. Mondays, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 125 W. Washington St., Middleburg, 540-554-2747; 8:30 p.m. Fridays, Grace Episcopal Church, 6507 Main St., The Plains, 800-344-2666; 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Warrenton Church of Christ, Route 29 N., 540-347-7448; and 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, Warrenton Presbyterian Church, 91 Main St., 800-344-2666.

ALATEEN, 7 p.m. Fridays, Leesburg Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Market St. 877-339-8350.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, many meeting times and locations in Loudoun. 800-208-8649, 703-876-6166, http://www.nvintergroup.org.

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT, 7 p.m. first Wednesdays, Loudoun County Adult Day Center-Carver, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Family caregivers welcome. 571-258-3402, 703-771-5334.

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT, 10-11 a.m. first Thursdays, Sunrise of Leesburg, 246 W. Market St. Free. 703-777-1971. 866-259-0042.

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT, 7-8:30 p.m. second Mondays, Galilee United Methodist Church, 45425 Winding Rd., Sterling. For those caring for Alzheimer's patients and people with other forms of dementia. 703-430-2203, http://www.galileeumc.org.

AUTISM SUPPORT, 7-9 p.m. second Thursdays. For parents of autistic children. Call for location. 703-722-2383.

BEREAVED PARENT SUPPORT, 10:30 a.m.-noon first Saturdays, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Facilitated by Jo Ballengee and Pauline Everett. Free. Register. 540-349-5814.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT, 7:30-9 p.m. first Mondays, Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church Rd. Free. 703-777-1414.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT, 7-8 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Fauquier Hospital Tower, Chestnut Room, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. 540-349-0588.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT, 5:30-6:30 p.m. fourth Mondays, Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. For those with new diagnoses or starting treatment. Register if attending for the first time. Free. 703-858-8857.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT, 6:30-8 p.m. fourth Mondays, Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. For those finished with treatment or those who have a recurrence or metastatic breast cancer. Register if attending for the first time. Free. 703-858-8857.

CANCER SUPPORT, for patients, family members and friends. 6:30-8 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Ashburn Presbyterian Church, Room 209, 20962 Ashburn Rd. Child care will not be provided. 703-729-2012, http://www.ashburnpresbyterian.org.

CARING FOR AGING PARENTS, support group, 7:30 p.m. fourth Wednesdays, Family Focus Counseling Service, 20-B John Marshall St., Warrenton. Confidential. 540-349-4537.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, 24796 Gum Spring Rd., South Riding. Bible-based 12-step program addressing addiction, co-dependency, anger and other self-destructive behaviors. Music and message followed by separate groups for men and women. Sponsored by Gateway Community Church. Free. 703-327-2700.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Ashburn Presbyterian Church, 20962 Ashburn Rd. Christian-based recovery program dealing with hurts, habits and hang-ups. Praise and worship service followed by groups for men and women. Free. 703-435-9405.

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM, for ages 5-12 who have relatives with cancer. Group activities, artwork and discussion. Learn helpful ways to express and deal with feelings. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 100, Leesburg. Free, registration required. 703-208-5623.

CHRONIC ILLNESS SUPPORT, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Fauquier Hospital Bistro on the Hill restaurant (wheelchair accessible), 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Sponsored by the Spiritual Care Support Ministries. 540-349-5814, http://www.scsm.tv.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS, for parents who have experienced the death of a child, 7:30 p.m. first Wednesdays, St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. NW, Leesburg. 540-882-9707.

"CREATING AND CONNECTING," two-hour art therapy and relaxation workshop for cancer patients, 12:30-2:30 p.m. every other month, Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 100, Leesburg. Call for date. Free. 703-858-8850.

DEPRESSION BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE OF WESTERN LOUDOUN, 3 p.m. Saturdays, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. (Carruthers room). Free. 703-431-7160, kathy@dbsanca.org.

DIVORCE CARE SUPPORT, 7:30-9 p.m. Mondays, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Video seminar series for people experiencing the hurt of divorce or separation. Free. For information, call Carol or Dick Jenkins, 540-349-5814.

DROP-IN GRIEF SUPPORT, for those coping with a death, 1-2 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Capital Hospice, Loudoun office, 209 Gibson St. NW, Suite 202, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-7866.

DUAL DIAGNOSIS ANONYMOUS, support group for people with substance-abuse and mental health challenges, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Cornwall campus, 224 Cornwall St., Leesburg. Free. 301-827-7220.

GRIEFSHARE, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Purcellville Baptist Church, 601 Yaxley Dr., Room 201. Support group to help people cope with the death of a loved one. 540-338-0918.

GRIEF SUPPORT, 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Free. 540-349-5814.

GRIEF SUPPORT, sponsored by Hospice Support of Fauquier County, individual counseling available, open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one, 3:30-5 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Hospice Support Office, 42 N. Fifth St., Warrenton. Free, registration required. 540-347-5922, hospicesupport@verizon.net.

GROWING SEASONS, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Purcellville Baptist Church, 601 Yaxley Dr., Room 105. Program for children who have experienced a loss due to death or divorce. 540-338-0918.

HOSPICE SUPPORT, a medical equipment loan facility that serves Fauquier County residents at no cost. Especially need donations of wheelchairs, bedside commodes, rolling walkers, electric hospital beds, shower benches and chairs, adult diapers, lift chairs and Hoyer lifts, Ensure and hospital bed mattresses. 540-347-5922.

LOUDOUN CHADD SUPPORT, 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Leesburg Town Hall, lower-level conference room, 25 W. Market St. Free. 703-669-2445.

LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER, for women undergoing or emerging from cancer treatment, 6:45-9 p.m., meets every other month, Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 100, Leesburg. Call for dates. Free. 703-776-2820.

LYME DISEASE SUPPORT, 7 p.m. second Thursdays, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 37018 Glendale St., Purcellville. Free. charphealy@yahoo.com or http://www.hopetoheallyme.com.

MADD LOUDOUN VICTIM SUPPORT, 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays, 210 Wirt St., Leesburg. For families and significant others who have been affected by drunken-driving crashes. 540-338-6491.

MAN-TO-MAN CANCER SUPPORT, sponsored by Loudoun Cancer Care Center, for prostate cancer patients and their families, 6:30-8 p.m. second Tuesdays, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Free. 703-421-5283.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT, 2-4 p.m. last Sundays, Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls, 703-771-4256; 10-11:30 a.m. fourth Saturdays, 540-937-3808. Location alternates monthly between Fauquier Hospital and Culpeper Memorial Hospital. Free.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS PROGRAM, meetings each week in Leesburg, Round Hill, Chantilly, Sterling and Reston. For times and locations, 800-543-4670 or http://www.dcana.org.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 12-step program for those with eating disorders. For locations and times, 505-891-2664, info@oa.org, http://www.oa.org/allhttp://aboutmeetings.htm.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Leeds Episcopal Church parish hall, 4332 Leeds Manor Rd., Hume, 540-542-7688; 7 p.m. Thursdays, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 6194 Dumfries Rd., Warrenton, 703-754-1978; 7:30 p.m. Mondays, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 37018 Glendale St., Purcellville, 703-823-6682; 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Leesburg Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Market St., 703-823-6682; 10:15 a.m. Fridays, Leesburg United Methodist Church, 107 W. Market St., 703-823-6682; 5:30 p.m. Sundays, Ashburn Presbyterian Church, 20962 Ashburn Rd., 571-203-0179; 8:45 a.m. Saturdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital, 224 Cornwall St., Leesburg, second-floor sun room, use south entrance and follow signs to the elevators, 703-823-6682.

PARENT DISCUSSION GROUP, Arc of Loudoun, 7 p.m. second Thursdays. Discussions cover topics pertaining to care for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Call for location. 703-777-1939.

PARKINSON'S SUPPORT, 1 p.m. first Tuesdays, Ashburn location. 703-404-5563.

PARKINSON'S SUPPORT, 6-7:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Open to anyone who is living with Parkinson's disease, their family members, caregivers and loved ones. $1, drop-in. 703-724-9338.

PET LOSS SUPPORT, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Free. 540-349-5814.

PFLAG SUPPORT, first Tuesdays, meet at the Sterling Starbucks, 21800 Towncenter Plaza, to carpool. For parents and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to help keep families together. Free. 703-431-0882, http://www.equalityhttp://loudoun.org.

REACH TO RECOVERY, home-visit program for mastectomy and lumpectomy patients, sponsored by the American Cancer Society; temporary prostheses, exercise instruction and encouragement. Free. 703-938-5550.

SEPARATION AND DIVORCE SUPPORT, 7:30-9 p.m. third Mondays, Leesburg United Methodist Church, 107 W. Market St. 703-777-1414.

SEXAHOLICS ANONYMOUS, 12-step program of recovery for those who want to stop self-destructive sexual behavior. 703-866-6929.

SEXUAL ASSAULT AND INCEST SURVIVORS GROUP COUNSELING, all services provided by Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice and Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter are free and confidential. 703-771-9020.

SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS EMPOWERMENT SUPPORT, sponsored by Sexual Assault Victims Volunteer Initiative, Mondays. Child care available with 48-hour notice. Call for times and locations. Free. 540-349-7720.

SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUP, 6:30-8 p.m. third Tuesdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Cancer patients, family members and friends. Learn about using spiritual resources to cope with cancer. Free. 703-858-8850.

WOMEN'S CANCER SUPPORT, "Woman to Woman," 6:30-8 p.m. first Wednesdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Free, register. 703-858-8850.

WOMEN'S SUPPORT, sponsored by Services to Abused Families, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Confidential location. Free. 540-825-8876.

Miscellaneous

BABY CARE ESSENTIALS, 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 12, Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Topics include diapering, bathing, cord care, circumcision care, feeding methods and infant safety. Registration required. $25. 540-316-3588.

BIG BROTHER-BIG SISTER, ages 3-10, 4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 16, Fauquier Hospital Birthing Inn, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Children whose parents are expecting a baby learn about changes that occur when a new baby arrives. Children visit the nursery and postpartum unit, change a diaper and dress and hold a baby. Class should be attended one month before the baby's due date. $10. Register. 540-316-2652.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, 18 and older, 10 a.m.-noon first and third Thursdays, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Free. 571-258-3400.

BLOOD CANCER SCREENING, noon-1 p.m. Jan. 13, Fauquier Hospital main lobby, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Free. 540-316-2652.

CHOLESTEROL SCREENING, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, Fauquier Health LIFE Center, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Registration required. $35. 540-316-2640.

COMMUNITY PRAYER, noon to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Join others to pray for requests that have been mailed, e-mailed or telephoned to the center. People who are suffering from depression or illness or are grieving may call to be included on the prayer list. 540-349-5814.

EMERGENCY FOOD SUPPLIES, Loudoun residents in need can receive a free three-day supply of groceries. Supplies are distributed Mondays-Saturdays by Loudoun Interfaith Relief. 703-777-5911, http://www.interfaithrelief.org.

FAUQUIER FREE WALK-IN MEDICAL CLINIC, patients must call between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Thursdays to register for the clinic, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Patients are also seen by appointment Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fauquier and Rappahannock residents only. Take proof of address for the first visit. To be eligible for treatment, patients cannot have Medicaid, Medicare or private health insurance. Call 540-347-0394 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesdays or Thursdays.

HERITAGE HALL FAMILY COUNCIL, 6-7 p.m. second Mondays, Heritage Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center conference room, 122 Morven Park Rd., Leesburg. Promotes and protects residents' rights in the nursing home. Friends and family members are welcome to attend. Free. 540-882-3385.

MARY'S FAMILY, respite program for families of children with special needs, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. second Saturdays at locations throughout the Piedmont. Program includes pediatric nurse, one volunteer per child and appropriate activities. 4-H club meets each month. Siblings are encouraged to attend. $15 per day. 540-364-4757, http://www.marysfamily.org.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN, investigates and works to resolve complaints made by or for residents of long-term care facilities. 703-324-5861.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SCREENINGS, birth to 21 months, first Thursdays, Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing Center, 19465 Deerfield Ave., Suite 201, Lansdowne. Find out whether a child's fine and gross motor skills are in normal developmental ranges. Call for an appointment. Free. 703-858-7620.

ROAD TO RECOVERY, for cancer patients who need transportation to treatment. Free. 703-938-5550.

SPEECH-LANGUAGE SCREENINGS, age 3 and older, first Thursdays, Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing Center, 19465 Deerfield Ave., Suite 201, Lansdowne. Call for appointment. Free. 703-858-7620.

-- Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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