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Sunday, March 14, 2010

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, 2-7 p.m. Tuesday, Ashburn Library parking lot, 43316 Hay Rd., 866-256-6372; 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Leesburg Christian School, 21336 Evergreen Mills Rd., Leesburg, 866-256-6372; 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, 16600 Courage Ct., Leesburg, 800-448-3543; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Leesburg Public Safety Center, 65 Plaza St., Leesburg, 800-448-3543; 1:30-6 p.m. March 26, St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. NW, Leesburg, 800-448-3543; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 30, Rappahannock National Bank, 101 W. Washington St., Middleburg, 800-448-3543; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 30, Loudoun Government Center, 1 Harrison St., Leesburg, 800-256-6372.

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

INFANT AND CHILD CPR AND FIRST AID, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Fauquier Hospital, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Register. $60. 540-316-3588.

Flu shots

H1N1 VACCINATIONS, the Loudoun County Health Department is providing mist and injection H1N1 vaccine to everyone at least 6 months old, 1-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on the upper level (near Nordstrom), Dulles Town Center, 21100 Dulles Town Cir. 703-771-5829, http://www.loudoun.gov/flu.

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

INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COUNSELING, for survivors of sexual violence and for their loved ones. Provided by Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice. Free and confidential. 703-771-9020.

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.


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