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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Blood drives

BLOOD DRIVES, 3-8 p.m. Monday, Claude Moore Recreation Center, 46105 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling, 800-448-3543; 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, Ashburn Fire and Rescue, 20688 Ashburn Rd., 800-448-3543; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 11, Ashburn Presbyterian Church, 20962 Ashburn Rd., 800-448-3543; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 14, NALC Health Benefit Plan, 20547 Waverly Ct., Ashburn, 800-448-3543; 2-6:30 p.m. April 21, Loudoun County Public School Administrative Building, 21000 Education Ct., Ashburn, 866-256-6372; 1-7 p.m. April 22, Foxcroft School, 22407 Foxhound Lane, Middleburg, 800-448-3543; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 22, Fauquier Hospital Sycamore rooms, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton, 540-316-3588.

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.

First Aid

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

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.

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.

ABRAHAM LOW SELF-HELP SYSTEMS, 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

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.

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.


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