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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Blood drives

BLOOD DRIVES, 7 a.m.-noon Sunday, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 37730 St. Francis Ct., Purcellville, 540-338-6313; 2:30-7 p.m. Monday, Loudoun County Public Schools Administration Building, 21000 Education Ct., Ashburn, 866-256-6372; 4-8 p.m. Monday, Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion, 20585 Ashburn Village Blvd., 866-256-6372; 4:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg, 866-256-6372; 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Rehau, 1501 Edwards Ferry Rd. NE, Leesburg, 866-256-6372; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, C2 Portfolio, 2100 Atlantic Blvd., Dulles, 800-448-3543; 1:30-4 p.m. Thursday, Telos Corp., 19886 Ashburn Rd., Ashburn, 866-256-6372; 1:30-6 p.m. Friday, St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. NW, Leesburg, 800-448-3543; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Fauquier Hospital, Sycamore rooms, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton, 540-316-3588; 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 29, Crossroads United Methodist Church Social Hall, 43454 Crossroads Dr., Ashburn, 866-256-6372.

First aid

FIRST AID, ADULT, INFANT AND CHILD CPR/AED, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 11, Fauquier Hospital, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Register. $65. 540-316-3588.

Flu Shots

DRIVE-THROUGH FLU CLINIC, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 11 and 12, Nova Medical and Urgent Care Center, Inc., Filigree Ct., Ashburn. $20, cash only. For those who are unable to come to the drive thru clinic, seasonal flu vaccines will be available at all Nova Urgent Care Centers beginning Aug. 28. 703-554-1100.

Hearing

DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER, technological help through the Virginia 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 TESTS, 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.

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 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, volunteer@crisislink.org.

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

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.

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.


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