Sunday, August 22, 2010;
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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.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.
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.fitshttp://foundation.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; 10:15-11:45 a.m. third Fridays, call for location, 703-444-7386; 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
LOUDOUN NURTURING PARENTING PROGRAM, explores ways to implement positive parenting techniques. Classes in English and Spanish throughout the year. Free. 703-771-3973, firstname.lastname@example.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.
FAN CARE PROGRAM, for eligible seniors 60 and older. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. A portion of available funds may be used to purchase window air conditioners. 703-777-0257.
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.
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 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
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, 7-8:30 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.
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., Suite 100, 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., Suite 100, Leesburg. For those finished with treatment or 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.
CAREGIVER PHONE SUPPORT GROUP, one-hour phone support group covering topics related to caregiving and providing an opportunity to share personal experiences. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging. 703-777-0257, http://www.loudoun.gov/caregiversupport.
CARE CAFE, 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Support for those discouraged from illness, bereavement, caregiving or a loved one in the military. Free. 540-349-5814.
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.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAM, for kids 5-12 who have relatives with cancer. Group activities, artwork and discussion. Learn 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, email@example.com.
DIVORCE CARE SUPPORT, 10:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Video seminar series for people experiencing the hurt of divorce or separation. Free. 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 issues, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Cornwall campus, 224 Cornwall St., Leesburg. Free. 301-827-7220.
GRIEFSHARE, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Nondenominational seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. Free. 540-349-5814.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
GROWING SEASONS, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Purcellville Baptist Church, 601 Yaxley Dr., Room 105. Program for children who have experienced a loss because of death or divorce. 540-338-0918.
HOSPICE SUPPORT, a free medical-equipment loan facility for Fauquier County residents. Especially needed are 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.
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, weekly meetings in Leesburg, Round Hill, Chantilly, Sterling and Reston. For times and locations, 800-543-4670, http://www.dcana.org.
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, 540-825-4505; 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; 11:30 a.m. Fridays, Leesburg United Methodist Church, 107 W. Market St., use single door entrance to the left of the double door entrance to the sanctuary. Follow sign to the parlor on the second floor, 703-443-9144; 5:30 p.m. Sundays, Ashburn Presbyterian Church, 20962 Ashburn Rd., 571-203-0179; 9 a.m. Saturdays, Leesburg United Methodist Church, 107 W. Market St., use the single-door entrance to the left of the double-door entrance to the sanctuary. Follow sign to the parlor on the second floor, 540-751-0685.
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, 1:30-3 p.m. first Tuesdays, Ashburn location. Open to anyone with Parkinson's disease, family members and caregivers. 703-404-5563.
PARKINSON'S SUPPORT, 6-7:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Open to anyone with Parkinson's disease, family members, caregivers and loved ones. $1, drop-in. 703-724-9338.
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. 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.
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., Suite 100, Leesburg. Cancer patients, family members and friends. Learn about using spiritual resources to cope with cancer. Free. 703-858-8850.
TREE OF LIFE FOOD PANTRY, serving those in need in western Loudoun. Food deliveries are made on Wednesdays and Saturdays. For information, 703-554-3595.
WOMEN'S CANCER SUPPORT, Woman to Woman, 6:30-8 p.m. first Wednesdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 100, 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
BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS, 18 and older, 10 a.m.-noon first and third Thursdays, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Free. 571-258-3400.
CHOLESTEROL SCREENING, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, Fauquier Health LIFE Center, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Registration required. $35. 540-316-2640.
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.
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.
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.
WALK-AND-TALK CLASSES, 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Loudoun Community Health Center, 224-A Cornwall St. NW, Leesburg. Participants spend 30 minutes walking (comfortable shoes and clothing necessary) and 30 minutes discussing tips on nutrition. Classes are offered in Spanish and English. Register. Free. 703-443-2000.
-- Compiled by Sandy Mauck
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