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Loudoun and Fauquier health calendar

Sunday, March 6, 2011; T07

BLOOD DONATIONS

BLOOD DRIVES, 3-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sterling Safety Center, 46700 Middlefield Dr., 800-448-3543; 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Telos Corporation, 19886 Ashburn Rd., Ashburn, 866-256-6372; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 16, Loudoun Government Center, 1 Harrison St., Leesburg, 866-256-6372; 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 20, Congreation Sha'are Shalom (bus in gravel lot) 19357 Evergreen Mills Rd., Leesburg, 866-256-6372; 2:30-7 p.m. March 21, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg, 866-256-6372.

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, 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.

MENTAL HEALTH

COUNSELING FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE SURVIVORS, for groups and individuals 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, call 703-527-6016, go to www.crisislink.org or e-mail 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

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.

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, www.thebirthinginn.org.

FAMILIES IN TRANSITION SUPPORT, "For the Children's Sake," for separating or divorcing Loudoun and Fauquier parents, help with co-parenting skills. Four-hour session weekly. Free. 703-391-8599, 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; 10:15-11:45 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.

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

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, www.inmed.org.

NEW MOTHERS SUPPORT, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Inova Loudoun Medical Pavilion, 224 Cornwall St., Leesburg (main entrance). Babies welcome. Free. 703-858-6360 .

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.

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.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, many meeting times and locations in Loudoun. 800-208-8649, 703-876-6166, 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, Leesburg Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Market St. Free. 540-338-6520.

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, 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. 703-729-2012, www.ashburnpresbyterian.org .

CAREGIVER PHONE SUPPORT, 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, www.loudoun.gov/caregiversupport .

CAREGIVER SUPPORT, 6 p.m. third Tuesdays, Loudoun Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Senior center members, free; nonmembers, $2. 703-430-2397.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT AND RESOURCE GROUP, 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays (no meeting on first Wednesdays), Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. 540-349-5814, www.scsm.tv .

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. 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, www.scsm.tv .

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS, for parents who hav 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, 7-9 p.m. Mondays, 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.

GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER YOUTH AND PARENT SUPPORT, 4-6 p.m. fourth Sundays, Unitarian Universalist Church, 22135 Davis Dr., Sterling.The group is in partnership with Metro DC PFLAG. 703-328-6518.

GRIEFSHARE, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays and 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Nondenominational seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of a loved one. 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, 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 through 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.

LYME DISEASE SUPPORT, 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Warrenton Church of Christ, 6398 Lee Hwy. access road, Warrenton. Free. www.lymebattle.blogspot.com or e-mail lymeinfauquier@gmail.com.

LYME DISEASE SUPPORT, 7 p.m. second Thursdays, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 37018 Glendale St., Purcellville. Free. charphealy@yahoo.com, 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, weekly meetings in Leesburg, Round Hill, Chantilly, Sterling and Reston. For times and locations, 800-543-4670, www.dcana.org.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 12-step program for those with eating disorders. For locations and times, 505-891-2664, info@oa.org, www.oa.org/allaboutmeetings.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, 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 and 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. For information, call 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, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays support group, first Tuesdays, meet at the Sterling Starbucks, 21800 Towncenter Plaza, to carpool. Free. 703-431-0882, www.equalityloudoun.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.

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

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.

SPOUSE LOSS SUPPORT GROUP, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays through April 12, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. 540-349-5814, www. scsm.tv.

TREE OF LIFE FOOD PANTRY, serving those in need in western Loudoun. Food deliveries are made Wednesdays and Saturdays. 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.

- Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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