Classes, Workshops and Seminars

BACK PAIN

Nov. 6, 6 p.m. King Chiropractic, 19392 Montgomery Village Ave., Montgomery Village. A workshop about trigger point therapy. A trigger point is an area of uncontrolled muscle tightness that causes tenderness and interferes with normal muscle function. Workshop limited to those who can attend with a partner. To learn more, call 301-926-5200.

BEREAVEMENT

Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to noon. Loudon Senior Center, Cascades Marketplace, 20160 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. A workshop, sponsored by the Hospices of the National Capital Region, about coping with grief over the holidays. To learn more and register, call 800-255-3042.

CANCER

Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to noon, Washington Hospital Center, Washington Cancer Institute, Seigel Auditorium, 110 Irving St. NW. A program about how to prepare for chemotherapy and better manage its side effects. To learn more and register, call 703-960-1100 ext. 231.

DIABETES

Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Washington Hospital Center, East Building Auditorium, 110 Irving St. NW. A seminar about steps people with diabetes can take to reduce the risk of heart disease. To learn more and register, call 202-877-3627.

LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE

Nov. 10, 3 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Seminar Area, 900 Ninth St. NW. A presentation by the D.C. Department of Insurance and Securities Regulation about long-term care insurance. To learn more, call 202-442-7770.

PARENTING

Nov. 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Vienna. A program for expectant parents called "Caring for Your Newborn." To learn more, call 703-255-6360.

WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS

Nov. 10, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bauer Drive Recreation Center, 14625 Bauer Dr., Rockville. A social hour and presentation about managing money in today's difficult market, sponsored by the AARP Widowed Persons Service. To learn more, call 301-949-7398.

Support Groups

AMPUTEES

Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital, Physicians Conference Center, Room D, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. A meeting for amputees, their family members and friends. To learn more, call 703-222-7120.

AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS

Nov. 10, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital, Education Conference Center, Room 5, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. An education and support group, sponsored by the ALS Association, for ALS patients, their family members and friends. To learn more, call 301-978-9855.

BRAIN INJURY

Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Falls Church High School, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. A meeting of the Northern Virginia Brain Injury Support group for people with brain injuries. Family members are welcome to attend. To learn more, call 703-569-1855.

CANCER

Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital, Physicians Conference Room, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. A meeting of the Fairfax US Too! prostate cancer support group. To learn more, call 703-698-2841.

* Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Georgetown University Hospital, Pasquerilla Healthcare Center, 5th Floor Conference Room, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. A group for men with prostate cancer. Partners are welcome to attend. To learn more, call 202-687-4613.

CHRONIC PAIN

Nov. 7, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. A meeting, sponsored by Pain Connection, for people with chronic pain. This month's meeting will focus on characteristics of chronic pain. To learn more, call 301-309-2444.

EATING DISORDERS

Nov. 6, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Trailer A behind the hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. A group for adults struggling with anorexia or bulimia. To learn more, call 301-977-7782.

LESBIAN AND GAY

Nov. 10, 2 p.m. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1772 Church St. NW. A meeting, sponsored by the Washington area chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), for parents, family members and friends of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals. To learn more, call 202-638-3852.

OSTOMY

Nov. 10, noon. Washington Adventist Hospital, Conference Center Building, Third Floor Auditorium, 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. A group, sponsored by the Metro Maryland Ostomy Association, for anyone interested in ostomy surgery. To learn more, call 301-946-6661.

PARENTING

Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. A monthly support group, sponsored by Children's National Medical Center, to help parents of gender nonconforming children (very gentle boys or very tomboy girls) to affirm the uniqueness of their children. To learn more, call 202-884-2504.

TINNITUS

Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8403 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield. A group for people with ringing in their ears. To learn more, call 703-610-1825.

Lectures and Discussions

EPILEPSY

Nov. 12, 5 p.m. Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mumford Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. A lecture, sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, about new approaches to treating epilepsy. To learn more and register, call 240-631-3943.

MYELOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS

Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m. Washington Hospital Center, Washington Cancer Institute, Seigel Auditorium, 110 Irving St. NW. A lecture about characteristics of and current research in myeloproliferative disorders (a group of rare blood diseases). To learn more, call 703-960-1100 ext. 232.

Screenings, Volunteers and Donations

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

Nov. 12 to 14, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hospice Caring Inc. will hold a three-day volunteer training in their Gaithersburg office for people interested in becoming caregivers to terminally ill patients and their families. To learn more and register, call 301-869-4673.

Special Events

FLU SHOTS

Nov. 6, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Laurel Regional Hospital, J. Russell Jones Conference Room, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free flu shots for senior citizens and people with chronic respiratory conditions. No appointments necessary. To learn more, call 301-497-7914.

MEDITATION

Nov. 5, 8:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., or Nov. 9, 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Boundless Yoga, 1510 U St. NW. Free meditation groups every Tuesday and Sunday evenings. To learn more, call 202-234-9642.

WALKING GROUPS

The Morning Milers walking group meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Prince George's County Sports and Learning Complex, Field House, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. To learn more, call 202-877-2084.

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