Classes, Workshops and Seminars


Nov. 14, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Holy Cross Resource Institute, 9805 Dameron Dr., Silver Spring. A presentation, sponsored by the Holy Cross Hospital Caregiver Resource Center, about caregiver burnout and stress reduction. To learn more, call 301-754-7152.


Nov. 16, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1001 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville. A workshop, sponsored by the Montgomery Hospice, for people who need to learn to cook for one after the death of a loved one. To learn more, call 301-279-2566.


Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. A program about how to deal with the holiday season after the death of a loved one. To learn more, call 703-941-7000.

* Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Alexandria Office on Women, Suite 400, 421 King St., Alexandria. A workshop, sponsored by the Alexandria Victim Witness Program and the Sexual Assault Response and Awareness Program, for victims of crime about how to cope with the holidays. To learn more, call 703-838-5030.

* Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to noon. Hospice of Prince George's County, Suite 100, 11700 Beltsville Rd., Beltsville. A workshop about dealing with the holidays for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. To learn more, call 800-255-3042.

* Nov. 17, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Weinschel Education Center, Elm Room, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. A gathering, sponsored by the Washington Regional Transplant Consortium, to help people who have lost a loved one to prepare for the holidays. To learn more and register (before Nov. 15), call 703-641-0100.


Nov. 13, noon to 1:30 p.m. The Washington House, 5100 Fillmore Ave., Alexandria. A discussion about senior fitness, starting an exercise program and fitting exercise into a busy life. A free lunch is included. To learn more, call 703-845-2961.

Support Groups


Nov. 13, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 500 West Annandale Rd., Falls Church or Nov. 14, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. White Oak Office Building, 11120 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Support and discussion groups, sponsored by the Center for Adoption Support and Education Inc., for adoptees over 21 years old. To learn more, call 301-593-9200.


Nov. 14, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. A group, sponsored by the Barker Foundation, for people who have placed a child for adoption. To learn more and for the Cabin John location, call 301-229-8300.


Nov. 16, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital, Education Conference Room 1, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. A group, sponsored by the ALS Association, for caregivers of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. To learn more, call 301-978-9855.


Sexaholics Anonymous, a 12-step program for people recovering from addiction to sex, promiscuity, pornography, cybersex, adultery and unhealthy relationships, has meetings every day throughout the Washington area. To learn more, call 703-866-6929.

* New Beginnings Inc. has meetings in Maryland, Virginia and the District for people coping with separation and divorce. For locations and times, call 301-924-4101.


Nov. 19, 7 p.m. A group, sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), for victims of drunk driving crashes, their family members and friends. To learn more and for the Burke location, call 703-978-3025.


Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. American Cancer Society, 11331 Amherst Ave., Silver Spring. A meeting of the Laryngectomee Club of Montgomery County, a group that offers information and support to people who have had or are going to have their larynx removed. To learn more, call 301-588-2352 or e-mail


Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to noon. Suburban Hospital, Conference Rooms 1 and 2, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. A group, sponsored by the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, for people with myasthenia gravis, their family members and friends. To learn more, call 301-986-1020.


Nov. 16, 1:30 p.m. Senior Source, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. A meeting of the Washington Area Neuropathy Support Group for people with peripheral neuropathy, their family members and friends. To learn more, call 301-897-8268.

Lectures and Discussions


Nov. 13, noon Friendship Terrace Retirement Community, 4201 Butterworth Pl. NW. A speaker from the Washington Center for Hip and Knee Surgery will discuss evaluation of joint disease and treatment modalities. Seniors, their family members and friends are welcome to attend. To learn more, call 202-244-7400 ext. 18.


Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. Mount Olivet Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. A discussion about treatment and services for the mentally ill of Arlington County, sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-Arlington Alliance. To learn more, call 703-525-8616.


Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Epiphany Byzantine Catholic Church, 3410 Woodburn Rd., Annandale. A lecture, sponsored by the Parkinson Foundation, about caregiving and Parkinson's disease. To learn more, call 703-891-0821.

Screenings, Volunteers and Donations


Nov. 15, noon to 6 p.m. Greenbelt Community Center, Main Level, Gymnasium, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. A blood drive sponsored by the American Red Cross. To schedule an appointment, call 301-397-2212.


Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Vienna Community Center ,120 Cherry St. SE. Free blood pressure checks for Vienna area seniors. To learn more, call 703-255-6360.


The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults at 5575 Sterret Pl., Columbia seeks volunteers for administrative tasks. To learn more, call 410-964-0202.

Special Events


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's patient financial aid program offers people up to $500 per year to pay for chemotherapy medication, transportation and blood work associated with cancer treatment. Patients with leukemia, lymphoma myeloma and other blood-related cancers are eligible for assistance. To apply, call 703-960-1100 ext. 232.


Nov. 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. St. George Episcopal Church, 915 Oakland St., Arlington. A day of meetings and information sponsored by Debtors Anonymous, a 12-step program for people dealing with compulsive debt and spending. To learn more, call 202-319-0229 or see


Nov. 13, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sports Therapy Services Inc. 6848 Elm St., McLean. A health fair that includes free blood pressure checks, body fat analysis, postural assessment, nutrition and fitness information. To learn more, call 703-442-0748.

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