Classes, Workshops and Seminars

ADOPTION

Oct. 13, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. A seminar, sponsored by the Datz Foundation and open to the public, about international and domestic adoptions. To learn more, call 703-242-8800.

NUTRITION

Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. George Washington University Center for Integrative Medicine, 908 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Suite 200. A seminar, sponsored by the Center for Integrative Medicine, for adults to discuss the topic: "Healthy Weight for You." To register or learn more, call 202-833-5055 or see www.integrativemedicinedc.com.

TAI CHI

Oct. 15, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, John T. Hazel Conference Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. A tai chi workshop, sponsored by Virginia Hospital Center, for cancer patients. To register or learn more, call 703-558-0913.

Support Groups

BEREAVEMENT

Oct. 14, 7:15 p.m. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 N. 16th St., Arlington. A group, led by a psychiatrist and sponsored by the Arlington chapter of the Compassionate Friends, for families who are grieving suicide. To learn more, call 301-530-1115 or e-mail locopeland@aol.com.

CANCER

Oct. 14, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. A group, sponsored by Virginia Hospital Center, for Spanish speakers grieving the loss of a loved one. To learn more, call 703-538-2047.

DRUG ADDICTION

Oct. 21, 8 p.m. Montgomery General Hospital, 18101 Prince Philip Dr., sixth floor, Olney. A group called "Seeking Serenity," sponsored by Narcotics Anonymous, for families and friends of drug addicts. The group meets every Thursday. Narcotics Anonymous sponsors another meeting at the same time and location for drug addicts. To learn more about both groups, call 301-649-6234.

FIBROMYALGIA/ARTHRITIS

Oct. 14, 1 p.m. Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria. A group, sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, for anyone with fibromyalgia or arthritis and their family and friends. The group meets the second Thursday of every month. To learn more, call 703-913-0890.

MENTAL HEALTH

Oct. 16, Noon, Laurie Mitchell Employment Center, 6295 Edsall Rd., Suite 175, Alexandria. A group for people with mental illness, sponsored by the Laurie Mitchell Employment Center, to discuss how to apply for jobs. The group meets the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. To learn more, call 703-461-3886 after 5 p.m.

Lectures and Discussions

ADHD

Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Ritchie Park Elementary School, 1514 Dunster Rd., Rockville. A discussion, sponsored by Montgomery County CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit Disorder), on the effect of ADHD on marriage and dating. To learn more, call 301-251-8722.

GRIEF

Oct. 18, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Dr., Rockville. A discussion for men, sponsored by Montgomery Hospice, on the portrayal of grieving men in movies and how that can relate to grieving in real life. To register or learn more, call 301-921-4400 or see www.montgomeryhospice.org.

MACULAR DEGENERATION

Oct. 14, 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. A discussion for seniors, led by a doctor from the Prevention of Blindness Society and sponsored by Holiday Park. To learn more, call 301-468-4448.

MEMORY

Oct. 18, 10 a.m. Brookside Gardens Education Building Auditorium, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. A discussion, led by a doctor from John Hopkins School of Medicine and sponsored by the Vital Living Steering Committee of Montgomery County and Brookside Gardens, about preserving memory, managing stress and coping with age-related sleep problems. To learn more, call 240-777-1132.

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS

Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to noon. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Conference Rooms One and Two, Bethesda. A group, sponsored by the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, for anyone with myasthenia gravis (a condition most widely characterized by muscle dysfunction) and their family and friends. To learn more, call 301-986-1020.

NURSING HOMES

Oct. 14, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mason District Government Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale. A discussion, sponsored by TLC 4 Long Term Care (advocates for quality care in nursing homes) on the topic: "Working to Improve Staffing in Virginia's Nursing Homes." To learn more, call 703-451-8631.

STROKE

Oct. 13, 8 p.m. Shady Grove Adventist Nursing & Rehab Center, 9701 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. A discussion, led by a doctor from the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) and sponsored by Montgomery County Stroke Association, on the topic: "Intimacy After Stroke." Stroke patients and their caregivers are invited to the discussion. Separate support groups for caregivers and stroke patients take place before the discussion from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. To learn more, call 301-681-6272 or see www.mcstroke.org.

VASCULAR DISEASE

Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m. Georgetown University Hospital, Leavey Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. A lecture, sponsored by Georgetown University Hospital, about vascular disease risk factors, which include family history, diabetes, obesity and lack of exercise. To register or learn more, call 202-342-2400.

Screenings, Volunteers and Donations

SKIN CANCER

Oct. 19, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Suburban Outpatient Medical Center, 6420 Rockledge Dr., Bethesda. The Sidney J. Malawer Memorial Foundation sponsors skin cancer screenings open to the public. To register or learn more, call 301-896-3939.

VASCULAR DISEASE

Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Georgetown University Hospital, Pasquerilla Health Center, fourth floor, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. Georgetown University Hospital's Division of Vascular Surgery sponsors a screening for vascular disease open to the public. To register or learn more, call 1-800-772-8390.

Special Events

CANCER

Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, John T. Hazel Conference Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. A breast cancer conference, sponsored by Virginia Hospital Center, to include activities for breast cancer patients ranging from a physician panel on the latest developments in clinical trials for breast cancer to complimentary massages. To register or learn more, call 703-558-0910.

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