Classes, Workshops and Seminars
Nov. 10, 6 p.m. George Washington University Hospital, Ambulatory Care Building, fifth floor, Room 230, 2150 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates sponsors a seminar in a series about infertility. This meeting's topic: "Donor Gametes." All seminars are open to the public and continue through December. To register or learn more about other topics in the series, call 202-741-3381.
Nov. 13, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. North County Government Center, Reston District Police Station, 12000 Bowman Towne Dr., Reston. A group, sponsored by the Compassionate Friends Reston Satellite Group, for parents who are now childless. The group meets the second Saturday of every month. To learn more, call 703-525-9311.
Nov. 11, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Kessler Adventist Rehab Hospital, 9909 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. (The receptionist at the main entrance will direct you to the group.) A group, sponsored by Kessler Adventist Rehab Hospital and TLC/Outcomes, for anyone who has experienced a brain injury and their families and friends. The group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of every month. To learn more, call 301-294-9205.
Nov. 13, 9:30 a.m. Burke Presbyterian Church, Oak Leather Drive, off Burke Center Parkway, Burke. A group, sponsored by La Leche League of Northern Virginia, for women who are breast-feeding or pregnant. Babies are welcome. The group typically meets the first Saturday of every month. To learn more, call 703-256-2754. BURN VICTIMS
Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. American Red Cross Building, 123 N. Alfred St., Alexandria. A group, sponsored by Flicker of Hope Foundation, for people with serious burn injuries and their families and friends. The group meets the second Wednesday of every month. To learn more, call 703-698-1626.
Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. Coffield Community Center, 2450 Lyttonsville Rd., Silver Spring. A group, sponsored by the Colorectal Cancer Network, for anyone with colorectal cancers and their caregivers. To learn more, call 301-216-9610.
Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to noon. George Washington University, Ross Hall, 23rd and I streets, Room 105. A group, sponsored by George Washington University and the national nonprofit Us Too, for men with prostate cancer and their families and friends. To learn more, call 301-277-0755.
Nov. 15, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Rd., Burke (supervisor's meeting room). A Northern Virginia-based group, sponsored by the Well Spouse Foundation (WSF), for people who are caring for their chronically ill or disabled spouses. The group meets the third Monday of every month. To learn more, call 703-425-2430.
Nov. 16, 7 p.m. Doctors Community Hospital, 8118 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. A group, sponsored by Doctors Community Hospital, for diabetes patients. The group meets the third Tuesday of every month. This month's topic: "Answers about Sexual Dysfunction." To register or learn more, call 301-552-5134.
Nov. 11, 1 p.m. Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria. A group, sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, for anyone with Fibromyalgia/Arthritis and their families and friends. To learn more, call 703-913-0890.
Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m. Reston Hospital Medical Plaza, 1800 Town Center Dr., Suite. 117, Reston. A group, sponsored by Reston Hospital Medical Plaza, for anyone with lupus and their family and friends. The group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of every month. Participants can attend one or both groups. To learn more, call 703-689-9240.
Nov. 13, Noon, Laurie Mitchell Employment Center, 6295 Edsall Rd., #175, Alexandria. A group, sponsored by Laurie Mitchell Employment Center, for people with mental illness to discuss how to gain employment. The group meets the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. To learn more, call 703-461-3886 after 5 p.m.
Nov. 14, Noon, Washington Adventist Hospital, Conference Center Building, Third Floor Auditorium, 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. A group, sponsored by the United Ostomy Association Metro Maryland Chapter, for people with ostomies and their families and friends. Ostomy nurses will be available to answer questions. The group meets the second Sunday of every month. To learn more, call 301-946-6661.
Nov. 13, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. North County Government Center, Reston District Police Station, 12000 Bowman Towne Dr., Reston. A group, sponsored by the Compassionate Friends, for parents who have lost children. To learn more, call 703-525-9311.
Nov. 15, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Georgetown University Medical Center Lombardi Cancer Center, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. A group, sponsored by the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area, for anyone with Parkinson's disease and their families and friends. To learn more, call 703-891-0821.
Smart Recovery provides a secular approach to overcoming substance abuse. Smart has several meeting times and locations in the Washington area. To learn more, call 703-486-0202 or see www.his.com/washdcsmart.
Screenings, Volunteers and Donations
Adult female cigarette smokers can participate in an ongoing 90-minute study of mood and coping at American University. Day, evening and weekend appointments are available. Compensation is provided. For locations and times, call 240-994-0268.
Indoor walking programs in which people of all ages are welcome to stroll or power walk take place year-round in Anne Arundel County. Mileage cards, supplied and totaled annually by North Arundel Hospital, are available when the walking begins at the following times and locations:
* The O'Malley Marchers, co-sponsored by the O'Malley Senior Center and the Wheels Skating Center, walk inside Wheels Skating Center, 1200 Odenton Rd., Odenton from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. To learn more, call 410-222-6227.
* The Arundel Mills Milers, co-sponsored by Arundel Mills Mall, walk inside the mall, located at 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. To register or learn more call, 443-755-8773.
* The Marley Milers, co-sponsored by Harbor Hospital and the Marley Station Mall, walk inside the mall five days a week, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. To learn more, call 410-766-2033 or 410-760-8900.
North Arundel Hospital sponsors a year-round outdoor walking program in which people of all ages are welcome to stroll or power walk. Mileage cards, supplied and totaled by the co-sponsors, are available when the walking begins at the following location:
* The Pascal Pacers, co-sponsored by the Pascal Senior Center, walk in Severna Park on the BWI (Baltimore Washington International) Trail, which connects to the B&A (Baltimore and Annapolis) Trail. For times and meeting points, call 410-222-6680.
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