Classes, Workshops and Seminars
June 8, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The George Washington University Hospital, 900 23rd St. NW, hospital auditorium. Representatives from neurosurgery and orthopedics departments will lead a hospital-sponsored seminar about the causes and treatment options for back pain. To register or learn more, call 1-888-4GW-DOCS (888-449-3627).
June 14, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Disability Resource Center, 409 Progress St., Fredericksburg. A peer-run group for amputees and their families and friends. The group meets the second Tuesday of every month. To learn more, call 540-898-5372 or 540-972-9087; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 9, 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. The group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of every month. Families and friends are welcome To learn more, call 301-294-9205.
June 8, 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 family and friends. The group meets the second Wednesday of every month. To learn more, call 703-698-1626.
CANCERJune 9, 7 p.m. to 8:30 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. The group meets the second Thursday of every month. To learn more, call 301-879-1500.
The Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region is sponsoring the following groups for adults diagnosed with epilepsy and other seizure disorders. Caregivers welcome. To learn more about any of the groups, call 703-425-6660.
June 10, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Herndon High School, Entrance 5, Room 123, 700 Bennett St., Herndon. The Reston Epilepsy Group meets the second and fourth Fridays of every month.
June 8, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Falls Church High School, Room 100, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. The Northern Virginia Epilepsy Group meets every Wednesday. FIBROMYALGIA/ARTHRITIS
June 9, 1 p.m. Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria. A group, sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, for anyone with fibromyalgia/arthritis and their family and friends. The group meets the second Thursday of every month. To learn more, call 703-913-0890.
June 14, 11 a.m. Washington Hospital Center, 3NW, 110 Erving St. NW, conference room. A seminar, sponsored by Washington Hospital Center, for anyone interested in what can cause knee and hip pain and the latest diet, exercise and medication treatments. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Participants can attend one or both groups. To register or learn more, call 202-877-DOCS (202-877-3627).
June 14, 6:30 p.m. Reston Hospital Center, the West Wing, conference room A, 1850 Town Center Dr., Reston. A group, sponsored by Reston Hospital Center, 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.
June 8, 7:15 p.m. Vienna Baptist Church, 941 Marshall Rd. SW, Vienna. A group, sponsored by the National Capital Chapter of the MS Society, for MS patients and their family and friends. The group meets the second Wednesday of every month. To learn more, call 703-768-4841.
June 11, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Alexandria Hospital, 4320 Seminary Rd., Health Education Center, Alexandria. A peer-run group for anyone with trigeminal neuralgia, a condition characterized by facial pain. To learn more, call 703-724-0524.
June 14, 1 p.m. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. A language therapy session, to use computer and conversation techniques, for stroke patients who have difficulty speaking. The session is sponsored by the Montgomery County Stroke Association. Family and caregivers welcome. To register or learn more, call 301-622-2282.
Screenings, Volunteers and Donations
June 13, 10 a.m. to noon. Cultura, 5301 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 110. A skin cancer screening, part of the "Play Smart When It Comes To The Sun" campaign co-sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology, Major League Baseball and Major League Baseball Players Association. To learn more, call 1-888-462-DERM (888-462-3376) or see www.aad.org.
June 15, The Howard University Cancer Center provides prostate cancer screening for men 40 and older. Screenings are conducted the third Wednesday of every month. Men may also volunteer for an education project about prostate cancer. For location and to register in advance, call 202-865-0009.
June 11, noon to 6 p.m. Greater Southeast Community Hospital, 1310 Southern Ave. SE. A community health fair, sponsored by the Healthy Communities Foundation, to include screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, breast cancer, prostate cancer, HIV and lead poisoning. Information will also be available about health care providers and medical insurance. To learn more, call 202-279-7516.
Lectures and Discussions
June 9, 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. A discussion, sponsored by Holiday Park Center and led by a doctor from Suburban Hospital, about treatment options for different types of back pain caused by conditions like arthritis. To learn more, call 301-468-4448.
June 9, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. A panel discussion, sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, about coping with leukemia. A networking dinner will precede the meeting at 6 p.m. To register (by June 1) or learn more, call 703-960-1100, extension 231, or e-mail email@example.com.
June 7, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Churchill High School, 11300 Gainsborough Rd., Potomac. A showing of the documentary "Smashed: Toxic Tales of Teens and Alcohol" about the danger of teens driving while drunk. The free viewing, which is open to the public, is sponsored by Churchill High School & Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health Center. To learn more, call 301-838-4911.
June 11, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wheaton Regional Library, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. A lecture, sponsored by the Scleroderma Foundation of Greater Washington and led by a Johns Hopkins University professor, for patients with scleroderma, an autoimmune disease that can affect many parts of the body. To learn more, call 703-938-2191 or see www.scleroderma.org. For directions, call 240-777-0678.
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