Workshops, Seminars, Classes and Exercise Groups


Aug. 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Falls Church City Hall, training room, 300 Park Ave., Falls Church. A seminar, sponsored by City of Falls Church Police Department and open to the public, about crime prevention strategies. To register or learn more, call 703-248-5100, extension 7049.


Aug 11, 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Kalorama Recreation Center, 1875 Columbia Rd. NW. Mindfulness Dupont ( sponsors an introductory class to meditation. The class meets every Thursday. To learn more, call 202-588-9144.


Aug. 10, 11 a.m. Orchid Pagoda Pilates, Fairfax. A introductory pilates class called "Good Bodies Pilates," sponsored by Orchid Pagoda Pilates studio, for kids ages 6 to 10. There is a separate class at the same time for kids ages 11 to 16. The same two classes will be taking place at 2 p.m. For location and to register, call 703-207-9120. On Aug. 13, at the same times, these introductory classes will meet again.

Aug. 10, 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Pennington Institute, 8505 Fenton St., Suite 206, Silver Spring. A community pilates-based fitness class for teens and adults. To learn more, call 301-588-7366. $5 per person.

Support Groups


Recovery Inc. offers weekly groups for people with anxiety, fear, depression, panic and other emotional problems. For times and locations in the Washington area, call



Aug. 13, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. North County Government Center, Reston District Police Station, 12000 Bowman Town Dr., Reston. A support group, sponsored by the Compassionate Friends Reston Satellite Group, for parents who have lost an only child. The group meets the second Saturday of every month. To learn more, call 703-525-9311.


Aug. 11, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, 9909 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. The receptionist at the main entrance will direct you to the group. A support group, sponsored by Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland 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.


Aug. 10, 10 a.m. Fairfax Christian Church, 10185 Main St. (east of Old Town Fairfax). A support group, sponsored by La Leche League of Fairfax City, for women pregnant or nursing to discuss "Nutrition and Weaning." Children welcome. To learn more, call 703-255-6808 or 703-481-7861; see


Aug. 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 family and friends. The group meets the second Wednesday of every month. To learn more, call 703-698-1626.


Aug. 15, 11 a.m. Montgomery General Hospital, Boyer Community Learning Center A, 18101 Prince Philip Dr., Olney. A meeting of a national support group called "Look Good Feel Better," sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the National Cosmetology Association and the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, for women undergoing cancer treatment. Facilitators will discuss beauty tips and creative ways to deal with skin changes and hair loss. To register or learn more, call 301-774-8775.


Aug. 15, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Gaithersburg Library, 1830 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. A group, sponsored by the Montgomery County Affiliate of Voice of the Faithful and Survivor's Network of Those Abused by Priests, for anyone abused by clergy or affected by the abuse. To learn more, call 301-460-5588.


Chemically Dependent Anonymous meets throughout central Maryland for anyone with a drug or alcohol problem. For locations and times, call the 24-hour hot line 301-369-6556 or see


Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m. Reston Hospital Center, West Wing, Conference Room A, 1850 Town Center Dr., Reston. A support 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.


Aug. 14, noon, Washington Adventist Hospital Conference Center Building, third floor auditorium, 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. The Metro Maryland Ostomy Association will sponsor a meeting about various ostomy surgeries. Nurses will be available to answer questions. To learn more, call 301-946-6661 or see

Screenings, Volunteers and Donations


Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m. Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. A volunteer orientation, sponsored by Haven of Northern Virginia, for anyone interested in providing emotional support to the bereaved, seriously ill, dying and their families and friends. Volunteers must be available weekdays and commit to a minimum of 21/2 hours a week for at least a year. Other orientation sessions will be held Aug. 17, 22, 26 and Sept. 1. To learn more, call 703-941-7000 or see


Aug. 11, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. John T. Hazel Conference Center, Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. A lecture, sponsored by Virginia Hospital Center, about understanding lab results for cancer patients. To register or learn more, call 703-558-0902.


The Bethesda Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders is enrolling women with recurrent ovarian cancer in the ASSIST-3 clinical trial. The trial will examine a new combination treatment for ovarian cancer. To learn more, call 301-571-2016.


Aug. 13, Volunteer Farm, 277 Crider Lane, Woodstock. The nonprofit Volunteer Farm is in need of volunteers to harvest crops, which are donated to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. To register or learn more, call 540-459-2090 or see

Special Events


Aug. 10, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. American Film Institute (AFI) Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. A screening of the film "Panic in the Streets" (1950), which explores the effects of infectious disease on society. This viewing is one in a series called "Science in the Cinema," sponsored by the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center and the National Institutes of Health office of science education. After the film, there will be a question-and-answer session with John Parascandola, former chief of the history of medicine division at the National Library of Medicine. To learn more, call 301-495-6720 or see All films will be captioned, and American Sign Language interpreters will be available for the post-film discussion. To learn more, call AFI 301-495-6720.

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