Workshops, Seminars, Classes and Exercise Groups
Oct. 17, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A Wheaton workshop called "Sounds of Grieving," sponsored by Montgomery Hospice, about the soothing effects of music for people who are grieving. For location and to register, call 301- 921-4400.
Oct. 14, Noon to 5 p.m. Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC), 4000 Reservoir Rd. NW, Research Building Auditorium. A symposium, sponsored by GUMC's Center for the Study of Sex Differences, on the "Biological Bases of Sex Differences in Neuroscience and Cognition." To register or learn more, call 202-687-3149 or see http://csd.georgetown.edu/events.htm.
Oct. 15, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. McLean Central Park, (behind Dolley Madison Public Library on the outdoor basketball court), Engleside Drive and Oak Ridge Avenue, McLean. The Tai Chi Study Center sponsors a tai chi class that is open to the public. The class meets at the same location every Saturday morning through the end of October. To learn more, call 703-759-9141 or see www.taichicenter.com.
Oct. 16, 4 p.m. Meridian Hill Park, 16th and Euclid streets NW. The first in the "Yoga in the Park" series of five yoga classes, to meet Sundays through Oct. 30. This is a free community service project open to the public and sponsored by a District yoga instructor. To learn more, call 202-253-9774.
Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Twinbrook Library, downstairs meeting room, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville. A peer support group called the Shyness/Social Anxiety Support Group for anyone with social anxiety. The group meets the third Saturday of every month. At this Oct. 15 meeting, a clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety disorders will discuss: "Anxiety: How much is too much?" To learn more, call 301-7701653 or see www.angelfire.com/md3/socialanxietygroup.
Oct. 17, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Montgomery General Hospital, 18101 Prince Philip Dr., Olney. The first gathering of a 10-week support group to meet Mondays, sponsored by Hospice Caring Inc. The group is for anyone grieving the death of a spouse. For more on location and to register, call 301-990-0854.
Oct. 13, 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 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.
Oct. 12, 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.
Oct. 17, 11 a.m. Montgomery General Hospital, Boyer Community Learning Center A, 18101 Prince Philip Dr., Olney. A support group, sponsored by the hospital, the American Cancer Society, the National Cosmetology Association Foundation and the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, for women with cancer. The group will discuss beauty tips and creative ways to manage skin changes and hair loss. To register or learn more, call 301-774-8775.
Oct. 13, Noon to 2 p.m. Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Fairfax. A patient-run group for cancer patients. The group meets every Thursday. To learn more, call 301-610-9146 or see http://can-survive.net.
Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Fairfax. A patient-run support group for people with cardinoid cancer, and their family and friends. Cardinoid cancer is a disease often characterized by slow-growing tumors found in the gastrointestinal system. The group meets the third Saturday of every month. To learn more, call 703-255-0519 or see www.hometown.aol.com/cacsva.
Oct.11, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. West County Library, 1325 Annapolis Rd., Odenton. A support group, sponsored by Pain Connection, for anyone with chronic pain. Pain Connection sponsors other chronic pain support groups on Oct. 12, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., at Rexford Place, 9885 Greenbelt Rd., Lanham; and on Oct.19, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the American Cancer Society, 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 730. Participants are welcome to bring pillows, mats, ice or hot packs to help make themselves comfortable. A new Montgomery Coffee Club meets Oct. 18, at 11 a.m., at White Flint Mall Eatery, 11301 Rockville Pike North, Bethesda. To learn more, call 301-309-2444 or see www.pain-connection.org.
The Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region is sponsoring the following support groups for adults diagnosed with seizure disorders, and their caregivers. To learn more about either group, call 703-425-6660.
* Oct. 12, 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.
* Oct. 14, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Herndon High School, 700 Bennett St., Entrance 8, Room 123, Herndon. The Reston Epilepsy Group meets the second and fourth Fridays of every month.
Oct 13, 5:30 p.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital Outpatient Transplant Center, 8503 Arlington Blvd., Suite 200, Fairfax. A support group, sponsored by Inova Fairfax Hospital, for anyone considering a multi-organ transplant. This group is also for people who have already had the surgery. The group meets the second Thursday of every month. To register or learn more, call 703-970-3216.
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS) Oct. 16, 1:30 p.m. The Rotunda, 8380 Greensboro Dr., Building 5, Unit 302, McLean. A peer support group for anyone with MS. Family and friends welcome. To learn more, call 703-201-6494 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 11 and 18, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., 6845 Elm St., Suite 710, McLean. A 12-step group, facilitated by a clinical psychologist in her office, for women and girls who cut or self-mutilate their bodies. The group meets every Tuesday. To learn more, call 703-734-8383.
Lectures and Discussions
Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. Chinese Children Adoption International, 8009 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria. An information session, sponsored by Chinese Children Adoption International, for people interested in adopting children from China. To register or learn more, call 703-243-8431 or e-mail email@example.com.
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