Workshops, Seminars, Classes and Exercise Groups


Oct. 26, 12 to 1:30 p.m. George Washington University Hospital, 900 23rd St. NW. Roosevelt Room. Participants will be encouraged to engage in a variety of exercises, including yoga, tai chi, kickboxing and strength training. Wear exercise shoes and workout clothes. ($10 fee) To register, call 1-888-4GW-DOCS.


Oct. 26, noon to 1:30 p.m. Smith Farm Center for the Healing Arts, U Street Community Center, 1632 U Street NW. Adults living with cancer and their caregivers. Experience live instruction, demonstration, and a sampling of vegetarian dishes along with a variety of cancer-related nutrition topics at each class. Registration is required. For more information, call 202-483-8600 or e-mail or see

Support Groups


Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Dolley Madison Library (downstairs meeting room), 1244 Oak Ridge Road, McLean. Sponsored by Voice of the Faithful, Northern Virginia affiliate, this group assists survivors of clergy abuse and others affected by the abuse. For more information, call Ellen Radday at 703-538-6128.


Oct. 30, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Lyon Village Community Center, 1920 N. Highland Street, Arlington. Fall social event sponsored by Concerned Parents for Arlington Adult Services (CPAAS) offers support to parents of children who will require lifelong support and care because of developmental disabilities, mental retardation or chronic disabling conditions. Bring your questions on schools, transportation, recreational activities, respite care and job training.


Oct. 26, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The House of Ruth Domestic Violence Support Center offers confidential individual and group counseling for victims of domestic violence. To learn more, call 202-347-0390.

* The Alexandria Domestic Violence Program offers individual and group counseling for Alexandria residents who have experienced domestic abuse. Volunteers are always needed. To learn more, call 703-838-4911 or see


Oct. 26, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cancer Resource Center at Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 N. George Mason Drive, Arlington. A group for people with lymphoma, their families and friends, sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For more information, call 703-558-5555 or see


Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 North Glebe Road, Arlington. NAMI-Arlington sponsors a support group for parents, friends and significant others of individuals with depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. For more information, contact Frank Gisondi at 703-760-8988.


Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Howard University Hospital, 5th Floor, Room 5J17, 2041 Georgia Avenue NW. A group for pre- and post-transplant patients, their families, and significant others. To learn more, call 202-865-1443.


Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. St. Francis Episcopal Church, parish hall, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Group will meet in the parish hall. Research specialist and clinician Karen Anderson, from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, will speak on the psychiatric aspects of Parkinson's disease. For more information, call Glenn Lawrence, 703-406-2732.


Oct. 25, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cancer Resource Center at Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 N. George Mason Drive, Arlington. Prostate cancer survivors, those newly diagnosed and other interested persons meet to share experiences, solve problems and receive emotional support. For more information, call 703-558-5555.

Screenings, Volunteers and Donations


Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Montgomery General Hospital, 18101 Prince Philip Drive Olney, MD. Donors will receive a T-shirt and a gift from Caribou Coffee. Call 301-774-8969 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Lectures and Discussions


Oct. 25, 10 a.m. Brookside Gardens Auditorium, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Gene D. Cohen, director of the Center on Aging at George Washington University, will challenge harmful myths about aging and discuss the biological and emotional foundations of creativity. Q&A to follow. For more information, call 240-777-1132.


Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Montgomery General Hospital Boyer Community Learning Center, 2nd floor, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney. Free community health lecture "Genetic Cancer Risk Screening: A powerful weapon in cancer prevention," Call 301-774-8881 for more information or to register.

Special Events


Oct. 25, 10 a.m. Capital Breast Care Center, 650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, in association with the Delmarva Foundation, is offering free flu shots to women who get mammograms at the center from now through December. For more information, call 202-675-2099.


Oct. 29, noon to 4 p.m. Greater First Baptist Church, 2701 13th St. NW. The church's fall health fair offers education about diseases and healthful lifestyle changes, and screenings for diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, liver/kidney disease, hearing problems and glaucoma. Mammograms will be offered for free on Thursday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Lynell Rawlings, 202-328-3437 or

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