Workshops, Seminars, Classes and Exercise Groups

ADOPTION

Nov. 19, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East (Route 123), Vienna. A free seminar for those interested in domestic or international adoption. For more information, call 703-242-8800.

Support Groups

ASPERGER'S SYNDROME

Nov. 20, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Teaism (lower level), 400 Eighth St. NW. A peer-run group, called Asperger Adults of Greater Washington, for adults with Asperger's syndrome or high-functioning autism. To learn more, call 703-516-9265 or e-mail willardston@yahoo.com

BORDERLINE

PERSONALITY DISORDER

Nov 15, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, lower level, Room 8, Bethesda. A licensed therapist will discuss issues and concerns surrounding borderline personality disorder in a meeting open to all. There is no fee, but donations are welcome. For more information, call 301-469-6101.

MENTAL ILLNESS

Nov. 20, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 16th & N. Inglewood, Arlington. NAMI-Arlington sponsors a support group for parents of children, teens and young adults with a psychiatric diagnosis. Meetings are held the third Sunday of the month. For more information, contact Naomi Verdugo at 703-862-9588.

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS

Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to noon. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, 2nd floor conference room. Meetings sponsored by Myasthenia Gravis Foundation for anyone with myasthenia gravis, a neuromuscular disease. For more information, please call 301-986-1020.

ORGAN TRANSPLANT

Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Howard University Hospital, 5th Floor, Room 5J17, 2041 Georgia Avenue NW. A group meets every Thursday for pre- and post-transplant patients, their families and significant others. To learn more, call 202-865-1443.

OSTOMY

Nov. 20, 2 p.m. Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving St. NW, East Building, Room G-003. The Ostomy Association of Metropolitan Washington sponsors a support group for people who have or will have ostomy surgery resulting in an ileostomy, colostomy, urostomy or continent diversions. Family and friends are welcome. For additional information, call 301-630-9260.

PARKINSON'S

Nov. 19, 1 p.m. St. Paul's Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington. This meeting of a support group sponsored by the Parkinsonian Society of Greater Washington/Kensington will feature a music therapist. Family and friends are welcome. For more information, call 301-384-9670.

SUDDEN INFANT DEATH

SYNDROME (SIDS)

Nov. 19, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Family and friends of babies who have died from any cause are welcome to attend. Families are encouraged to bring photographs or other mementos for a scrapbooking or memory box session. A potluck family dinner and get-together will be followed by a brief service in the chapel. For more information, call 703-933-9100 visit www.sidsma.org.

TINNITUS

Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield. A group sponsored by the Northern Virginia Tinnitus Support Group for anyone with ringing in their ears and their family and friends. Topics include coping strategies, research, upcoming events and medical resources. To learn more, call 703-610-1825.

Lectures and Discussions

AVIAN FLU

Nov. 18, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Georgetown University, ICC Auditorium, 37th & O streets NW. Panel discussion on avian flu and strategies to avert a human pandemic. For reservations, see mortara.georgetown.edu or call 202-687-5696.

BRAIN CHEMISTRY

AND BEHAVIOR

Nov. 16, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 800 21st Street, NW. The GW Center for Integrative Medicine presents a free lecture, "Brain Chemistry and Behavior: How to Optimize Performance by Altering Brain Chemistry, Naturally." For more information, call 202 293-9737.

CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME AND FIBROMYALGIA

Nov. 19, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mason District Government Center (Large Conference Room), 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale. A discussion about Social Security disability benefits. For more information, call 703-968-9818.

MACULAR DEGENERATION

Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to noon. Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive, Rockville. The Macula Vision Research Foundation is hosting a seminar to discuss the treatment of macular degeneration and current research into the disease. For more information please call 301-530-5200.

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