Workshops, Seminars, Classes and Exercise Groups


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


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



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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


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


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 or call 202-687-5696.



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.


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.


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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