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General bereavement support group, 7:30-9 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month, Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. For more information, call 703-941-7000 or visit


The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Northern Virginia presents a free panel discussion on area community educational and training services available to the mentally ill, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27, First Christian Church, 6165 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. For more information, call 703-525-0686.

Monthly meeting of CHADD of Northern Virginia (Children and Adults With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), Nadia Webb presents a free program on "Short Attention, Short Fuse: Anger Management for Children and Adults With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder," 7 p.m. today, Fairfax High School, multipurpose lecture room, 3500 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax City. For more information, call 703-641-5451.

The American Red Cross offers adult, infant and child CPR and first-aid classes, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, north Fairfax office, 1112 Herndon Pkwy., Herndon; 6-10:30 p.m. Tuesday and next Thursday, south Fairfax office, 9716 Middleton Ave., Fort Belvoir. $63. For more information or to register, call 703-876-0712.

"Seminar for Survivors," a seminar designed to help cancer survivors start the new year with a new perspective, reconnecting with life, 7:15-9 p.m. today, Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required. 703-698-2841.


Caregiver support group for children of aging parents and spouses involved in caregiving, 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Thursday in February, Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Rd., Alexandria. Free; preregistration required. 703-765-4573.

The Epilepsy Foundation sponsors the following support groups for adults with seizure disorders and caregivers. For more information, call 703-425-6660.

* Reston Epilepsy Group, 7-8:30 p.m. next Thursday, South Lakes High School cafeteria, 11400 South Lakes Dr., Reston.

* Northern Virginia Epilepsy Group, 7-8 p.m. every Wednesday, Falls Church High School career center, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church.

The Northern Virginia Brain Injury Association's support group for traumatic brain injury survivors, their families and friends, 7:30-9 p.m. today, Falls Church High School, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. For more information, call 703-569-1855 or visit

-- Compiled by Jean Mack