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Widow/widower support group, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. For more information call, 703-941-7000 or visit


Blood pressure check for seniors, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department. A medical team will be available 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

The American Red Cross offers the following classes in Northern Virginia. For more information, call 703-876-0712.

* Adult, Child and Infant CPR and First Aid, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, South Fairfax Office, 9716 Middleton Ave., Fort Belvoir; 6-10:30 p.m. next Tuesday and Thursday, North Fairfax Office, 1112 Herndon Pkwy., Herndon. $63.

* Infant and Child CPR, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, South Fairfax Center, 9716 Middleton Ave., Fort Belvoir, $40.


Northern Virginia Epilepsy Group, sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation for adults with seizure disorders and caregivers, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Falls Church High School Career Center, 7521 Jaguar Tr., Falls Church. For more information, call 703-425-6660.

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Hyperactivity Disorder) of Northern Virginia offers the following free support groups. For more information, call 703-641-5451 or visit

* Parent support group, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon.

* Parent support group, 7:30 p.m. Monday, George Mason Library, 7001 Little River Tpk., Annandale.

* Parent support group, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dolly Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean.

* Adult support group, 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dolly Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean.

-- Compiled by Jean Mack