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Bereavement support group, for anyone grieving the death of a loved one, 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. For more information, call 703-941-7000.

Pet loss support group, ongoing monthly meetings for people who have lost a pet or are anticipating the death of a pet, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Fairfax County Animal Shelter, 4500 West Ox Rd., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-280-2244.


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, 6 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, south Fairfax office, 9716 Middleton Ave., Fort Belvoir. $63.

* Adult CPR/AED and first aid, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, north Fairfax office, 1112 Herndon Pkwy., Herndon. $55.

* Infant and child CPR, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday , Dunn Loring United Methodist Church, 2501 Gallows Rd., Dunn Loring. $40.


Cancer support group, for

newly diagnosed patients or long-term survivors and their families, noon Monday, Reston Hospital Center, the Pavilion, Suite 307, 1850 Town Center Pkwy., Reston. For more information, call 703-689-9000,

ext. 2200.

New mothers support group, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Reston YMCA community room, 12196 Sunset Hills Rd., For more information, call 703-689-9240.

Support group for adults with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, sponsored by CHADD of Northern Virginia, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Center, Alexandria. For more information, call 703-641-5451.

Northern Virginia Epilepsy support group, sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Falls Church High School, Room 100, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. For more information, call 703-425-6660.

-- Compiled by Jean Mack