Alternative Medicine

CHAKRA HEALING/MEDITATION, Bruce Winkle of Healing Touch International. Learn to enhance natural clarity and consciousness, 6:30-8:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Gardens of Delight, Route 9, Paeonian Springs. 540-882-9113.

Blood Drives

AMERICAN RED CROSS, 3:45-8 p.m. Tuesday, Round Hill Elementary School, 17115 Evening Star Dr. 540-338-3547; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Belmont Fitness Center, 20071 Medalist Dr., Ashburn. 800-448-3543; 1:30-6 p.m. May 27, St. James' Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. NW, Leesburg. 800-448-3543; 3-7 p.m. May 31, Ashburn Fire and Rescue Department, Founders Hall, 20688 Ashburn Rd. 800-448-3543.

LOUDOUN HOSPITAL CENTER/INOVA BLOOD DONOR SERVICES, 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Loudoun Hospital Center at Lansdowne, conference rooms A and B, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. 866-256-6372.

First Aid

ADULT CPR-AED, 6-10:30 p.m. Tuesday.$45. Infant and child CPR, 6-10:30 p.m. Thursday. $45. Community first aid and safety, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. $63. American Red Cross, 604 S. King St., Leesburg. Register. 703-777-7171.


BLUE RIDGE SPEECH AND HEARING CENTER, "Help Me Talk: Toddler Language Facilitation," 5-6 p.m. Thursday; "Building Children's Language, Reading and Learning Skills," noon-1 p.m. May 26; open house, noon-7 p.m. May 25, 602 S. King St., Suite 102, Leesburg. Hearing screening and demonstration of the latest digital technology in hearing instruments. Register. Free. 703-777-5050.

HEARING LOSS OUTREACH, free information and referral services; walk-ins, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. third Thursdays, Loudoun County Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Loudoun County Department of Social Services, 102 Heritage Way, Leesburg. For one-on-one appointments, 703-444-0101 or 703-430-2906 (TDD). Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Department of the Disability Resource Center provides helpful technology for hearing loss, tap loans, referrals to other agencies and presentations to businesses, civic groups and schools, 2-5 p.m. third Thursdays, the Workplace, 205 Keith St., Warrenton. Free; call for appointment. 800-648-6324 or 540-373-5890 (TDD).


BABYSITTER INSTRUCTOR PROGRAM, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 29-30, American Red Cross, 604 S. King St., Leesburg. Must complete fundamentals of instructor training before course. Register. $55. 703-771-7171.

BABYSITTER TRAINING, ages 12-16, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Fauquier Hospital Tower, Chestnut Room, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Taught by certified American Red Cross instructor. Students receive a babysitter's training manual to take home. Bring bag lunch. Drinks and cookies provided. $25. Register. 540-349-0588.

BIG BROTHER-BIG SISTER, ages 3-10, 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Fauquier Hospital, Tom Frost Conference Room, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Expectant brothers and sisters learn about changes that occur when a new baby arrives. Visit nursery and postpartum unit, change a diaper and dress and hold a baby. Class should be attended one month before baby's arrival. $10. Register. 540-349-0588.

LOUDOUN HOSPITAL'S MOBILE HEALTH VAN, noon-4 p.m. today, Ashburn Sports Pavilion Health Fair, 44025 Courtland Dr.; 2-7 p.m. Wednesday, in front of Safeway, Route 50, Middleburg; 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Lovettsville Community Center, 57 E. Broad Way; 2-7 p.m. Friday, Broadlands HOA, 43004 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sugarland HOA, 200 Greenfield Ct., Sterling; 2-7 p.m. May 27, Town of Purcellville, 130 E. Main St.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 29, Round Hill Home Town Festival, Town Park, Loudoun and Main streets. Provides wellness screenings for ages 18 and older. Blood pressure screening is free; other costs vary. No appointment necessary. 703-771-2917.

Pregnancy and Parenting

LA LECHE LEAGUE, mother-to-mother support and breast-feeding information, 10 a.m. second Wednesdays in Warrenton, 540-351-6103; 7 p.m. second Mondays in Leesburg, 703-771-7492; 10:30 a.m. third Fridays, Marshall Community Center, Marshall, 540-364-3991; 10:15 a.m.-noon third Fridays, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, Sterling. 703-689-0811.

MOTHERS FIRST, support group offers discussions, lectures, field trips, play groups and mom's night out. 10:30 a.m.-noon first and third Tuesdays, Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St.; 10:30 a.m.-noon first and third Tuesdays, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg; 10 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. 703-827-5922 or

Support Groups

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT, 7:30-9 p.m. third Tuesdays, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Ashburn. 703-737-8741; 10-11 a.m. third Thursdays, Leesburg Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Market St. 703-779-8617.

DUAL DIAGNOSIS ANONYMOUS, support group for those with substance abuse and mental health issues, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Loudoun Hospital Center, Cornwall campus, 224 Cornwall St., Leesburg. Free. 301-827-7220.

FAUQUIER CHADD SUPPORT, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Ave. This is the last meeting until fall. Free. 540-364-1428.

GRIEFSHARE, recovery seminar and support group, 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through May, Purcellville Baptist Church, 221 S. Nursery Ave. Separate evening program, Growing Seasons, for youth, teens and young adults dealing with grief from death or divorce. Free. 540-338-6400.

GRIEF SUPPORT, sponsored by Hospice Support of Fauquier County, drop-ins welcome, individual counseling available, 7:30-9 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Warrenton Church of Christ, Route 29 and Nordix Drive. 540-347-5922. Grief support, for individuals in crisis or change. Eight-week program, 7-9 p.m. beginning March 3, Hospice of Northern Virginia Loudoun office, 209 Gibson St. NW, Suite 202, Leesburg. Free. Register. 703-777-7866. Grief and loss support, 7:30-9 p.m. third Wednesdays, Leesburg United Methodist Church parlor, 107 W. Market St.; 7:30-9 p.m. fourth Wednesdays, Community Lutheran Church, 21014 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Free. 703-777-8766.

LOUDOUN CHADD SUPPORT, 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Leesburg Town Hall, lower-level conference room, 25 W. Market St. Free. 703-669-2445.

LOUDOUN-FAIRFAX COLORECTAL CANCER SUPPORT, 7 p.m. every other Wednesday in Herndon. Free. 703-327-1472.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT, 2-4 p.m. last Sundays, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. 703-771-4256; fourth Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m., alternating months between Fauquier Hospital and Culpeper Memorial Hospital. Free. 540-937-3808.

SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUP, 6:30-8 p.m. third Tuesdays, Loudoun Cancer Care Center, 14 Pidgeon Hill Dr., Sterling. Cancer patients, family members and friends. Learn how to draw on your own spiritual resources to help cope with the cancer experience. Free. 703-444-4460.

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT, 7:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Janney Parlor, St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St., Leesburg. Free. 703-779-2745 or

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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