The following free programs are offered by Haven of Northern Virginia. For more information, call 703-941-7000 or visit

* Widow and widower bereavement support group, 2-3:30 p.m. today or 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale.

* Widow and widower bereavement support group, 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston.

Good Grief for Children, for ages 5-12 who have lost a loved one to cancer, 5-6 p.m. Mondays, June 7-July 26, Life With Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required. 703-698-2841.


The Epilepsy Foundation is offering a lecture on photosensitive seizures at the Northern Virginia Epilepsy group meeting for adults with seizure disorders and caregivers 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Falls Church High School, Room 100, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. For more information, call 703-425-6660.

The United Ostomy Association, Northern Virginia Chapter, will mark its 25th anniversary with a talk by Mary Ann Brooks, a wound, ostomy and continence nurse, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Inova Fairfax Hospital, conference rooms D-E-F, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Park in the blue garage.

Adult, child and infant CPR and first-aid classes sponsored by the American Red Cross will be held 6-10:30 p.m. Tuesday and June 10, North Fairfax Service Center, 1112 Herndon Pkwy., Herndon. For more information, call 703-964-0004; or 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and next Thursday, South Fairfax Service Center, 9716 Middleton Ave., Fort Belvoir. For more information, call 703-805-2057. The fee is $63.

"The Family and the Breast-fed Baby" will be discussed at the free monthly meeting of the La Leche League of Fairfax City 10 a.m. Wednesday. Pregnant and nursing women and their children are welcome. Fairfax Christian Church, 10185 Main St.. For more information, call 703-481-7861.

Children's educational support program, discussion and activity for ages 5-12 who have a family member with cancer, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, June 9-July 28, Life With Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required. 703-208-5623.

Nutrition and breast cancer, dietitian provides an overview, including the role of soy, bone health and more, 10-11:30 a.m. today, Life With Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required. 703-698-2841.


Parkinson community support group, topics pertaining to Parkinson's disease will be discussed at this meeting for patients, their families and friends, light refreshments served, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Epiphany Byzantine Church, 3410 Woodburn Rd., Annandale. For more information, call 703-891-0821.

Multiple sclerosis support group, sponsored by National Capital Chapter of the MS Society, 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Vienna Baptist Church, 941 Marshall Rd. SW. For more information, call 703-768-4841.

Addictions recovery group, a 12-step, Christ-centered regeneration and recovery group emphasizing mental, physical, spiritual and emotional recovery patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous. This group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays, Vienna Seventh-day Adventist Church, 344 Courthouse Rd. SW. For more information, call 703-938-8383.

The following groups are offered at Life With Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required. 703-698-2841.

* Melanoma group, 7-8:30 p.m. today.

* CanSurvive, a patient-led, weekly drop-in general cancer support group, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursdays, today through June 24.

* Thyroid cancer group, 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday.

* On My Own, a group for singles in their forties and older to discuss the challenges and coping strategies for living alone with cancer, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday.

* Spirituality Quest, a support and education group, 10:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday.

* GYN cancer group, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday.

* Leukemia group, 7-9 p.m. next Thursday.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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