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, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Town of Leesburg, lower level, 25 W. Market St.; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Rd., Ashburn. 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.

Emergency Help

LOUDOUN LIFELINE, 24-hour emergency response system for those who live alone or have a medical condition; installation and monthly fee; Loudoun Hospital can assist those who cannot afford the service. 703-858-6469.

First Aid

ADULT CPR-AED, 6-10:30 p.m. Tuesday or June 22. $45. First aid, 6-10 p.m. Wednesday. $40. Infant and child CPR, 6-10:30 p.m. Thursday or June 24. $45. Volunteer orientation session, 6-7:30 p.m. June 29. Free. American Red Cross, 604 S. King St., Leesburg. Register. 703-777-7171.

INFANT AND CHILD CPR, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Fauquier Hospital Tower, Chestnut Room, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. $50. Register. 540-349-0588.

Hearing

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).

Mental Health

DEPRESSION/MANIC DEPRESSION SUPPORT, 7:30-9 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays in Warrenton; 7:30-9 p.m. second Thursdays in The Plains. Free. For location, call 540-347-3792; depression and manic depression support group, 7-9 p.m. first and third Tuesdays in Sterling-Reston. Free. 703-431-0045.

LOUDOUN CSB COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER, provides information about mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse for county residents. Lending library and help with computer research available 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 906 Trailview Blvd., Site C, Leesburg. Drop-ins welcome if coordinator is available. Free. For appointment, 703-737-8977.

LOUDOUN CHAPTER ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL, 7:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Friendship House, 16480 Meadowview Ct., Leesburg. Free. 703-444-5326.

PRESENTERS SOUGHT TO SPEAK ON MENTAL HEALTH, "In Our Own Voice," Tuesday. 3:30 p.m., Friendship House, 16480 Meadowview Ct., Leesburg; 7 p.m., Mental Health Center, third floor, 102 Heritage Way, Leesburg. Public speaking training for people who have experienced mental illness and have worked their way toward recovery. Program is to help create public awareness about what is involved in recovery. Free. 703-443-0524.

Miscellaneous

BABYSITTER TRAINING, ages 11-15, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 26, American Red Cross, 604 S. King St., Leesburg. $45. Register. 703-777-7171.

BABYSITTER TRAINING, ages 12-16, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 26, Fauquier Hospital Tower, Chestnut Room, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Taught by 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.

BABYSITTER TRAINING, ages 12 and older, 6-9 p.m. June 28-29, Vint Hill Community Center, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. Participants must attend both days to earn the American Red Cross certificate. Bring a drink and snack. $25, residents; $38, nonresidents. Register. 540-347-6894.

BIG BROTHER-BIG SISTER, ages 3-10, 9-10:30 a.m. June 19, 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.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Fauquier Hospital, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Free. 540-349-0588

ECHO-LARC SATURDAY LEISURE PROGRAM, 13 and older with disabilities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. first and third Saturdays, Aurora School, in Childhood Development Center, Purcellville. Activities include arts and crafts, board games, cooking, videos, music, special events and guest speakers. Supervised, trained staff on-site. Limited transportation available from Northern Virginia Community College and Douglass Community Center for $3 each way. $20 a session. Call for registration forms and details. 703-777-1939.

MARY'S FAMILY, respite care program for families with special needs children, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. second Saturdays at locations throughout the Piedmont area. Respite day includes licensed pediatric nurse, one volunteer per child and appropriate activities. 4-H club designed for children with differing abilities meets each month. Locations and reservations, 540-364-4757 or www.marysfamily.org.

MEN'S ANGER MANAGEMENT, sponsored by Services to Abused Families Inc., 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays, confidential location. Free. 540-825-8876.

NEW VOICE CLUB, support and education program for laryngectomy patients and their families, including free speech therapy. Monthly meetings. 703-938-5550.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION, Loudoun chapter, informal discussions for survivors and caregivers, 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Loudoun Healthcare, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Free. 540-554-8839.

SEXUAL ASSAULT AND RAPE SURVIVORS, for women. For information, time and location, Free. 540-338-8000.

VEHICLES FOR CHANGE, a nonprofit that collects used vehicles and prepares them for distribution to eligible recipients. 703-771-5871.

Pregnancy and Parenting

BIRTH AND BEYOND, 7-9 p.m. four consecutive Mondays beginning Monday, Fauquier Hospital Tower, Sycamore Room, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. For parents in the last trimester of pregnancy. Register. $40 per couple. 540-349-0588.

BIRTHRIGHT OF LOUDOUN COUNTY INC., free pregnancy tests, clothes, baby clothing, transportation and support throughout pregnancy, 18 Loudoun St. SE, Leesburg. 703-777-7272.

BOND BETWEEN US INC., nonprofit organization offering support to birth parents and their significant others when a child has been placed for adoption, 7:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays. Call for location. Free. 703-771-7844.

DULLES AREA MOTHERS, national nonprofit organization offering support for mothers. Evening meetings in Loudoun. Free. 703-421-3381.

FAMILIES IN TRANSITION SUPPORT, "For the Children's Sake," for Loudoun and Fauquier parents separating or divorcing, to help develop co-parenting skills. Four-hour session weekly. 703-391-8599 or www.fitsfoundation.org.

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.

LOUDOUN ARC SUPPORT, open forum for exchange of information, sharing and emotional support for parents of children with special needs, 7-8:30 p.m. second Wednesdays. Free. For Leesburg location, 703-777-1939.

LOUDOUN FAMILY CHILD CARE COALITION, support for child care providers through training, education and networking, 7:30 p.m. first Tuesdays. Free. For location, 703-715-6656.

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 www.mothersfirst.org.

MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS, Ashburn, 9:30-11:30 a.m. second and fourth Fridays, Capital Community Church, 20430 Ashburn Village Blvd. Child care provided. 703-729-7493. Leesburg, discussions, crafts and child care for infant-5, 9:30-11:30 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays. 703-858-1906. Another group meets at Ashburn United Methodist Church. 703-729-5100, Ext. 48.

Seniors

NEW MEDICARE-APPROVED DRUG DISCOUNT CARDS PRESENTATION, "Understanding the Medicare-Approved Drug Discount Cards," 2 p.m. June 14, Ida Lee Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg; 10 a.m. June 23, Loudoun County Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Reservations. Free. 703-777-0526. Speakers available to explain the benefits of the new cards, who needs them and how to choose the best card for your needs. Free. Groups or clubs. 703-777-0257.

Support Groups

ADULT FOSTER-CARE PROGRAM, enables people with mental disabilities to grow and become more independent through interaction and routines of family life. Loudoun County Mental Retardation Services is seeking new families for the program. Foster families receive a monthly stipend and are provided with ongoing training and in-home support. 703-737-8977.

AFTER THE AFFAIR SUPPORT, sponsored by Couples Counseling Center, 8-9:30 p.m. Mondays, 116-B Edwards Ferry Rd. NE, Leesburg. New group begins each month. 703-771-1773.

AL-ANON SERVICE CENTER OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, volunteer on duty 24 hours to give information on help for spouses, relatives and friends of problem drinkers. 703-764-0476. Meetings 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Leesburg Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Market St., and 8 p.m. Thursdays, old Loudoun Hospital campus, 224 Cornwall St., Leesburg. 703-764-0476; 8 p.m. Mondays, noon Thursdays, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 125 W. Washington St., Middleburg. 540-554-2747; 8:30 p.m. Fridays, Grace Episcopal Church, 6507 Main St., The Plains. 800-344-2666; noon Tuesdays, Warrenton Church of Christ, Route 29 North; and 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Warrenton Presbyterian Church, Main Street. 800-344-2666.

AL-ATEEN, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Warrenton Baptist Church, 123 W. Main St. Free. 800-344-2666.

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT, 9-10:30 a.m. first Thursdays, Sunrise of Leesburg, 246 W. Market St. Free. 703-777-1971. For schedules and locations of groups throughout region, call Alzheimer's Association. Free. 866-259-0042.

ASTHMA CAMPS, summer fun for kids with asthma. 800-586-4872 LUNGUSA or www.lungusa.org/virginia.

CANCER SUPPORT, "Creating and Connecting," two-hour art therapy and relaxation workshop for patients, new time 12:30-2:30 p.m., meets every other month. Call for dates. 703-444-4460; "Look Good, Feel Better," for women undergoing or emerging from cancer treatment, 6:45-9 p.m., meets every other month. Call for dates. Loudoun Cancer Care Center, 14 Pidgeon Hill Dr., Sterling. 703-444-4460. Volunteers with cosmetology experience needed to demonstrate hair and makeup techniques to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments. 703-938-5550. "Reach to Recovery," visitation program for mastectomy and lumpectomy patients, sponsored by American Cancer Society, temporary prostheses, exercise instruction, encouragement. 703-938-5550. "Together Ones United Can Heal," 10 a.m. second Tuesdays, Warrenton United Methodist Church, 341 Church St. 540-347-1367.

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.

CARING FOR AGING PARENTS SUPPORT, 7:30 p.m. fourth Wednesdays, Family Focus, 20-B John Marshall St., Warrenton. Confidential. Free. 540-349-4537.

CEREBRAL PALSY SUPPORT, parents and children with cerebral palsy ages birth-10 years. Leesburg and Purcellville areas. Call for information. Free. 540-668-6832.

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. third Wednesdays, Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Ave. This is the last meeting until fall. Free. 540-364-1428.

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.

MAN-TO-MAN CANCER SUPPORT, Loudoun Cancer Care Center, for prostate cancer patients and their families, 6:30-8 p.m. second Tuesday, Loudoun Senior Center, Sterling. Free. 703-444-4460.

MEDITATION GROUP, 6:30-8 p.m. last Tuesday, Loudoun Cancer Care Center, 14 Pidgeon Hill Dr., Sterling. Support group for patients, families and friends touched by cancer. Learn about and practice the art of meditation. Free. 703-444-4460.

MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE-DYSAUTONOMIA SUPPORT, noon, second Tuesdays. Program details and location. Free. 703-689-9240

NEUROPATHY SUPPORT, 2:30-5 p.m. second Saturdays, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Free. For information about neuropathy, www.neuropathy.org; meeting information, 703-904-6548.

WIDOWED SUPPORT, 7:30 p.m. second Mondays, Sterling United Methodist Church, Room 105, 304 E. Church Rd.; 7:30 p.m. second Wednesdays, Leesburg United Methodist Church parlor, 107 W. Market St. Free. 703-777-8766.

WOMEN CANCER SURVIVORS SUPPORT, 7-8:30 p.m. second Wednesday, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. Free. 540-554-8474.

Weight Loss

CHOICES WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT, 7 p.m. Mondays, Loudoun Valley Community Center, Purcellville. $5 membership to join; $2 monthly. First meeting free. 540-338-4854.

NORTHERN DISTRICT VIRGINIA DIETETIC ASSOCIATION, speakers bureau of registered dietitians and diet technicians who speak on topics including weight management, vegetarian diets, quick and healthy meal planning and preparation, sports nutrition, understanding food labels, nutrition for seniors and special diet needs for heart disease patients and diabetics. Available to schools, civic and business groups in Loudoun, Fairfax and Prince William counties. 703-758-4411.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY, weight loss support group, 5-6 p.m. weigh-in, 6-7 p.m. meeting, Tuesdays, Midland Church of the Brethren. $25 a year. 540-439-3739. TOPS support group meets at 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays, SunTrust Bank, Routes 29 and 17, Warrenton. $20 a year. 540-439-3671.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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