BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Grief and bereavement support group for adults who have lost a loved one in the past year, 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 4 at the Jewish Social Service Agency, 3018 Javier Rd., Second Floor, Fairfax. For more information, call 301-816-2633.

After the First Year, a monthly group for people who have lost a loved one to cancer more than a year ago to share and learn from others dealing with a similar loss, 7-8:30 p.m. today, Life With Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Advance registration required. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

EDUCATIONAL/SELF-HELP

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-Northern Virginia meeting. Pam Gannon, the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board's director of planning and site development, leads a discussion about the lack of affordable housing for people with mental illness, 7 p.m. Monday, First Christian Church, 6165 Leesburg Pike (Route 7), Falls Church. For more information, call 703-525-0686.

The American Red Cross of the National Capital Area offers the following classes:

* Adult CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) and first aid, 6-10:30 p.m. Monday and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, North Fairfax Service Center, 1112 Herndon Pkwy., Herndon, 703-964-0004. $55.

* Infant and child CPR, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, South Fairfax Service Center, 9716 Middleton Rd., Fort Belvoir, 703-805-2057. $40.

"Strength 4 Your Journey," Barbara Murphy, registered nurse, consultant and oncology nurse educator, discusses how to be your own best advocate, in recognition of National Cancer Survivors' Month, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Life With Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Advance registration required. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

Kids With Cancer Get Together, ages 5-12 meet and talk about their experience, play games and do crafts; parents will also have a chance to meet and share; lunch provided, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Ronald McDonald House, 3312 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. For more information or to register, call the Life With Cancer children's program manager, 703-208-5623.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Support group for survivors of clergy abuse, sponsored by Voice of the Faithful's Northern Virginia affiliate and the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. For more information, call 703-538-7128.

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

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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