Blood Drives

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.

AMERICAN RED CROSS, 2-7 p.m. Monday, Warrenton Baptist Church, Main Street, Warrenton. 540-349-2515.

First Aid

FIRST AID, 6-10 p.m. Wednesday. $40; infant and child CPR, 6-10:30 p.m. Thursday. $45; summer instructor training program, 17 and older, 6-10:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays July 8-26. First aid-CPR-AED skills test required. $155; babysitter training, ages 11-15, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday. $45; adult, infant and child CPR, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 17. $55; "When I'm in Charge," ages 8-11, 9-11:30 a.m. July 24. Parents are encouraged to attend last 30 minutes for video and activity. $30; first aid and adult CPR-AED, 6-10:30 p.m. July 27 and 28. $55; adult, infant and child CPR and first aid, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 31. $63. American Red Cross, 604 S. King St., Leesburg. Register. 703-777-7171.

PET FIRST AID, ages 9 and older, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 24, Vint Hill Community Center activity room, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. Basic pet first aid and what to do in an emergency. Bring a stuffed animal. Residents, $25; nonresidents, $38. Includes a pet first aid handbook and hands-on training with a dog and cat manikin. Register by July 19. 540-347-6894.


BALANCE AND HARMONY ON THE HOMEFRONT, yoga class for mothers and daughters elementary school age and older, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Lady of America, Cascades Marketplace, 20964 South Bank St., Sterling. Create balance and harmony in honor of our soldiers overseas. Free. 703-430-0111.

DULLES DAYBREAK DASHERS PROGRAM, encourages people to get fit by walking at Dulles Town Center. Sponsored by Loudoun Healthcare Inc. and Olympus Gym. Visit Dulles Town Center customer service desk to join and receive a schedule of meetings. and programs. Lecture, 9 a.m. Wednesday. Chauncey Street, a certified massage therapist, will speak about the benefits of massage. Thirty minutes of low-impact aerobics with an Olympus instructor will follow the program. Free. 703-404-7100.

LOUDOUN HOSPITAL'S MOBILE HEALTH VAN, 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Dulles Town Center, center court, Sterling (blood pressure only); 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 10 Cascades HOA, Lowe's Island; 2-5 p.m. July 12, Salvation Army, Plaza Street, Leesburg; Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 17, Lady's Workout Express, 43150 Broadlands Center Plaza, Ashburn; 2-7 p.m. July 21, in front of Safeway, Route 50, Middleburg; 2-7 p.m. July 22, Purcellville, 130 E. Main St.; 9 a.m.-noon July 24, Olympus Gym, 308 Glenn Dr., Sterling; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 31, Farmwell Hunt, Hemingway Drive, Ashburn. Provides wellness screenings for ages 18 and older. Blood pressure screening is free; other costs vary. No appointment necessary. 703-771-2917.

SUMMER HEALTH CARE CAMP, students who have completed seventh grade, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 11, Loudoun Hospital Center, 44-45 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Learn about health care careers. Challenges students to combine compassionate, caring skills with high-tech knowledge. Students must send a one-page essay on the topic "Why I Am Interested in Learning About a Career in Health Care." Include your name, address, phone number, age and grade and send to Carol Mahood, Clinical Recruiter, Loudoun Hospital Center, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg, Va. 20176; e-mail to; or fax to 703-858-6062. Deadline is July 20. Parental consent is required to participate. 703-858-6355.

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.

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.

MOMS CLUB, support group for stay-at-home mothers, play groups, outings, holiday parties and service projects. 540-338-6098. MOMS CLUB OF ASHBURN, 703-724-0480. MOMS CLUB OF LEESBURG, 703-431-7160 or MOMS CLUB OF MIDDLEBURG, 540-364-3379. MOMS CLUB OF STERLING, 703-481-3614. MOMS CLUB OF WARRENTON-EAST, 540-428-0052 or

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

MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS, Ashburn, 9:30-11:30 a.m. second and fourth Fridays, Capital Community Church, 20430 Ashburn Village Blvd. Child care provided. 703-723-9290. Leesburg, 9:30-11:30 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Leesburg Church of the Nazarene, 17667 Roxbury Rd. Discussions, crafts and child care for infant-5. 703-858-1906. Another group meets at Ashburn United Methodist Church. 703-729-5100, Ext. 48.

YOUNG PARENTS SERVICES, support program for teenage mothers and fathers offering individual case management and weekly support group, Loudoun County Department of Social Services, 52 Sycolin Rd., Leesburg. Free. Call for times. 703-771-5375.


SENIOR CITIZENS HANDBOOK, information on finances, health care, insurance, housing, estate planning, consumer issues and civil rights. Joint project of the Senior Lawyers Section and the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar. $3. 804-775-0548 or e-mail

Support Groups

ASTHMA CAMPS, summer fun for kids with asthma. 800-586-4872 LUNGUSA or

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 or

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. 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.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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