Thursday 8

SEGULMOS JUNTOS GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, for Spanish speakers, facilitated by David McGinness, bereavement coordinator for Hospice of Northern Virginia, 7-8:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays of each month, Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-538-2037.

ALEXANDRIA OFFICE ON WOMEN HOTLINES, for victims of sexual assault or domestic violence, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Sexual assault hotline, 703-638-7273. Domestic violence and stalking hotline, 703-838-4911. For information on the Alexandria Office on Women, visit www.alexwomen.com.

INOVA BLOOD DONOR SERVICES, all blood types needed. For information on donating blood or holding a drive, call 866-256-6372 or visit www.inova.org/donateblood.

Friday 9

HIV/AIDS SUPPORT, daily case management, individual counseling and job, housing and medical-service assistance. Food, transportation and child care available. Holistic Family Agape Ministries Institute, 2423 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-519-9100.

Monday 12

WRITE AWAY GROUP, breast cancer survivors share their written stories about diagnosis, treatment and survivorship, 5:30-7 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555.

COMMUNICATION LECTURE, cancer patients and survivors, learn techniques for communicating with doctors, nurses and other members of your health care team, sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and OrthoBiotech, 7-8 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, John T. Hazel Conference Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-558-0908.

HIV/AIDS SUPPORT, weekly meetings Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays for people with HIV or AIDS. Whitman-Walker Clinic, 5232 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-531-4943.

PARENT SUPPORT, information, education and peer support, sponsored by Stop Child Abuse Now. Children's programs available. 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Fairlington United Methodist Church, 3900 King St., Alexandria. Free; registration required. 703-836-1820 or www.scanva.org.

Wednesday 14

EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, Christian Education Building, 2001 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria. Free. 202-364-9448 or www.emotionsanonymous.org.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY, weight-loss support. Weigh-in, 6:30 p.m.; meeting, 7:15 p.m. James Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. $20 annually, plus $6 monthly. 703-519-6722 or www.tops.org.

-- Compiled by SARAH LANE