The following free programs will be held at Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. For more information, call 703-941-7000 or visit

* Widow and widower bereavement support group, 2-3:30 p.m. today.

* General bereavement support group, 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Good Grief, a monthly dinner for teens ages 13-18 who have lost a family member to cancer to share thoughts, feelings and experiences, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Life With Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required. 703-698-2841.


"A Holistic Approach to Living with Fibromyalgia," a workshop for those ages 55 and older to learn how to cope with the chronic pain, fatigue and depression that accompany this syndrome, 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. For more information or to reserve a seat, call Eileen Boone at 703-648-2835.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, a free program for individuals recovering from addictive eating, bulimia or anorexia, based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 a.m. Saturdays, Westwood Baptist Church, 8200 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield. For more information, call 877-805-2823 or visit

"Fighting Cancer With a Fork," dietitian Deb Rowland provides an overview of nutritional recommendations for all cancer patients and survivors, 7-8:30 p.m. today , Life With Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required. 703-698-2841.


Northern Virginia Epilepsy group for adults diagnosed with seizure disorders and caregivers, sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region, 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Falls Church High School, Room 100, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. For

more information, call


The Well Spouse Foundation's Northern Virginia support group, a free group for spousal caregivers of the chronically ill and/or disabled, 7-9 p.m. Monday, supervisor's meeting room, Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Rd., Burke. For more information, call 703-425-2430.

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

* Leukemia group, 7-9 p.m. today.

* Carcinoid cancer group, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday.

* Multiple myeloma group, oncologist Arif Hussain discusses bone pain and its management, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

* Young adult group, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday.

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

* CanSurvive, a general cancer support group, noon-1:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Breast cancer support group for women living with early-stage breast cancer, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Inova Fairfax Hospital Women's Center, Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Preregistration required. 703-698-2841.

Lymphoma group, oncologist Neeta Ahuja answers questions related to the diagnosis and treatments of lymphomas, 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Sunrise Assisted Living at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax. Preregistration required. 703-698-2841.

Prostate cancer support group, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Cancer Center waiting room, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Preregistration required. 703-698-2841.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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