Blood Drives

AMERICAN RED CROSS, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dy4 Systems Inc., 741 Miller Dr., Suite G, Leesburg; 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 15, St. John the Apostle Church, 101 Oakcrest Manor Dr. NE, Leesburg; 2-6 p.m. Aug. 16, Hamilton Rescue Squad, 71 Laycock Rd.; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 18, Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Dr., Sterling; 4-8:30 p.m. Aug. 19, Leesburg Church of the Nazarene, 17667 Roxbury Hall Rd.; 1:30-6 p.m. Aug. 25, St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. NW, Leesburg; 3-7:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Ashburn Fire and Rescue, 20688 Ashburn Rd.; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 27, AmeriSuites hotel, 21481 Ridgetop Cir., Sterling. 800-448-3543.

First Aid

ADULT, CHILD AND INFANT CPR, 1-4:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Loudoun County Extension office, 30-B Catoctin Cir., Leesburg. Sponsored by Loudoun County Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Training by Virginia Rescue Training Center Inc. Portion of funds raised will go to Loudoun MADD to support programs. $55. Register. 703-771-1342.

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 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.

Miscellaneous

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. Judy Iskander, clinical instructor, will discuss breast and testicular cancer 9 a.m. Aug. 12. Thirty minutes of low-impact aerobics with an Olympus instructor will follow the program. Free. 703-404-7100.

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.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN, investigates and resolves complaints made by or for residents of long-term care facilities. 703-324-5861.

Pregnancy and Parenting

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

GREAT EXPECTATIONS, discussion-oriented, interactive class for expectant parents. Topics include feelings during pregnancy, caring for your baby once you get home, labor, breathing techniques and relaxation. Each couple receives the American Red Cross book "Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby." 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 10-31, Fauquier Hospital Tower, Sycamore Room, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Register. $50. 540-349-0588.

Seniors

NEW MEDICARE-APPROVED DRUG DISCOUNT CARDS, 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.

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 harvey@vsb.org.

Support Groups

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. 866-259-0042.

"CHILDREN COUNT" SUPPORT/INFORMATION, led by trained counselor providing structured activities and group discussions, for elementary school-age children who have a parent with cancer, 6:30-8 p.m. first Wednesdays, Loudoun Cancer Care Center, 14 Pidgeon Hill Dr., Suite 130, Sterling. 703-444-4460 or 703-771-2974.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS, for parents who have experienced death of a child, 7:30 p.m. first Wednesdays, St. James' Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. NW, Leesburg. Free. 540-338-4076.

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.

PFLAG SUPPORT, first Tuesdays, meet at the Sterling Starbucks, 21800 Towncenter Plaza, to carpool to local meeting. For parents and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Helps work to keep families together. 703-431-0882 or www.equalityloudoun.org.

SEPARATION AND DIVORCE SUPPORT, 7:30-9 p.m. first Wednesdays, Leesburg United Methodist Church, 107 W. Market St.; 7:30-9 p.m. first Mondays, Sterling United Methodist Church, Room 105, 304 E. Church Rd. Free. 703-777-8766.

SINGLEPOINTE, singles 30 and older, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays, Christian Fellowship Church, 21673 Beaumeade Cir., Ashburn. Live music, discussions, practical principals for living the single life, refreshments. Child care available for ages 2 and older. Free. 703-724-4916 or www.singlepointe.org.

SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUP, 6:30-8 p.m. third Tuesdays, Loudoun Cancer Care Center, 14 Pidgeon Hill Dr., Sterling. Cancer patients, family members and friends. Learn how to draw on your own spiritual resources to help cope with the cancer experience. Free. 703-444-4460.

WOMEN'S CANCER SUPPORT, 6:30-8 p.m. first Wednesday, Loudoun Cancer Care Center, 14 Pidgeon Hill Dr., Sterling. Free. 703-444-4460.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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