Blood Drives

AMERICAN RED CROSS, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. next Sunday, 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, 21481 Ridgetop Cir., Sterling. 800-448-3543.

First Aid

MOBILE HEALTH VAN, Loudoun Healthcare's van will be in the lower parking lot at Market Station, at the corner of Harrison and Loudoun streets in downtown Leesburg, for anyone who needs help during the YMCA's annual Leesburg races today. The event starts at 8:15 a.m. 703-858-8059.

ADULT, CHILD AND INFANT CPR, 1-4:30 p.m. next Sunday, 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. 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.

Miscellaneous

BABYSITTER TRAINING, "Safe Sitter," ages 11-13, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Round Hill Fire Department, Route 719 north. Bring lunch and beverage. Sponsored by Broadlands Regional Medical Center and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue. Register. $50, includes course materials and snacks. 703-858-3465.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Fauquier Hospital, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Free. 540-349-0588

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. Thursday. Thirty minutes of low-impact aerobics with an Olympus instructor will follow the program. Free. 703-404-7100.

MARY'S FAMILY, respite care program for families with special needs children, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. second Saturdays at locations throughout the Piedmont area. Respite day includes licensed pediatric nurse, one volunteer per child and appropriate activities. 4-H club designed for children with different abilities meets each month. Locations and reservations, 540-364-4757 or www.marysfamily.org.

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

SUMMER HEALTH CARE CAMP, students who have completed seventh grade, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Loudoun Hospital Center, 44-45 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Learn about health care careers. Focus is on combining 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 Carolm@lh.org; or fax to 703-858-6062. Parental consent is required to participate. 703-858-6355.

Pregnancy and Parenting

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.

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.

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 www.mothersfirst.org.

MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS, Ashburn, 9:30-11:30 a.m. second and fourth Fridays, Capital Community Church, 20430 Ashburn Village Blvd. Child care provided. Taking registration for the 2004-05 year, which begins Sept. 10. 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 infants-age 5. 703-858-1906. Another group meets at Ashburn United Methodist Church. 703-729-5100, Ext. 48.

Support Groups

CRISISLINK, suicide and crisis prevention, intervention and response organization. Nonprofit serves Northern Virginia. Volunteers are needed to staff its local and national suicide and crisis hotline. Training classes are forming for September. Must be 18 or older, willing to complete 45-hour training class and give three hours a week 703-527-6016 or www.crisislink.org.

MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE-DYSAUTONOMIA SUPPORT, noon, second Tuesdays. Free.

For program details and location, 703-689-9240

NEUROPATHY SUPPORT, 2:30-5 p.m. second Saturdays, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Free. For information about neuropathy, www.neuropathy.org; meeting information, 703-904-6548.

WIDOWED SUPPORT, 7:30 p.m. second Mondays, Sterling United Methodist Church, Room 105, 304 E. Church Rd.; 7:30 p.m. second Wednesdays, Leesburg United Methodist Church parlor, 107 W. Market St. Free. 703-777-8766.

WOMEN CANCER SURVIVORS SUPPORT, 7-8:30 p.m. second Wednesdays, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. Free. 540-554-8474.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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