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

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

* Bereavement support group for widows and widowers, 2-3:30 p.m. next Thursday.


Breast-feeding mom's group, led by a maternal-infant nurse and lactation consultant, features discussions on topics and concerns for new moms. Complimentary parking, a baby weight check, refreshments and resource information will be available. The group costs $5 a session and meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays at Inova Fairfax Hospital Women's Center, 7 South Dayroom, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. For more information, call 703-204-6455.

All the World's a Stage, a drama workshop, will feature storytelling, role-playing and visualization to promote well-being and personal growth. Acting experience is not necessary. The workshop will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 13 through Nov. 15, at Life With Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Registration is required by Sept. 10. 703-698-2841.


Parkinson's disease support group, sponsored by the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area for patients and family members or caregivers, 2 p.m. Sept. 8, Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Rd., Alexandria. Free. For more information, call 703-836-0485.

Addictions recovery group, a 12-step Jesus-centered regeneration and recovery group emphasizing mental, physical, spiritual and emotional recovery patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous. The group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays, Vienna Seventh-day Adventist Church, 344 Courthouse Rd. SW, Vienna. For more information, call 703-938-8383.

CanSurvive, a patient-led, drop-in general cancer group, noon-1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Life With Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Registration required. 703-698-2841.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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