BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Grief recovery support group, a weekly group that uses a Bible-based video series combined with a support group and guided discussion, 7-8:30 p.m., Mondays through Dec. 6, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean. $12 covers the cost of a workbook. Scholarships and child care are available. For more information, call 703-356-3312.

Widow/widower bereavement support group, 7:30-9 p.m. Sept. 28, Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. For more information, call 703-941-7000 or visit www.havenofnova.org.

EDUCATIONAL/SELF-HELP

Alzheimer's Family Day Center caregiver class, for families and professionals who are caring for a relative or friend with a memory loss illness. Geriatric psychiatrist Andrew Molchon discusses symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, diagnosis, medical treatment, pharmacology and how to expedite doctor visits, 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Alzheimer's Family Day Center, 2812 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. Free respite care is available for family members. For more information or to register for the class, call Anna Ellis at 703-204-4664.

Mental illness, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-Northern Virginia presents National Institute of Mental Health section chief Wayne Drevets discussing brain images from his studies of serious and disabling mood and anxiety disorders, 7 p.m. Monday, First Christian Church, 6165 Leesburg Pike (Route 7), Falls Church. Free. For more information, call 703-525-0686.

Caregivers meeting, a Life With Cancer program for family members to discuss coping strategies, support, information related to cancer, its treatment and more, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Inova Fairfax Hospital Women's Center, Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Registration required. 703-698-2841.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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

* CanSurvive, a patient-led, drop-in group for those dealing with any type of cancer, noon-1:30 p.m. Thursdays.

* Young adult group, for ages 18 to 30-something to discuss such issues as intimacy, dating, body image, work and health insurance concerns, treatment side effects, fears of recurrence and sustaining a normal lifestyle, 7:30-9 p.m. tonight.

* Colorectal cancer group, 6:30-8 p.m. tonight.

General cancer support group, a Life With Cancer group for survivors and family members, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Medical Plaza Building, Conference Center, 3700 Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax. Registration required. 703-698-2841.

Bone marrow transplant/stem cell support group, for bone marrow transplant or stem cell transplant patients and caregivers, led by an oncology counselor, 12:30-1:30 p.m. today, Fairfax-Northern Virginia Hematology-Oncology, 8503 Arlington Blvd., Suite 320, Fairfax. Registration required. 703-698-2841.

Breast cancer group, a Life With Cancer group presents registered nurse Lynn Zehner discussing "Better Bone Health," 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Cancer Center waiting room, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Registration required. 703-698-2841.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK