BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

General bereavement support group for adults, 7:30-9 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month, Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Lane, Burke. Free. For more information, call Carol Mack at 703-455-2400, Ext. 17.

Widow and widower bereavement support group, 2-3:30 p.m. today or 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. Free. For more information, call 703-941-7000 or visit www.havenofnova.org.

Widow and widower bereavement support group,2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza. Free. For more information, call 703-941-7000 or visit www.havenofnova.org.

Coping program to help individuals get through the trauma of losing a spouse to separation, divorce or death. The program is held for two hours on six consecutive Sundays, beginning Oct. 17. There is a fee of $3 a session. For more information, call Gerri Ellenberger at 703-670-4845 or David Bodek at 703-729-1945.

EDUCATIONAL/SELF-HELP

La Leche League meeting, discussion on "The Family and the Breastfed Baby." Pregnant and nursing women and their children are welcome, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Fairfax Christian Church, 10185 Main St., Fairfax City. Free. For more information, call 703-481-7861.

Look Good . . . Feel Better, a professional cosmetologist shares skin, hair and cosmetic tips to help you look your best before, during and after cancer treatment, 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Sunrise Assisted Living at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax. Preregistration required. 703-698-2841.

Sibling Support Day, a day especially for siblings of pediatric oncology patients to learn about cancer, talk about their feelings and concerns, do medical play, arts and crafts and games, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Ronald McDonald House, 3312 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Preregistration required. 703-698-2841.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Gay people and families support group, for parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays to discuss issues around coming out, 8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, Beverly Hills Community United Methodist Church, 3512 Old Dominion Blvd., Alexandria. Free. For more information, call 301-439-3524 or visit www.pflag.org.

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

General cancer support group, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Oct. 26, Fair Oaks Medical Plaza Building, Conference Center, 3700 Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax. Preregistration required. 703-698-2841.

Caregivers meeting, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Inova Fairfax Women's Center, Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Preregistration required. 703-698-2841.

Melanoma group, sponsored by the Ashley Fister Cole Foundation, 7-8:30 p.m. today, Life With Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required. 703-698-2841.

Prostate cancer support group, Aaron Stack of Walter Reed Army Medical Center discusses "Advanced Imaging Techniques," 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Physician's Conference Center Auditorium, Inova Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Use blue parking garage. Preregistration required. 703-698-2841.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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