The following free widow and widower bereavement support groups are offered by Haven of Northern Virginia. For more information, call 703-941-7000 or visit

* 2-3:30 p.m. today at Haven, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale.

* 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday at Haven, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale.

* 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza.

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.


NAMI-Northern Virginia, an affiliate of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, presents Susan Goldberg discussing the results of studies of employment disclosure options and strategies based on interviews with people with psychiatric disabilities, 7 p.m. Monday, First Christian Church, 6165 Leesburg Pike (Route 7), Falls Church. Free. For more information, call 703-525-0686.

Health festival, family-oriented event featuring health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes, a moon bounce, raffle and prizes, story hour, massages, face painting and more, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday Northern Virginia Community College Medical Education Campus, 6699 Springfield Center Dr., Springfield. Free admission. For more information, call 703-822-6661.

Dietitian Deb Rowland provides an overview of nutrition and breast cancer, including the role of soy, hormone replacement therapy and bone health, 10:30 a.m.-noon next Thursday, Life With Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required. 703-698-2841.


Crohn's and colitis support group, licensed acupuncturist Elaine Wolf Komarow discusses Chinese medicine and treating the whole person, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Inova Fairfax Hospital, conference room F, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Use blue parking garage. For more information, call 703-739-2548.

Parkinson's disease support group, sponsored by the Parkinson's Foundation for patients and family members, 2 p.m. next Thursday, Greenspring Village, 7400 Spring Village Dr., town center building, music room, Springfield. For more information, call Michel Margosis at 703-569-2630.

Northern Virginia epilepsy group, for adults diagnosed with seizure disorders and caregivers, 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Falls Church High School, Room 100, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. Free. For more information, call 703-425-6660.

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

* Lymphedema group, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

* CanSurvive, noon-1:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Caregivers meeting for family members to discuss coping strategies, support, information related to cancer and its treatment and more, 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.

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

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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