Alternative Medicine

CHAKRA HEALING/MEDITATION, Bruce Winkle of Healing Touch International. How to enhance natural clarity and consciousness, 6:30-8:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month, Gardens of Delight, Route 9, Paeonian Springs. 540-882-9113.

Blood Drives

AMERICAN RED CROSS, 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Olive Branch Masonic Lodge 114, 108 Cornwall St., Leesburg; 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 22, Heritage High School, 520 Evergreen Mill Rd., Leesburg; 1:30-6 p.m. Nov. 23, St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. NW, Leesburg. 800-448-3543; 3:30-8 p.m. Nov. 30, Round Hill Elementary School, 17115 Evening Star Dr. Call to schedule an appointment. 540-338-3547.

LOUDOUN HOSPITAL CENTER/INOVA BLOOD DONOR SERVICES, 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month, Loudoun Hospital Center at Lansdowne, conference rooms A and B, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. 866-256-6372.

First Aid

ADULT, CHILD, INFANT CPR, 1-4:30 p.m. today, Loudoun County Extension office, 30-B Catoctin Cir., Leesburg. Training will be conducted by Virginia Rescue Training Center. Sponsored by the Loudoun County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Registration required. $55. 703-771-1342 or www.vrtc.org.

Hearing

HEARING LOSS OUTREACH, free information and referral services. Walk-ins, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. third Thursdays, Loudoun County Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Loudoun County Department of Social Services, 102 Heritage Way, Leesburg. For one-on-one appointments, 703-444-0101 or 703-430-2906 (TDD). For hearing loss, tinnitus or Meniere's disease support, 2 p.m. first Fridays, Loudoun County Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. All ages including parents of children with hearing loss. 703-444-0101. The Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Department of the Disability Resource Center provides helpful technology for hearing loss, tap loans, referrals to other agencies and presentations to businesses, civic groups and schools, 2-5 p.m. third Thursdays, the Workplace, 205 Keith St., Warrenton. Free; call for appointment. 800-648-6324 or 540-373-5890 (TDD).

Miscellaneous

ADVANCE DIRECTIVES SEMINARS, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday and Dec. 11, Fauquier Hospital Tower, Sycamore Room, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Plan for the kind of care you would prefer in a variety of circumstances at the end of life. Physician Kenneth Kornetsky, chairman of Fauquier Hospital's Ethics Committee. Free. Registration required. 540-349-0588.

BABYSITTER TRAINING, ages 12-16, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Fauquier Hospital Tower, Chestnut Room, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Taught by certified American Red Cross instructor. Students receive babysitter's training manual to take home. Bring bag lunch. Drinks and cookies provided. $25. Register. 540-349-0588.

BIG BROTHER-BIG SISTER, ages 3-10, 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Fauquier Hospital, Tom Frost Conference Room, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Expectant brothers and sisters learn about changes that occur when a new baby arrives. Visit nursery and postpartum unit, change a diaper and dress and hold a baby. Class should be attended one month before baby's arrival. $10. Registration required. 540-349-0588.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, noon-2 p.m. Dec. 8, Fauquier Hospital, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Free. 540-349-0588.

ECHO-LARC SATURDAY LEISURE PROGRAM, ages 13 and older with disabilities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. first and third Saturdays, Aurora School, in the Childhood Development Center, Purcellville. Activities include arts and crafts, board games, cooking, videos, music, special events and guest speakers. Supervised, trained staff.. Limited transportation available from Northern Virginia Community College and Douglass Community Center for $3, each way. $20 a session. Call for registration forms and details. 703-777-1939.

FLU VACCINATION CLINIC, high-risk Loudoun residents, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Simpson Middle School, 490 Evergreen Mill Rd., Leesburg. First come, first served. Wear a short-sleeve shirt to speed up the process. $18, cash or check. If you have Medicare A and B, bring your Medicare card and the Health Department will bill your insurance. 703-771-5829.

Pregnancy and Parenting

BIRTHING INN TOURS, 7-7:45 p.m. Friday; noon-12:45 and 1-1:45 p.m. Dec. 4, Loudoun Hospital Center, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Registration required. Free. 703-858-6360 or www.thebirthinginn.org (under "Education").

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. 703-723-9290. Bealeton, 10 a.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Liberty Assembly of God Church, 11775 Morgansburg Rd. Improve parenting skills, meet new friends and discover hobbies and games. 540-439-0500 or www.libertyassembly.com. Leesburg, 9-11 a.m. first and third Fridays, Leesburg Baptist Church, 835 Lee Ave. Crafts, speakers, discussion. Child care provided. 703-669-9163. 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 up to age 5. 703-858-1906. Another group meets at Ashburn United Methodist Church. 703-729-5100, Ext. 48.

Support Groups

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT, 7:30-9 p.m. third Tuesdays, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Ashburn. 703-737-8741; 10-11 a.m. third Thursdays, Leesburg Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Market St. 703-779-8617 or lvcaregivers.org.

CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH ADHD (CHADD), 7 p.m. Wednesday, Parent Resources Center, Warrenton Middle School, 2444 Waterloo St. 540-364-1428.

GRIEF SUPPORT, sponsored by Hospice Support of Fauquier County, drop-ins welcome, individual counseling available, 7:30-9 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Warrenton Church of Christ, Route 29 and Nordix Drive. 540-347-5922. Griefshare, 13-week educational program and support group for those who have lost a loved one, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 14, Purcellville Baptist Church, 221 Nursery Ave. Registration required. Free. 540-338-0918. Growing Seasons, ages 4-12, deals with a child's loss from death or divorce, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 14, Purcellville Baptist Church, 221 Nursery Ave. Registration required. Free. 540-338-0918. Drop-in grief support, for individuals coping with the loss of a loved one, 1-2 p.m., second and fourth Wednesdays, Capital Hospice, Loudoun office, 209 Gibson St. NW, Suite 202, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-7866. Grief and loss support, 7:30-9 p.m. third Wednesdays, Leesburg United Methodist Church parlor, 107 W. Market St.; 7:30-9 p.m. fourth Wednesdays, Community Lutheran Church, 21014 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Free. 703-777-8766.

LOUDOUN CHADD SUPPORT, 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Leesburg Town Hall, lower-level conference room, 25 W. Market St. Free. 703-669-2445.

SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUP, 6:30-8 p.m. third Tuesdays, Loudoun Cancer Care Center, 14 Pidgeon Hill Dr., Sterling. Cancer patients, family members and friends. Learn how to draw on your own spiritual resources to help cope with the cancer experience. Free. 703-444-4460.

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT, 7:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Janney Parlor, St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St., Leesburg. Free. 703-779-2745 or www.survivorsofsuicide.com.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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