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

* Widow/widowers bereavement support group, 2-3:30 p.m. today.

* Suicide survivors support group, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday.


La Leche League of Fairfax City will meet to discuss "Baby Arrives: The Family and the Breastfed Baby," at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Fairfax Christian Church, 10185 Main St. The free discussion is for pregnant and nursing women and their children. For more information, call 703-255-6808 or 703-323-6683.

Breast cancer: "A Tour of Care," preoperative classes for mastectomy or reconstruction, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday or June 22, Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required, 703-776-2820. Learn how to prepare for surgery, what to expect during your hospital stay and how to care for yourself after surgery. See samples of implants, prostheses, drains and comfortable undergarments. Learn ways to cope with a cancer diagnosis.


Northern Virginia epilepsy group, a free group sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region for adults diagnosed with seizure disorders and caregivers. 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Falls Church High School, Room 100, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. For more information, call 703-425-6660.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder support group, a free group for individuals diagnosed with OCD, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. For more information, call 703-535-6575.

Gay people and families support group, a free group for parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays, to discuss issues related to coming out, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Washington Plaza Baptist Church, Lake Anne Village Center, Reston. For more information, call 301-439-3524.

United Ostomy Association support group, Dave Hirschhorn discusses information for those with or preparing for continent diversions, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Conference Rooms D-E-F (above the Skylight Cafe), 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Free; parking in the Blue garage. For more information, call 703-802-3457.

The following support groups are held at Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required. 703-776-2841.

* CanSurvive, a general cancer support group, noon-1:30 p.m. Thursdays.

* Gynecologic cancer group, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday.

* Leukemia group, 7-9 p.m. June 9.

* Melanoma group, 7-8:30 p.m. today.

* Thyroid cancer group, 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday.

* Brain tumor group, noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK