Bereavement Support

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

Good Grief for Children, for those ages 5-12, with age-appropriate activities, discussion and art therapy to help children share their thoughts and feelings and to help with the grief process, 5-6:15 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 8, Life With Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Registration required. For more information, call Jenny Eckert at 703-208-5623.

Educational/Self-Help

La Leche League of Fairfax City will meet to discuss "The Art of Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties" at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Fairfax Christian Church, 10185 Main St. For pregnant and nursing women and their children; free. For more information, call 703-255-6808.

Breastfeeding moms group discussion, led by an experienced maternal-infant nurse and lactation consultant. Includes a weekly prize drawing, free parking, baby weight check, refreshments and resource information, 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Inova Fairfax Hospital Women's Center, 7 South Dayroom, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. $5 a session. For more information, call 703-776-6455.

Caregivers seminar, "Legal Aspects of Caregiving," a talk by elder-law attorney Jean Galloway Ball, 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, Alzheimer's Family Day Center, 2812 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. Free; reservations required. Call Anna Ellis at 703-204-4664.

The following free groups for adults with a seizure disorder and for their caregivers are sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region. For more information, call 703-425-6660.

* Reston epilepsy group, 7-8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Herndon High School, Entrance 5, Room 123, 700 Bennett St.

* Northern Virginia epilepsy group, 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Falls Church High School, Room 100, 7521 Jaguar Trail.

Look Good . . . Feel Better, a professional cosmetologist shares skin, hair and cosmetics tips to help people look their best during and after cancer treatments, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Life With Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Registration required. 703-776-2841.

Support Groups

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, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Beverly Hills Community United Methodist Church, 3512 Old Dominion Blvd., Alexandria. For more information, call 301-439-3524.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder support group, a free group for people 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.

The following free groups are offered at Life With Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Registration required. 703-776-2841.

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

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

* Leukemia group, 7-9 p.m. next Thursday.

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

Prostate cancer group, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Physician's Conference Center auditorium, Inova Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Use blue parking garage. Registration required. 703-776-2841.

The following free groups are offered at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children, Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Use blue parking garage. Registration required. For more information, call 703-776-2841.

* Heads Up! head and neck cancer group, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday.

* Caregivers meeting, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Caring and sharing support group, a Life With Cancer group for patients, survivors, family and friends, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Conference Center Room 3, past the cafe to the left, 2600 Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax. Registration required. For more information, call 703-776-2841.

Young Women With Breast Cancer, a group for pre-menopausal women to discuss and share concerns and solutions for dealing with breast cancer at a young age, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Cancer Center waiting room, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Registration required. 703-776-2841.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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