Blood Drives

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, 3:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Round Hill Elementary School, 17115 Evening Star Dr. 540-338-3547; 1:30-6 p.m. Thursday, St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. NW, Leesburg. 703-777-7171.

INOVA BLOOD DONOR CENTER, noon-8 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 45745 Nokes Blvd., Sterling. Walk-ins welcome. 866-256-6372 or


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, call 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. For 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, Technology Assistance Program 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).

Mental Health

DEPRESSION/MANIC DEPRESSION SUPPORT, 7:30-9 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays in Warrenton; 7:30-9 p.m. second Thursdays in the Plains. Free. For location, call 540-347-3792; depression and manic depression support group, 7-9 p.m. first and third Tuesdays in Reston. Free. 703-431-0045.


BABYSITTER TRAINING, ages 12-16, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Fauquier Hospital Tower, Chestnut Room, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Bring a bag lunch. Drinks and cookies provided. Register. $25. 540-349-0588.

BABY-SITTING COURSE, "Safe Sitter," ages 11-13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Register. $50. 703-858-6360 or .

DOCTORS SPEAKERS BUREAU, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Sterling. Learn self-massage techniques, pressure points and how to release stress from your body naturally. Presented by Scott Lamp. Register. Free. Call for location. 703-209-8923.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION, Loudoun chapter, informal discussions for survivors and caregivers, 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Free. 540-554-8839.

"10 SECRETS TO SUCCESSFUL AGING" LECTURE, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Sept. 30, Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr. NW, Leesburg. Nancy Osgood, gerontologist. Free. 703-777-1368.


And Parenting

BOND BETWEEN US INC., nonprofit organization offering support to birth parents and their significant others when a child has been placed for adoption, 7:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays. Call for location. Free. 703-771-7844.

LOUDOUN-FAIRFAX MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES CLUB, 7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church Rd. 703-715-6669.

MOTHERS FIRST, discussions, lectures, field trips, play groups and moms' night out. 10:30 a.m.-noon first and third Tuesdays, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling; 10 a.m. first and third Tuesdays, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg; 10 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. 703-827-5922 or

MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS, Ashburn, 9:30-11:30 a.m. second and fourth Fridays, Capital Community Church, 20430 Ashburn Village Blvd., child care provided, 703-723-9290; Bealeton, 10 a.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Liberty Assembly of God Church, 11775 Morgansburg Rd., improve parenting skills, make friends, and discover hobbies and games, 540-439-0500 or; 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 to age 5, 703-858-1906. Another group meets at Ashburn United Methodist Church, 43454 Crossroads Dr., 703-729-5100, Ext. 48.

NEW MOTHERS SUPPORT, 10-11:30 a.m. fourth Thursdays, Ashburn United Methodist Church, 43454 Crossroads Dr. Sponsored by Reston Hospital Center. 703-689-9240.

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

CARING FOR AGING PARENTS SUPPORT, 7:30 p.m. fourth Wednesdays, Family Focus, 20-B John Marshall St., Warrenton. Confidential. Free. 540-349-4537.

FOREVER CHANGED, support for those who have experienced the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death or the loss of a toddler or young child under any circumstance, 7-8:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Hospice Support of Fauquier County, 42 N. Fifth St., Warrenton. Free. 540-347-5922.

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.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT, 2-4 p.m. last Sundays. Call for location. 703-771-4256; fourth Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m., alternating months between Fauquier Hospital and Culpeper Memorial Hospital. Free. 540-937-3808.

SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUP, 6:30-8 p.m. third Tuesdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Cancer patients, family members and friends. Learn how to use your spiritual resources to help cope with cancer. Free. 703-858-8850.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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