A widow/widower bereavement support group will be held at Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday. For information, call 703-941-7000 or visit


Mental illness program, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-Northern Virginia meets to hear representatives from the Fairfax County Police Department discuss a new program to help divert people from arrest and jail, 7 p.m. Monday, First Christian Church, 6165 Leesburg Pike (Route 7), Falls Church. Free. 703-525-0686.

Caregiver seminar, "Transitions: When More Help is Needed," presented by Kate Tulenko and Sharon Lynn, sponsored by the Fairfax Caregiver Seminar Consortium, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Herndon Harbor Senior Center, 873 Grace St., Herndon. Free; preregistration required. 703-324-5205.

Women's health forum, sponsored by the Sharon McGowan Breast Health Fund and the Arlington County Medical Society Foundation, roundtable discussions led by lawyers, physicians and other health professionals about hormone replacement options, safe sex, exercise and nutrition, medical directives, infertility, genetics, stress management and breast surgery. Refreshments served, 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $35 ($20 tax deductible). 703-528-0888.


Support group for survivors of clergy abuse, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Affiliate of Voice of the Faithful, for victims and others affected by the abuse, 7 p.m. Wednesday, downstairs meeting room, Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. For information, call 703-538-6128.

Caregivers support group, for people caring for elderly or disabled adults, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Ct., Burke. Free; advance registration required. 703-451-8631.

Breast cancer group, for women newly diagnosed, currently in treatment or in recovery, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Cancer Center Waiting Room, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Advance registration required. 703-776-2841.

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

* CanSurvive, a patient-led group for anyone dealing with any type of cancer, noon-1:30 p.m. Thursdays.

* Lymphedema group, for people who have hereditary or secondary lymphedema resulting from surgery, radiation or trauma to the lymphatic system, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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