First Aid

ADULT, INFANT AND CHILD CPR AND FIRST AID, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. first Saturdays, 333 Carriage House Lane, Warrenton. Registration required. $55. 540-349-2516.

Hearing

HEARING LOSS OUTREACH, free information and referral services. 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.

LOUDOUN ASSOCIATION FOR CHILDREN WITH HEARING LOSS, support for parents, families and professionals who work with hearing-impaired children in Loudoun County. For information on membership, educational and social events, links to useful Web sites, contact information and recommended reading, call 703-327-5904 or visit www.loudounhearing.org.

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.

RECOVERY INC., provides support for people suffering from anxiety, fear, depression, panic and other emotional problems, 8 p.m. Fridays, 16480 Meadowview Ct., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-1708.

Miscellaneous

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 Child Development Center, 205 N. Maple Ave., 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.

LIGHTS OF LOVE, remembrance program honoring and remembering loved ones. A light will be illuminated on the evergreen tree at the main entrance to Inova Loudoun Hospital for each $10 contribution per individual's name. A donation of $100 or more per name will receive a Life Light that is lighted annually. The project culminates at 5 p.m. Dec. 4 with a tree-lighting ceremony. Donations benefit the Ladies Board's nursing scholarships. 703-771-2985 or www.ladiesboard.org.

NEW VOICE CLUB, support and education program for laryngectomy patients and their families, including free speech therapy. Monthly meetings. 703-938-5550.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN, investigates and resolves complaints made by or for residents of long-term care facilities. 703-324-5861.

ROAD TO RECOVERY, for cancer patients in need of transportation to treatments. Free. 703-938-5550.

SEPARATION AND DIVORCE, 7 p.m. every other Thursday, Our Savior's Way Lutheran Church, 43115 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn. Free. 703-726-8192.

SEPARATION AND DIVORCE WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN, eight-week program, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, $15 a session. 199-B Liberty St. SW, Leesburg. Call for date of next session. 703-391-8599.

SEXUAL ASSAULT AND RAPE SURVIVORS, for women. Free. For information, time and location, 540-338-8000.

"10 SECRETS TO SUCCESSFUL AGING" LECTURE, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Friday, Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr. NW, Leesburg. Nancy Osgood, gerontologist. Free. 703-737-2372 ; 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday, Nova Medical and Urgent Care Center, 21785 Filigree Ct., Suite 100, Ashburn. Free. 703-554-1100.

Pregnancy

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.

BREAST-FEEDING CLASSES, noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital Birthing Inn, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Classes are facilitated by a lactation consultant. Registration is not required. Free. 703-858-6000 or www.thebirthinginn.org.

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

LOUDOUN FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN, volunteer organization providing short-term emergency care as well as mentoring to children who have been abused or neglected or are experiencing a family crisis. Adults interested in volunteering as an emergency family should call 703-771-9505 for information.

MOM-VISION, support group for mothers and women with home-based businesses. For location and information, call 703-669-6348.

MOTHERS FIRST, discussions, lectures, field trips, play groups and moms' night out. 10 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. 703-827-5922 or www.mothersfirst.org.

MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS, 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.

Seniors

LIFELINE, 24-hour personal response service for seniors. Call Inova Loudoun Hospital for information. 703-858-8094.

MEDICARE-APPROVED DRUG DISCOUNT CARDS, speakers available to explain the benefits of the new cards, who needs them and how to choose the best card for your needs. Free. Groups or clubs. 703-777-0257.

Support Groups

AFTER THE AFFAIR SUPPORT, sponsored by Couples Counseling Center, 8 p.m. Mondays, 116-B Edwards Ferry Rd. NE, Leesburg. New group begins each month. 703-771-1773.

AL-ATEEN, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Warrenton Baptist Church, 123 W. Main St. Free. 800-344-2666.

CANCER SUPPORT, for those with cancer and their families and friends, 6:30-8 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays beginning Oct. 13, Ashburn Presbyterian Church, Room 209, 20962 Ashburn Rd. Child care will not be provided. Free. 703-729-2012 or www.ashburnpresbyterian.org. "Creating and Connecting," two-hour art therapy and relaxation workshop for patients, 12:30-2:30 p.m., meets every other month. Call for dates. 703-444-4460; "Look Good, Feel Better," for women undergoing or emerging from cancer treatment, 6:45-9 p.m., meets every other month. Call for dates. Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 100, Leesburg. 703-858-8850. Volunteers with cosmetology experience needed to demonstrate hair and makeup techniques to patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments. 703-938-5550. "Reach to Recovery," visitation program for mastectomy and lumpectomy patients, sponsored by American Cancer Society, temporary prostheses, exercise instruction, encouragement. 703-938-5550. "Together Ones United Can Heal," 10 a.m. second Tuesdays, Warrenton United Methodist Church, 341 Church St. 540-347-1367.

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

DUAL DIAGNOSIS ANONYMOUS, support group for people with substance abuse and mental health issues, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Cornwall campus, 224 Cornwall St., Leesburg. Free. 301-827-7220.

GRIEF SUPPORT, Capital Hospice, Point of Hope, 6:30-8:30 p.m. four consecutive Tuesdays beginning Oct. 11, Monroe House at Community Village, 46555 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling. Register. Free. 703-538-2044.

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. fourth Wednesdays, Community Lutheran Church, 21014 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Free. 703-777-8766.

LOUDOUN-FAIRFAX COLORECTAL CANCER SUPPORT, 7 p.m. every other Wednesday in Herndon. Free. 703-327-1472.

MEDITATION GROUP, 6:30-8 p.m. last Tuesdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Support group for patients, families and friends touched by cancer. Learn about and practice meditation. Free. 703-858-8850.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT, 2-4 p.m. last Sundays. Call for location. 703-771-4256. Free. 540-937-3808.

Weight Loss

KIDS LIVING FIT COURSE AND RESEARCH STUDY, for children 8-12 who are overweight or are at risk of becoming overweight, 3-4 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 1-Dec. 17, Inova Loudoun Hospital Conference Center, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Topics include physical fitness, relaxation techniques, lifestyle choices and nutrition. Registered nurses will track body mass index, and participants will document food intake and activities. Register. $100. 703-858-6359.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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