Widow/widower bereavement support group, a free group for anyone grieving the death of a spouse, 2-3:30 p.m. next Thursday, Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. 703-941-7000 or www.havenofnova.org.
Grief support, a free general bereavement support group for adults, 7:30-9 p.m. next Thursday, Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Lane, Burke. For information, call Carol Mack at 703-455-2400, Ext. 17.
Grief support, a free group for anyone coping with the loss of a loved one, 6:30-8 p.m. tonight, Capital Hospice-Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center, 4715 N. 15th St., Arlington. 703-538-2044.
Hope for the Holidays, a grief seminar for anyone fearing a holiday season after the loss of a loved one, sponsored by the Washington Regional Transplant Consortium, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Physicians Conference Center, Room B, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Use blue parking garage. For directions or to RSVP, call 703-641-0100.
Handling the holidays after the death of a loved one, support and tips on getting through the season with an overview of the grief process, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required. 703-776-2841.
Good Grief Dinner for Teens, a monthly opportunity for ages 13-18 who have lost a loved one to cancer to share thoughts and feelings and learn about the grief process, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required. Call Jenny Eckert to register at 703-208-5623.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), a weight-loss support group with weekly weigh-ins and educational programs, 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, Bruen Chapel Methodist Church, 3035 Cedar Lane, Fairfax. $20 a year plus $5 a month; first meeting free. 703-205-9041 or www.tops.org.
Breastfeeding moms group discussion, led by an experienced maternal-infant nurse/lactation consultant. Weekly prize drawing, free parking, baby weight check, refreshments and resource information, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Thursdays, Inova Fairfax Hospital Women's Center, Seven South Dayroom, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. $5 a session. 703-776-6455.
Communication workshop, learn simple ways to communicate with people who have hearing loss, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons, 3951 Pender Dr., Suite 130, Fairfax. RSVP to email@example.com. 703-352-9055.
All About Wigs, information for first-time buyers, including what to look for, what to ask, how to choose a wig that looks and feels right to you and how to care for and style your wig, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required. 703-776-2841.
Seminar for survivors, learn how acupuncture can help manage some symptoms and side effects of cancer and its treatments, 7:15-8:45 p.m. next Thursday, Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required by Nov. 14. 703-776-2841.
The following free groups for adults with seizure disorders and caregivers are sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region. 703-425-6660.
* Reston epilepsy group, 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Herndon High School, Entrance 8, Room 123, 700 Bennett St.
* Northern Virginia epilepsy group, 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Falls Church High School, Room 100, 7521 Jaguar Tr., Falls Church.
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. 703-535-6575.
The following free groups and programs are offered at Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required. 703-776-2841.
* CanSurvive, a patient-led general cancer support group, noon-1:30 p.m. Thursdays.
* Young adult group, for ages 18 to 39, 7:30-9 p.m. next Thursday.
* Colorectal cancer group, 6:30-8 p.m. next Thursday.
* Leukemia group, 7-9 p.m. tonight.
* Lung cancer group, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday.
* Multiple myeloma group, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Prostate cancer group, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Cancer Center waiting room, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Preregistration required. 703-776-2841.
Breast cancer group, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children, Radiation Oncology conference room, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Use blue parking garage. Preregistration required. 703-776-2841.
Lymphedema support group, 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Health Education Center, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Preregistration required. 703-776-2841.
Caregivers support group, free information and support for people caring for elderly or disabled adults, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Ct., Burke. 703-451-8631.
-- Compiled by JEAN MACK
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