BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Widow/widower bereavement support group, a free group for anyone grieving the death of a spouse, 2-3:30 p.m. tonight or Tuesday, Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. Call 703-941-7000 or visit www.havenofnova.org.

Grief support, a free general bereavement support group for adults, 7:30-9 p.m. tonight, Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Lane, Burke. For information, call Carol Mack at 703-455-2400, Ext. 17.

Grief support, Sunday Afternoons Together, a free drop-in grief support group for adults who have lost a spouse or a life partner, 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Capital Hospice, 6565 Arlington Blvd., Suite 501, Falls Church. 703-538-2044.

EDUCATIONAL/SELF-HELP

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 is free. Call 703-205-9041 or visit 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.

Seminar for survivors, learn how acupuncture can help manage some symptoms of cancer and side effects of its treatments, 7:15-8:45 p.m. tonight, Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. 703-776-2841.

Presentation on clinical trials for lymphoma, learn how new drugs are discovered, researched and approved for treatment; how to tell fact and fiction about clinical trials; how to talk to your doctor about trials as possible treatment; and how to locate trials that might be right for you. This free program, sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, will be held 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at Sunrise Assisted Living, 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax (next to Fair Oaks Hospital). For more information or to register, call 703-960-1100, Ext. 231.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Northern Virginia epilepsy group, for adults diagnosed with seizure disorders and caregivers, sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region, 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Falls Church High School, Room 100, 7521 Jaguar Tr., Falls Church. Free. 703-425-6660.

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.

Gay people and families support group, a free group for parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays, to discuss issues associated with coming out, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Little River United Church of Christ, 8410 Little River Tpk., Annandale. 301-439-3524.

Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome support group. Lawyer Mitch Lambros discusses Social Security disability benefits, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Mason District Government Center, large conference room, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-968-9818.

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. tonight.

* Colorectal cancer group, 6:30-8 p.m. tonight.

Breast cancer group, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Cancer Center Waiting Room, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Preregistration required. 703-776-2841.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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