Alternative TherapyREIKI SESSIONS, 6:30-8 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 100, Leesburg. For those affected by cancer, a program that aims to recharge and balance the body's energy systems. Register. Free. Call Karen Archer at 703-858-8857. Blood DrivesBLOOD DRIVE,7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Crossroads United Methodist Church, 43454 Crossroad Dr., Ashburn. 703-777-7171; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 13, Messier Services, 45360 Severn Way, Sterling. 703-777-7171; 3-8:30 p.m. March 13, Sterling Safety Center, 47600 Middlefield Dr. 703-777-7171; 1:30-6 p.m. March 22, St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. NW, Leesburg. 703-777-7171; 3:30-8 p.m. March 27, Blue Ridge Middle School, 551 E. A St., Purcellville. 703-777-7171.
INOVA BLOOD DONOR CENTER,noon-8 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, Dulles Town Center, 45745 Nokes Blvd., Sterling. Walk-ins welcome. 866-256-6372 or
INOVA LOUDOUN HOSPITAL/INOVA BLOOD DONOR SERVICES,11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital at Lansdowne, Conference Rooms A and B, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. 866-256-6372.
First AidFIRST AID,ADULT, INFANT AND CHILD CPR-AED,8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 10, Fauquier Hospital, Sycamore Room B, Hospital Tower, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Register. $60. 540-349-0588. FIRST AID, INFANT AND CHILD CPR,8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 17, Fauquier Hospital, Sycamore Room B, Hospital Tower, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Register. $55. 540-349-0588.
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.
CPR AND FIRST AID RECERTIFICATION,by appointment, Red Cross office, 53 S. Third St., Warrenton. Cost depends on recertification needed. 540-349-2516.
HearingDISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER,providing technological help through the Department for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing and with loans from the Technology Assistance Program, 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).
HEARING-LOSS OUTREACH, free information and referral services. Walk-ins, 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.
LOUDOUN ASSOCIATION FOR CHILDREN WITH HEARING LOSS,support for parents, families and professionals who work with hearing-impaired children in Loudoun County. 7 p.m. second Fridays, September-May, Leesburg Executive Airport, third floor, 1001 Sycolin Rd. SE. For information on membership, educational and social events, links to related Web sites, contact information and recommended reading,
Mental HealthDEPRESSION/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. 540-347-3792. LOUDOUN CHAPTER OF THE ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL,7:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Friendship House, 16480 Meadowview Ct., Leesburg. If you are interested in attending or know someone who may benefit, call so that facilitators may arrange an appointment to explain the nature of the course and its benefits. Free. 703-444-5326.
LOUDOUN CSB COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER,provides information about mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse for county residents. Lending library and help with computer research available 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 906 Trailview Blvd., Suite C, Leesburg. Drop-ins welcome if coordinator is available. Free. For appointment, 703-737-8977. For information,
RECOVERY INC.,provides support for people suffering from anxiety, fear, depression, panic and other emotional problems, 8 p.m. Fridays, Friendship House, 16480 Meadowview Ct., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-1708.
Pregnancy, ParentingBIRTH MATTERS VIRGINIA,"What Babies Want," 7-9 p.m. first Thursdays alternating between Leesburg and Purcellville. Information on pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Call for location. Free. 540-338-4398 or
BIRTHRIGHT OF LOUDOUN COUNTY INC., free pregnancy tests, clothes, baby clothing, transportation and support throughout pregnancy, 18 Loudoun St. SE, Leesburg. 703-777-7272.
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
FAMILIES IN TRANSITION SUPPORT, "For the Children's Sake," for Loudoun and Fauquier parents separating or divorcing, help in developing co-parenting skills. Four-hour session weekly. Free. 703-391-8599 or
LA LECHE LEAGUE,mother-to-mother support and breast-feeding information, 10 a.m. second Wednesdays in Warrenton. Free. 540-351-6103; 10 a.m. third Thursdays, Marshall Baptist Church, 4121 Winchester Rd. Free. 540-364-1487; 10:15 a.m.-noon third Fridays, Christ the Redeemer Church, 46833 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling. Free. 703-404-0121.
LIFE LINE,pregnancy care center offering free testing, practical care and counseling in a confidential setting. 703-729-1123 or
LOUDOUN COUNTY COMMUNITY FATHERHOOD PROGRAM,fathers and father figures learn about and discuss the joys and challenges of fatherhood. Meet every other Saturday for two hours for four months. Sponsored by Northern Virginia Family Service. Free. Call for information. 703-404-1901 or
LOUDOUN-FAIRFAX MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES CLUB,7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church Rd. Free. 703-715-6669.
LOUDOUN FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN,providing short-term emergency care and mentoring to children who have been abused or neglected or are experiencing family crises. Call for information on orientation and training sessions. 703-771-9505 or
MOTHERNET/HEALTHY FAMILIES LOUDOUN, program links first-time parents with medical, social and educational resources needed to give children a socially and physically healthy start in life. Family-support workers meet with participants in homes. English-Spanish translation provided. 703-444-4477, Ext. 217, or
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; 10:15 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. $28 for membership. 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. 703-430-1558; Leesburg, 9-11 a.m. first and third Fridays, Leesburg Baptist Church, 835 Lee Ave., crafts, speakers and discussions; child care provided. Fees vary. Call for registration information. 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. $90 per year. 703-858-1906. Another group meets at Crossroads United Methodist Church, 43454 Crossroads Dr., Ashburn. 703-729-5100, Ext. 48.
NEW MOTHERS SUPPORT,10-11:30 a.m. fourth Thursdays, Crossroads United Methodist Church, 43454 Crossroads Dr. Sponsored by Reston Hospital Center. Free. 703-689-9240.
NEW MOTHERS AND BABIES SUPPORT,MotherNet/Healthy Families Loudoun provides free in-home mentoring and health education to mothers, especially those facing teenage or single parenthood, substance abuse, family violence or unemployment. 703-444-4477.
PARENTING WORKSHOP,"Ten Best Parenting Ways to Ruin Your Teenager," 9 a.m.-noon March 10, St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. NW, Leesburg. Moderated by Elaine Boomer. Free. Registration. 703-777-1124 or
PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTHING RESOURCE,Childbirth Solutions Resource Center, 8393 W. Main St., Marshall. Education and support for women interested in learning about birthing options. 571-344-0438.
YOUNG-PARENT SERVICES,support program for teenage mothers and fathers offering individual case management and weekly support group, Loudoun County Department of Social Services, 52 Sycolin Rd., Leesburg. Free. Call for times. 703-771-5375.
SeniorsBLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING,11 a.m. third Wednesdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 215 Depot Ct. Free. 703-737-8039. DIABETES SUPPORT,11 a.m. Tuesdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 215 Depot Ct. Free. 703-737-8039.
EYEGLASS CARE,1-2 p.m. second Wednesdays, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Staff members from Lenscrafters at Dulles Town Center will be available to clean eyeglasses and provide minor repairs. Free. 703-430-2397.
EXERCISE TAPE, National Council of Aging video for ages 55 and older, 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 215 Depot Ct., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-8039.
INOVA LOUDOUN MOBILE VAN,9:30 a.m.-noon, second and fourth Tuesdays, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Blood pressure and glucose testing along with other medical services. Free. 703-430-2397.
LIFELINE,24-hour personal response service for seniors. Call Inova Loudoun Hospital for information. 703-858-8094.
"MAKING YOUR HEART HEALTHY,"10:45 a.m. March 7, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Free. 703-430-2397.
-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK
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