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<lst>Have any health notes to submit to the paper? New class? New or ongoing support group? Blood drive? Fax a brief write-up to 703-917-0991 or e-mail vienna@connectionnewspapers.com. Call Michael O'Connell at 703-917-6440.

Multiple Sclerosis Group meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Vienna Baptist Church, 941 Marshall Road SW, Vienna. The next meeting is on June 9 at 7:15 p.m. Meeting is open to anyone with multiple sclerosis and/or their friends and family. Sponsored by the National Capital Chapter of the MS Society. 703-768-4841.

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Hyperactivity Disorder) of Northern Virginia. A support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month, 7:15 p.m., at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Contact Annette Spector, aspector@der-online.com, with questions. The support group schedule is also posted online at www.novachadd.org. For more information about these and other upcoming meetings, call 703-641-5451 or e-mail nova_chadd@hotmail.com.

The Life With Cancer Family Center sponsors a fieldtrip to the Garden of Cancer-Fighting Plants on Friday, June 18, at 10:15 a.m., at the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Visitor Center, Vienna. Keith Tomlinson, garden manager, will provide an overview of the collection and talk about research with medicinal plants. Event takes place rain or shine. For more information or for directions call 703-255-3631, ext. 3. Must register by Monday, June 14.

Understanding Fibromyalgia: A Holistic Approach to Chronic Pain and Fatigue, a workshop for people who are suffering with Fibromyalgia and are desperate for relief from the constant symptoms and pain associated with it, meets on Wednesday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. This workshop discusses safe and natural methods for addressing Fibromyalgia and chronic pain symptoms. Free. The New Life Wellness Center is located at 301 Maple Ave. W., Poplar Building, Suite D. 703-242-7474 or www.newlifewellness.com

New Life Wellness Center hosts "Five Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss" on Monday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. Learn why diets don't work and why eating fat doesn't make you fat. Find out what hormone is out of control in your body and how to regain your energy and vitality. Free. The New Life Wellness Center is located at 301 Maple Ave. W., Poplar Building, Suite D. 703-242-7474 or www.newlifewellness.com.

The Northern Virginia Epilepsy Group meets every Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., at the Falls Church High School Career Center, Room 100, 7521 Jaguar Trail.

Life with Cancer Caregivers Meeting. Every Wednesday, 5:30-7 p.m. Meetings for family members to discuss and explore topics of concern including coping strategies, support, information related to cancer and more. Use Blue parking garage. Meetings held at Inova Fairfax Woman's Center, radiation oncology conference room, at 3300 Gallows Road in Falls Church. 703-698-2841 for registration and information.

Social Skills/Therapy Groups. In small, age-appropriate groups, children who have difficulty in social situations learn and practice appropriate behavior, such as initiating and maintaining conversation, listening, sharing, problem-solving, self-control, handling teasing, dealing with emotions and making friends. $55-$65 per session. (May be insurance-reimbursable.) For registration, call the Jewish Social Service Agency at 703-204-9100.

The Alzheimer's Family Day Center is looking for volunteers. If interested, contact Joan at 703-532-8899 or afdc@alzheimersfdc.org.

The Epilepsy Foundation is sponsoring on-going support groups and classes in Fairfax County; Washington, D.C. and Prince William County. Free. For information, call 703-425-6660.

Recovery Inc., a nonprofit support group for depression, bipolar disorder and other nervous diseases, meets every Friday at Boulevard Baptist Church, 7000 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. Contact Lee, 703-777-1708.

The American Red Cross is offering Infant and Child CPR at Dunn Loring United Methodist Church, 2501 Gallows Road, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The fee is $40. To enroll, call 703-964-0004 or visit www.redcrossnca.org.

Parkinson's Groups. A Parkinson's Disease caregivers/carepartners support group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m., at Dolley Madison Library, lower level meeting room, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call Angela Robb, 703-277-9666.

A Fairfax Parkinson’s Disease support group meets at 2 p.m. on the third Thursday at the Little River Glen Senior Center, 4001 Barker Court, Fairfax. The Parkinson Foundation (PFNCA) welcomes patients and family members. No charge. For more information, call Leon at 202-966-4450.

A Parkinson’s Disease exercise class meets weekly every Thursday at 2 p.m. at Greenspring Village, 7400 Spring Village Drive, Town Center Building (classroom), Springfield. Instructor: Monica Phillips. The Parkinson Foundation (PFNCA) welcomes patients, family members and carepartners. Fee. For a class schedule and more information, call Michel Margosis at 703-569-2630.

A Springfield Parkinson’s Disease support group meets at 2 p.m. on the fourth Thursday at Greenspring Village, 7400 Spring Village Drive, Town Center Building, Springfield. The Parkinson Foundation (PFNCA) welcomes patients, family members and carepartners. No charge. For more information, call Michel Margosis at 703-569-2630.

Become a Foster or Adoptive Parent Today. A chance to make a difference in a child’s life. Call Fairfax County’s Foster Care and Adoption Program at 703-324-7639.

Amputee Support Group of Northern Virginia. A support group for amputees, their families and friends. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month, 7:30-9 p.m., at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Physician's Conference Center, Room 1D, first floor, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church. There is no cost to participants, and parking is provided free in the garage for cars displaying handicapped placards or license plates. Contact Irvin Axelrod at 703-222-7120 or e-mail asgnva@earthlink.net for more information.