Send announcements, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call Jennifer Lesinski at 703-917-6454. For additional listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com.
Motivational speaker Kevin Soltani will present "Free Yourself from Painful Memories," Wednesday, March 5, 10:45 a.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place. Free. Call 703-430-2397.
Audiologist Kelly Pilsen continues her series "Hearing Loss: Treatment and Options," Thursday, March 6, 10:30 a.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place. Free. Call 703-430-2397.
Cathy Lambert from Medi Home Health will provide a products update Thursday, March 13, 10:45 a.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place. Free. Call 703-430-2397.
Inova HealthSource will conduct glucose testing and cholesterol checks the second Tuesday of each month, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Call 703-430-2397.
The Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month, from 6:30-8 p.m., at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Call 703-430-2397.
Diabetes support group meets the second Tuesday of each month at Leesburg Senior Activity Center, 215 Depot Court, Leesburg, 11 a.m. Free. Call 703-737-8039.
Loudoun Healthcare's mobile health van will be providing health screenings, check-ups and referrals the first Wednesday of each month, at Leesburg Senior Activity Center, 215 Depot Court, Leesburg, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Call 703-737-8039.
Ashburn Bipolar Support Group. A free, peer-led support group for those with bipolar disorder. Meets every other Saturday, at 5:30 p.m., at Ashburn Psychological Services, second floor, 44110 Ashburn Shopping Plaza, Ashburn. Contact Angela at email@example.com or 703-282-0262.
Loudoun Dads is a Northern Virginia support group for new fathers and for expectant fathers. The group meets every Tuesday, 8 p.m., at Inova Loudoun Hospitalï¿½s Lansdowne Campus, 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, family education classroom on the second floor. The group's facilitator is Dr. Damon Moore of Pediatric Healthcare, P.C. Participants can call 703-858-6360 or visit the Web site at www.thebirthinginn.org.
Breast cancer information and support available on the 24-hour Y-ME National Breast Cancer Hotline. Calls answered by trained peer counselors who are all breast cancer survivors. 1-800-221-2141 with interpreters in 150 languages.
The staff from Lenscrafters at Dulles Town Center will provide eyeglass care the second Wednesday each month, from 1-2 p.m., at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Call 703-430-2397.
Loudoun Association for Children with Hearing Loss (LACHL) will be meeting the second Friday of every month, from September-May, at the Leesburg Executive Airport, third-floor conference room, beginning at 7 p.m. Parents, family members, educators and health-care professionals are all invited to attend. RSVP to Mary Photinakis, firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Web site, www.loudounhearing.org.
Representatives from Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing will be at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, the third Tuesday of each month, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., to clean, make adjustments and minor repairs to hearing aids, and perform hearing screenings. Call 703-430-2397.
Help for hearing loss, Joan Cassidy visits the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, the third Thursday each month, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., to provide assistance and answer questions about hearing loss. Call 703-430-2397.
The Loudoun HealthCare's Mobile Health Van visits the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, the second and fourth Tuesdays each month, from 9:30 a.m.-noon, to take blood pressure and glucose testing along with other medical needs. 703-430-2397.
The Loudoun County CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) parents support group will meet the second Tuesday of every month, from 7:15-8:30 p.m. Celebrate!ADHD is hosting the meetings at 43192 Newbridge Square in Ashburn.
The purpose of the support group is to provide a place where parents can be heard, help each other and learn about the qualities children with ADHD possess. Contact CHADD coordinator Kirk Martin by calling 703-508.7908, e-mailing ADHDcamps@aol.com or visiting www.Celebrate-ADHD.com.
A support group for people with hearing loss, tinnitus or Meniere's disease meets at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, 2 p.m., the first Friday of each month. Call 703-430-2397.
The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is seeking blood donations, especially types O and B blood. Addresses and driving directions for Donor Centers, as well as a complete list of community blood drives can be found at www.my-redcross.org or by calling 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.
Donors must be generally in good health; be at least 17 years old; weigh no less than 110 pounds; have not received a tattoo within the past year; and have not donated whole blood within the past 56 days.