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Donate blood Saturday, Feb. 7, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Herndon Masonic Lodge No. 264, 820 Elden St., Herndon. The Inova Blood Donor Services Bloodmobile will be parked on the street near the front entrance. Call 703-579-2884 or e-mail BloodDrive264@aol.com to make an appointment. Everyone who completes the donor screening process will receive a T-shirt courtesy of Inova Blood Donor Services and will be eligible for door prizes including gift certificates from
TOPS Club Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nonprofit weight loss support group, meets every Tuesday at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon. Weigh-ins begin at 6 p.m., with meetings at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.tops.org.
Mothers of Toddlers Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month, 10 a.m., in the community room at the Reston YMCA, 12196 Sunset Hills Road. Call 703-689-9240.
Peer support group for survivors of clergy abuse and others affected by the abuse, on the last Wednesday of every month, at 7 p.m., in the downstairs meeting room at the Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Road, McLean. Meetings are sponsored by Voice of the Faithful-Northern Virginia affiliate. Contact Ellen Radday at 703-538-6128.
New Mothers Support Group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month, at 10-11:30 a.m., in the community room at the Reston YMCA, 12196 Sunset Hills Road, Reston. Call 703-689-9240.
Diabetes Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month, at 7:30 p.m., on the Reston Hospital Center campus in the pavilion, 1850 Town Center Drive, Suite 307. Call 703-689-9100.
Reston Epilepsy Group meets the first Tuesday of each month, from 7-8:30 p.m. at North County Government Center, Hunter Mill District Supervisors Office, 12000 Bowman Towne Drive. Call Dana at 703-425-6660 or visit www.abilitiesnetwork.org.
Spiritual Support Group, designed for oncology patients or those dealing with major illnesses. The nondenominational support group meets in the radiation therapy department in the pavilion on the Reston Hospital Center campus, 1850 Town Center Parkway, on the first Tuesday of the month, at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 703-689-9325.
Sterling/Reston DRADA (Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association) Support Group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month, 7-9 p.m., in Reston. Call Ginny at 703-966-2510.
The Reston NAMI Support Group meets twice a month, from 7-9 p.m., at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. This is a National Alliance for the Mentally Ill support group for family and friends of people with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders. Call Rhonda at 703-716-0674 or Barb at 703-715-2485.