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</b>Fairfax Family Forum's 37th State Senate District Candidate Forum. 7 p.m. at Fair Oaks Church, 4601 West Ox Road, Fairfax. Free. 703-298-7876.
</b>Ostomy Support Group of Northern Virginia. 1:30 p.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital Physicians Conference Center. Annual Ostomates roundtable discussions with hints, tips and help. 703-802-3457 or www.ostomysupportofnova.org.
</b>An Inside Look at Medicare, Present and Future, with Medicare Specialist Howard Houghton. 10 a.m. on the second floor of the Ernst Cultural Center on the NVCC Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike. Open Forum offered by Lifetime Learning Institute of Northern Virginia. Free, no reservations needed. LLI is a volunteer-run nonprofit offering educational and social opportunities to adults over 55. lli.nova.org or 703-503-0600.
</b>You and Your Aging Parents Support Group. 7 p.m. at the Jewish Social Services Agency, 3018 Javier Road, Fairfax. Explore the aging process and share experiences as a caregiver. Discussion topics can include coping with illness, balancing multiple demands, managing difficult emotions, identifying appropriate resources and developing a care plan. Group meets on the second Thursday of every month. Register at 703-896-7910.
Attorney General-elect Ken Cuccinelli's Fairfax Reception. 7:30-10 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 804-344-8081.