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Send announcements to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call Jennifer Lesinski at 703-917-6454.

This free listing is reserved for activities and events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost.

Loudoun Breast Outreach Group, promoting breast health in Loudoun County, will meet Sept. 27, 6 p.m., Loudoun Hospital in Lansdowne, Conference Rooms A/B. Call Sue Robinson, 703-777-3318.

Inova Loudoun Hospital's oncology patient and family education will be holding an education series the second Wednesday each month, 7-8:15 p.m., in the hospital's board room. Upcoming topics are: Oct. 11, Understanding Lab Values; Nov. 8, Chemo Brain. No charge. Call Pam Stenborg, 703-858-6012.

Loudoun Association for Children with Hearing Loss (LACHL) will meet Monday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Leesburg Executive Airport. Learn about the issues affecting deaf/hard of hearing (D/HOH) children in Loudoun County. LACHL a nonprofit association with a mission to strengthen and support families of D/HOH infants and school-aged children through networking and educational programs. RSVP to Mary Photinakis at mailbox@loudounhearing.org. Visit www.loudounhearing.org.

The Greater Chesapeake & Potomac (GC&P) Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is launching a "Be a Superhero" campaign. The GC&P Region is offering all participants at any blood drive or donor center through Oct. 31, a "Superhero" T-shirt. Call 1-800-GIVE LIFE to schedule a blood donation appointment. Platelet donors can call 1-800-272-2123.

Teresa Tupaj 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. SuccessLab Learning Centers is hosting the meetings and providing refreshments. SuccessLab is located at 20660 Ashburn Road in Old Town Ashburn near the fire station.

The purpose of the support group is to provide a place where parents can come to be heard, be understood and help each other with their struggles and also learn about the amazing qualities children with ADHD possess. Contact CHADD Loudoun County coordinator Kirk Martin at 703-508-7908 or e-mail at kirk1martin@aol.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.

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.

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, mphotinaksi@netzero.com. Visit the Web site, www.loudounhearing.org.