Send announcements or events, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or e-mail <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call 703-917-6454.
GriefShare is a support group which offers biblical, Christ-centered teaching focused on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one — either recent or in the past. This DVD-seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories, followed by a small group discussion. Find encouragement, comfort and help in grieving the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, other family member or friend. GriefShare will be held Wednesdays, from 7-9 p.m.. at Ashburn Presbyterian Church, 20962 Ashburn Road in Ashburn, beginning Oct. 1. There is a one-time cost of $15. Call Mark Armstrong, associate pastor at 703-729-2012. To register, call the church office at 703-729-2012 by Sept. 21.
Celebrate Recovery, the Christian-based recovery program sponsored by Rick Warren's Saddleback Church, will meet Wednesdays, from 7-8:00 p.m., beginning Oct. 1, at Ashburn Presbyterian Church, 20962 Ashburn Road in Ashburn. This program includes support for "hurts, hang-ups and habits" such as chemical addiction, co-dependency, domestic violence, sexual addiction, gambling addiction, food addiction, divorce, and grief. Newcomers as well as those in traditional 12-step programs are welcomed. Anonymity and confidentiality will be respected. Call the church office at 703-729-2012.
Flu shots will be available at the Senior Center at Cascade Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-noon and Tuesday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-noon. Free with Medicare Part B card or $ 25 without card. 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.
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.