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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Falcons Landing Continuing Care Retirement Community in Potomac Falls will hold its annual Health and Wellness Fair, Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in the Falcons Landing auditorium. Representatives from the local health and wellness community will participate in the event and provide health information, screenings and door prizes. Healthy refreshments will be offered throughout the event.
Falcons Landing is located on Algonkian Parkway between Potomac View Road and Cascades Parkway. Free and open to the community. Contact Donna Cassani at 703-404-5120.
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.