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April 23, 2002

Divorced/Separated Support Group

Wednesday, April 24, 6:30 to 8 p.m., The group meets each Wednesday to provide support for those suffering the loss of a spouse or significant other through divorce or separation. Sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Maryland, Washington County branch. Free. To register or for information, call 301-733-6555.

Coming Out of the Shadows

Thursday, April 25 , 3:30 to 5 p.m., 6 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. This is a free support group for people with mental illness. The group meets every Thursday. Light refreshments will be provided. Call Allison, 301-790-5054.

CoDependents Anonymous

Thursday, April 25, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown and Sunday, April 28, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Benevola United Methodist Church, 19225 Benevola Church Road, Boonsboro. Twelve-step fellowship for men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The groups meet every Thursday and Sunday. Call Claudia, 1-301-293-2243; Siri, 301-791-4843; or go to

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Cancer Support Group

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Thursday, April 25, 6:30 p.m., Waynesboro Hospital conference room. Julie Kegerreis, physical therapy assistant, will speak. The discussion will be an introduction to Tai Chi. Light refreshments will be served. Provides educational and supportive activities for any cancer patient, family member and support person. Call 1-717-765-4000, ext. 5194.

Tops, Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Chapter 308, Friday, April 26, weigh-in from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., program from 6 to 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagers-town. The program topic is Heart Point: Cholesterol: Low Fat Diet. Call 301-739-3542 or 1-717-749-3023.

TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Maryland 77 Hagerstown Chapter, Monday, April 29, weigh-in is 8 to 9:15 a.m., meeting is 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. Joan Jones will present the program. Guests are welcome. Call 301-791-4909, 301-739-6267 or 1-717-597-8747.

Down Syndrome "Up with Downs"

Parent support organization, Monday, April 29, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Marshall Street School, 1350 Marshall St., Hagerstown. Free baby-sitting is available. Call Partners for Success/Family Support Network to confirm, 301-766-8221.

Diabetes Support Group at Walnut Towers

Wednesday, May 1, 1:30 p.m., Walnut Towers, Community Room, eighth floor, Hagerstown. There will be a picnic, games and door prizes. Bring a side dish with a recipe. Meat and beverages will be provided. Call Nutrition and Wellness Services, 301-791-3039.

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