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Support groups

March 28, 2005

Al-Anon/Alateen family groups


Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., area. This is an anonymous, confidential support group for anyone affected by a family member's or friend's drinking. There are no fees. Call 1-301-293-8288 for a listing of meetings in the area.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)


Maryland Chapter 446, Wednesdays, weigh-in is 9 to 9:30 a.m., meeting begins at 9:30 a.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown. An officer installation ceremony will be followed by a group discussion. The chapter welcomes new members, visitors and guests. Call Mary or Tom at 301-797-2547.

CoDependents Anonymous


Thursday, March 31, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Twelve-step fellowship for men and women whose purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The group meets every Thursday. Call Claudia, 1-301-293-2243, or go to www.coda.org on the Web.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)


Maryland Chapter 308, Friday, April 1, 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 group meets every Friday. Guests are invited. Call 301-739-3542 for information.

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Maryland Chapter 77 Hagers-town, Monday, April 4, weigh-in is 8 to 9:15 a.m., meeting is 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Colleen Winters of Life Line Screening will present the program "Stroke Education." Guests are welcome to attend. Call 301-791-4909, 301-739-6267 or 1-717-597-8747.

MOMS Club -Hagerstown North Chapter


Tuesday, April 5, 10 a.m., Homewood Retirement Village, Williamsport. This chapter of the national nonprofit support group is for all mothers who stay at home with their children and meets monthly. Jennifer Morris will speak to the group about the challenges of raising her son who has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Activities include speakers, play groups and community service projects. Mothers may bring their children to all MOMS club activities. Call Valerie Heaberlin, 301-791-5833.

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