Support groups for the week of Feb. 21

February 18, 2011

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Md. 0077

Today, weigh-in 7:15 to 9:15 a.m., meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagers-town. Call Donna at 240-239-0486.

Good Grief

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. Falling Spring Presbyterian Church, 221 N. Main St., Room 205, Chambersburg, Pa. Ministry with a support group for people experiencing grief due to a loss. To register, call Karen Shoemaker at 717-263-3484 or Jacqueline Shilling at 717-264-6864.

Healing Hearts ongoing group

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2 to 3:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown. Grief education and support. Call 301-791-6360.

TOPS Md. 0446

Wednesday, Feb. 23, weigh-in at 8:45 a.m., meeting 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagers-town. Call 301-797-2547.

Concerned Persons

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 6 p.m., Meritus Behavioral Health Services, 11116 Medical Campus Road, east of Hagerstown. Use orange entrance. For those who care about someone who suffers from addiction. Call 301-766-7600.

Loss of a child discussion group

Thursday, Feb. 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown. Open to anyone who has experienced the death of a child of any age, recently or long ago. Free. To register, call Dot Kemmet at 301-791-6360.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, Feb. 24, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Call Claudia at 301-293-2243 or go to

Celebrate Recovery

Friday, Feb. 25, 7 to 9 p.m., Zion United Church of Christ, 201 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. A Christ-centered recovery program based on the 12 steps. Call 301-393-4377 or go to

Alcoholics Anonymous

Washington County area. If you think you have a problem with alcohol, call 301-733-1109, and dial zero for an operator.


A group for anyone affected by a family member's or friend's drinking. Call 301-663-6626.

Support groups run every Monday in Lifestyle. To add your event, e-mail Deadline is noon Wednesday for the following week's publication.

Include date, time, location and contact number. Groups that run every week must resubmit the first of every month.

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