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March 06, 2000|MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN

Teen Pregnancy

A documentary about teen pregnancy, "Growing Up Fast," produced and directed by Joanna Lipper, will be screened at 7:30 tonight at the Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. Tickets are $5 ($4 for museum members). To reserve tickets, call (310) 772-2452.

EDUCATION

* Today: Drug-free weight management program, Women Only Health Club, 4070 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Studio City. 6:30 p.m. Free. Reservations. (818) 788-1292.

* Tuesday: "ABCs of Infant CPR and Safety," White Memorial Medical Center, 1720 Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Los Angeles. $10 per person or $15 per couple. 6 p.m. (323) 265-5050.

* Tuesday: Exercise class for cancer patients, Wellness Community-South Bay Cities, 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. 1-1:45 p.m. Free. (310) 376-3550.

* Tuesday: Baby-care class, Methodist Hospital, 300 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $10 for those delivering at the hospital, $20 for all others. Reservations. (626) 574-3475.

* Wednesday: Nutrition trends, Northridge Hospital's Sherman Way Campus, 14500 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Reservations. (818) 885-5482.

* Friday: Informational diabetes session, Little Company of Mary Hospital, Del E. Webb Center for Health Education, 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. 4-5 p.m. Free. (310) 543-6777

* Saturday: For cancer patients, "Building Wholeness: Meditation" will focus on the entire meditation process. Wellness-Community Foothills, 200 E. Del Mar Blvd., Pasadena. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. (626) 796-1083

LECTURES

* Wednesday: "Acupressure for Natural Health," Culver City Adult School, 4401 Elenda Ave., Culver City. 7:30 p.m. Free. Registration. (310) 842-4200

* Wednesday: "Eating Your Way to Vitality" will focus on various elements of a new diet and how to shop for food. Capitol Drugs, 8578 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. (310) 289-1125

SUPPORT GROUPS

* Today: Cancer group, Glendale Memorial Hospital's Cancer Center Lobby, 1520 S. Central Ave. 5:30-7 p.m. (818) 502-2380

* Tuesday: Pediatric group for parents of infants with special needs, including premature birth, neonatal ICU hospitalization and disabilities, Northridge Hospital, Roscoe Campus, 18300 Roscoe Blvd.. 6:30-8 p.m. (818) 885-5336, Ext. 3624

* Wednesday: American Council for Headache Education support group for migraine sufferers, 3460 Centinela Ave., No. 506, Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m. (310) 397-1154

* Thursday: Parkinson's disease caregivers group, City of Hope, Hillquit Building, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte. 10 a.m.-noon. (626) 359-8111, Ext. 2859 or 5465.

STUDIES

* Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center are looking for people over 40 with parents or siblings who have had colorectal cancer. Volunteers will answer phone interviews about their health and questionnaires on past screenings, and receive information on individual risk of colorectal cancer. (877) 278-8505.

* The Children's Hospital at UCLA is conducting a growth hormone study for girls under 4 with Turner's syndrome. Participants must have a physical examination and a number of tests every four months during a two-year period. (310) 825-6496.

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