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May 08, 2000|MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN

EDUCATION

* Tuesday: "Cosmetic Eye Surgery Seminar," led by an ophthalmic plastic surgeon, will be held at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Roscoe Campus, Penthouse Auditorium, 18300 Roscoe Blvd. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Reservations: (818) 885-5482.

* Wednesday: "Brain Attacks," led by a neurologist, will include a discussion of new medications and the latest information about stroke detection and prevention. Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, 24451 Health Center Drive, Laguna Hills. 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free. Registration: (949) 452-7255.

* Saturday: A sibling class, designed to help children ages 3-6 adjust to the new role of older brother or sister, will focus on the characteristics of a newborn and anticipated changes in the home. Little Company of Mary Hospital, 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. 9 to 10:30 a.m. $10. Reservations: (800) 618-6659.

* Saturday: CPR class, American Red Cross, 1450 11th St., Santa Monica. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $30. A certificate will be offered upon course completion. (310) 394-3773.

* Saturday: "Simple Steps to Keeping You and Your Children Healthy and Preventing Illness, Weight Problems and Hyperactivity Naturally," Agape Chiropractic, 14330 Ramona Blvd., Baldwin Park. 11:30 a.m. Free. Reservations: (626) 960-23246.

LECTURES

* Tuesday: "The Newest Developments in Treating Diabetes in the Elderly" will be addressed in a lecture at 7:15 p.m., following a diabetes support group meeting, which begins at 6:45 p.m. San Gabriel Valley Medical Center, CHEC Building, 261 Junipero Serra Drive, San Gabriel. Free. (626) 284-5451 or (323) 283-2061.

* Thursday: "Getting Hip on Joint Replacement," led by a physical therapist and occupational therapist, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, Les Kelley Auditorium, 1255 15th St., Santa Monica. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Reservations: (800) 825-2631.

SCREENINGS

* Wednesday: Blood pressure screening, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, Cafeteria Conference Rooms 2 and 3, 1250 16th St., Santa Monica. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free. (800) 516-5323.

SUPPORT GROUPS

* Today: Support group for people with hepatitis and liver disease, or those caring for them, will meet at USC University Hospital, 1500 San Pablo St., Los Angeles. (Also Thursday at the Westwood Veterans Center, Building 114, Westwood.) 5:30 to 7 p.m. (310) 477-4615.

* Tuesday: "Asthma and Allergies--Control and Management" will be discussed in a support group meeting sponsored by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, 7300 Medical Center Drive, West Hills. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. (800) 624-0044.

* Wednesday: Diabetes support group will discuss the emotional aspects of the disease. Northridge Hospital, Roscoe Campus, Classroom 1, basement level, 18300 Roscoe Blvd. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (818) 885-5359.

* Wednesday: "Being Alive," an AIDS support group, will meet at Sherman Oaks Hospital, Doctors Dining Room, 4911 Van Nuys Blvd. 7 p.m. (818) 889-9259.

* Thursday: Breast cancer support group, Glendale Memorial Hospital's Cancer Center, auditorium, 1520 S. Central Ave. 5:30 to 7 p.m. (818) 502-2323.

* Thursday: Parkinson's disease caregivers group, City of Hope's Hillquit building, Room 4037, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte. 10 a.m. to noon. (626) 359-8111, Ext. 2859 or 5465.

Race in the Foothills

On Saturday, Foothill Presbyterian Hospital will hold its 22nd annual Pride of the Foothills Spring Run. Registration for both races is from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. The 2K race begins at 8:15 a.m. and the 5K race begins at 9 a.m. Entry fees are $5 for the 2K and $15 for the 5K. There will be a kids' health and safety fair from 8 to 11 a.m. Foothill Presbyterian Hospital, 250 S. Grand Ave., Glendora. (626) 857-3099.

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