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AIDS Day

November 27, 2000|MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN

In observance of World AIDS Day on Friday, the AIDS Service Center in Pasadena will sponsor a full day of activities--beginning with a "progressive human billboard," on Arroyo Parkway, calling attention to the disease. A viewing of AIDS quilt panels will begin at 5 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, and the events will culminate with a candlelight walk (to Pasadena City Hall) and a remembrance ceremony. The church address is 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. Free. (626) 441-8495, Ext. 230.

EDUCATION

* Tuesday: First-aid class will teach how to care for life-threatening bleeding, breathing and cardiac emergencies. American Red Cross, 1450 11th St., Santa Monica. 6-10 p.m. $35. (Also Thursday, 6-8:30 p.m.) (310) 394-3773.

* Wednesday: "Coping With Hearing Loss" will focus on hearing aids, what insurance covers and hearing tests. Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Classroom B, 1500 Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 409-8100.

* Friday: Tai chi class, for mature adults, will teach how to relieve stress and improve flexibility. Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Auditorium, 1500 E. Chevy Case Drive. $4. Registration required. (818) 409-6600.

LECTURES

* Today: A podiatrist will discuss diabetes and foot care. Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Auditorium, 1509 Wilson Terrace. 7-9 p.m. Free. Registration required. (818) 409-8100.

* Tuesday: "Hair Replacement," led by a head and neck surgeon, will focus on advances in hair transplants and feature a live surgery. Suite 550, 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Westwood. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. (800) 516-5323.

* Wednesday: Glendale Memorial Hospital's Cancer Center will sponsor a breast cancer awareness program, focusing on prevention. Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. 12:30 p.m. Free. (818) 238-5353.

SCREENINGS

* Friday: Blood pressure screenings, Glendale Memorial Hospital's Senior Services Center, 1330 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. (818) 502-2396.

SUPPORT GROUPS

* Tuesday: Ongoing bereavement group for anyone coping with the loss of a loved one. Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital, Rehab Building, Living Room, 333 N. Prairie Ave., Inglewood. 3:30-5 p.m. Contact Lynda, (310) 419-8227.

* Tuesday: Cancer support group for patients and loved ones. Wellness Community-Foothills, 200 E. Del Mar Blvd., Suite 118, Pasadena. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Meets weekly. Also Thursdays, 7-9 p.m.) (626) 796-1083.

* Wednesday: Breast cancer support group. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Cancer Center Conference Room, 15031 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills. 4:30-5:30 p.m. (818) 898-1516.

* Thursday: Cancer support group for women. Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital, Radiation Oncology Department, Helen's Room, 333 N. Prairie Ave., Inglewood. 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. (310) 674-7050, Ext. 3930.

* Thursday: South Bay Overeaters Anonymous group. San Pedro Peninsula Hospital, Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1300 W. 7th St., San Pedro. 7-8 p.m. Contact Sarah, (310) 542-6324.

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