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September 30, 2002

EDUCATION

TUESDAY

* "Options to Hysterectomy." Hoag Conference Center, 1 Hoag Drive, Newport Beach. 6:30 p.m. Free. Reservations. (800) 514-HOAG.

TUESDAY

and THURSDAY

* "A Caregiver's Workshop: Creating a Partnership With Your Doctor When You Suspect Memory Problems," sponsored by the Alzheimer's Assn. Free. Reservations. On Tuesday at Active Adult Day Health Care, 2385 Pacific Ave., Long Beach. 2-3:30 p.m. (562) 426-7772. On Thursday at Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, 12817 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood. (818) 508-3094.

WEDNESDAY

* "Maintaining Your Dental Health," sponsored by Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. Presentation will be made to City Walkers, a group that walks to improve fitness and lose weight. Media City Center in the Macy's Court, first level, 201 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 9 a.m. Free. No reservations necessary. (818) 566-8617.

* Braille Institute teaches independence to people with fading vision. Peoples Coordinated Multipurpose Senior Center, 5133 S. Crenshaw Blvd. 9-11 a.m. Free. Reservations. For other times and locations, call (323) 663-1111, Ext. 1252, or go to www.brailleinstitute.org.

FRIDAY

* Tai chi classes, sponsored by Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Meets weekly. 1500 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. 9:30-10:30 a.m. $4 per session. Reservations. (818) 409-8100.

EVENTS

FRIDAY

* Outdoor fitness and exercise walk. Soka University of America, 26800 W. Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Reservations. (818) 878-3741.

SUNDAY

* Fila City Challenge, a 5K/10K walk/run (plus kids' run), benefiting the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Veterans Affairs grounds, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Registration at 6:30 a.m.; adult races at 8 a.m.; kids' run at 9:45 a.m. $20 before Wednesday; $25 after. $10 for kids' event. (310) 828-4123 or www.w2promo.com.

* Heart of the City Walk, a 5K/10K run/walk (plus kids' run), benefiting family violence and sexual assault programs at California Hospital Medical Center. Grand Hope Park, corner of 9th Street and Grand Avenue, Los Angeles. Registration at 6:30 a.m.; 5K at 8 a.m.; 10K at 8:30 a.m.; kids' run at 10 a.m. $25; $10 for kids' run. (213) 742-6030.

SCREENINGS

TUESDAY

* HIV testing, sponsored by Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team. Testing day will include free food, games. APAIT, 605 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. (213) 553-1848.

STUDIES

* UCLA researchers are seeking employers of domestic workers for a research study on the workers' health-care needs. (888) 654-6461.

SUPPORT GROUPS

WEDNESDAY

* Osteoporosis group. Little Company of Mary Hospital, Del Webb Health Education Building, 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. 7 p.m. Free. Reservations. (310) 325-7048.

THURSDAY

* Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma group for patients, family and friends. Cancer Center of Ventura County, 1700 N. Rose Ave., Suite 145, Oxnard. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. (805) 988-2641.

SATURDAY

* Kids Circle, the first of a four-session program, will provide support and education for children from 5 to 12 who have a parent or grandparent with cancer. Wellness Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Reservations. (805) 379-4777.

SUNDAY

* Restless-legs syndrome group. Downey Regional Medical Center, 115 Brookshire Ave., Downey. 1:30-4 p.m. (562) 944-9402.

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