This time of year celebrates family, food and fun. However, holiday times are often difficult for those struggling with grief related to the loss of a loved one. Our Savior Lutheran Church, 13611 Laurel Bowie Road (Route 197), is offering a two-hour workshop, "Surviving the Holidays," designed for those of us who face this otherwise happy season with a mixture of emotions, including joy but also sadness. The workshop will be held Saturday, Nov. 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the church. For more information and to register for the workshop, contact Tina McGuffey at 301-776-7670, Ext. 512 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Knowing that you are not alone in dealing with this complicated time of year may help you achieve a sense of balance and peace.