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Program for kids facing addiction

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The Father Martin's Ashley Children's Program is available to kids ages 7 to 12 who are facing addiction or alcoholism in their family.

The 2008 program is Rainbow of Hope. The program meets from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. the second Saturday of the month at 800 Tydings Lane, Havre de Grace.

There is a small fee for the program, but scholarships are available for those in need.

For information and to register for the program, call 800-799-HOPE, ext. 227.

Informational class on bariatric surgery

Upper Chesapeake Health is offering a free informational class on "Bariatric Surgery: New Course for Life" at 5:30 p.m. May 13 at Harford Memorial Hospital.

Participants can learn whether this surgery is right for them from the staff of Upper Chesapeake Bariatric Surgery.

A support group for those who have had the surgery will be at 7 p.m. after the class.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Support for children of cancer patients

Upper Chesapeake Health has started a support group for children whose parents or grandparents have cancer, called CLIMB (Children's Lives include Moments of Bravery).

The group will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, May 13 to June 17, at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

Registration is required at 800-515-0044.

CPR class for those in health care

Upper Chesapeake Health is offering a cardiopulmonary resuscitation class for health care providers from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 14 at Harford Memorial Hospital.

This class follows the American Heart Association standards. The cost is $35, cash or check only. Registration is required.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Free classes on quitting smoking

The Harford County Health Department will hold a five-week series of free Stop Smoking Classes for county residents at the Health Department, 119 Hays St., Bel Air.

Classes include developing a plan to quit smoking, learning stress management techniques and discussing relapse prevention. Nicotine patches and lozenges are available to those who qualify.

The next class will be at the Edgewood Senior Center, 1000 Gateway Road. A pre-quit class is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 16, and the quit classes are May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13 and June 20.

Registration is required and the pre-quitting class is mandatory for first-time participants.

Information: 410-638-8405.

Lecture to focus on children's car seats

The Upper Chesapeake Family Birthplace will hold a car seat safety lecture from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

Parents will learn the proper way to install a child safety seat and what seat is right for their child.

Registration is required at 800-515-0044.

Childbirth class at Upper Chesapeake

Upper Chesapeake Health will offer a six-week Prepared Childbirth Course from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, May 21 to July 2, at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

Weekend classes will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 31 and June 1.

The cost is $50 for couples delivering at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and $80 for those delivering elsewhere.

Registration is required at 800-515-0044.

Help available for cancer patients

The American Cancer Society is sponsoring a "Look Good, Feel Better" program for cancer patients at 5 p.m. May 12 at the Oncology Center at Riverside.

To register, call 410-272-9224.

The program will also be held at 6 p.m. May 13 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. Information: 800-515-0044.

The program provides make-up and hair techniques to combat the effects of treatment.

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