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AA CHILHOWIE: Chilhowie, VA., 1291 W. Lee Highway, Chilhowie Church of God Center of Hope, Alcoholics Anonymous meets each Tuesday at 10 a.m. For more information call Walt at 276-646-5581.

ABUSE ALTERNATIVES: Bristol area support group for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Group meetings are held each Monday 5:30-7 p.m. at a confidential location, 423-764-2287.

ALANON ‘WE CARE’: Bristol, Va., Central Presbyterian Church, 301 Euclid Avenue, meets Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, 8 p.m.; for families and friends of alcoholics; Clara 423-878-2831, Jean, 423-989-3953, Linda 423-335-8193 and Mary 423-502-0210.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, BRISTOL: Fellowship Chapel Church, 201 Crockett St., Monday-Friday, noon, Saturday, 11 a.m.; Central Presbyterian Church, 301 Euclid Ave., Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, 8 p.m., also women’s meeting, Monday, 7 p.m.; Ridgeview Pavilion, 300 North St., Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, 8 p.m.; 423-968-2020.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, TAZEWELL: Tazewell, Va., Christian Church, Pine Street. Meets every Monday and Thursday, 7 p.m. confidential calls: 276-988-5030 or 276-979-6782.

ALS CAREGIVER: Meets via conference calls, one Wednesday evening, one Saturday monthly; dates vary; for call-in number, dates, 423-224-2357.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION: Carter County: Sycamore Shoals Hospital, second Tuesday, 6 p.m., 423-542-1358; Greene County: Wellington Place, fourth Wednesday, 2 p.m., 423-798-0404 or 423-638-2226; Sullivan County: Greystone Healthcare, second Monday, 6 p.m., 423-967-7368; Elmcroft, third Thursday, 6 p.m. 423-245-7212; Broadmore of Bristol, last Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. 423-764-4622; Wexford House, fourth Wednesday, 10 a.m., 423-288-3988; Washington County, Tenn.: Wellington Place Assisted Living, second Thursday, 6 p.m., 855-308-5553; Visiting Angels, second Thursday, 10 a.m., 423-207-0241; The Courtyards Senior Living, third Thursday, 10 a.m. 423-928-1295; Washington County, Va.: Commonwealth Assisted Living at Abingdon, first Thursday, 10 a.m.; Pleasantview United Methodist Church, third Monday, 6 p.m. 276-783-8157; Smyth County, Va., District Three Senior Services, fourth Thursday, 6 p.m. 276-783-8157; Unicoi County, Center on Aging and Health, third Thursday, 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. 423-743-7669, ext. 217. ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP MEETING: Family Life Center at Higher Ground Baptist Church, Room 217, first Tuesday of the month, Virtual Dementia tour with Sharon Durnin from Preston Place, 10 a.m. Support group designed to help those who care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or Dementia disease. RSVP at 423-378-HOPE.

ARC OF LENOWISCO: Big Stone Gap, Va., Developmental Services, Independence House, September, December, 5:30 p.m.; provides support, advocacy, education, community awareness for individuals with disabilities, special needs, their families, others involved in their care; Claressa Young, 276-523-4357.

ARC OF SULLIVAN COUNTY: Intellectual and developmental disabilities, provides advocacy, information, referral and support; meets December. Call to join, get on mailing list or for questions, First Church of the Brethren, 104 Corpus Christi Drive, Bristol, Tenn., 423-652-1899 or e-mail,

AWAKE/CPAP: Bristol Mall, 6 p.m.; part of Wellcare at the Mall; for patients, families with sleep disordered breathing; Beverly Smith, 423-230-8165.

BOUNDARIES: Kingsport, Tenn., 441 Clay St., Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. through April 23; Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. through April 24. $30 which covers materials. Boundaries is a journey of spiritual growth, of challenge to change, of problem solving, of recovery, and of hope. It offers practical help and encouragement to all who seek a healthy, balanced life. 423-247-4536, 423-247-4122 ext. 227, ext. 223 or

BRAIN INJURY: Abingdon, Va., Appalachian Independence Center, first Saturday of each month, noon to 2 p.m., pot luck lunch will be served; survivors, caregivers welcome. New support group coordinator, Cynthia Millican, 423-383-6510.

BREASTFEEDING: Kingsport, Tenn., Breastfeeding Essentials; third Thursday, 6:30 p.m.; open to all pregnant, nursing moms; free baby weight checks, bra fittings, literature; refreshments; led by board certified lactation consultant; Becky Flora, 423-877-99-PUMPS or;

BRISTOL ENABLING ALLIANCE: Bristol, Va., People Inc. building, conference room, 800 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; for individuals with disabilities, their families and friends; Appalachian Independence Ctr., 276-591-1433.

BRISTOL, VA/TN FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP: Bristol, Va., Bristol Public Library, Frances E. Kegley room, first Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m. Educational film on fibromyalgia will be shown. Men and women with fibromyalgia welcome and encouraged to bring their family. Contact Connitta Couch, 276-669-3499.

CADUCEUS: Abingdon, Va., Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Addiction Recovery Resources for Professionals; Dr. Lewis Weber & Associates, 540-815-4214 for directions.

CANCER: For anyone whose life has been touched by cancer. Free, family, friends welcome; Richlands First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 402 Suffolk Ave.; Kay Medley, 276-596-6010.

CARIS HEALTHCARE HOSPICE: Hospice volunteers are needed in the Kingsport area. 423-929-2044 or or Gloria 276-494-0465 (Bristol) or

COMMUNITY GRIEF: Abingdon, Va., Farris Cremation & Funeral Center, Family Room, Forest Hills Memory Garden, 19415 Lee Hwy.; first Tuesday, 7 p.m.; for those who have experienced death of loved one; free; Kimberly Farris-Luke, 276-623-2700; also grief support group, Abingdon Senior Center, 300 Senior Drive, fourth Monday, 10-11 a.m., Tammie, 276-628-5859.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS: Bristol Va., Bristol Public Library. 701 Goode St., Tri-Cities Chapter, second Sunday, 2 p.m.; support, understanding to parents, siblings, grandparents experiencing the death of a child of any age; John Souther, 423-502-3883, or

CRISIS CENTER: Need someone to talk to who will listen and not pass judgment? Depressed, grieving or just can’t sleep? Victim of sexual assault or domestic violence and don’t know where to turn? If you need to talk we are here to listen 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Tennessee/Virginia, call 276-466-2312; Washington County, Va., call 276-628-7731.

DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP: Johnson City, Tenn., 607 E. Myrtle Ave., Johnson City Seniors’ Center, every Monday, 3 p.m. meeting for lingering sadness, loneliness, grief or loss, of if you are being affected by a loved-one expressing these symptoms, we can provide you with professional support and guidance in a safe group setting. Group is facilitated by David Campbell, LMSW. 423-434-6237.

DIABETES: Bristol, Tenn., Conference Center, BRMC; second Thursday, 6 p.m., no November meetings; Diabetes Treatment Center, 423- 844-2950. Abingdon, Johnston Memorial Hospital, conference center; fourth Tuesday except December-February, 7 p.m.; free; 276-676-6600.

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS: Chapter 39, Marion, Va., second Friday, 6 p.m.; dinner, meeting; Commander James B. Greer, 276-646-5705.

DIVORCECARE: Coeburn, Va., First Baptist Church, 701 Front St., Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., weekly seminar, support for those separated or divorced; 276-395-6237 or 395-6073.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVOR CIRCLE: Local Johnson City, Tenn. agency is holding a meeting the last Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m. This safe and educational group is open to women who identify themselves as survivors of domestic violence. Children’s activities. Limited spots available. Information and registration, 423-232-8920.

DOWN’S SYNDROME: Sponsored by FRIENDS; offers individuals with Down’s syndrome and their families a number of avenues for support; 423-534-3795;

ELDER CARE SUPPORT GROUP: Kingsport, First Baptist Church Parlor, every Wednesday, 4-5:30 p.m. lasts for 8 weeks. $20 for the two main resources: A Loving Approach to Dementia Care and No Act of Love is Ever Wasted. Both available for purchase. Ron Davis 423-247-4122 ext. 227 or email

EPILEPSY OF NORTHEAST TENNESSEE: Johnson City, Tenn., Church of God, Fellowship Hall, 1908 Indian Ridge Road; free; Wayne St. John, 423-943-6936 or page at 410-4494.

FAMILY LINKS: Support for parents and caregivers of children with severe emotional disturbances or mental illness. Family Links can provide short-term respite child care for all appropriate children. Free. 423-232-2719.

FAMILY TO FAMILY: Linkage to educational and community services and support for families who have a child with a disability. For more information, call Kerri Kochelek 276-696-2093 in Wise, and Christy Worley, 276-385-5294 in Tazewell.

FEDERATION OF FAMILIES: Duffield, Va., Addington Hall, monthly, 6:30 p.m., registration encouraged; assists families of children with behavioral, emotional, mental health needs in Lee, Scott, Wise counties, City of Norton; Brenda or Teresa, 276-431-4370 or 888-443-1804.

FIBROMYALGIA: Bristol, Va., Bristol Public Library, Frances E. Kegley room, first Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., support for men or women includes information, lending sympathetic ear, encouragement, having guest speakers, Donnitta Couch, 276-669-3499.

FOSTER PARENT SUPPORT: Lee County, Va. New group being formed to provide education, support, information; Eric Greene, 276-523-8300.

FRIENDS & FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: Big Stone Gap, Va., Behavioral Health Services, behind Powell Valley High School, hosted by Frontier Health; offers tools, friends and families needs to assist people with addiction, move toward recovery; Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., free, no registration needed; ongoing 10-week curriculum, join any time, attend any session, lasts about an hour and a half; 276-523-8300.

GRIEF SUPPORT: Chilhowie, Va., 1291 W. Lee Highway, Chilhowie Church of God Center Of Hope, meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. For more information call Walt at 276-646-5581.

GRIEVANCE: Abingdon, Va., Senior Center, fourth Monday, 10-11 a.m. with Kim Farris Luke; discuss dealing with the loss of a loved one and healing from within; open up and share your feelings, thoughts, anger and sadness; drinks provided. Tammie, 276-628-5859.

KINGSPORT AUTISM SUPPPORT GROUP: Kingsport, Tenn., 301 Louis St., Mountain Region Speech and Hearing Center inside the V.O. Dobbins Center, First Tuesday of every month 6-7:30 p.m. Free for any family affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. For info contact: Melissa Keeler, 423-863-6473 or

KINGSPORT TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital; third Thursday, 7-8 p.m.; for TBI survivors, family members; supported by Crumley House Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center; everyone welcome; 423-257-3644.

LEE COUNTY WOUNDED WARRIOR VETERANS: Jonesville, 34084 W. Wilderness Road, Lee County Behavioral Heathcare, meets 6 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays of each month. 276-220-6245.

LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER: Abingdon, Va., Johnston Memorial Cancer Center, 26079 Lee Hwy.; first Monday, 1 p.m.; free program for women cancer patients in active treatment; register at 276-628-8861.

LUPUS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA: Johnson City, Tenn., Health Resources Center in the Mall, Annex Classroom, second Thursday, 423-257-2502; Kingsport, Holston Valley Hospital, Education Dept., 914 W. Broad St., third Thursday, 7-8 p.m., (877) 865-8787.

MOMS-R-US PROGRAM: Bristol, Tenn. Free ongoing childbirth, labor, delivery, parenting classes, follow-up support; open to girls 19 and younger delivering first baby; registration always open; Tammy Henkel, YWCA, 423-968-9444 or

MOUNTAIN EMPIRE STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: Johnson City, Tenn., 2511 Wesley St., Blue Ridge Cafeteria, James H. and Cecil C. Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital; first Sunday, 6 p.m.; family, friends or anyone affected by stroke invited; Marie Johnson, 423-952-1700.

MULTIPLE MYELOMA: Johnson City, Tenn. Health Resources Center at The Mall; first Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; provides education, hope, support in caring environment for patients, family, friends; 423-915-5200.

NAMI CONNECTIONS RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP: Bristol, Va., 100 Oakview Ave., The Crisis Center. Free, confidential, peer support group for adults, 18 years and older, living with a mental illness. Participants must have an actual diagnosis. Please no family members. The group is offered the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Ashley Church or Della McGuire, 276-466-2218 or

NAR-ANON: New group for family and friends of addicts will form in the area. For information 276-356-6547 or 276-206-3813.

NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP: Johnson City 603 Sunset Drive, Covenant Presbyterian Church, meeting every Monday night, 7 p.m. This is a support group for family and friends of people with addiction problems. Enter by back door of church. 423-972-2974.

NARCONON ARROWHEAD: Free counseling; learn how and why a person becomes addicted to drugs and alcohol and what you can do to help; call for free booklet at 800-468-6933 or visit to receive free counseling, referrals, assessments.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: Marion, Va., Survivors Group, Royal Oak Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Main St.; Sunday, open meeting, 8 p.m., open discussion; group meets regularly to help each other recover; open to those addicted to any form of drugs including street, prescription, alcohol; only membership requirement is desire to stop using; 276-646-8462.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: You don’t have to wait for an overdose or jail sentence to get help. It is possible to overcome the desire to use drugs with the help of the 12-step program and fellowship of recovering addicts; 866-360-4929 or visit

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: (NAMI) Upper East Tenn., Connie Whaley 866-337-33291,

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: (NAMI) Connections Recovery Support Group, Bristol, Va., 100 Oakview Ave., The Crisis Center, (down street from Bristol City Health Dept.; next to Housing authority) 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. for anyone, 18 years or older, living with any mental illness (must have an actual diagnosis). Contact Della McGuire and/or Ashley Church, 276-466-2218 or email

NETN AGAINST PARENTAL ALIENATION GROUP: Accepting participants for a support group in Tri-Cities. If you are going through a divorce or custody battle, we want to help. 423-342-7877 or e-mail

N-FUZE: Jonesville, Va., Lee County Behavioral Health Services, Wednesdays, 7 p.m.; learn signs and symptoms of substance abuse; what to expect in recovery process; how it affects mental, physical and spiritual development; Kathy Rowles, 276-346-3590.

NORTHEAST TENNESSEE AUTISM SOCIETY: Support system of families and professionals creating network of resources; Lynne Gouge, 423-283-0045; Tracy Gott, 423-247-2651.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Johnson City, Tenn., Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Susanna, Princeton roads, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.; no dues or fees; Contact Ministries, 423-926-7829.

PALS: Kingsport, Tenn., Oaks Assisted Living Facility, 2424 E. Stone Drive; first Monday, 5:30 p.m., people with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s), caregivers welcome; resource materials available, educational topics presented to improve living with ALS; 423-224-2357.

PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS: For anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby: Wee Remember, Big Stone Gap, Va., Lonesome Pine Hospital staff dining room, 1990 Holton Ave., last Tuesday in November, 7 p.m., Della Price, 276-523-8641.

PARENTS IN PARTNERSHIP: Abingdon, Va., Appalachian Independence Ctr., 230 Charwood Drive; second Monday, 5-6:30 p.m.; in conjunction with the Virginia Coalition for Students with Disabilities; for parents of children with disabilities; includes presentations, information, discussion opportunities about important issues, topics, more; supervision provided for youth during meeting; register with Melissa Meade, 276-628-2979, ext. 311 or 276-628-4931 (fax).

PEOPLE PLACE: Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; provides activities for people with developmental disabilities; 423-652-1899 or

PINNACLE CLUB: Various classes in Johnson City, 423-542-1280 and Elizabethton, 1-800-888-5551.

POST-ABORTION: Bristol Tenn.; for women struggling with past abortion; meets weekly, Crisis Pregnancy Center; in-depth discussion, spiritual help, support; free, confidentiality respected; day, meeting times decided by participants; 423-968-4673.

POZ: Johnson City, Tenn., East Tennessee State University, Hillrise Hall Conference Room; first and third Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; drop-in group for all individuals living with HIV and those affected by HIV, from newly-diagnosed to long-term survivors looking for emotional support, information, friendship from other HIV+ people; Robin Lennon-Dearing, 423-439-6019.

PROSTATE CANCER: Bristol, Tenn., Magnolia Room, BRMC; second Sunday in September, December, 2:30 p.m.; for men who have experienced prostate cancer, family, friends; Glen Kitts, 423-652-1811.

RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME: State of Franklin group, Johnson City First Church of the Nazarene, 2404 Roseberry Lane; Sherry Dagnall, facilitator; 423-639-9038;

RTS: Abingdon, Va., Johnston Memorial Hospital conference room; third Tuesday, 7 p.m.; for parents who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, newborn or infant death; Kathi Kiser, RNC, 276-676-4501.

SCOTT COUNTY WOUNDED WARRIOR VETERANS: Weber City, Scott County Behavioral Health, meets 6 p.m. first and third Tuesdays of each month. 276-220-6245 or

SISTERS: Kingsport, Tenn., Heritage Room, James H. Quillen Regional Heart Center, Holston Valley Medical Center, fourth floor, Heritage Room; first Thursday, 6:30 p.m.; for women who have experienced breast cancer; Kathy Visneski, RN, 423-224-5592.

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AUSTIM SUPPORT GROUP: Marion, Va., 861 Goolsby St., VFW Post 4667, Meeting held fourth Tuesday of each month, 6-8 p.m. Child care is provided free by the Job Corp. There will be speakers on various subjects of interest to families involved with autism. Finger food is welcome, but not required. Contact Veralene Dunford, 276-783-3720 or Jessica Davenport, 276-646-8949.

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: Wise, Va., Stephens Chapel Church; fourth Thursday, 6-8 p.m.; all invited, especially those diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, care partners, family members, friends; Angela Keller, 276-395-3048, or visit

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA PULMONARY HYPERTENSION: Susan Temple, 540-489-1220, Jonette Robinson, 540-818-2813 or e-mail

SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Chilhowie, Va., 1291 W. Lee Highway, Chilhowie Church of God Center of Hope, NA meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information call Walt at 276-646-5581.

SUICIDE PREVENTION COALITION: Lee County Behavioral Health Services; raise awareness and determine available resources in community for suicide survivors; fourth Thursday, 2 p.m.; those interested in helping contact Bill or Phyllis Russell, 276-346-1641.

SURVIVORS OF SUDDEN DEATHS (SOS): Bristol, Tenn., First United Methodist Church, 322 Vance Drive; third Tuesday; for anyone that has had a sudden loss; in memory of Mark Vance. Karen Vance, 276-676-0256 or

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE: Tri-Cities group, Johnson City, Tenn., Exit 17, off I-26, Boones Creek Christian Church, room 403, fourth Monday, 6-8 p.m. Call Linda Phipps Harold 423-351-2087; Lee County group, Pennington Gap, Lee Regional Medical Center, Medical Plaza West Wing classroom, first, third Mondays, 6 p.m.; hospital, 276-546-1440, Ext. 441 or Bill, Phyllis Russell, 346-1641; anyone affected by suicide welcome.

TAKE TIME CANCER: Kingsport, Tenn., Holston Valley Medical Ctr., Oncology Unit Library, third floor, Wilcox Hall; Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. for cancer patients, families, friends; Kathy Visneski, RN, 423-224-5592.

THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS OF TN VALLEY: Jonesborough, Tenn., 128 W. Main St., Jonesborough Presbyterian Church, third Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m. The mission is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child at any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. 423-928-0705.

THE HAPPY HEART SUPPORT CLUB: Bristol, Tenn., Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center, The Magnolia Room. Meets first Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. Various events and special guest speakers. New members invited. Bob or Virginia Davidson, 276-669-4804 or Charlie at 423-764-3917.

THE QUILLEN REHAB SHAKE-A-LEG AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP: Johnson City, 2511 Wesley St., Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital meets the second Tuesday of every other month. Contact Jerry Lee Lantz, 423-232-1106 or

TOPS CLUB: Jonesborough, Tenn., Area Senior Citizens Center, Wednesdays 2 p.m. The Taking Off Pounds Sensibly Club is a nonprofit weight loss support group. A new weekly addition includes Mind Aerobics with Dr. Ed Brown on Mondays 10:30 a.m. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in various mental activities that will challenge their brains. 423-753-1083 or

TRI-CITIES BRAIN INJURY: Johnson City, Tenn., Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital, 2511 Wesley St.; second Thursday, 6:30 p.m.; Bette Lucas, 423-952-1751 or Marie Johnson, 423-952-1700.

TRI-CITIES NU VOICE CLUB: Bristol, Tenn., Bristol Regional Medical Center, 1 Medical Park Blvd., Magnolia Room; for laryngectomees; fourth Tuesday, 2 p.m.; Wendi Gibson, 423-844-5944 or Jane Bryan, 276-628-6310.

TRI-CITIES RECOVERY: Faith Based Ministry. Stepping into Freedom: Monday nights, 7-8:30 p.m., designed to help those who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction; Concerned persons group Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. designed to help families that have a loved one suffering from drug or alcohol addiction. Other meetings are available. 276-644-3133 or

TRI-CITY REGIONAL OSTOMY ASSOC.: Gray, Tenn., Gray United Methodist Church; Sundays, 2:30 p.m., every other month for moral support, mutual aid, information to persons having any type of ostomy surgery; all interested persons invited; 423-542-2433.

UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES: Kingsport, Tenn., HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 113 Cassel Drive; variable meeting times; for people with all types of spinal cord injuries; Tracey Richmond, 423-246-7240.

VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE: Crisis Center offers variety of free, confidential services to victims, family, friends; 24-hour crisis hotline, individual advocacy, hospital, court, law enforcement accompaniment; support groups, educational programs, self-defense classes; Bristol, Va., 276-466-2312, 276-628-7731; Sexual Assault Outreach, Johnson City, Tenn., 423-928-4710; Kingsport, Tenn., 423-230-0900.

VISIONS FOR TOMORROW: Greeneville, Tenn., Church Street Pavilion, 616 E. Church St., last Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; new group for caregivers of children, adolescents with brain disorder or severe emotional disturbance; free child care by RSVP; Sherry Falkner, 866-337-3291 or

VOICES WITH CHOICES ALANON/ALATEEN FAMILY GROUP: Kingsport, Tenn., 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport Rennaissance Center, Thursdays 7:30 p.m.; 1567 Ste 14 N Eastman Road, Remax Reality, Sundays 5 p.m.

WASHINGTON COUNTY BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Abingdon, Va., Johnston Memorial Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center, 26079 Lee Hwy., across from DMV; second Thursday, 2-4 p.m.; information, directions from Luedell Bailey, 276 628-1601.

WEIGHT WATCHERS: Bristol, Va., Bristol Mall, 500 Gate City Hwy., adjacent to Belk’s, Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m.; replaces Emmanuel Episcopal Church meeting site; led by Kathy Stanley; 800-651-6000 or

WELCOME HOME BABY SPECIAL DELIVERY: Free service provided by Commonwealth of Virginia for pregnant women and new mothers in Bristol/Washington County, Va. area; complimentary gifts, parenting information; Children’s Advocacy Center, 276-645-5867.

WISE COUNTY WOUNDED WARRIOR VETERANS: Norton United Methodist Church, 8th St., and Virginia Ave., meets 6 p.m. first and third Mondays of each month. 276-220-6245.


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