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Remember what's important"Our greatest danger in life is permitting the urgent things to crowd out the important." --Charles E. Hummel
Learn about managing heart failureNov. 1: Mary Washington Healthcare's Fifth Annual Heart Failure Forum is scheduled for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the John F. Fick Conference Center on Sam Perry Boulevard. Speakers include a cardiac nurse practitioner, sleep medicine physician, exercise specialist and nutritionist who will touch on ways to manage heart failure. Lunch is included, but pre-registration is required. Call HealthLink at 540/741-1404 or 800/722-2788 to register.
Walk the trailsNov. 2: The Germanna Volkssport Association is sponsoring a 5K and 10K non-competitive walk, starting at 8 a.m. at the Dorothy Hart Community Center in Fredericksburg. Pre-registration is not required, but learn more by calling Kay Shoemaker at 540/841-185 or at www.walkfredericksburg.com.
More than tofurkeyNov. 2: The Vegetarian Group will meet from 11:30-1 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg for a potluck meal and talk on hosting a vegan Thanksgiving meal. For more, contact Gloria Lloyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk to raise epilepsy awarenessNov. 3: At Old Mill Park, the two-mile Epilepsy Awareness Walk is scheduled for 2-5 p.m. and also features a talk by Dr. Sandra Crouse of Mary Washington Healthcare. Learn more by contacting Epilepsy Foundation Virginia Director Suzanne Bischoff at email@example.com or local coordinator Tom Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cope with griefNov. 9: Mary Washington Hospice is offering "Coping with Grief During the Holidays" for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. The program is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Register or get more information by contacting Diane Ebanal at 540/741-2377 or email@example.com.
Run for FCANov. 10: The Fellowship of Christian Athletes 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run start at the Fairview at River Club and raise money to "help send a kid to camp, train a coach in 3-D coaching, provide a platform for local athletes to share their faith and impact their team, campus, and community." Click the headline for a registration form or register at racetimingunlimited.org.
Strike up the bandNov. 11: The third annual Band Together to Fight Hunger marching band event brings bands from all area high schools to the Mountain View football field. Gates open at 5:30, and non-perishable food donations are suggested. Learn more by contacting Julie McDonald, 678/491-4282 or firstname.lastname@example.org.