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Published January 07 2007

Support groups

Sunday

First Sunday of the month:

Attachment Parenting Support Group, 7 to 8 p.m., Downtown YMCA, 400 1st Ave. S., Fargo. (701) 356-5078.

Second Sunday:

PFLAG, parents, friends and families of gays and lesbians, 4 p.m., First Congregational UCC Church, 406 8th St. S., Moorhead. http://www.fmpflag.org (701) 235-7335.

Third Sunday:

Fibromyalgia Support Group, followed by a healing service at 7 p.m., 5:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church, Fargo. (701) 235-9359.

Every Sunday:

Adoption Play/Support Group, All adoptive families are invited, as well as foster care parents, and families interested in adoption or foster care. Call to register. 2 to 4 p.m., Atonement Lutheran Church, 4601 S. University, Fargo. (701) 200-3285.

Overeaters Anonymous, 3:30 p.m., Pontoppidan Church, east entrance, Fargo. (701) 239-0062 or (701) 232-8179.

Monday

First Monday of the month:

Caregiver Support Group, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, Casselton, N.D. (877) 815-8502.

Chronic Pain, 7 p.m., MeritCare, South University, room 1A-5, Fargo. (701) 234-6600.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss, 7 p.m., Hope Lutheran Church, north campus, Fargo. (701) 235-6629.

Second Monday:

Crohn’s & Colitis Support Group, support group for persons with inflammatory bowel diseases and their family and friends, 7 to 8:30 p.m., MeritCare South, Room SU 1A-1, 1720 S. University Dr., Fargo. (701) 388-4025.

Diabetes Support Group, 7 p.m., MeritCare Hospital Cafe, Fargo. (701) 234-2245.

Epilepsy, 7 to 9 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fargo. (701) 232-8521.

Mended Hearts, 7 p.m., Royal Fork Buffet restaurant, Fargo. (218) 233-3226.

Adoption Search, for birthparents, adopted adults and the parents of adopted adults, 7 p.m., Village Family Service Center, Fargo. (701) 235-7341.

Second and fourth Monday:

People Affected by Disability, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hope Lutheran Church, north campus, Fargo. (701) 234-6022.

F-M Dads, for fathers seeking parenting skills, 6:30 p.m., Call for location and details. (701) 237-0359.

Third Monday:

Widows Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hospice of the Red River Valley, Fargo. (701) 356-1500 or (800) 237-4629.

F-M Migraine Support, 7 to 8 p.m., MeritCare Neuroscience Building, 700 1st Ave. S., room 11, Fargo.

Fourth Monday:

Suicide Survivors, 6 to 8 p.m., 4357 13th Ave. S., Suite 107L, Fargo. (701) 293-6462.

Every Monday:

Hearts Plus, support group and individual exercise program for heart patients, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., MeritCare Southpointe, Fargo. (701) 234-5659.

Cancer Support Group, 10 a.m., Nativity Catholic Church, youth room, Fargo. (701) 232-2414.

Morning Out, Social and recreational activities for persons 60 and older who have Alzheimer’s or other dementia., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 610 13th St. N., Moorhead. (218) 233-7521.

Eating Disorders Group, for family and friends, 5 p.m., Eating Disorder Institute, 120 8th St. S., Fargo. (701) 234-4111.

Gamblers Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., Lutheran Social Services, Fargo. (701) 235-7341.

GLBT Adult Social/Support, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender. Call for location. (218) 287-4636.

TOPS Club 262, Take Off Pounds Sensibly welcomes new members, 6 p.m., Community Presbyterian Church, West Fargo. Use the back door. (701) 282-2364 or (701) 282-7261.

No More Diets, call for a new session, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Village Family Service Center, Fargo. (701) 451-4976.

TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 6:30 p.m., St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo. (701) 235-6210.

Divorce Care, video is followed by discussion; workbook is $13., 6:30 to 8 p.m., Bethel Evangelical Free Church, Room A, 2702 30th Ave. S., Fargo. (701) 232-4476.

Divorce Care for Kids, video is followed by discussion; workbook is $13, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Bethel Evangelical Free Church, Room E, 2702 30th Ave. S., Fargo. (701) 232-4476.

Self-Esteem Group, six-week session begins Jan. 15 using “The Self-Esteem Workbook,” 6:30 to 8 p.m., Village Family Service Center, 1201 25th St. S., Fargo. (701) 451-4900 or (800) 627-8220.

Career Transition Connection, for people seeking careers and Christian support, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 4575 45th St. S., Fargo. (701) 232-5650.

Narcotics Anonymous (in Spanish), 7 p.m., 116 12th St. S., Moorhead. (701) 361-0679.

Sexaholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Call for location. (701) 235-7335.

Families Anonymous, for individuals concerned with another’s abuse of drugs or related problems of living, 8 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, Fargo. (701) 235-7335.

Tuesday

First Tuesday of the month:

Narcolepsy Group, 10 a.m., Grace Methodist Church, Moorhead. (218) 494-3443.

Search & Reunion Discussion Group, 5 to 6 p.m., Permanent Family Resource Center, Fergus Falls, Minn. (218) 998-3400.

Alzheimer’s Support Group, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Villa Maria, Fargo. (701) 277-9757.

Widows Grief Support, for women who have experienced the death of a partner, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hospice of the Red River Valley, Fargo. (701) 356-1500 or (800) 237-4629.

Hepatitis, 7 to 9 p.m., MeritCare Clinic, room B2, Fargo. (701) 281-0363.

MS Caregivers’ Support Group, 7:30 p.m., MeritCare Southpointe, 2400 32nd Ave. S., Fargo. (701) 280-9434.

First and third Tuesday:

Family Support Group, for families of people with mental illness, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Mental Health Association, Fargo. (701) 237-5871.

Second Tuesday:

Alzheimer’s Support, 2 to 3 p.m., Hjemkomst Center, Elm Room, Moorhead. (701) 235-2173.

Brain-injury Support, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., YMCA Downtown Fargo. (701) 293-9622.

Adult Grief Support, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hospice of the Red River Valley, Fargo. (701) 356-1500 or (800) 237-4629.

Mothers of Multiples, Red River Valley chapter, for mothers of twins, triplets or other multiple-birth-children, 6:30 to 9 p.m., West Acres Shopping Center community room, Fargo. (701) 235-4772.

Early Onset Memory Loss, 6:30 p.m., Call for location. (701) 277-9757.

MDA/ALS support group, 7 p.m., 939 5th Ave. W., West Fargo. (701) 235-1988.

Transplant Support Group, express concerns or questions about organ transplants, 7:30 p.m., MeritCare Broadway Health Center. (701) 234-6366.

Second and fourth Tuesday:

Coping with Depression & Bipolar Disorder, 7 to 8 p.m., Mental Health Association, Fargo. (701) 237-5871.

North Dakota Federation Families for Children’s Mental Health, 7 p.m., 1104 2nd Ave. S., Fargo. (701) 235-9923.

Third Tuesday:

American Chronic Pain Association, 9 a.m., First United Methodist Church, Fargo. (701) 280-2472.

Men’s grief support, for men who have experienced the death of a loved one, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hospice of the Red River Valley, Fargo. (701) 237-4629.

La Leche League of Fargo-Moorhead, Leaders and other mothers share experiences, give suggestions and offer support and encouragement. The informal meetings are attended by expectant, new and experienced mothers and their babies, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Downtown YMCA, 400 1st Ave. S. www.lllusa.org/web/Fargo Moorhead.html (701) 793-3458.

SHARE, pregnancy and infant loss support group, 7 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, Fargo. (701) 234-7500.

Down Syndrome, 7 p.m., Hope Lutheran Church, Fargo. (701) 234-5737.

F/M Breastfeeding Support Group, 7 to 9 p.m., Dr. Carlos Ahumada office, 2701 9th Ave. S.W., No. 100B, Fargo. (701) 793-3458.

Alzheimer’s Support, 7 p.m., Waterford at Harwood Groves, Fargo. (701) 306-9748.

Fourth Tuesday:

Women’s Support Group, for those who have experienced the death of someone close, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City, N.D. (701) 356-1500 or (800) 237-4629.

Widows & Widowers Support Group, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Detroit Lakes, Minn. Call for location. (218) 847-9493.

Adult Grief Support, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Hospice of the Red River Valley, Fargo. (701) 356-1500 or (800) 234-4629.

Us Too, prostate cancer survivors and their families, 7 p.m., Bethesda Lutheran Church, Moorhead. (218) 233-1176.

Last Tuesday of the month:

COPE, couples dealing with infertility, 7 p.m., Hope Lutheran Church, south campus, Fargo. (701) 277-8826.

Every Tuesday:

Active Older Adults, fitness for seniors 62 and older, 9 a.m., MeritCare Southpointe, Fargo. (701) 234-8700.

TOPS No. 454, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9 a.m., Lutheran Church of the Shepherd, Moorhead. (218) 233-4260.

Tuesday Noon Families Anonymous, for families dealing with a family member with drug abuse, alcohol addiction or behavior problems, noon, First Congregational Church of Christ, 406 8th St. S., Moorhead. (218) 790-5898.

TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 5 p.m., Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Moorhead. www.tops.org.

TOPS No. ND0139, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 6:15 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, Fargo. (218) 233-6489.

Overeaters Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Moorhead. (218) 233-3170.

S-Anon, open meeting for partners, friends and relatives of sex addicts and the sexually abused, 6:30 p.m., Call for location. (701) 235-7335.

Tools for a Successful Marriage, call for new session, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Village Family Service Center, Fargo. (701) 451-4900.

Mind Over Mood, eight-week group for people who want new skills to deal with depression and anxiety; call for new session, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Village Family Service Center, Fargo. (701) 451-4900.

CODA, Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., Olivet Lutheran Church, Fargo. (701) 235-7335.

Codependents Anonymous Women’s Group, 7 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, West Fargo. (701) 235-7335.

Recovering Couples Anonymous, 12-step group for couples in recovery; couples and singles welcome, 7 p.m., Crossroads, 25th St. S. (701) 281-1231.

Celebrate Recovery Chemical Dependency Support Group, faith-based addiction program is based on Biblical principles. Call for new session, 7 p.m., First Assembly of God Church youth gym, 3401 25th St. S., Fargo. (701) 232-0003.

Grief Share, video is followed by discussion, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Bethel Evangelical Free Church, Resource Center, 2702 30th Ave. S., Fargo. (701) 232-4476.

Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., First Congregational United Methodist Church, Moorhead. (701) 235-7335.

Gamblers Anonymous, 8 p.m., Lutheran Social Services, Fargo. (701) 235-7341.

Wednesday

First Wednesday of the month:

Cancer Support, 7:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead. (218) 236-1333.

First and third Wednesday:

Circle of Parents, free childcare and refreshments provided; drop-ins welcome, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Nokomis I Child Care Center, 618 23rd St. S., Fargo. (701) 241-5700 for registration.

Second Wednesday:

Al-Anon (in Spanish), 6 p.m., 200 5th St. S., room 302, Moorhead. (218) 236-9884.

Third Wednesday:

F/M Post Polio, for polio victims who are suffering from post-polio syndrome, 1 to 3 p.m., Bethany Homes, Fargo. (701) 232-8417.

Fourth Wednesday:

A.W.A.K.E., Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic is for patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea., 6:30 to 8 p.m., Dakota Clinic, 1702 S. University Drive, Fargo; use north entrance. (701) 235-7424 or (800) 962-8145.

Last Wednesday of the month:

Gastric Bypass Support Group, for those who have had bypass surgery or want more information, 6:30 to 8 p.m., MeritCare Clinic Auditorium, Fargo. (701) 234-6366.

Every Wednesday:

Hearts Plus, support group and individual exercise program for heart patients, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., MeritCare Southpointe, Fargo. (701) 234-5659.

TOPS No. ND6, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30 a.m., Golden Ridge Lutheran Church, Fargo. (701) 237-3709.

TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 10 a.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., West Fargo. (701) 282-3136.

GLBT Adult Social/Support, for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Call for location. (218) 287-4636.

Saving Your Second Marriage Before It Starts, 10-week session begins April 5; call to reserve a spot; space is limited., 7 to 8:30 p.m., Christian Counseling Center, 2345 Meadow Ridge Parkway, West Fargo. (701) 241-9266.

Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous, for women only,

p.m., Call for location. (701) 235-7335 or (218) 287-2089.

Life-Threatening Illness, for sufferers and caregivers, 7 p.m., Evangel Temple, Moorhead. (218) 233-3875.

Recovery Inc., for nervous and emotional problems, 7:30 p.m., YMCA, Fargo. (701) 235-7335.

Stress and Anxiety Management, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Mental Health Association, Fargo. (701) 237-5871.

Thursday

First Thursday of the month:

Caregivers Discussion Group, 11 a.m., United Methodist Church, Hawley, Minn. (218) 233-7521.

Parkinson’s Disease, 3:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead. (218) 236-6543.

Philippians 4:13, fertility issues, 7 p.m., Atonement Lutheran Church, Fargo. (701) 237-9651.

Second Thursday:

Caregivers Discussion Group, for anyone caring for a friend or family member who is over 60 and has an ongoing illness, 10 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead. (800) 488-4146 or (218) 233-7521.

Adult Support Group, for anyone 18 and older who has experienced a loss through death, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Hospice of the Red River Valley, Detroit Lakes, Minn. (701) 356-1500 or (800) 234-4629.

Parenting, Grief & Loss Support Group, widows and widowers with young children and teens at home, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hospice of the Red River Valley, Fargo. (701) 356-1500.

After the Diagnosis, for persons recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and their care partners, 6:30 p.m., MeritCare Medical Center, Fargo. (701) 277-9727.

Compassionate Friends, assists families following death of a child, 7:30 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, West Fargo. (701) 235-7335.

Third Thursday:

Breast Cancer Support Group, 3:30 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, Fargo. (701) 236-7441.

Fibromyalgia Support Group, 7 p.m., MeritCare, 1720 S. University, Room 1A-4, Fargo. (701) 799-4200.

Fourth Thursday:

Dining Out Club, for celiacs, noon, call for location. (701) 232-3896.

Last Thursday of the month:

Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group, 11:45 a.m., Country Kitchen Restaurant, 3201 33rd St. S.W., Fargo. (701) 235-2678.

Every Thursday:

TOPS No. 556, 8:30 a.m., Sicily Room, Riverview Place, Fargo. (701) 282-0750.

Active Older Adults, fitness for seniors 62 and older, 9 a.m., MeritCare Southpointe, Fargo. (701) 234-8700.

TOPS No. 400, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30 a.m., Hope Lutheran Church, north campus, Fargo. (701) 277-3847.

North Dakota Federation Families for Children’s Mental Health, noon, 1104 2nd Ave. S., Fargo. (701) 235-9923.

Stroke Support Group, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., home of Norma Bradow, 1102 Westside Dr., Fergus Falls, Minn. (218) 736-5635.

SMART Recovery, Non-12-step program for alcohol, drugs and other self-destructive behaviors, 5:30 p.m., Lake Region Hospital, Fergus Falls, Minn. www.FFSMART2004@yahoo.com.

Crossroads AA, 5:30 p.m., 1420 Crossway Drive, West Fargo. (701) 235-7335.

TOPS No. 561, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 6 p.m., 1207 Prairie Parkway, West Fargo. (701) 281-5698.

Responsible Men: Taking Control of Anger, men address how anger impacts relationships and well-being, call for new session, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Village Family Service Center, Fargo. (701) 451-4900.

Nar-Anon, 12-step support group for family and friends of drug addicts, 7 to 8 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, Fargo. (701) 232-8042 or (701) 361-9724.

Men’s Group, for men having issues with violence, abuse and control, 7 to 9 p.m., Family Therapy Center, NDSU, Fargo. (701) 231-8534.

Beginning Experience, Various Levels, divorced, separated, widowed; call for new session starting dates, 7 to 9 p.m., First Congregational Church, 403 8th St. S., Moorhead. (218) 233-4137 or (218) 233-7133.

Set-Free Program, Bible-based, Christ-centered program addresses all types of living problems, 7 to 9 p.m., Fargo Baptist Church, 3303 23rd Ave. S., Fargo. (701) 367-4818.

Adult Children of Alcoholics, 7 p.m., Hope Lutheran Church, north campus, room 101, Fargo. (701) 235-7335.

Rainbow Recovery AA, closed meeting, 7 p.m., 116 12th St. S., Moorhead. (701) 280-5839.

AA Red Road to Sobriety, 7 p.m., Native American Center, Fargo. (701) 298-8233.

Sex Addicts Anonymous, closed meeting, 7 p.m., Call for location. (218) 287-2089.

Gamblers Anonymous, 7:45 p.m., Cormorant Lutheran Church, Lake Park, Minn. (218) 532-2402.

Gamblers Anonymous, 8 p.m., Lutheran Social Services, Fargo. (701) 235-7341.

Friday

Third Friday:

MOMS Club, offers weekly activities for mothers and their children, 10 a.m., Peace Lutheran Church, Fargo. (701) 277-0415.

Fourth Friday:

HIV/AIDS, noon to 2 p.m., Minnkota Health Project, Moorhead. (218) 287-4636 or (877) 871-4636.

Every Friday:

Hearts Plus, support group and individual exercise program for heart patients, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., MeritCare Southpointe, Fargo. (701) 234-5659.

Overeaters Anonymous, 11 a.m., Pontoppidan Lutheran Church, Fargo. (218) 233-3170.

Divorce Recovery Support Group, DivorceCare for adults and DivorceCare of Kids for children ages 5-12; call for new session, 7 to 9 p.m., First Assembly of God, room 104, Fargo. (701) 232-0003.

Saturday

First Saturday of the month:

Red River Celiacs, for those who cannot tolerate gluten, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Olivet Lutheran Church, Fargo. (701) 235-6603.

Gamblers Anonymous, open meeting, 8 p.m., Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, Fargo. (701) 235-7341.

First and third Saturday:

Fargo Chapter, American Chronic Pain Assn., 9 to 10:30 a.m., Olivet Lutheran Church, room 226, Fargo. (701) 298-6468.

Second Saturday:

Straight Positive, for heterosexual HIV patients and their partners, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Minnkota Health Project. (218) 287-4636.

American Chronic Pain Association, 7 to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Fargo. (701) 280-2472.

Last Saturday of the month:

Defeat Diabetes Day, 1 to 5 p.m., Anishinaabe Center, Detroit Lakes, Minn. (218) 846-9463.

Every Saturday:

Gamblers Anonymous, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., Olivet Lutheran Church, Fargo. (701) 235-7341.

Al-Anon, 10:30 a.m., Christ the King Church, 1900 14th St. S., Moorhead. (218) 233-0307.

Overeaters Anonymous, 11 a.m., Pontoppidan Lutheran Church, Fargo. (218) 233-3170.

For information

Journey of Hope: Family to Family Education: 8-week course for families of people with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or depression. Call for schedule at (701) 237-5871.

Support group listings on the Web: www.myfirstlink.org; click on information and referral.

FirstLink HotLine: (701) 235-7335

Kids and Teens Grief Support, for youth ages 6 to 18, Hospice of the Red River Valley sessions in Fargo, Detroit Lakes, Minn., and Valley City, N.D. (701) 356-1500 or (800) 234-4629.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Gam-Anon, Al-Anon, (701) 235-7335.

Alzheimer’s Association F-M Regional, (701) 277-9757.

Beginning Experience, divorced, widowed or separated; various group levels. Call for current sessions, locations and times; (701) 277-8784.

Pride Collective and Community Center, Moorhead, for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons. (218) 287-8034.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Programs, (701) 235-7335.

HIV, for those living with HIV/AIDS and their partners. (701) 234-5800.

Family Therapy Center, therapy for adults, children, adolescents, couples and families. (701) 231-8534.

Narcotics Anonymous, for meeting information, call (701) 234-9330, 24 hours daily.

Nicotine Anonymous, online 12-step program. (877) 879-6422 or www.nicotine-anonymous.org.

Victims of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault, Norman County, call (800) 344-7273.

Women Survivors of Clergy Sexual Exploitation, (218) 287-2089.

First Call For Help, comprehensive information and referral service for all Minnesotans, (800) 543-7709.

Compulsive Shopping Group Therapy Program, Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Fargo. (701) 293-3056 ext. 2010.

Gluten Intolerance, Red River Celiacs, www.redriverceliacs.org or (701) 235-6603.

Epilepsy Support, (800) 332-1000 or www.epilepsy

foundation.org.