Jan. 21

The Downingtown Area High School Alumni Association will hold the first of monthly meetings, to be held on the third Saturday of each month, at 9 a.m. at the Old Country Buffet, 1090 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown. For information, call Ed McDermott at 610-269-8478.

Jan. 26

The Garden Class of the Woman's Community Club of Uwchlan will meet at the historic Uwchlan Meeting House in Lionville. The business meeting will begin at 11:15 a.m., lunch at noon, followed by a program presented by Beverly Fitts, "Shady Lady." A design class entitled "Ooh La La: Era of the Mini," a miniature design, will be entered by club members. For more information, call 610-793-0776.

Ongoing/Future Happenings

Grief Support Groups

A grief support group, H.E.A.L. (Helping Endure After Loss), meets once a month in the parish center at St. Joseph's Church on Manor Ave, Downingtown, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., usually on the last Monday. Anyone is welcome to attend. For information, call 610-873-3564.

A program conducted by Waters of Life Ministries, "Coping Together With Grief," meets every Wednesday at Lionville Community Church, 101 Crump Road, at 7 p.m. For information, call 610-363-2558.

The AARP Chester County Widowed Persons Services invites any and all widowed persons (especially the newly widowed) to attend an evening of dinner and fellowship at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the dining area of Hoss's Restaurant at the crossroads of Routes 100 and 113, in the Exton/Lionville area. Also, all widowed persons are welcome to gather for breakfast on the first Saturday of each month at the Exton Diner, on the corner of Ship and Marchwood roads and Route 100. The informal breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 610-399-1072 or 610-399-3364.

DAHS Alumni Association

The Downingtown Area High School Alumni Association will hold monthly meetings on the third Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Old Country Buffet, 1090 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown. For information, call Ed McDermott at 610-269-8478.

Alzheimer's Support Group

A support group for families and friends of individuals with serious memory loss will be offered on the second Wednesday of every month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Inn at Freedom Village, 30 Freedom Blvd., West Brandywine, in the assisted living dining room. The group will be facilitated by trained social service staff and will provide mutual support, education and practical tips on dealing with changes in behavior. This support group is free and open to the public. The Inn at Freedom Village provides assisted living for people with memory impairments and will be offering free care during the support group meeting for those who request it. For more information or to RSVP, contact Julie DeMola at 610-383-6656.

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