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GRIEFSHARE FALL SESSION: The 13-week recovery and support group will meet starting Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. to noon at the Christian Fellowship Church, 5049 Ehret Road, Marrero. Sessions consist of a video presentation, group discussion and at-home assignments. Registration is $20 through 
STRATEGIES TO TRIM AND REDUCE: STAR, a free 10-week program for people who want to improve their health, trim weight, improve blood pressure and reduce the risks of chronic disease, will begin Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, 2525 Apollo Ave., in Harvey. Classes will be held Tuesdays, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Spaces are limited; registration required. (504) 368-2525
STOP FENTANYL TRAINING SESSIONS: Three one-hour sessions that focus on prevention, education and treatment of fentanyl overdoses will be held in Jefferson Parish. The training includes administration of overdose reversal (Narcan), as well as connection to treatment options and community education: Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m., at the Quarter View Restaurant, 613 Clearview Parkway in Metairie; Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., in Metairie. Register at
ESSENTIAL TREMOR SUPPORT GROUP: A free support group for those with Essential Tremor will be held in the Old Metairie Library, 2350 Metairie Road in Metairie, Sept. 19, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (504) 298-2140
BLOOD DRIVE: The drive, on Sept. 24, 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be held in the gym at St. Pius X Church, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd., in New Orleans. Donors will receive a mini health exam and have their cholesterol, blood pressure and iron tested. See
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