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The Bay Area Lupus Foundation presents a seminar on learning to become more organized, "Creating Order out of Chaos," from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, at the YMCA building that is adjacent to El Camino Hospital, Conference Room L, 1400 N. Drive, Mountain View. For more information, call 1-800-523-3363.

Volunteer training for hospice work

The Menlo Park-based MidPeninsula Hospice & Hospice Foundation offers training for patients and family support volunteers Tuesday in Mountain View. For more information, call 947-4271.

Child's talk about sexuality

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation presents a program, "Talking with Your Child About Healthy Sexuality," with a speaker from Planned Parenthood, from 7-8:30 p.m., April 28, in the PAMF auditorium, 920 Bryant St., Palo Alto. For more information, call 853-2960.

Learning to live with arthritis

The Older Adult Resource Center of El Camino Hospital in Mountain View offers a self-help course on arthritis, from 7-8 p.m., April 29. For more information, call 1-800-216-5556.

Sports medicine symposium

The Palo Alto-based Health Library presents "Playing for Keeps: Sports, Exercise and Your Health," a symposium for people of all ages that examines new perspectives on benefits and risks of exercise. This event will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. at Kresge Auditorium on the Stanford Campus. Admission is $15, $10 for seniors. For more information, call 498-7826.

Smoke Stoppers smoking cessation

The Sunnyvale-based Camino Medical Group presents a free orientation session for the Smoke Stoppers smoking cessation program, from 7-8 p.m. April 30, in Conference Room 2, Camino Medical Group, 301 Old San Francisco Road, Sunnyvale. For more information, call (408) 730-4357.

Breathe Easy Quit Smoking Program

The Sunnyvale-based Camino Medical Group resents Breathe Easy, a confidential, telephone-based counseling program to stop smoking. This program is recommended for those who can't attend smoking cessation classes but need help to quit on their own. For more information, call (408) 523-3221.

Heart disease and women

Los Altos Hills resident Ginger Howard, president of the Vascular Intervention Group with Guidant Corporation, will be the moderator of "Women & Heart Disease," a fund-raiser for the American Heart Association of Santa Clara County. The luncheon and presentation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 1 at the Santa Clara Marriott in Santa Clara. Tickets are $75. For more information, call (408) 977-4950.

Colitis Foundationhosts walk

The Greater Bay Area of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation presents its third annual Walk N Roll at 9 a.m. May 2 at Shoreline at Mountain View.

For more information, call 578-6590.

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