Adoptive Family Gathering Second Sat., 4-6:30 pm, Family Center at the high school. For those touched by adoption. A Family Network program. 508-693-7900, ext. 283.

American Heart Association Third Tues., 5 pm, MV Hospital medical library. 508-627-6005.

Arthritis Support Group Second Fri., 1-2 pm, M.V. Community Services, board room, Oak Bluffs. 508-693-7900 ext. 236; 508-696-4205.

Baby's First Year Mon., 3-4:30 pm; Thurs., 10:30 am-noon. Facilitated by Marney Toole. A Family Network program. 508-693-7900, ext. 283.

Breast Cancer Support Group Vineyard Haven Public Library. Kathy Stinson, 508-693-6150.

Book Discussion Group Oak Bluffs library. Call for monthly date. 508-693-9433.

Cancer Support Group Wed., noon, M. V. Hebrew Center. Open to all cancer patients, survivors, families, and friends. Weekly. Note new time and location. 508-627-7958; 3508.

Caregivers Support Group last Wed., 4 pm. Edgartown Council on Aging, 10 Daggett St. 508-627-4368, ext. 16.

Children's Writers Critique Group first Mon., 7-9 pm. Call for directions to Marilyn Hollinshead's house. 508-693-5803.

Community Partnerships for Children VACCP Second Tues., 4 pm, superintendent of schools' office, Pine and Spring sts., Vineyard Haven. 508-696-6568, ext. 29.

Course in Miracles Tues., 7:30 pm, call for directions. Study group. 508-693-7741.

Crohn's and Colitis Support Group second Wed., 7 pm. Call for location. 508-696-0045; 508-693-5164.

Diabetes Support Group Third Mon. (if a holiday, then third Tues.), 1-2 pm, Tisbury Senior Center, 34 Pine Tree Rd. 508-696-4205.

Earth Spirituality Discussion Group Full moon and new moon of the month, 7 pm, Unitarian-Universalist Society, Vineyard Haven. 508-696-9595.

Grief Support Group For anyone aged 16-35 who has lost someone close to them and would like to speak with others who feel what they do. Christine: 508-360-8682.

Home Schooling Group Educational and social activities for children; information for parents. Jamie O'Gorman, 508-627-6932.

Island Self-Help Housing Group Fourth Sun., 1 pm. Dukes County Housing Authority office, Mechanic St., Vineyard Haven. For residents wanting to build their own homes using the federal self-help housing program. 508-696-9276.

Journey Beyond Abuse Support Group for women, by women. Focus on dynamics surrounding abuse, cycle of violence, patterns of abuse, and related topics. 508-693-7900 ext. 218 or ext. 324.

Lyme Support Group second Wed., 4-5:30 pm, Up-Island Council on Aging, Howes House, State Rd., West Tisbury. All people with tick-borne illness. 508-645-3393.

Mental Illness Support Group for those with mental illness, every other Thurs., 7 pm, Hillside Village community room. 508-693-5872.

Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group First Sun., 1-3 pm, Tisbury Senior Center, 34 Pine Tree Rd., Vineyard Haven. Affiliated with the National M.S. Society, Central New England chapter.

Parents' Advisory Committee Second Wed., 5:30-7 pm, Family Center at the high school. Includes potluck supper. Part of the Family Network. 508-693-7900, ext. 288.

Parkinson's Support Group Second Mon., 10 am, Up-Island Senior Center, Howes House, West Tisbury. Individuals and caregivers. 508-645-2767.

PFLAG Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. 508-221-8347.

Prostate Cancer Support Group Third Wed., 10:30 am, at MV Community Services administration building. Emily Wetherall, 508-693-7900, ext. 236.

Smoking Cessation Mon., 5:15 pm, Vineyard Healthcare, 455 State Rd., Suite 13, Vineyard Haven. 508-693-3900.

TBI Support Group Wed., 8 pm, call for directions. For survivors of brain injury and trauma. 508-696-9481.

Vision Support Group Third Thurs., 10:30-noon, Edgartown Council on Aging, 10 Daggett St. 508-627-4368.

Waiting To Adopt Mon., 7-8:30 pm, Family Center, Oak Bluffs. Parents group. Call for location. 508-693-7900, ext. 283.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) First and third Fri., 9:30 am-2:30 pm, Family Planning building, Vineyard Haven, opposite Cronig's. Free nutritional counseling and foods for those who qualify. 508-693-1299; Cape Cod WIC (HCSM): 1-800-942-2445.

Women For Sobriety Thurs., 5:30 pm, Vineyard Healthcare, 455 State Rd., Suite 13, Vineyard Haven. 508-693-3900.