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Stroke/Brain Injury Support Group; 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Central Illinois Neuroscience Foundation, Bloomington; "Short Film Clips — Insights from Survivors & Caregivers"; 217-935-5476.

Diabetes Expo; 12:30-3 p.m. Nov. 18, Oasis Senior Center, Lincoln; topics include meal planning, high and low blood sugar treatment, glucose monitoring, eye health; coordinated by Jennifer DiPasquale, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital; free; www.ALMH.org/about/calendar

Labor Pain Crash Course; 6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 19, OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center's Business & Conference Center, Bloomington; $20; 309-665-4704.

COPD Harmonica Therapy; 2-3 p.m. Nov. 20, OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center's Center for Healthy Lifestyles, Bloomington; free; 309-661-5151.

Medicare Health and Drug Plan; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 20, OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center's Center for Healthy Lifestyles, Bloomington; free; 309-661-5151.

New Moms Social Network; 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 21, OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center's Business & Conference Center, Bloomington; free; 309-665-4704.

Central Illinois Cannabis Community Presents Danksgiving; 4:20 p.m. Nov. 25, Nightshop, Bloomington; medical cannabis outreach event includes information about medical cannabis sign-up, buffet, Bingo, speaker, entertainment; $12 in advance, $15 at door; nightshop517.com.

Red Cross blood drives

For appointment, call 800-733-2767:

Sunday; 7:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m., Red Cross Blood Donation Center, Bloomington. 

Monday; 12:15-7:15 p.m., Red Cross Blood Donation Center, Bloomington; 12:30-6:30 p.m., Five Points, Washington; 1-6 p.m., Mackinaw Christian Church, Mackinaw; and 1:15-5:45 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, Bloomington. 

Tuesday; 12:15-7:15 p.m., Red Cross Blood Donation Center, Bloomington. 

Wednesday; 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Reading Township Hall, Streator; noon-6 p.m., American Legion, Tonica; and 1-5 p.m., Normal Public Library, Normal.

Thursday; 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m., New Beginnings Baptist Church, Streator; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Gibson City Melvin-Sibley High School, Gibson City; 9:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Red Cross Blood Donation Center, Bloomington; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Illinois State University's Bowling & Billiards Center, Normal; and noon-5 p.m., Illinois Wesleyan University's Hansen Student Center, Bloomington. 

Friday; 7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m., Red Cross Blood Donation Center, Bloomington, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Blue Ridge High School, Farmer City. 

Nov. 17; 7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m., Red Cross Blood Donation Center, Bloomington; 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Downs Fire Department, Downs; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m., United Methodist Church, Waynesville.

Nov. 18; 7:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m., Red Cross Blood Donation Center, Bloomington.

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Health Reporter

Health reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.

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