AL COPELAND FOUNDATION: The Al Copeland Foundation Golf Fest raised $56,000 for local cancer research May 5 at Lakewood Golf Club in New Orleans.

The Al Copeland Foundation is a public charity formed after entrepreneur Al Copeland Sr.’s death in 2008 of Merkel cell carcinoma. To date it has donated more than $1 million to “Change the Course of Cancer.”

GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP: A free grief and loss support group, sponsored by the Akula Foundation, meets from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at West Jefferson Medical Center, 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. The next meeting is June 17. To register or for information, call the Grief Resource Center at (504) 247-7818.

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP: The Greater New Orleans Ostomy Support Group meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesdays of February, April, June, August, October and December at East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie. The next meeting will be Aug. 11. For information, call (504) 454-4941.

BIOMEDICAL TREATMENT SUPPORT GROUP: Parents of children with autism or attention disorders can learn about alternative and complementary treatments when the Louisiana Chapter of the Thinking Moms Revolution meets from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 20 in St. Joseph Hall at St. Francis Xavier Church, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie.

Biomedical treatments work with a child’s body, using vitamins and other natural medicines to treat the underlying source of the problem and not the symptoms. For information, contact Rainna Moran and Jeanna Broussard at chase answers@gmail.com.

BABY-SITTING CLASS: A baby-sitting class for people 11 and older will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 23 at the Family Birth Place at West Jefferson Medical Center, 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. The $55 fee for this condensed Red Cross course includes a textbook, CD-ROM and lunch. For information, call (504) 349-6200.

CARING FOR YOUR NEWBORN: A physician and a registered nurse from West Jefferson Medical Center will discuss newborn behavior and care from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 27. West Jefferson Medical Center is at 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. For information, call (504) 349-6200.