Alexandria and Arlington wellness calendar, July 18 to 25, 2013

July 17, 2013

Pickleball games For age 55 and older. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon. Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St., Alexandria. 703-746-5552. www.alexandriava.gov. Free.

Dance fusion and rhythm classes Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. 703-228-0955. Eight sessions, $36 with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

Blood pressure checks Thursday, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. 703-228-0955. Free; first come, first served.

“Current Concepts in Knee Reconstruction” Discussed by orthopedic surgeon Nigel Azer. Thursday, 11 a.m. Shirlington Branch Library, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 855-694-6682. www.inova.org. Free.

Health effects of caffeine, cocktails and carbonation Discussed by holistic health and nutrition coach Christi Flynn. Sponsored by Holistic Moms Network. Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Rd. 571-451-8273. holisticmomsarlalex.blogspot.com. Free.

African dance workout for seniors Friday, 10 a.m. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. 703-228-6588. Eight sessions, $40 with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

Seniors trip to aquatic gardens for a walk Travel by van to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in the District. Friday, 10 a.m. Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-228-0555. $4 with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

“Laughter Yoga” Led by Diane Cohen. Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Arlington Central Library, auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St. 703-841-0080. arlingtonlaughteryoga@yahoo.com. Free.

Seniors trip to lake for walk Travel by van to Lake Braddock in Fairfax County. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. 703-228-4403. $4 with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

Postpartum support group For women with depression and/or anxiety during pregnancy or in the first year after childbirth. The second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Virginia Hospital Center, Women and Infant Health Lobby, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. 703-829-7152 or e-mail adrienne.griffen@gmail.com. Free.

Seniors square dancing For age 55 and older. Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. 703-746-5556. www.alexandriava.gov. $5.

Seniors depression prevention, treatment Discussed by Patricia Sands of the Medical Team. Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. 703-228-5722. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

Weight-loss support group Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. 703-430-3764. $28 per year.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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