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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thursday 20

INTERGENERATIONAL HEALTH FAIR, health screenings, handouts and giveaways. 9:30 a.m.-noon, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5321.

CHILDREN IN SPECIAL EDUCATION, support group for parents who have children of all ages with special needs. Infants and toddlers are welcome. 10 a.m.-noon, Jefferson-Houston Elementary School, 1501 Cameron St, Alexandria. Free. 703-706-4552.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING, for seniors. 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. $2.50; registration required. 703-228-0955.

SENIORS INTERMEDIATE LINE DANCING, 11:35 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. $3.50. 703-228-4745.

"MAXIMIZING YOUR SIGHT" PROGRAM, update discussed by optometric director Suleiman Alibhai, sponsored by Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington. 1:30-3 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-519-5900.

"LIFE WITH CANCER" PROGRAM, panel of cancer survivors discusses "Complementary and Alternative Modalities." 7-8:15 p.m., Inova Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free, registration required. 703-776-2841.

Friday 21

FAST FORWARDS WALKING GROUP, for seniors, fast-paced walk in the neighborhood. 9 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-5722.

LEE WALKERS, seniors group. Travel by van to the District for a walk in Tenleytown. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $2.50; registration required. 703-228-0555.

Monday 24

SENIORS ICE SKATING, skates included. 8-9:30 a.m. Mondays, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $1. 703-228-4745.

DROP-IN SEATED EXERCISE CLASS, for seniors, taught by Linda Bell. 9 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Each class; $3.50. 703-228-5285.

WALTER REED WALKERS, weekly program. Travel by van to Bluemont Park in Arlington. 9:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. $2.50; registration required. 703-228-0955.

SENIORS FULL FITNESS EXERCISE, advance class taught by Andrea Baumann. 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. $3.50. 703-228-4745.

WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP, Take Off Pounds Sensibly. For details, call 703-228-0555. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $24 annually. 703-228-0555.

SENIORS BRAIN AEROBICS, led by Rachel Thompson. 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0955.

OPEN TAI CHI PRACTICE, for seniors. 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4745.

TAI CHI WORKSHOP, Maiky Tran teaches classes for cancer patients. 7-8 p.m. Mondays, through Dec. 8, Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-0908.

Tuesday 25

LANGSTON-BROWN WALKERS, a walk around the center. 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5321.

SENIORS EXERCISE CLASS, low-impact aerobics with music and dance, and strength training, taught by Irena Woodruff. 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. 16 sessions; $56, registration required. 703-228-5722.

SENIORS FULL FITNESS EXERCISE, beginners class taught by Andrea Baumann. 10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $3.50. 703-228-4745.

SENIORS HEALTH FAIR, blood pressure checks and hypertension and diabetes discussion by Marymount nursing students. 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0955.

SENIORS OPEN TAI CHI, 10 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4745.

SENIORS TABLE TENNIS, all levels. 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. 703-228-0955.

SENIORS BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-4403.

SENIORS DROP-IN LINE DANCING, taught by Dottie Thibadeau. 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Each class, $3.50. 703-228-4403.

SENIORS PICKLEBALL, tennis with a short net. Instructions and play, equipment provided. 1-3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

SENIORS MENTAL EXERCISE, solve Sudoku puzzles. 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0555.

SENIORS VOLLEYBALL, practice, 1:30 p.m.; games, 2 p.m. Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5321.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, facilitated by social worker Maureen Broderick and oncology counselor Shara Sosa. 5:30-7 p.m., Inova Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-504-7921.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT, for people undergoing treatment or those with new diagnoses, their families and friends, facilitated by a prostate cancer survivor. 7-8:30 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555 or 703-558-6443.

Wednesday 26

SENIORS WALKING CLUB, weekly exercise program. Travel by van to Springfield for a walk at Hidden Pond Nature Park. 9:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $3. 703-228-4403.

OPEN TAI CHI PRACTICE, for seniors. 12:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4745.

RECURRENT/METASTATIC CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, cancer patients share experiences and concerns. Facilitated by an oncology social worker. 1-2:30 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555.

LYMPHOMA SUPPORT, sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 4-5:30 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555.

WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP, Take Off Pounds Sensibly. 7 p.m., Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. $24 annually. 703-299-5788.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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