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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thursday 22

SENIORS LOW-IMPACT AEROBICS, includes strength training class. 9 a.m. today, Tuesday and Jan. 29, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. 16 sessions, $56; registration required. 703-228-5722.

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.

SENIORS PICKLEBALL, for beginners. 12:30-3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

Friday 23

DROP-IN SEATED EXERCISE, for seniors. 9 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. $3.50. 703-228-4745.

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. 703-228-5722.

LEE WALKERS, seniors group. Travel by van to the District for a walk along the C&O Canal River Trail. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $2.50; registration required. 703-228-0555.

SENIORS STROKE PROGRAM, about its prevention. 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

Monday 26

ICE SKATING FOR SENIORS, lessons available. 8-9:15 a.m., Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $1, includes skate rental. 703-228-4745.

DROP-IN SEATED EXERCISE CLASS, for seniors. 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Jan. 30, Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. $3.50. 703-228-0555.

WALTER REED WALKERS, weekly program. Travel by van to the District for a walk at Constitution Gardens. Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. $2.50; registration required. 703-228-0955.

SENIORS BRAIN AEROBICS, led by a senior adult specialist. 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

Tuesday 27

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

DROP-IN FULL FITNESS EXERCISE, for seniors. 10 a.m. Tuesday and Jan. 29, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $3.50. 703-228-0555.

SENIORS TABLE TENNIS, all levels. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Jan. 29, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

MEDICARE, MEDICAID AND MEDICINE UPDATES, drug plans and costs discussed by Martha Trunk of Arlington Agency on Aging. 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

SENIORS RUSSIAN EXERCISE, a traditional Russian workout with kettlebells. Noon, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Five classes $25, registration required. 703-228-4771.

SENIORS MENTAL EXERCISE CLASSES, using Sudoku puzzles at three Arlington locations. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., 703-228-0555; 10 a.m. Wednesday, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 435 N. Pershing Dr., 703-228-4403; and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., 703-228-5321. Free.

SENIORS PICKLEBALL, tennis with a short net. Instructions and play, equipment provided. Beginners welcome. 12:30-3 p.m. Tuesday and Jan. 29, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4745.

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

HEALTH PROGRAM, transitions counselor Rachel Thompson discusses body changes and aging. 2:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5321.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, facilitated by social workers Maureen Broderick and Shara Sosa. 5:30-7 p.m., Inova Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free, registration required. 703-776-2841.

PROSTATE CANCER TREATMENT, discussed by a panel of prostate cancer survivors. 7-8:30 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-558-0912.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP, for parents, friends and significant others of those with serious mental health issues, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 7:30 p.m., Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-760-8988.

Wednesday 28

SENIORS WALKING CLUB, weekly exercise program. Travel by van to Alexandria for a walk along Mount Vernon Avenue. 9:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $3. 703-228-4403.

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY PROGRAM, physical therapist Laura Probert discusses its benefits. 11 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0555.

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.

SENIORS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PRACTICE, play half-court 3x3 basketball. Bring a basketball. 7 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6745.

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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