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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thursday 19

CHILDREN IN SPECIAL EDUCATION, support group for parents of 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.

SURVIVING AND THRIVING PROGRAM, nurse Geronima Cortese-Jimenez discusses meditation and guided imagery to reduce stress. 7-8 p.m., Inova Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center, conference room, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-504-7921.

Friday 20

FAST FORWARDS WALKING GROUP, for age 55 and older, fast-paced walk in the neighborhood. 9 a.m. Fridays, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5722.

LEE WALKERS, for age 55 and older, travel by van to the District for a walk along the Brightwood Urban Trail. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $2.50, registration required. 703-228-0555.

Saturday 21

OPEN TAI CHI PRACTICE, for age 55 and older. 12:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

Monday 23

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

DROP-IN STRENGTH TRAINING, for age 55 and older, to improve muscle strength and flexibility. 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Feb. 27, Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. Each session, $3.50, or 16 sessions, $56. 703-228-4745.

WALTER REED WALKERS, weekly program. Travel by van to Arlington and walk around Lady Bird Johnson Park. 9:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. $2.50, registration required. 703-228-0955.

SEATED EXERCISE CLASSES, for age 55 and older. 10 a.m. Monday and Feb. 26, Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. Five sessions, $17.50; registration required. 703-228-4745.

SENIORS GRIEF PROGRAM, Don Gallehr of George Mason University discusses writing to grieve for the loss of a loved one. 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-4403.

Tuesday 24

LANGSTON-BROWN WALKERS, for age 55 and older, a walk around the center. 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. 703-228-5321.

LOW-IMPACT AEROBICS CLASSES, for age 55 and older, includes strength training. 10 a.m. Tuesday and Feb. 26, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. 16 sessions, $56, registration required. 703-228-5722.

BEGINNERS' DROP-IN EXERCISE CLASS, for age 55 and older, improves flexibility and balance. 10 a.m. Tuesday and Feb. 26, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $3.50. 703-228-0555.

OPEN TAI CHI, no instructor. 10 a.m. Tuesday and Feb. 26, Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4745.

TABLE TENNIS PROGRAM, for age 55 and older, all levels. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Feb. 26, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. 703-228-0955.

DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS PROGRAM, Joyce Montgomery of Capital Hospice teaches ways to communicate. 11:15 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0555.

PICKLEBALL PROGRAM, for age 55 and older, tennis with a short net. 12:30-3 p.m. Tuesday and Feb. 26, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM, for age 55 and older, practice 1:30 p.m.; games, 2 p.m. Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. 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 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.

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 25

JANE FRANKLIN DANCE WORKSHOP, for age 55 and older, creative movement taught by choreographer Jane Franklin. No dance experience necessary. 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5321.

WALKING CLUB, for age 55 and older, weekly exercise program. Travel by van to Reston for a walk along Buttermilk Creek Trail. 9:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $3. 703-228-4403.

BEGINNERS MENTAL EXERCISE, for age 55 and older, solve Sudoku puzzles. 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-5321.

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. Private weigh-ins. 7 p.m., Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. $26 annually. 703-868-9066.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL, for age 50 and older, play three-on-three half-court scrimmages. 7 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4745.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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