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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thursday 19

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 MONITORING, for age 55 and older. 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

"FUN WITH EXERCISE," for cancer patients, taught by physical therapist Nancy Branberg. 6-7 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, community classroom, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-558-0919 or 703-558-5555.

SURVIVING AND THRIVING PROGRAM, acupuncturists discuss using acupuncture to manage side effects of cancer treatment. 7-8 p.m., Inova Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center, waiting room, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free, registration required. 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 and walk in Lady Bird Johnson Park. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $2, registration required. 703-228-0555.

SLEEP PROGRAM, for age 55 and older, Mary Belanich of Virginia Hospital Center discusses ways to improve sleep habits. 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

BADMINTON, for age 55 and older, all levels, coach available for beginners. 12:30-3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

Monday 23

ICE SKATING, for age 55 and older, 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, for age 55 and older, to improve strength, flexibility and balance. 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and March 27, Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. $3.50. 703-228-4878.

DROP-IN STRENGTH TRAINING, for age 55 and older, to improve muscle strength and flexibility using weights. 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and March 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 and walk in Lady Bird Johnson Park. 9:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. $2.50, registration required. 703-228-0955.


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