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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.

DROP-IN FULL FITNESS EXERCISE, for age 55 and over, flexibility exercises, strength training and cardiovascular workout. 10 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.

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

WEIGHTS PROGRAM, for age 55 and older, by a certified fitness professional. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and March 27, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Each session, $3.50 or 16 sessions, $56. 703-228-4771.

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

TAI CHI DEMONSTRATION, for age 55 and older, taught by Take Toma. 1:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 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, improve flexibility and strength training. 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and March 26, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. 16 sessions, $56, registration required. 703-228-5722.

BEGINNERS FULL FITNESS EXERCISE, for age 55 and older. 10 a.m. Tuesday and March 26, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $3.50. 703-228-0555.

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

LINE DANCING CLASS, for age 55 and older, no partner needed. 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $3.50. 703-228-4403.

BEGINNERS MENTAL EXERCISE, for age 55 and older, solve Sudoku puzzles. 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0555.

VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM, for age 55 and older, all levels welcome. Practice 1:30 p.m.; games, 2 p.m., coaches available. Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. 703-228-5321.

TAI CHI DEMONSTRATION, for age 55 and older, taught by Take Toma. 4 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0955.

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

WALKING CLUB, age 55 and older weekly exercise program. Travel by van to the District and walk in Dumbarton Oaks Park. 9:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $3. 703-228-4403.

HEALTHY FOOD PREPARATION PROGRAM, for age 55 and older, demonstrated by Hareg Tecklu of Virginia Cooperative Extension. 11 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0955.

BEGINNERS MENTAL EXERCISE, for age 55 and older, solve Sudoku puzzles. 1 p.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.

WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP, Take Off Pounds Sensibly. 7 p.m., Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. $26 annually. 703-868-9066.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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