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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday 23

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

ALEXANDRIA NUTRITION PROGRAMS, staff members from Virginia Cooperative Extension discuss "My Pyramid Choices," for adults, 6:30 p.m. today, and "Grow Your Own Pizza," using ingredients from a garden, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Charles E. Beatley Library 5005 Duke St., 703-519-5900; and "My Pyramid Choices for Kids," for ages 6-11, 3 p.m. Tuesday, and "Healthy Eating on the Go," 7 p.m. Wednesday, James M. Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., 703-838-4566. Free.

HOLISTIC MOMS NETWORK, physician Tracy Freedman and Deborah McCabe of National Integrated Health Associates discuss "Holistic Health from the Inside Out: Spring Cleaning for Every Body," sponsored by the Alexandria-Arlington chapter of Holistic Moms Network. 7-8:45 p.m., Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-824-6167 or http://arlalexva.holisticmoms.org.

Friday 24

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

Monday 27

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, using free weights, resistance bands and ankle weights. 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and April 30, Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Each session, $3.50. 703-228-4878.

WALTER REED WALKERS, weekly program. Travel by van to the District and walk around the Southwest Waterfront. 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 older, flexibility exercises, strength training and cardiovascular workout. 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and April 30, Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. Each session, $3.50. 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.

MEDICARE PROGRAM, one-on-one sessions with Martha Trunk of Arlington Agency on Aging. Call for an appointment. 10 a.m. Monday, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

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

TAI CHI WORKSHOP, Maiky Tran teaches classes for cancer patients. 7-8 p.m. Mondays, through May 11, Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-558-0908.

Tuesday 28

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.

BEGINNERS' FULL FITNESS EXERCISE, for age 55 and older, improve muscle tone, bone density and balance. 10 a.m. Tuesday and April 30, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Drop-in, $3.50. 703-228-0555.

TABLE TENNIS, for age 55 and older, all levels and coaching available. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday and April 30, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

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

WII FIT EXERCISE, for age 55 and older, includes yoga, strength training, aerobics and balance games. 1 p.m. Tuesday and April 30, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free, reservations required. 703-228-5321.

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

BREAST CANCER GROUP, facilitated by two oncology counselors. 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Inova Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center, waiting room, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free, registration required. 730-698-2526.

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. Tuesday, 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. Tuesday, Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-760-8988.

Wednesday 29

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

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL, for age 50 and older, practice or 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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