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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thursday 21

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.

HEPATITIS PROGRAM, for age 55 and older, public health nurse Karen Smith discusses its causes, prevention and treatment. 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

BEGINNERS' TAI CHI, for age 55 and older. 4 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. 12 sessions, $42. 703-228-0955.

STAND UP FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM, comic and author David Granirer discusses "I'm OK, But You Need Professional Help: Using Humor to Fight Stigma." 6:30 p.m., T.C. Williams High School auditorium, 3330 King St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4345 or http://www.standupformentalhealth.com.

VITAMIN D PROGRAM, discussed by oncology nurse educator Geronima Cortese-Jimenez. 7-8:15 p.m., Inova Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center, waiting room, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free, registration required. 703-698-2526.

Friday 22

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.

DROP-IN CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP, for age 55 and older, sponsored by Capital Care Hospice. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0555.

LEE WALKERS, for age 55 and older, travel by van to the District for a walk at the National Zoo. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $2, registration required. 703-228-0555.

RELAXATION TOOL KIT, for age 55 and older, learn ways to manage and relieve stress. 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-4403.

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.

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EXERCISE CLASS, for age 55 and older, low-impact aerobics and strength training. 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. 16 sessions, $56; registration required. 703-228-5722.

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.

DROP-IN FULL FITNESS EXERCISE, for age 55 and older, includes cardiovascular workout. 10 a.m. Tuesday and May 28, 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 May 28, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

TENNIS PROGRAM, for age 55 and older, all levels. Register today for 8 a.m.-noon weekday sessions. Courts at Quincy Park, 1021 N. Quincy St. or Bluemont Park, 601 N. Manchester St. $15, annual fee. 703-228-4745.

PICKLEBALL, for age 55 and older, tennis with a short net. 12:30-3 p.m. Tuesday and May 28, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

DROP-IN VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM, for age 55 and older, all levels welcome and coaches available. 1:30-3 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5321.

BREAST CANCER GROUP, facilitated by Maureen Broderick and Shara Sosa. 5:30-7 p.m., Inova Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center, waiting room, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free, registration required. 730-504-3000.

EARLY-STAGE BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, facilitated by an oncology social worker. 6-7:30 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555.

PROSTATE CANCER TREATMENT, discussed by a panel of prostate cancer survivors. 7-8:30 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, John T. Hazel Conference 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 27

DROP-IN EXERCISE CLASSES, for age 55 and older, to improve muscular strength. 9 a.m. Wednesday and May 29, Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. $3.50. 703-228-4745.

DROP-IN SEATED EXERCISE, for age 55 and older, to improve muscular strength, flexibility and balance. 9 a.m. Wednesday and May 29, Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Each session, $3.50. 703-228-4878.

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

WII BOWLING, for age 55 and older. 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and May 29, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5321.

DROP-IN WEIGHTS PROGRAM, for age 55 and older, fitness coach available to assist with equipment. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. $3.50. 703-228-4745.

MENTAL EXERCISE CLASS, for age 55 and older, using Sudoku puzzles. 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0555.

WII BOWLING, for age 55 and older. 1-2:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0555.

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

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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