*The Alexandria Office on Women will offer a support group for victims of sexual assault that occurred at least four months ago beginning tonight at 7 p.m. This 10-week seminar is intended to help victims deal with the aftermath of the experience and develop effective coping methods. For further information, call Sue Carparelli at 838-0970.
*Come see a championship wheelchair basketball team in action. On Jan. 26 at 1 p.m., the Washington Bullets Wheelchair Basketball Team meets the Richmond Rimriders in a regional game. The game will take place at Alexandria's George Washington Junior High School, at the intersection of Mount Vernon Avenue and Braddock Road a few blocks from the Braddock Metro station. It is sponsored by the National Hospital for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Tickets are $2 and will be available in advance or at the door. For information, call the hospital at 553-2470.
*The Hispanic News Media Association of Washington, D.C. is sponsoring a writing contest for all high school students in the metropolitan area.
Students in ninth through 12th grades are eligible to enter the contest by writing a 750-word essay profiling an important person in the Hispanic community.
Awards of $200, $150 and $100 will be made in both English and Spanish writing categories. The two top winners will then compete in a national contest sponsored by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. National winners will be flown to the National Hispanic Media Conference April 23-27 in Miami, Fla. The deadline for entries is Jan. 31. For further information and entry forms, contact Dora Delgado, Hispanic Link News Service, 1420 N St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005 or call 234-0737.
*If you are 55 years old or older, a resident of Fairfax County, Falls Church or Fairfax City, your skill and experience are needed as a part-time or full-time administrative assistant, bookkeeper, data entry operator, clerk, typist, college-level instructor, salesperson, tax preparer, secretary, receptionist, programmer, dispatcher, driver or warehouseperson. Many of these positions offer retirement, health and vacation benefits.
For further information, call Senior Employment Resources at 750-1936 or visit them at 4201 John Marr Dr., Suite 236, Annandale, Va. 22003 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.