Thursday 14 INOVA BLOOD DONOR SERVICES, for information on donating blood or hosting a blood drive, call 866-256-6372 or visit www.inova.org/donateblood.

FLU SHOTS, 18 and older, provided by Alexandria Health Department, 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Health Department Immunization Clinic, 517 N. St. Asaph St., Alexandria. $12. Medicare and insurance billing not accepted. 703-838-4400.

HOLIDAY COPING WORKSHOP, for victims of crime, their families and friends, sponsored by Alexandria Victim Witness Program and Sexual Assault Response and Awareness (SARA) Program, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Alexandria Office on Women, 421 King St., Suite 400, Alexandria. Free; registration required. 703-838-5030.

HOLIDAY HEALTHY EATING, registered nurse Patty O'Neal leads the discussion, 10:30 a.m., Dawson Terrace Senior Center, 2133 N. Taft St., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-6300.

ARLINGTON SUICIDE SURVIVORS, support group, 7:30-9 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays, CrisisLink, 5275 Lee Hwy., Suite 301, Arlington. Free. 703-516-6771.

Friday 15 BASIC FIRST AID, an emergency medical technician talks about what to do in an emergency before help arrives, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-5722.

Saturday 9 "FAST FOOD NATION," discussion of Eric Schlosser's book about processed foods, American eating habits and the allegedly under-regulated food industry, followed by a healthy lunch, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Arlington Center for Well Being, 3800 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 5, Arlington. $8; registration required. 703-522-7710.

Monday 18 BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, for seniors, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays, Culpepper Garden Senior Action Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

WALTER REED WALKERS, senior group travels by van and walks at Mount Vernon. 9:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Action Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. $2.50; reservations required. 703-228-5726.

TAI CHI CLASS, for seniors, 1:45 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-5722.

Tuesday 19 PARKINSON'S DISEASE CAREGIVING TALK, presented by Ken Barnett of the Department of Human Services, 10:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Action Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-4403.

Wednesday 20 EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS, support group, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, 2001 Sherwood Hall Lane, Christian education building, Alexandria. Free. 202-364-9448 or www.emotionsanonymous.org.

-- Sarah Lane