Thursday 20

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, seniors, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

ARLINGTON CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, We Can Cope, meet other people with cancer and their families, share ideas, solve problems and receive emotional support, facilitated by a cancer survivor, 7:30-9 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555.

INOVA BLOOD DONOR SERVICES, all blood types needed. For information on donating blood or holding a drive, call 866-256-6372 or visit

ALEXANDRIA CANCER PROGRAMS, support groups and services for people whose lives are touched by cancer. For information, call 703-504-7921 or go to

ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL CLASSES on health and safety, exercise and fitness, weight and nutrition counseling, healthy lifestyles, and birth and parenting at Inova Alexandria Hospital or Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. Call 703-204-3366 for class schedules, fees and location.

AMERICAN RED CROSS COURSES, adult, infant and child CPR and first aid, Arlington County chapter, American Red Cross, 4333 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-527-3010 for schedules and fees.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, for meetings in the Alexandria and Arlington area, call 703-823-6682 or visit

FITNESS PROGRAMS FOR SENIORS, for ages 55 and over, exercise classes and fitness training programs are available at the Arlington County senior centers, sponsored by the Office of Senior Adult Programs, Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources. For the nearest location, schedule and fees, call 703-228-4744.

Friday 21

HIV/AIDS SUPPORT, daily case management, individual counseling and job, housing and medical service assistance. Food, transportation and child care available. Holistic Family Agape Ministries Institute, 2423 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-519-9100.

LEE WALKERS, seniors walking group travels by van to the National Mall in the District, 10 a.m.; meet at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $2.50; registration required. 703-228-0555.

NUTRITION CLASS, seniors, taught by nutrition educator Ana Moran, 10:45 a.m., Dawson Terrace Senior Center, 2133 N. Taft St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6300.

Monday 24

HIV/AIDS SUPPORT, weekly meetings Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays for people with HIV or AIDS. Whitman-Walker Clinic, 5232 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-531-4943.

PARENT SUPPORT, information, education and peer support, sponsored by Stop Child Abuse Now. Children's programs available. 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Fairlington United Methodist Church, 3900 King St., Alexandria. Free; registration required. 703-836-1820 or

Tuesday 25

INDEPENDENT LIVING SEMINAR, seniors, learn how seniors and disabled persons can remain independent and in their homes longer and safer, ideas for home modifications and helpful technology demonstrations, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Department of Human Services, seventh floor, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $10; registration required. 703-528-5606, Ext. 10.

PROSTATE CANCER LECTURE, physical therapist Nancy Branberg discusses the importance of exercise in maintaining basic health and minimizing the effects of prostate cancer treatments, 7-8 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, John T. Hazel Conference Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-558-0913.

Wednesday 26

LYMPHOMA SUPPORT GROUP, for people with lymphoma, families and friends, 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.

EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, Christian Education Building, 2001 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria. Free. 202-364-9448 or

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY, weight-loss support. Weigh-in, 6:30 p.m.; meeting, 7:15 p.m. James Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. $20 annually, plus $6 monthly. 703-519-6722 or

-- Compiled by SARAH LANE