Thursday 27

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 ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL, support group meeting for individuals who have a mentally ill parent or sibling, 7 p.m., Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-892-2197.

SEGULMOS JUNTOS GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, for Spanish speakers, facilitated by David McGinness, bereavement coordinator for Hospice of Northern Virginia, 7-8:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays of each month, Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-538-2037.

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

Friday 28

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 Roosevelt Island, 10 a.m.; meet at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $2.50; registration required. 703-228-0555.

Tuesday 1

BEGINNING TAI CHI CLASSES, seniors, 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. $48 for 16 sessions. Registration required. 703-228-5285.

METASTATIC/RECURRENT CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, cancer patients share experiences and concerns with other people who have metastatic or recurrent cancer. Facilitated by an oncology social worker, 1-2:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays of each month, Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free; preregistration required. 703-558-5555.

Wednesday 2

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