Thursday 17

ALLERGY TALK, seniors, a registered nurse discusses types of allergies and treatments, 10:15 a.m., Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5700.

ARLINGTON ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL, support group meeting for people 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.

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 www.inova.org/donateblood.

ASTHMA SUMMER CAMPS, for children with asthma, sponsored by the American Lung Association. For information, call 800-586-6872 or visit www.lungusa.org/virginia.

Friday 18

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 Rock Creek Park in the District, 10 a.m.; meet at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $2.50; registration required. 703-228-0555.

Saturday 19

SAFE DRIVING COURSE, seniors, sponsored by the AARP, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $10; registration required. 703-228-4403.

HIV TESTING, for Latinos, program includes folk dancers, testimonials from local Latinos living with HIV and an art show, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Arlington Health Department, 1800 N. Edison St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4980.

Monday 21

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.

EARLY STAGE BREAST CANCER, support group, facilitated by an oncology social worker, 5-6:30 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555.

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 www.scanva.org.

Tuesday 22

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, for people with prostate cancer, survivors, families and friends, facilitated by a prostate cancer survivor, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, 7-8:30 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555.

Wednesday 23

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.

RELAXATION LECTURE, mind-body techniques for relaxation, 7-8 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, John T. Hazel Conference Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-558-0919.

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 www.emotionsanonymous.org.

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 www.tops.org.

-- Compiled by SARAH LANE