Thursday 19

RELIEVING CANCER PAIN, oncology nurse Kris Walker presents the American Cancer Society's pain management program. 7-8 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington, John T. Hazel Conference Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-538-0911.

ARLINGTON CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, We Can Cope, an opportunity for people with cancer and their families to 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.

Friday 20

HIV/AIDS SUPPORT, daily case management, individual counseling and assistance with employment, housing and medical services. 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 Four Mile Run. 10 a.m.; meet at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $2.50; registration required. 703-228-0555.

Monday 23

SEATED STRENGTH TRAINING, for seniors. 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. $3 per class. 703-228-5285.

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 www.scanva.org.

Tuesday 24

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; registration required. 703-558-5555.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, for people with prostate cancer, survivors, families and friends, facilitated by a prostate cancer survivor and 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 25

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 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 MIYA WISEMAN

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