ALEXANDRIA OFFICE ON WOMEN HOTLINES, for victims of sexual assault or domestic violence, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Sexual assault hotline, 703-638-7273. Domestic violence and stalking hotline, 703-838-4911. For information on the Alexandria Office on Women, visit www.alexwomen.com.
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.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, for Spanish-speaking people. 7-8:30 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-538-2047.
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.
DAWSON WALKERS, all levels of walkers. 9:30 a.m., Dawson Terrace Senior Center, 2133 N. Taft St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6300.
STRESS LECTURE, a staff member of Virginia Hospital Center discusses stress management techniques. 10 a.m. Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-4403.
TAI CHI WORKSHOP, Maiky Tran teaches movements that focus on breathing, relaxation and meditation and isometric exercises to strengthen muscles and energize the body. 7-8 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, John T. Hazel Conference Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-558-0913.
STRENGTH TRAINING PROGRAMS, seniors, certified personal trainer on site, hours vary. 15 sessions, $45.
* Mondays and Fridays, Langston-Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpepper St., 703-228-4829; and
* Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, Madison Community Center, 4839 N. Stafford St., 703-228-5285.
WALTER REED WALKERS, seniors walking group walk to Bluemont Park, Arlington. 9:30 a.m.; meet at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. $2.50; registration required. 703-228-5703.
TAI CHI PRACTICES, seniors. Free.
* 1:45 p.m. Mondays, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., 703-228-5722;
* 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m. Saturdays, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., 703-228-4839; and
* 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., 703-228-5285.
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.
PILATES CLASSES, seniors, beginner and intermediate classes taught by Cindy Shore. 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Dec. 21, Madison Senior Center, 329 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $30 for 10 sessions. 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., the 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.
HIV/AIDS SUPPORT, weekly meetings, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays and 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays for people with HIV or AIDS. Whitman-Walker Clinic, 5232 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free. 703-531-4943.
WALKING CLUB OF ARLINGTON, seniors walking group travels by bus to Georgetown. 9:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $3; registration required. 703-228-4403.
YOGA CLASSES, seniors, taught by Peggy Finn. 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Eight-week session, $24; registration required. 703-228-5722.
MENTAL HEALTH LECTURE, therapist Rachel Thompson discusses holiday stress. 10:30 a.m., Carver Senior Center, 141 S. Queen St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5700.
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.
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.
-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS
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