Thursday 28

AMERICAN RED CROSS, Arlington County chapter offers presentations to the community on emergency preparedness, making a communication plan, building a disaster kit, first aid and CPR training, and giving blood. To schedule a presentation, call 703-527-3010, Ext. 739.

THE ARLINGTON COMMUNITY TEMPORARY SHELTER, for victims of domestic violence, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Safe house domestic violence hotline, 703-237-0881. Community support groups, 703-237-0881. For information on the shelter, visit

SENIOR OLYMPICS, for people age 50 and older (as of Dec. 31), ongoing registration for indoor and outdoor events Sept. 17-29, including basketball, 8-ball pool, golf, horseshoes, line dance, pickleball, shuffleboard, table tennis, tennis, track and field, swimming, bowling, bridge and chess at senior centers and other facilities in Northern Virginia. $10; additional event, $1. Registration required. 703-228-4721 or

BEADING WORKSHOP, seniors can exercise fingers and reduce stress by making jewelry, taught by Phung Luong Nguyen, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6300.

Friday 29

LEE WALKERS, travel to Glen Echo Park in Montgomery County, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $2.50, registration required. 703-228-0555.

NUTRITION LECTURE, seniors, nutrition educator Ana Moran discusses cooking with nutrition, 11 a.m., Dawson Terrace Senior Center, 2133 N. Taft St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6300.

Monday 1

WATER EXERCISE CLASSES, seniors, classes in swing rhythm and aqua aerobics, 8:40 a.m., Washington-Lee High School, 1300 N. Quincy St.; and 11 a.m., Wakefield High School, 4901 S. Chesterfield Rd., Arlington. Four sessions, $14; registration required. 703-228-4744.

ALEXANDRIA BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by Inova Blood Donor Services. Noon-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, Inova Alexandria Hospital, 4320 Seminary Rd., 703-504-3500; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, 2501 Parker's Lane. 703-664-7229. Registration required.

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.

CANCER MAKEOVER WORKSHOP, learn techniques to manage changes in appearance that occur during cancer treatment, sponsored by American Cancer Society, 6:45-9 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-558-5555.

AFTER-CANCER EXERCISE TREATMENTS, physical therapist Nancy Branberg teaches cancer patients aerobic and flexibility training to regain strength and mobility, participants should bring a mat, 7:15-8:15 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, John T. Hazel Conference Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-0917.

OBSESSIVE AND COMPULSIVE DISORDERS, support group for those with obsessive and compulsive disorders, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, 703-535-6575; and support group for family members, 7:30-9:30 p.m. first Monday of each month, 703-978-6425. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcum Lane, Arlington.

Tuesday 2

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., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-558-5555.

Wednesday 3

SENIOR WALKING CLUB, travel to Fort C.F. Smith Park in Arlington for weekly two- to three-mile walking program, 9:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $2.50. 703-228-4403.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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