Thursday 11

AMERICAN RED CROSS, Arlington County chapter offers presentations on emergency preparedness, including making communication plans, putting together disaster kits, first aid and CPR training, and giving blood. To schedule a presentation, call 703-527-3010, Ext. 739.

DOORWAYS FOR WOMEN AND FAMILIES, formerly the Arlington Community Temporary Shelter, for victims of domestic violence, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Hotline for domestic-violence safe house, 703-237-0881. Community support groups, 703-237-0881. For information on the shelter, visit www.doorwaysva.org.

SENIOR OLYMPICS, for those 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 www.novaseniorolympics.com.

LANGSTON-BROWN WALKERS, walk around the neighborhood, 9:30 a.m. today and Aug. 18, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6300.

CANCER LECTURE, oncologist Thomas Butler discusses "Know Your Blood Counts," sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 7-8 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, John T. Hazel Conference Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-558-0902.

Friday 12

LEE WALKERS, travel to Reston and walk around Lake Thoreau, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $2.50, registration required. 703-228-0555.

REIKI PROGRAM, for cancer patients, 30-minute sessions of energy healing by Reiki practitioners, 7-9 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, health promotions classroom, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-558-6284.

Monday 15

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.

WALTER REED WALKERS, travel to Four Mile Run Park in Alexandria for weekly walking program; 9:30 a.m., meet at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. $2.50, reservations required. 703-228-5703.

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.-7 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.

TAI CHI WORKSHOP, second of four sessions, Maiky Tran teaches movements that focus on breathing, relaxation and meditation and isometric exercises to strengthen muscles and improve energy, 7-8 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, John T. Hazel Conference Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-558-5555.

OBSESSIVE AND COMPULSIVE DISORDERS, support group for those with the 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 16

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

Wednesday 17

SENIORS WALKING CLUB, travel to Vienna and walk in Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $3. 703-228-4403.

HEALING THROUGH ART, art therapist Kimberly Hanrahan-Halvern teaches using art to cope with cancer, 7-8 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555.

Thursday 18

DROP-IN PROGRAM, Bonnie O'Leary of Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons discusses coping with hearing loss, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6300.

BLOOD PRESSURE, screening for seniors, 10:15 a.m., Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5700.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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