Thursday 1

AMERICAN RED CROSS, Arlington County chapter, offers presentations to the Arlington community on emergency preparedness, making a communication plan, making a disaster kit, 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. Safe house domestic violence hotline, 703-237-0881; community support groups, 703-237-0881. For information on the shelter, visit

LANGSTON-BROWN WALKERS, walk around the neighborhood, 9:30 a.m. today and Sept. 8, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6300.

INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS, seniors, learn about Medicare prescription drug benefit and Medicare Part D, sponsored by Arlington Agency on Aging. 1:30 p.m. today, Sept. 13 and 29, Department of Human Services building, 7th floor, 3033 Wilson Blvd.; 10 a.m. Friday, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St.; and 1 p.m. Friday, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 18th St. S., Arlington. Free. 703-228-1700 or 703-228-4744.

ARLINGTON CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, We Can Cope, meet other people with cancer and their families, share ideas, solve problems and receive support, facilitated by a cancer survivor, 7:30-9 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555.

Friday 2

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

LEE WALKERS, travel by bus to Burke and walk around Burke Lake. 10 a.m., meet at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $2.50; registration required. 703-228-0555.

NUTRITION CLASS, by Ana Moran of the Virginia Cooperative Extension office, 10:45 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-6300.

Monday 5

WALTER REED WALKERS, weekly walking program at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria. 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 and 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.

OBSESSIVE AND COMPULSIVE DISORDERS, support group for people with obsessive and compulsive disorders, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, 703-535-6575; 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 Lorcom Lane, Arlington.

Tuesday 6

SENIOR TAI CHI, for beginners, 1:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Ten classes, $35; registration required. 703-228-4403.

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.

Wednesday 7

SENIOR WALKING CLUB, bus ride to Fairfax and walk along Fairfax Connector Trail. 9:30 a.m., meet at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $3. 703-228-4403.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS