Thursday 13

CANCER CAREGIVERS PROGRAM, registration deadline is today for the Tuesday panel presentation, "Strength for Caring," sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Ortho Biotech; includes dinner. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, John T. Hazel conference center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-0912 or 703-960-1100, Ext. 231.

FLU-SHOT CLINIC, sponsored by Inova Healthcare. 9 a.m. to noon, St. Martin's Senior Center, 4650 Taney Ave., Alexandria. $25; free for Medicare-eligible. 703-751-2766.

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

Friday 14

LEE WALKERS, weekly walking program. Travel by van to Potomac Overlook Regional Park. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $2.50; registration required. 703-228-0555.

ARLINGTON MEDICARE PROGRAM, for Medicare beneficiaries; learn about Medicare Part D and prescription drug benefits in a question-and-answer session sponsored by Arlington Agency on Aging, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington; and 10:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Free. 703-228-1700.

HEARING LOSS PROGRAM, Bonnie O'Leary of Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons discusses living with hearing loss, 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-6300.

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

Saturday 15

BREAST CANCER FUNDRAISER, a walk at Lake Accotink Park (in honor of faculty member Libby Vick), sponsored by the Alexandria Campus Wellness Committee of Northern Virginia Community College. Registration, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; walk is at 9 a.m.; meet at the park, 7500 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield. $10. 703-845-6162.

BREAST CANCER THERAPY WORKSHOPS, for breast cancer survivors. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, John T. Hazel conference center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-558-0914.

Sunday 16

PROSTATE CANCER SCREENINGS, sponsored by the National Prostate Cancer Coalition. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., recreational vehicle in parking lot of Harris Teeter, 600 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 202-253-6841.

HEALING THROUGH BOOKS, support group for those coping with physical and/or mental illness, disability or chronic pain. Discuss Richard M. Cohen's book "Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illness." 3 p.m., Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-979-7527.

Monday 17

WALTER REED WALKERS, weekly walking program. Travel by van to the District and walk around Washington National Cathedral. 9:30 a.m., meet at Walter Reed Senior Center trailer, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. $2.50; reservations required. 703-228-5703.

ALEXANDRIA BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by Inova Blood Donor Services. Noon to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, Inova Alexandria Hospital, 4320 Seminary Rd., 703-504-3500; 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays through 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 to 6:30 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM, a forum; learn about the signs of domestic violence, sponsored by Doorways for Women and Families and the Arlington County Public Library. 7 p.m., Arlington Central Library auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-522-8858.

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDERS, support group for people with obsessive-compulsive disorders. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. Free. 703-250-1126.

Tuesday 18

ARLINGTON MEDICARE PROGRAMS, for Medicare beneficiaries; learn about Medicare Part D and prescription drug benefits in a question-and-answer session sponsored by Arlington Agency on Aging, 10 a.m., Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St.; and 10:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr. Free. 703-228-1700.

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 to 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 19

SENIOR WALKING CLUB, travel by van, walk and picnic at Burke Lake. 9:30 a.m., meet at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $4. 703-228-4403.

MEDICARE PROGRAMS, for Medicare beneficiaries, learn about Medicare Part D and prescription drug benefits in a question-and-answer session sponsored by the Arlington Agency on Aging, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington; and 6 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-228-1700.

HEALING THROUGH ART WORKSHOP, art therapist Kimberly Hanrahan-Halvern teaches the use of art to help cope with cancer, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-558-5555.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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