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Recreation Buddy Program for children age 5 and up with disabilities. After school, school breaks and summers. Day and time will vary. Call the Therapeutic Recreation office at 703-519-3353 or TTY 703-535-5784.
Recreation Companion Program, designed to assist adults with disabilities who wants to participate in general recreation programs. Age 18 and up. Day and time will vary. Call the Therapeutic Recreation office at 703-519-3353 or TTY 703-535-5784.
Little Dippers After-School for children with cognitive and/or development delays including autism. For ages 6-12. October-May, Monday and Wednesday, 3-5:30 p.m. Call the Therapeutic Recreation office at 703-519-3353 or TTY 703-535-5784.
Teen Scene for teenagers with cognitive and/or development delays. For ages 13-17. October-May, Tuesday and Thursday, 3-5:30 p.m. Call the Therapeutic Recreation office at 703-519-3353 or TTY 703-535-5784.
Young Adults Club for adult ages 18-27 with development disabilities including mental retardation and autism. Runs year round. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Call the Therapeutic Recreation office at 703-519-3353 or TTY 703-535-5784.
Adult Social Club for adults with development disabilities including mental retardation and autism. For age 28 and up. Runs year round. Friday 7-9 p.m. Call the Therapeutic Recreation office at 703-519-3353 or TTY 703-535-5784.
Saturday Social Club for adults with mental health challenges, age 18 and up. Times may vary. Runs year around. Call the Therapeutic Recreation office at 703-519-3353 or TTY 703-535-5784.
Smart Choices Nutrition Programs for youth ages 4-18, adults, individuals and families. Assistance with nutritional information and food related skills and encouragement to adopt healthy eating habits. Classes are offered Monday-Friday. Free. Call 703-519-3325.
Building Blocks Music featuring Kindermusik, a music and movement class for ages newborn to 7 years. Classes are held every Tuesday and Wednesday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 6744 South Kings Highway. Building Blocks music is committed to bringing out the joy in children's lives and building foundations of learning. Call 703-966-7329. For a complete list of classes and schedule visit www.BuildingBlocksMusic.com
Indian Cooking Class at 8610 Curtis Ave., learn to cook a healthy Indian meal with a registered dietitian. Class is designed for individuals or groups. Cost $50 per person includes cooking lesson, recipes and a meal. Gift certificates available. Call 703-304-3543 or e-mail email@example.com.
Classes for Scottish Country Dancers are held at 8 p.m., every Wednesday, at the Durant Center, 1605 Cameron
St. The first two classes are free for beginners. Call 703-528-8466 or 703-379-5779. Classes are sponsored by the Northern Virginia Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, a non-profit association dedicated to the promotion of Scottish Country Dancing.
Educational Support Groups. SCAN of Northern Virginia offers a free, on-going educational parent support program for English and Spanish speaking parents. English-speaking program is held every Monday at Fairlington United Methodist Church, 3900 King St., 7-8:30 p.m. Spanish-speaking program is held every Monday at Sacramento Neighborhood Center, 8792-E Sacramento Dr., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Lane, is offering personalized Internet training, including Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel training. One-hour sessions with a technology volunteer. For adults. Call for an appointment, 703-765-3645.
Awakening Heart Yoga. Gentle and moderate yoga classes are offered to beginners and those with experience. Monday 6:15 p.m. Classes: Gentle yoga, Tuesday 5:45 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Stretch & relax, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Moderate, Wednesday 10 a.m. Gentle/Moderate. Call Holly Barrios-DiNardo at 703-765-4527.
Building Blocks Music featuring Kindermusik, a group music and movement class for ages newborn to seven years. Classes are held every Thursday, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on S. Kings Highway. Guitar and voice instruction is available to youths through adults. Building Blocks music is committed to bringing out the joy in children’s lives and building foundations of learning. Contact Patricia Fetta, 703-966-7329.
Joyful Heart Yoga for body, mind and spirit. Mondays, 10 a.m. at St. Marks, 6744 South Kings Highway and 5:30 p.m. at Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal St.; Tuesdays, 7 p.m. at Mount Vernon Unitarian, 1909 Windmill Lane; Thursdays, 6 p.m. at Mount Vernon Unitarian. Call Sandy at 703-971-2214 or go to joyfulheartyoga.com.
English-style riding lessons at Woodlawn Stables, 8907 Richmond Highway, Alexandria. Offering group lessons six days/week. Call 703-780-4344 for more information.
Jazzercise classes are held at the Hollin Hall Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m., Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 703-765-0142 or visit www.jazzercise.com.
Tai Chi classes. Now available at Mount Vernon Health & Racquet Club, Wednesdays at 12:30-1:30 p.m. For more information, call 703-360-7300.
Yoga Classes. Fully certified and registered yoga instructor offers morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes in Alexandria. For a schedule of classes, visit www.Yoga-Wise.com.
Yoga Classes. Introductory yoga classes will be held at the Moksa Yoga & Holistic Health Center, 5960 Richmond Hwy. (Huntington Gateway). Sundays, 9-10:15 a.m., Community Yoga Class. Mondays, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Breathing/Meditation Class. Call 703-407-1977. First class free for residents of the Metro Washington area.
Theatre Jazz with Amy Carson every Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at the Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. . $150/session. Challenge your dance and performance skills as you learn dance combinations that explore the various styles of Broadway musicals. To register, contact LTA at: 703-683-5778.
Yoga Classes. Stretch and strengthen your body while you calm and quiet your mind. Mondays, 10 a.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on S. Kings Highway, and 5:30 p.m. at Gadsby's Tavern Museum. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church on Windmill Lane. Thursdays, 6 p.m. at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church.
Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step fellowship for people whose emotions are causing difficulties in their lives, meets every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at Shiloh Meeting and Conference Center, 1400 Duke St. Call 703-660-8798 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.