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Senior Living

<cal1>Wednesday/March 2

<cal2>New session of yoga classes for seniors at begins at 10 a.m. at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Cost is $24 for eight classes. Registration required by calling 703-228-5722.

The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors travels by chartered bus to D.C. for its weekly walking program at 9:30 a.m. Fee is $3; newcomers welcome. To register, call Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 703-228-4403.

<cal1>Thursday/March 3

<cal2>Visit the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the U.S. Department of State, followed by a stop for lunch on the return in Clarendon. Cost is $8 (does not include lunch). Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Advance registration is required.

The Dawson Terrace Senior Center walking group meets at 9:30 a.m. for a fitness walk in the neighborhood. No fee; all levels of walkers welcome. Call 703-228-6300.

<cal1>Friday/March 4

<cal2>Les Albers, local historian and re-enactor, will present an educational and multi-media program, “Remembering the Alamo,” at noon at the Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Program includes period music, artifacts, costumed interpretation and constructing a scale model of the Alamo with hundreds of miniature figures. Fee is $5, which includes a Tex-Mex lunch. Register by Mar. 2 at 703-228-5722.

"Native Americans and the Land," presented by Arlington County naturalist Alonso Abugattas at 1 p.m. at the Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Discussion will cover how Indians lived off the land, utilized natural resources plus a discussion of myths and misconceptions. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

The Lee Walkers from Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk in Crystal City at 10 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will discuss themes and variations of classical music from 1:30-3:30 p.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

<cal1>Sunday/March 6

<cal2>“Hexagon at 50; With Liberty and Jesting for All,” a satirical musical revue. Cost is $36. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Advance registration required.

<cal1>Monday/March 7

<cal2>The Madison Senior Center chess club will meet from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 3829 N. Stafford St. All levels of players welcome. Lunch available for $3. Call 703-228-5285.

Knitters and crocheters are welcome to join the Yarn Crafters group at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., at 10:30 a.m. Make items for worthwhile causes in Arlington . Donations of washable yarn are appreciated. Call 703-228-5722.

The Walter Reed Walkers from Walter Reed Senior Center will walk along the Mount Vernon Trail in Alexandria at 9:30 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4745. Group leaves from 2909 S. 16th St.

<cal1>Tuesday/March 8

<cal2>“Ask an Expert” Session. Offered by the Arlington Agency on Aging. The topic is “Planning for Long-Term Care.” The session will be held at the Warren G. Stambaugh Department of Human Services building, 3033 Wilson Blvd. (Clarendon Metro stop), on the 7th floor at 6:30 p.m. The building is fully accessible. Free parking is available under the building (entrance on N. Highland St.). Pre-registration is preferred. Call the Arlington Agency on Aging at 703-228-1700, TTY 703-228-1788, or e-mail arlaaa@arlingtonva.us. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested at least five business days in advance.

The Culpepper Garden Senior Center book club will discuss “Radetzky March” by Joseph Roth at 1:30 p.m. at 4435 N. Pershing Drive. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Dealing with chronic pain will be discussed at Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., at 10:15 a.m. by therapist Rachel Thompson. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5700 to register.

A presentation for seniors on Long Term Care Planning will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the 7th floor of the DHS Building, 3033 Wilson Blvd. No fee. To register call 703-228-1700.

<cal1>Wednesday/March 9

<cal2>The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will travel to the National Shrine in D.C. for its weekly walking program at 9:30 a.m. Fee is $3; newcomers welcome. Call Culpepper Garden Senior Center at 703-228-4403 to register.

Friendly games of duplicate bridge at 10 a.m. at Aurora Hills Senior Center. Fee is $3; newcomers welcome. Call 703-243-7714.

Hobby enthusiasts of all types will meet at 10 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Group meets weekly to share ideas. No fee. Call 703-228-4403.

“Jukebox Memories.” Arlington seniors will take a trip down memory lane with the music of the 50s, 60s and 70s at Lorenzo’s Timonium (MD) Dinner Theatre’s presentation of “Jukebox Memories.” Cost is $39. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required. Pick-up times are: 9 a.m. at Madison Senior Center, 3828 N. Stafford St.; 9:20 at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St.; and 9:40 at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St.

<cal1>Thursday/March 10

<cal2>The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Air and Space Museum, Fairfax, is today's destination for Arlington seniors. Cost is $8. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Public health nurse Sharon Shockley, RN, will present a program for seniors on back-aches at 10:30 a.m. at Dawson Terrace Senior Center, 2133 N. Taft St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-6300.

Aurora Hills Senior Center hosts AARP’s two-day safe-driving refresher course for seniors today and tomorrow from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at 735 S. 28th St. Cost is $10. Participants must attend both days to receive certificate. Registration required. Call 703-228-5722.

The Dawson Terrace Senior Center walking group meets at 9:30 a.m. for a fitness walk at the Center, 2133 N. Taft St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-6300.

Musical entertainer Fred Brooks is at Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., at 10:15 a.m. Newcomers welcome; no fee. Call 703-228-5700.

<cal1>Friday/March 11

<cal2>The deadline for entries in the Ms. Virginia Senior America Pageant is Friday, March 11. Call Pinky O’Neil, State Director, at 703-481-1715 or check www.msvirginiasenior.com.

<cal2>Friendly games of duplicate bridge at 10:30 a.m. at Madison Senior Center. Fee is $3; newcomers welcome. Call 703-243-7714.

Aurora Hills Senior Center hosts AARP’s two-day safe-driving refresher course for seniors, which continues today from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at 735 S. 28th St. Cost is $10. Participants must attend both days to receive certificate. Registration required. Call 703-228-5722.

Amanda Campbell, Arlington County naturalist from Gulf Branch Nature Center, will present a program on Spring in Arlington at 1:30 p.m. at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

The Lee Walkers from Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk along the Mt. Vernon Trail in Alexandria at 10 a.m. Fee is $2.50 for van transportation to walking site; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Arlington seniors visit the Laurel Race Track Turf Club in Maryland. Cost is $35, which includes buffet lunch. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel at 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Seniors who like to sing, hum, listen or just tap their toes to the oldies are invited to join the informal Caroleers singing group at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will examine the music of Poland from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Discussion led by Joe Suchamel, U.S. Marine Band (Ret.). Call for details, 703-228-4403.

<cal1>Sunday/March 13

<cal2>Arlington seniors will see a performance by The Mendelssohn String Quartet with Robert Mann, violinist, at the National Academy of Sciences in the District. Cost is $8. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required. Pick-up times are: 1:30 p.m. at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway; 1:45 at Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Drive; and 2 p.m. at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St.

<cal1>Ongoing

<cal2>Seven weekly line dancing classes for seniors on Mondays, March 7-April 18 at 11:30 a.m. at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, conducted by Pinky O’Neil. Experience not necessary; registration not required. Fee is $3. Call 703-228-0555.

Open Tai Chi practice for seniors at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., on Mondays at 2 p.m., beginning Mar. 7. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5722 for information.

NOVA United Senior Women’s Basketball, for women 50 and up, practices every Friday from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at James Lee Community Center, Rt. 50 and Annandale Rd., Falls Church. Contact Jackie Stephens, JYST11004@aol.com or call 703-250-3770.

The Arlington Senior Golf Club will begin its 2005 season in March. To join call Karl VanNewkirk, 703-536-5916, by Friday, March 4. First tee-off scheduled for March 29, 7:30 a.m. at the Old Hickory Golf Course, Woodbridge.

Low-impact aerobic classes are held for seniors (55+) at the Aurora Hills Senior Center . Every Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 a.m. $45 for 15 sessions. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5722 to register.

Cardiovascular exercise classes. Lee Senior Center . Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10: a.m. Fee is $3. Call 703-228-0555 to register.

Card Games. Mondays and Wednesdays it’s pinochle and canasta; Tuesdays and Thursdays it’s poker---all at

Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Friendly games; no experience necessary; instruction available. No fee. Call 703-228-0555.

Woodcarving enthusiasts are invited to join a group at Lee Senior Center every Thursday at 1 p.m., 5722 Lee Highway. Lots of fun sharing ideas. No fee. Call 703-228-0555.

Chess club for seniors meets every Monday at 10:30 a.m.,

Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St. Free instruction from 10-10:30a.m. Call 703-228-5285.

Computer lab at Lee Senior Center open to seniors (55+) every Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. – noon, 5722 Lee Highway. Internet availability; onsite volunteer. No fee. Call 703-228-0555.

Bi-lingual nutrition classes for seniors are held every Friday, 10:45 a.m., Dawson Terrace Senior Center, 2133 N. Taft St., conducted by Ana Moran, Virginia Cooperative Extension office. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-6300.