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Senior Living

<cal1>Wednesday/June 7

<cal2>Oil and acrylic painting classes for seniors, taught by Larry Isham, begin at

10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington.  Five two hour classes, $25. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

<cal1>Thursday/June 8

<cal2>The Langston-Brown Senior Center walking group will meet at 9:30 a.m., for a walk in the neighborhood, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington.  No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-6300.

Local musician Fred Brooks will play his trumpet and keyboard for seniors at 10:15 a.m., Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., Arlington, featuring blues, jazz and golden oldies. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-5700.

A public health nurse will discuss allergic reactions, their causes and treatments at 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington.  No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up, 703-228-6300.

Legal Services of Northern Virginia will provide information to seniors about wills and trusts at 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5703.

<cal1>Friday/June 9

<cal2>Oxon Hill Farm, Oxon Hill, MD is the destination of the Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington 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 Dr., Arlington,  will meet at 1:30 p.m., to discuss Rondos, a classical form used by Beethoven and other composers. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Public health nurse, Diane Hendel, R.N., will meet with seniors for a Q&A session and free blood pressure screening at 10:30 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Call for details, 703-228-5285.

Arlington seniors will attend a performance by the National Symphony Orchestra featuring Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand,” at the The Kennedy Center. Cost is $68. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<cal1>Saturday/June 10

<cal2>Annual Trash ‘n Treasure Sale at Aurora Hills Senior Center from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free admission; the public is invited. Small appliances, household furnishings, knick knacks—wide variety of white elephant treasures. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

<cal1>Monday/June 12

<cal2>Seniors can learn and play chess at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington at 10 a.m. (instruction), 10:30 a.m. (games). Lunch available at noon, $3. Call 703-228-5285.

The Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington, will walk in Great Falls (VA) Park at 9:30 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0948.

Line dancing class, taught by Pinky O’Neil at 11:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class. No experience necessary. Call 703-228-0555.

The Rubber Stamping Club at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington, will meet at 1 p.m., to make interactive slide cards with summer theme stamps. Fee is $1; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group, will meet at 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Annual fee $24. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

It’s off to Rehoboth Beach, DE for Arlington seniors. Cost is $26. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 13

<cal2>Beading workshop for seniors to make jewelry, taught by Phung Nguyen Luong at 10:15 a.m., Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5700.

Senior volleyball enthusiasts are invited to play at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Practice at 1:30 p.m., games at 2 p.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

The Senior Singers Chorale welcomes new members at 2 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Chorale rehearses every Tuesday; no audition required. Call for details, 703-228-6300.

Amanda Campbell, naturalist, Gulf Branch Nature Center, will lead a workshop in hand-crafted Journal making at 11:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

The Culpepper Garden Senior Center, book club will meet at 1:30 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington, to discuss “Daughter of Fortune” by Isabel Allenda. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Evening meeting for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group. At 7 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Annual fee $24. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Dorotea (sp) Gonzales from Capital Hospice will present a program about hospice services in both English (11 a.m.) and Spanish (11:30 a.m.), Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-6300.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 14

<cal2>3rd annual Mama’s and Papa’s BBQ Bash at Lee Senior Center at 1 p.m., 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Cost is $7. BBQ from Red, Hot and Blue plus musical entertainment. Register early by calling, 703-228-0555.

The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk from Marymount University to Potomac Overlook, Arlington from 9:30 a.m. Fee is $3; newcomers welcome. Group meets at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Baseball party at Culpepper Garden Senior Center at 10 a.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington.  Classic movie, traditional ballpark lunch and door prize of two tickets to a Nationals game. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

The National Arboretum in D.C. is the destination of Arlington seniors. Cost is $11. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<cal1>Thursday/June 15

The Langston Walkers at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington, will meet at 9:30 a.m. for a walk in the neighborhood. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-6300 for details.

A public health nurse will discuss allergic reactions, causes and treatments at 10:15 a.m., Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up, 703-228-5700.

Michele Campbell, Arlington Agency on Aging, will give a presentation on reverse mortgages at 11 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0498.

<cal1>Friday/June 16

<cal2>The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington, will walk along the C&O Canal at 10 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

<cal1>Monday/June 19

<cal2>Chess enthusiasts will meet at 10:30 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Instruction available. Lunch optional ($3). For details, 703-228-5385.

The walking group at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington, will meet at 9:30 a.m., for a walk in Barcroft Park, Arlington. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0948.

Line dancing class for seniors at 11:30 a.m. with Pinky O’Neil, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. No experience necessary; partners not required. Cost is $3.50; class meets every Monday. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

The Yarn Crafters at Aurora Hills Senior Center teach seniors how to knit and crochet, the third Monday of the month at 10:30 a.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Next class is June 19. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group, will meet at 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Annual fee $24; newcomers welcome; private weigh-ins. Call 703-228-0555.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 20

<cal2>New ideas in nutrition for seniors will be presented by Tricia Collins, nutrition educator at 10:15 a.m., Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-5700.

Arlington seniors will be sailing on the Skipjack Martha Lewis at Havre de Grace, MD. Cost is $38 which includes box lunch. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Culpepper Garden Senior Center will host an evening meeting of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group at 7 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Interesting programs, private weigh-ins. Annual fee $24. Details, 703-228-4403.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 21

<cal2>Langston-Brown Senior Center’s monthly travel program, by video, “All Around America,” will feature Alaska at 11 a.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington.  No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-6300.

The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk in Huntley Meadows Park, Alexandria, at 9:30 a.m. Fee is $3; newcomers welcome. Group meets at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

The Happy Hearts social club for seniors will meet for bingo and games at 1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-356-8142.

Hearing loss support group will meet at 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Discussions about coping with hearing loss. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

An afternoon tea at The Serenity Tearoom, Frederick , MD, is on the agenda for Arlington seniors. Cost is $35. Registration required.

<cal1>Thursday/June 22

<cal2>The Langston-Brown Senior Center walking group will meet at 9:30 a.m., for a walk in the neighborhood, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington.  No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-6300.

Artists of North and South America will be discussed in a four part slide series at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 n. Culpeper St., Arlington, starting at 2 p.m., conducted by Joan Hart, exec. dir., Museum One. Cost is $14. Call to register, 703-228-6300.

Sgt. Sal Torelli, chief of community services unit, Fauquier County Sheriff’s office and recognized national speaker on identity fraud, will meet with seniors and teens at 10:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington.  No fee. Register by June 21 at 703-228-5722.

<cal1>Friday/June 23

<cal2>The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington, will walk along the Wildwood Trail, Vienna at 10 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Musical Geography is the topic of a program offered by Culpepper Garden Senior Center’s music appreciation group at 1:30 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington.  No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

The NRA Museum in Fairfax is the destination of Arlington seniors to view a new exhibit of rare and historically significant firearms. Cost is $8 (dinner not included). Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<cal1>Ongoing

<cal2>Pinky O’Neil teaches beginners and advanced line dancing classes for seniors, Thursdays, 10 a.m. (adv.) and 11 a.m. (beg.), Thomas Jefferson Community Center., 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Eight week seated strength training classes for seniors begin Fri., May 5, 9 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington.  Also includes easy dance steps, stretching and relaxation routines. Cost is $28 for the series; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5285.

Drop-in, seated exercise classes, taught by fitness instructor Linda Bell, Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Improve muscle strength and flexibility. Cost is $3.50 per class. Call for details, 703-228-5285.

Exercise with Irena at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Modern approach to low impact aerobics, designed for seniors to increase flexibility and strengthen total body. Fee, $56 for 16 sessions. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

For athletes who are "forever young," registration is now open for the 2006 Virginia Senior Games. The Games, which feature over 50 sporting events for competitors age 50 and over, will be held May 11-14, at various venues in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Virginia Senior Games serve as the qualifying venue for the 2007 Summer National Senior Games. This event typically attracts over 12,000 athletes from 49 states.

A full list of events is available in the athlete information and registration book. Get one free from the Virginia Recreation and Park Society, 6038 Cold Harbor Road, Mechanicsville. Call 804-730-9447 and on the Web site at http://www.virginiaseniorgames.org. The deadline for the registration is April 28.

Modern approach to low impact aerobics, dance and strength training for seniors, taught by Irena Woodruff, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th Street, Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Appointments are available for help with Medicare's new prescription drug benefit (part D). Contact the Arlington Agency on Aging at 703-228-1700, TTY 703-228-1788, or e-mail Arlaaa@arlingtonva.us. A phone consultation may be all that is needed. For help with enrollment, call to schedule a free one-on-one appointment with a Medicare counselor. Appointments must be pre-scheduled. May 15 is the deadline to sign up without penalty.

Pickleball for seniors is played daily from 9 a.m. to noon at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington.

The tennis-like (lower net) sport welcomes both men and women. No cost except annual registration fee with Office of Senior Adult Programs ($10). For more information, call 703-228-5920.

Billiard games for seniors are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. at Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St. and Thomas Jefferson Comm. Center. 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington.  Ping pong is available on Mondays, 9:00 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Comm. Center. No cost except annual registration fee with the Office of Senior Adult Programs ($10). For more information, call 703-228-5700 (Carver), 703-228-5920 (TJ).

Card games for seniors at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arl., include pinochle, Mondays, 12;30 p.m.; canasta, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. and poker, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics committee is looking for volunteers to serve on its committee and assist with events and promotion.  Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in Annandale. Access to e-mail helpful. For more information, call 703-228-4721.

Survival English classes for seniors are held Mondays, 11:00 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpepper St. and Saturdays, 11:00 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4403 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-6300 (L-B) or 703-228-4403 (CG).

Oil painting classes for Arlington seniors, with artist Larry Isham, are held Mondays, 10:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy. and Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Five classes $25, newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Sam Nash conducts watercolor painting classes for seniors, Fridays, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center,  4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Five classes $25, newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

The Senior Singers Chorale rehearses Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpepper St., Arlington. Newcomers welcome; $25 materials fee. Call for details,

703-228-6300.

Free chess instruction for seniors, Mondays, 10 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Regular games begin at 10:30 a.m. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-5285.

Cribbage for seniors, Thursdays, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Open Tai Chi practice for seniors, Saturdays, 9 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. All levels; no instructor. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Ballroom Dance Classes for singles and couples, beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Friday mornings ongoing. Walk in, no registration. $5 for one hour class, free practice sessions and free parking. Sessions at Arlington First Presbyterian Church near Ballston. For directions phone 703-527-4766.

Free computer classes for seniors are available at Lee, Culpepper Garden and Carver Senior Centers. Learn the basics and more from experts. Call the centers for schedules or the Office of Senior Adult Programs at 703-228-4744. Registration required.

Line dancing classes for seniors on Thursdays at 10 a.m. (intermediate) and 11 a.m. (beginners) at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. second St. conducted by Pinky O’Neil. Partners not required; $3.50 per class. Call 703-228-4745.

Low-impact aerobics classes are offered at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Taught by Arlington County fitness instructor, Irene Woodruff. Fee is $56 for 16 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Open Tai Chi practices for Arlington seniors are offered Mondays and Wednesdays at noon and Saturdays at 9 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403; Mondays at 1:45 p.m. at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., 703-228-5722; and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., 703-228-5285. No fee; newcomers welcome.

CyberSeniors.org will hold computer classes at the Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway and the Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 Culpepper St. Each course topic is taught in four one-hour sessions over a two-week period of time. $30. Course topics include computer basics, how to use email and the Internet, word processing and spreadsheets and are taught by CyberTeens. 703-228-6425.

The Office of Senior Adult Programs is sponsoring a community service project to assist the Arlington Chapter of the Salvation Army. Seniors will be dressing dolls and bears, provided by the Salvation Army, to be distributed to underprivileged children in December. Outfits may be purchased or handmade. Call 703-228-4721.

Arlington seniors can get a private fitness assessment and a personally designed exercise program by a certified fitness professional at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpepper St. Assessment determines level of fitness for muscle strength, aerobic capacity and body flexibility. Fee is $120 which includes assessment and three sessions with the fitness coach. Register at 703-228-4745.

SCAT, Senior Center Adult Transportation, is a taxi service for Arlington seniors, 55 and older, to go to senior centers for a round-trip cost of $4. Seniors are eligible by registering with the Office of Senior Adult Programs (OSAP) and paying an annual fee of $10. SCAT applications as well as a free brochure titled "Transportation-at-a-Glance," listing additional transportation services for seniors are available at senior centers or by calling OSAP at 703-228-4744.

Beginning and intermediate Pilates classes for Arlington seniors are available at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:45 and 10:45 a.m., taught by Cindi Shore. Summer fee is $3.50 per class. Call 703-228-5285.

Fan Care Program. The Arlington Agency on Aging has electric fans available for Arlington residents age 60 and older whose maximum annual income for a single person is $14,355, or $19,245 for a two-person household. Those eligible can receive one fan per cooling season. A short application is required. The Fan Care Program is open from June 1-Sept. 30 or as long as funds last. For information or to request an application call 703-228-1700 or e-mail Arlaaa@arlingtonva.us.

Senior adult tennis is played mornings, Monday-Friday, at various Arlington County tennis courts. No fee. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4745.

Tenors needed for award winning, senior, four-part harmony group, the Songfellows. Rehearsals are every Thursday from 10 a.m.-noon at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4403 N. Pershing Drive. Annual performances are at Arlington County Fair and Thomas Jefferson Community Theater. Songfellows also entertain at nursing homes, summer camps, seniors residences and civic associations. Call Carlton Blake at 703-536-5160.

The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics committee is looking for Arlington volunteers to serve on the committee and assist with events to be held Sept. 17-29. The committee meets monthly at Wakefield Park, Annandale. Call Judy Massabny at the Office of Senior Adult Programs, 703-228-4721.

Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, welcomes hobbyists every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-noon to share favorite craft projects. No fee. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Beginner tap-dancing classes. For seniors. Culpepper Garden Senior Center, every Monday at 12:30 p.m. $18 for six sessions. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403 to sign up. 4435 N. Pershing Dr.

It’s seniors only at the Madison Community Center weight room, 3829 N. Stafford St., on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7-11 a.m. and Saturdays from 7-10 a.m. Staffed by certified personal trainer. Cost is $45 for a 15-session ticket. For more information call 703-228-4745. Drop-in seated strength training classes for seniors, Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 9 a.m. $3 per class.

The Caroleers, an informal group of seniors who like to sing the oldies, meets Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. No fee. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0555.

Computer classes for beginners are available to seniors every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr. No fee. Call 703-228-4403.

The Arlington Senior Golf Club is recruiting new members for its spring and summer seasons. Call Karl VanNewkirk for fees and tee-off schedule, 703-536-5916. First tee-off scheduled for March 29, 7:30 a.m. at the Old Hickory Golf Course, Woodbridge.

English as a Second Language class meets every Monday at 11 a.m. at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpepper St. No fee. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4879.

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 at JYST11004@aol.com or call 703-228-4721.

Cardiovascular Exercise Classes. Lee Senior Center . Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. Fee is $3.50. Call 703-228-0555 to register.

Card Games. Mondays and Wednesdays it’s pinochle and canasta; Tuesdays and Thursdays it’s poker. 10 a.m. 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. at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St. Free instruction from 10-10:30 a.m. Call 703-228-5285.

Computer lab at Lee Senior Center open to seniors (55+) every Thursday and Friday, 10 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.

Free assistance with tax return preparations for seniors by AARP tax aides, Tuesdays and Fridays through April 15, 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. By appointment only. Call 703-228-4403.

Free blood pressure checks for seniors every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., Dawson Terrace Senior Center, 2133 N. Taft St. Provided by Arlington County Fire Department. Call 703-228-6300.

Weekly bingo games for Arlington seniors, Mondays and Fridays at 1 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403; Fridays at 11:30 a.m. at Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., 703-228-5700; Tuesdays (bilingual) at 10 a.m. at Dawson Terrace Senior Center, 2133 N. Taft St., 703-228-6300. Call for information. Newcomers welcome.

Weekly art classes at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington, 703-228-4403. Oil, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. and watercolor, Fridays, 10 a.m. Classes are also offered at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington, 703-228-0555, oil, Mondays, 10:30 a.m. No fee. Newcomers welcome. Call to register.

Indoor Walking for seniors at Thomas Jefferson Community Center's indoor track, Monday- Friday, 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The community center is located at 3501 Second St. Free to seniors registered with the Office of Senior Adult Programs. Call 703-228-4744 for details.

Bi-lingual bingo every Tuesday at 10 a.m., at Dawson Terrace Senior Center, 2133 N. Taft St. Fee is $1. Call 703-228-6300 for details.

The Senior Singers Chorale rehearses every Tuesday, 2 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Newcomers welcome. No fee. Call 703-228-0555 for details.

Senior strength training programs for Arlington seniors are available at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7 a.m.-11 a.m., Saturdays, 7 a.m.-10 a.m. and Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpepper St., Mondays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Fridays, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Staffed by a certified personal trainer. Cost is $45 for a 15-session ticket. Call for details, 703-228-4879.

Dining out club. Seniors interested in joining a dining out club are invited to call Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, at 703-228-0555. Group meets monthly for lunch and dinner.

Senior pickle ball players meet at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 Second St., from 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday. Free to seniors registered with the Office of Senior Adult Programs.

Drop-in duplicate bridge games are held Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. and Fridays, 10:30 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 S. Stafford St. Cost is $3 per game. For information call 703-228-5722 (AHSC) or 703-228-5285 (MSC).

Bridge, Poker and Canasta. Lee Senior Center, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 703-228-0555.

Musical Groups for Seniors who like to sing, dance or play music. Four groups meet at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, which includes the Lee Jammers, Just Playin' Country, Senior Singers Chorale and the Caroleers. Three groups rehearse at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, the Songfellows, Diamonds and 60 Karats. Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., is home to the Merrymakers. Each group would like new members. For more information, call Lee, 703-228-0555; Culpepper Garden, 703-228-4403 or TJ, 703-228-5920.

Personal exercise program. Langston Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpepper St., offers a personal exercise program for seniors following a strength evaluation and fitness test. The cost is $120 for one-hour sessions with a certified personal trainer. Call for appointment, 703-228-4879.

Senior Travel. The county's Office of Senior Adult Programs (OSAP) offers a variety of travel opportunities and day excursions throughout the year. Trips range in price from $8-$80 and include theaters, museums, sports, outlet shopping, casinos and historic sites. Overnight trips are planned several times a year. Seniors need to join OSAP to access the travel program at an annual cost of $10. Call Mimi Fitzgerald at 703-228-4749.