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Senior Calendar

Thursday/Oct. 12

It’s off to Laurel Race Track, Laurel, MD. Cost is $31. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

The Mah Jongg club for seniors will meet at 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Learn and play; no fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-6300.

Drop-in line dancing classes for seniors at 11 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington, taught by Pinky O’Neil. Fee is $3.50 per class; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-4745.

The Langston Walkers, 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 for details, 703-228-6300.

Seniors will learn how to create table arrangements using fall foliage at 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington, taught by Sunny Thomas. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0949.

Aleena (sp) Truehart, R.N., will present an overview of alternative medicines at 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Topics such as acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, diet, herbal medicines and massage therapy will be discussed. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-6300.

Friday/Oct. 13

The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington, will walk around Meridian Hill, D.C. 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 will meet to discuss English Composer, Sir Edward Elgar from 1:30–3:30 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive., Arlington.  No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-4403.

Ask the Nurse program offered at Madison Senior Center with Diane Hendel, R.N. at 10:30 a.m., 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5285.

The Caroleers, an informal singing group for seniors who enjoy the oldies, will meet from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Saturday/Oct. 14

Langston-Brown Senior Center will host AARP’s two day safe driving refresher course for seniors on two consecutive from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $10. Participants must attend both classes to receive certificate. Call to register, 703-228-6300.

Arlington seniors will travel to Prince Frederick, MD, to shop at the Calvert County Country Market and lunch at the Rod and Reel Restaurant. Cost is $8 (lunch not included). Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Monday/Oct. 16

Polymer clay class for seniors at 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center., 4403 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Taught by Ruth Krulfeld. Fee is $2; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Oil and acrylic painting classes for seniors begin from 10 a.m.-noon, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington.  Four two hour sessions taught by Larry Isham.  Fee $20; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Chess for seniors at 10 a.m. (instruction), 10:30 a.m. (games), Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington.  No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5285.

Line dancing class for seniors at 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington.  Taught by Pinky O’Neil; $3.50 per class. Newcomers welcome; partners not required. Call for information,  703-228-0555.

The Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington, will walk along the Wildwood Trail, Vienna at 9:30 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0949.

The Yarn Crafters group at Aurora Hills Senior Center offers  a free knitting and crocheting class to seniors at 10:30 a.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Donations of washable yearn appreciated. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Tuesday/Oct. 17

The Russia House Restaurant, Herndon, will host Arlington seniors for an Afternoon Tea. Cost is $55. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Culpepper Garden Senior Center begins a new nature education series with an award winning movie on bird migration called, “Winged Migration,” at 12:30 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Advanced computer class for seniors begins at 10 a.m.-noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4403 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 14. No fee; limited space available. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Volleyball for seniors at 1:30 p.m. (practice), 2 p.m. (games), Langston-Brown Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; all levels of players welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

The Travel Viewers group at Madison Senior Center will cruise along Europe’s Mosselle and Rhine Rivers, via video at 1 p.m., 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5285.

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

Fred Brooks, musical entertainer, will sing and play for seniors 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0949.

The mind-body healing series for seniors at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington, concludes at 11:30 a.m., with a presentation on the benefits of massage therapy by Gail Bell, massage therapist. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Wednesday/Oct. 18

Annual Hispanic event for seniors at 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Program includes cultural fashion show, lunch by LaGranja de Oro and entertainment by Mariachi Los Amigos and Los Quetzales Dancers. Cost is $8. Register early by calling, 703-228-6300.

Social bridge for seniors 12:30-3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-0949.

The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will travel to Kenilworth Gardens, D.C., for a fitness walk at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Cal Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4403 N. Pershing Drive, for details, 703-228-4403.

Hearing loss support group for seniors will meet from 10 a.m.-noon, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington.  No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Thursday/Oct. 19

The Langston Walkers, 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 for details, 703-228-6300.

Walter Reed Senior Center joins the Arlington Public Library’s “one book, one community” project with a discussion of Anne Tyler’s novel, “Digging to America,” at 1 p.m., 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0949.

Public health nurse Aleena Truehart, R.N., will present an overview of alternative medicines such as acupuncture, homeopathy, massage therapy, herbal medicine and more at 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0949.

Dorotea (sp) Gonzalez, Capital Hospice, Washington D.C,, will meet with seniors to discuss grief and the grieving process at 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-6300.

Arlington seniors will travel to Glen Burnie, MD for a buffet lunch at the La Fontaine Bleu and a performance by The Platters. Cost is $58. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Friday/Oct. 20

The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington, will walk from Nottoway Park to Blake Park, Vienna at 10 a.m. for their weekly walking program. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

The book discussion group at Aurora Hills Senior Center will meet at 1 p.m., to discuss “Saturday” by Ian McEwan with librarian Martha Tansey, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Training to become a volunteer member of Arlington Spellbinders begins at 9 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Training conducted by noted storyteller and drama educator, Judy Thibault. Four sessions; no fee. To register, call 703-228-4755.

Watercolor painting classes for seniors, taught by Sam Nash, begins at 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4403 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $20 for four two hour sessions. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center will meet at 1:30 p.m., to discuss German composer, Paul Hindemuth, 4403 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Trumpeter, keyboardist and singer Fred Brooks, will entertain seniors at 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper  St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-6300.

Saturday/Oct. 21

It’s off to the Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival, Syria, VA, for Arlington seniors. Apple picking, blue grass music, apple butter making demonstrations, home-style lunch at the Lodge. Cost is $24. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Ongoing

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.