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Senior Living May 10-16

Thursday/May 10

Sudoku. Learn focused approach to the solution of Sudoku puzzles, 10 a.m.-noon, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Health. Free blood pressure screening for seniors, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Travel. Arlington seniors will travel to Brunswick, Md. for an Afternoon Tea at Beans in the Belfry. Cost is $29. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Multi-media presentation on the founding of the Jamestown (VA) Colony, 1:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Program conducted by local historian Les Albers. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Golf. Conditioning class for senior golfers begins 2 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Exercises to promote better balance and coordination. Eight week class, $45. Call to register, 703-228-4745.

Exercise. Low impact aerobics class for seniors begins 11:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $28 for eight sessions. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Exercise. Dancers workout exercise program combines strength, grace and flexibility training beginning 1:45 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $21 for six classes. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Music. The Merrymakers, a seniors song and dance group, will entertain at a pre-Mother’s Day party, 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Friday/May 11

Walking. The Langston Walkers, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arl., will travel to the C&O Canal, D.C., for its weekly walking program,, 10 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Walking. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arl., will travel to the C&O Canal towpath, D.C., for its weekly walking program, 10 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Music. Spring concert by the Senior Singers Chorale and New Horizons Band, featuring Lerner and Loewe tunes and patriotic songs, Fri., May 11, 7:30 p.m., Westover Baptist Church, 1125 N. Patrick Henry Dr., Arlington. Free. The public is invited. Call 703-228-5321.

Music. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arl., will discuss famous composers who altered other composers’ music, 1:30 p.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Luncheon. Early Mother’s Day Luncheon for seniors, noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Musical entertainment by the Decibelles, members of the Potomac Harmony Chorus. Cost is $6. Register by May 9 by calling 703-228-5722.

Health. Ask the Nurse session for seniors with Diane Hendel, R.N., Fri., May 11, 10:30 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Free blood pressure screening. Call 703-228-5285.

Travel. The American Civil War Center in Richmond is the destination of Arlington seniors. Trip includes lunch and a cruise on the James River. Cost is $47. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Monday/May 14

Water Aerobics. 8:40-9:20 a.m., Washington & Lee High School pool, 1300 N. Quincy St. Classes run Monday, Wednesday, Friday through August. Cost is $52.50 for 15 sessions. Call Office of Senior Adult Programs to register, 703-228-4745.

Walkers. The Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Red Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., will walk through Gulf Branch Park, at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Art Lecture. Great Mysteries In Art series (four part) begins at 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. With a presentation called, "It Takes A Thief: Stolen Masterpieces, Lost Treasures," by Joan Hart, Museum One. Cost is $14 for the series. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Games. Mah Jongg (American style) from 10 a.m.-noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. 703-228-5722.

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

Dancing. Line dancing class for seniors taught by Pinky O'Neil, at 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Drop-in class; newcomers welcome; partners not required. $3.50 per class. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Tuesday/May 15

Games. Mental exercise class using systematic, focused approach to solving SuDoKu puzzles offered from 1-3 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Small classes; no fee. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Poker. Friendly poker games for seniors, 10 a.m.-12:30p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. No fee. Call 703-228-0555.

Aerobics. Water aerobics classes for seniors from noon to 12:40 p.m., Wakefield High School, 4901 S. Chesterfield Road. Classes run Tuesday & Thursday through August. Cost is $112 for 32 sessions. Call Office of Senior Adult Programs to register, 703-228-4745.

Games. Volleyball for seniors, 1:30 p.m. (warmup), 2 p.m . (games), Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomer welcome. Call 703-228-4745.

Tai Chi. Continuing beginners Tai Chi series starts at 11 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St. Classes taught by Richard Gramman. Cost is $56 for 16 classes. Register by May 14 by calling 703-228-5285.

Stamp Group. A creative memories consultant will meet with the Rubber Stamping Club at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway at 11:30 a.m., to give a hands-on demonstration of new punches and how to make die-cut cards on two-toned card stock. Fe is $1; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0555.

Health Care. In-home care services will be discussed at 11:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway . No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Clean-Up. Decluttering workshop for seniors, at 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Includes ways to get rid of things, what to recycle, how to get organized. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Wednesday/May 16

Walkers. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk and picnic in Alexandria at 9:30 a.m. Group will walk from River Farm to Belle Haven. Cost is $4. Call Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Workshops. Crafters workshop for seniors, at 10:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Bring a hobby or craft to share. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Health Group. Coping with hearing loss support group from 10 a.m.-noon, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0555.

Thursday/May 17

Book Discussion. Seniors are invited to participate in Arlington Reads, a community-wide event sponsored by the Arlington Public Library, by reading and discussing a novel by Barbra Kingsolver called, "Prodigal Summer," at 1:30 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0955.

Walkers. The Langston Walkers, Langston- Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. will meet at 9:30 a.m. for a walk in the neighborhood. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5321.

Health. Reiki, a Japanese healing art, will be discussed and demonstrated at 11:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0555.

Health Presentation. A demonstration of assistive devices, implants to help seniors remain independent, will be held at 1:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Health Program. Free blood pressure monitoring for seniors, at 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Call 703-228-0955.

Day Trip. Day-long excursion to Cumberland, Md., and a train ride on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. Cost is $59 (Includes dinner). Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Friday/May 18

History Lecture. Curators of history from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing will visit Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., at 10:30 a.m., to discuss the operations and responsibilities of the Bureau. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

History Lecture. Local historian Les Albers will present a multi-media seminar on the founding of the Jamestown Colony, at 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington . No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Games. Scrabble enthusiasts are invited to learn, polish skills and play, at 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. All levels of players welcome. No fee. Call 703-228-0955.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway will walk along the Southwest Waterfront, D.C., at 10 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Book Discussion. The book discussion group at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., will meet at 1 p.m. , to discuss "March" by Geraldine Brooks. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Music Group. Join seniors who enjoy singing (and humming) the Oldies at 10:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0555.

Music Appreciation. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will meet at 1:30 p.m. to discuss Capriccios, fanciful compositions by famous composers. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Rummage Sale. Rummage sale of discarded treasures, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. No fee; the public is invited. Call 703-228-5321.

Saturday/May 19

Trip. Arlington seniors will attend an Offenbach/Strauss Operetta at the Embassy of Austria during the evening, featuring artists from France and Austria. Cost is $57 which includes an after-concert buffet. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Upcoming

Travel. Arlington County Senior Adult Travel has announced a three-day excursion with three train rides and three music shows through Cheat Mountain Wilderness, W.Va., July 13-15. Call for details, 703-228-4749.

Ongoing Events

* Golf. The 2007 Arlington Senior Golf Club season begins Tues., Apr. 3 at the Old Hickory Golf Course, Woodbridge. The group plays on Tuesdays and Thursdays at various golf courses in Northern Virginia. Seniors interested in joining should call Karl VanNewkirk, 703-536-5916.

* Exercise. Exclusive days and hours are available to Arlington seniors at the weight rooms at Langston-Brown and Madison Senior Centers. Strength training, using varied types of cardio equipment, supervised by a certified personal trainer, is offered at Langston-Brown, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Mon., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wed., 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Fri., 11 a.m.–2 p.m. and Madison, 3829 N. Stafford St., Tues., Wed., Thurs., 7-11 a.m., Sat., 7–10 a.m. The cost is $56 for a 16-session ticket. Call 703-228-4745.

* Volunteers. Arlington County is hosting the opening ceremonies and track and field events on Sat., Sept. 15 for the 2007 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Volunteers are needed for a cheerleading squad to support senior athletes from all parts of Northern Virginia. Contact Jennifer Collins, fitness coordinator, Office of Senior Adult Programs, 703-228-4745.* English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for seniors offered every Monday, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.