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Senior Calendar Nov. 20-27

<b>Thursday/Nov. 22

</b>Senior Centers will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Dinner. Join Arlington seniors for Thanksgiving dinner (buffet) at Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant, Frederick, Md. Cost is $52. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<b>Friday/Nov. 23

</b>Senior Centers will be closed for Thanksgiving Holiday.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 24

</b>Discussion. Current events discussion group for seniors, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee. Call 703-228-4403.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 25

</b>Trip Time. The Patriot Center in Fairfax will welcome seniors to a performance by "The World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions." Cost is $42. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<b>Monday/Nov. 26

</b>Ice Skating. The Kettler Iceplex at the Ballston Mall, welcomes seniors (55+), 8-9:15 a.m. exclusively. Cost is $1 which includes skates. Call for information , 703-228-4745.

Health Class. Drop-in seated exercise class for seniors, 9 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Class also meets on Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost is $3.50 per session. Call for details, 703-228-5285.

Walkers. The Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., will travel to the World War II Memorial, D.C., for its weekly walking program, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Card Making Class. Two card making classes for seniors with local artist Sheila Jones, 1-3 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $6 for both classes. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Dancing. Drop-in line dancing class taught by Pinky O'Neil, noon, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Partners not required; $3.50 per class. Call for information, 703-228-0555.

Health Group. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), national weight loss support group, will meet 9:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. $24 annual dues. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Trip Time. Arlington seniors are off to Harrington, Del., Midway Slots and Simulcast. Cost is $18. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 27

</b>Games. Join a regular group of senior volleyball players, 1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St.. All levels of players welcome. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Health Talk. Hidden disabilities such as allergies, fatigue, chemical sensitivities and others, will be discussed 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Guest speaker, Dr. Richard Melia, retired director of research, NIH. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Legal Talk. Legal Services of Northern Virginia attorneys are available to meet with seniors on a confidential basis to offer advice on a wide range of issues, 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Call for appointment, 703-228-0955.

Tour. Docent led tour for seniors of the Old Guard Museum at Ft. Myer. Cost is $8. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 28

</b>Games. Two hour introductory class on Sudoku, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-0555. Space is limited.

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk along the Fairfax Cross County Trail, 9:30 a.m. Newcomers welcome. Fee is $3. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Music Club. The Music Club at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., will welcome members of the Arlington Philharmonic, 2 p.m. for a musical presentation and discussion about the Philharmonic. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Health Check. Free blood pressure checks for seniors, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Legal Talk. Legal Services of Northern Virginia attorney, Matthew Novak, will meet with seniors to discuss the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, 11 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; Call to register, 703-228-0955.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 29

</b>Red Cross Talk. The Wisdom Works Connections Café at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., will host a presentation by the Arlington Red Cross, noon. Program topics will include disaster, health and safety services and elderly transportation. No fee. Call for information, 703-228-4745. Registration not required.

Retirement Lecture. Arl. Co. senior adult specialist, Rachel Thompson, will be available for individual consultations about life after retirement, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Call for a 20 minute appointment, 703-228-0955. No fee.

Life Changes. Women in transition, assuming the role of decision maker after a divorce, family illness or widowhood, are invited to Lee Senior Center, 11:30 a.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Discussion on basic steps in taking charge of financial assets and documents with financial planning specialist, Jamie Thornberry. No fee, Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Art Series. A four part series on American art begins 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. First session will feature Georgia O'Keefe. Cost is $14 for the series. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Health Talk. Seniors will learn about hypertension and how to control it, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. Guest speaker, Ana Rivera, Capital Hospice. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Games. Regular Sudoku mental workout class, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Attendees must have taken introductory class at Lee. Call to sign up, 703-228-0555; fee is $2.50. Space is limited.

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

Health Talk. 12:30-2 p.m. at Brighton Gardens of Alexandria, 3821 Wilson Blvd. Free. Listen to Dr. Arnie talk about "Ways to Deal with Physical Pain." 703-294-6875 to reserve a spot.

<b>Friday/Nov. 30

</b>Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk in Old Town Alexandria, 10 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Music Group. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center will meet to discuss 20th Century French composer Albert Roussel, 1:30 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Comedy Time. Comedy club at Aurora Hills Senior Center will meet 10:30 a.m., 735 S. 18th St., to enjoy video and audio selections of old time radio and TV shows. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

<b>Ongoing Events

</b>* Classes in English as a Second Language, for seniors, are offered at Langston-Brown Senior Center, every Monday, 10 a.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. To register, call 703-228-5321.

* Friendly poker games for seniors, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Beginners welcome. Call 703-228-0555.

* Table tennis for seniors, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0955.

* Trip Planner. Branson, Mo. is the destination of Arlington seniors, Oct. 15-21. Round trip by motor coach, meals, shows, tours and more. Call for details, Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4748.

* Dining Out Club. Lunch is held the first Thursday of the month and dinner is on the second Wednesday at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Call 703-228-0555. Newcomers welcome.

* The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics will celebrate its 25th anniversary, Sept. 15-27. Opening day ceremonies, Sat., Sept. 15, 10:30 a.m. will be followed by track and field events at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. A mini health fair will also be held on opening day from 9 a.m. to noon, sponsored by the Virginia Hospital Center.

In addition to track and field, other events include swimming, bowling, tennis, table tennis, golf, miniature golf, pickleball, eight ball pool, board games, card games, bait casting, Frisbee throw, shuffleboard, horseshoes, basketball, basketball free throw, team line dancing, softball hit and throw and yo-yo tricks.

Registration is $10 which includes one event; additional events are $1. Registration forms are available at senior centers or by calling 703-228-3600, ext. 9996. They can also be downloaded from www.novaseniorolympics.com. Registration deadline is Sept. 1.

* 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.