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Senior Calendar Oct. 10-17

Friday/Oct. 12

Estate Planning. Estate planning seminar for seniors with local financial advisor, 1 p.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register 703-228-5285.

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

Music Group. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will meet 1:30 p.m. to discuss Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Prokofiev. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Laugh Time. Time for laughter at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., 10:30 a.m., as seniors listen to radio shows with Ernie Kovacs, Burns and Allen and Bob and Ray. Discussion with Mike Bloom, comedy book author. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Health Talk. Dorotea Gonzalez, R.N. will meet with seniors to discuss cholesterol, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Blood Pressure Screening. Free blood pressure screening for seniors, 10:30 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Call 703-228-528

Saturday/Oct. 13

Trip Time. Seniors are off to the Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival, Syria, Va. Cost is $25, which includes home cooked potluck lunch at the lodge. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Sunday/Oct. 14

Music Concert. Arlington seniors will attend a piano concert by Yakov Kasman at the National Academies of Science auditorium in D.C. Cost is $8. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Monday/Oct. 15

Games. American style Mah Jongg for seniors, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5722.

Outdoor Activities. Ice skating for seniors, 7:45-9:15 a.m., Kettler Iceplex, Ballston Mall, Arlington. Fee $1 includes skates. Call 703-228-4745.

Walkers. The Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., will walk in Old Town Alexandria, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $2.50 for van transportation to walking site; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

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 703-228-5321.

Yarn Work. The Yarn Crafters of Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., will meet 10:30 a.m. to knit and crochet items for local charities. Yarn and patterns provided. Donations of washable yarn accepted. Call 703-228-5722.

Health Group. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group, will meet 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. $24 annual dues. Call 703-228-0555.

Tuesday/Oct. 16

Game Time. Two hour introductory class for seniors on Sudoku puzzle solving, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Register early, space is limited, 703-228-0555.

Golf Class. Golf exercise-conditioning classes for seniors begin 2 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Eight weekly classes, $45. Call to register, 703-228-4745.

Outdoor Games. Senior volleyball at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., 1:30 p.m., skills practice, 2 p.m., games. No fee; all levels of players welcome. Details, 703-228-4745.

Games. Table tennis for seniors 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Coaching available; newcomers welcome; no fee Call 703-228-0955.

Clubs. The Rubber Stamping Club at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will meet 11:30 a.m. to make holiday cards. Cost is $1; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0555.

Trip Time. Arlington seniors are off to Warrenton, Va. for lunch at Claire’s Restaurant, a former historic train station. Cost is $32. Call Senior Adult travel, 703-228-4749.

Wednesday/Oct. 17

"New to Medicare" Seminar. 6 p.m. at 3033 Wilson Blvd., on the 7th floor. Free session on Medicare. Contact the Agency on Aging at 703-228-1700, TTY 703-228-1788, or e-mail: arlaaa@arlingtonva.us.

History of Halloween. Dr. Walter Rankin and Dr. Doris Bitler, George Mason University Speakers Bureau, will present a program exploring the history of Halloween, 11 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome., Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Via Video. The travel viewers group at Madison Senior Center will visit the state of Maine via video, 11 a.m., 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5285.

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk and picnic, 9:30 a.m., Mason Neck Park, Lorton. Cost is $4; newcomers welcome. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Health Topic. "New to Medicare" seminar for seniors about to reach Medicare age, 6 p.m., Arlington Agency on Aging, 3033 Wilson Blvd., 7th floor. Informal session about the basics of Medicare. No fee. Call 703-228-1700.

Health Group. Hearing loss support group will meet 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Social Club. The Happy Hearts social club for seniors will meet 1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Dessert and beverage provided. Newcomers welcome; no fee. Call 703-228-5321.

Thursday/Oct. 18

Investment Fraud. How seniors can protect themselves from investment fraud will be discussed, 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Guest speaker, Stephen Brundage, Virginia Investment Fraud Speakers Bureau. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Trip Time. Romney, W.V. is the destination of seniors as they board the historic Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad Train for a three hour excursion plus lunch. Cost is $86. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Friday/Oct. 19

Games. Duplicate bridge games for seniors, 10:30 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $4; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-7714.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will travel to Dyke Marsh, Alex., for its weekly walking program, 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50 for transportation to walking site; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Music Group. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will meet 1:30 p.m. to discuss German composer Richard Strauss. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Book Group. The book discussion group at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., will meet 1 p.m. to discuss, "Bless Me Ultima" by Rodolfo A. Anaya. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5722.

Music Group. Local musician and singer Fred Brooks will entertain seniors 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5321.

Saturday/Oct. 20

Trip Time. It’s off to Frederick, Md., for the annual Oktoberfest Celebration of Family Festivals at the Farm. Cost is $13. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Monday/Oct. 22

Games. Chess club for seniors meets 10 a.m., instruction, 10:30 a.m., games, Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5285.

Ice-Skating. Exclusive ice skating hours for Arlington seniors, 7:45– 9:15 a.m., Kettler Iceplex, Ballston Mall, Arlington. $1 includes skates. Call 703-228-4745.

Exercise Class. Advanced, full fitness exercise class, 10 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Taught by Andrea Baumann; fee is $3.50; class meets every Mon., Wed., Friday. Call 703-228-0555.

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

Walter Reed Walkers. The Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., will travel to Lady Bird Johnson Park for its weekly walking program, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Health Group. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. $24 annual dues. Call 703-228-0555.

Trip Time. Docent led tour at the Renwick Gallery, D.C., to view the "Going West! Quilts and Community," exhibit. Cost is $8. Call Arlington Senior Adult travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Tuesday/Oct. 23

Video Tours. Ardent travelers Gail and Sandy Cohen of Arlington will share videos of travels in Ethiopia, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Games. Volleyball for seniors, 1:30 p.m., practice, 2 p.m., games., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome. No fee. Call 703-228-4745.

Games. Join a group of senior table tennis enthusiasts, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0955.

Health Talk. Arlington Mill Senior Center, 4975 Columbia Pike, will host a program showing benefits of physical activity regarding arthritis, 10 a.m. Presented by representatives from the Arthritis Foundation. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-7791.

Wednesday/Oct. 24

Walking Club. The National Zoo in D.C. is the destination of the Walking Club of Arlington for seniors, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., 703-228-4403.

Trip Time. Arlington seniors are off to Laurel Park, Laurel, Md., for thoroughbred racing and lunch. Cost is $41. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Thursday/Oct. 25

Comedy Time. Laughter is the best medicine for seniors, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. Program about humor led by senior adult specialist, Rachel Thompson. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Friday/Oct. 26

Games. Scrabble for seniors, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome; coaching available; no fee. Call 703-228-0955.

Lee Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk through the historic Congressional Cemetery, D.C., 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Trip Time. Historic Havre de Grace, Md., is on the agenda for seniors. Browse antique shops; lunch on your own. Cost is $10. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Music Group. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center will meet to discuss works of Faust, 1:30 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Faire. Annual Renaissance Fair at Aurora Hills Senior Center, begins at noon with costumed luncheon, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Program will feature Robin Hood and friends, led by historian Les Albers. Cost is $5. Register and pre-ay by Oct. 24 by calling, 703-228-5722.

Saturday/Oct. 27

Senior Information Fair. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Information about Arlington County’s services and programs available for seniors and caregivers including adult day care, transportation, Medicare, fitness, recreation. Free ID cards, emergency 911 cell phone and blood pressure checks. For information, call 703-228-1700.

Ongoing Events

* 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.