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Senior Living Sept. 6-13

Friday/Sept. 7

Comedy Classics. Arlington seniors will relive old-time comedy classics with video and audio selections, 10:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Program led by comedy book author, Mike Bloom. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

National Archives Talk. What is the National Archives, how are records organized and how to efficiently find information are among the questions answered, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Guest speaker, Lee Mathis, Archives docent. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk along the C&O Canal, Md., 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomer welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Music Appreciation Class. The music appreciation class at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will meet 1:30 p.m., to discuss music from Sweden. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Ask the Nurse. Ask the Nurse session for seniors, 10:30 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Free blood pressure check. Call 703-228-5285.

Fall Open House. 9 a.m.-noon at George Mason University Campus, 3401 N. Fairfax Drive. Free. Hosted by the Arlington Learning in Retirement Institute. All Arlington residents over the age of 50 are invited to attend. Information on courses for the fall session beginning Sept. 24 and on the clubs, special events, and other opportunities offered by ALRI will be presented. For more information call 703-228-2144.

Saturday/Sept. 8

Trip Time. It’s off to the "Arts in the Park Festival," Chestertown, Md., for seniors. Cost is $9. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Sunday/Sept. 9

Music Performance. Wolf Trap, Vienna, will host seniors for a performance by folk icon Judy Collins. Cost is $50. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Monday/Sept. 10

Ice Skating. Ice skating for seniors resumes at the Kettler Iceplex, Ballston Mall, 8:30-10 a.m. Cost is $1 (includes skate rental). Call, 703-228-4745.

Brain Games. Brain aerobics for seniors using games, puzzles and a variety of brain teasers, begin 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Four weekly sessions led by Rachel Thompson, senior adult specialist. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Walkers. The Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., will walk along the Holmes Run Trail, Fairfax, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Langston Walkers. The Langston Walkers, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2101 S. Culpeper St., will meet 9:30 a.m. for an indoor walk at the Center. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call, 703-228-5321.

Couples in Art. Four part series on Famous Couples in Art begins 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., with a program on "Monet: An Impressionist in Love." Cost is $14 for the series. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Art Class. Painting classes for seniors from 10 a.m.-noon, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $24 for four two-hour sessions. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Tuesday/Sept. 11

Book Club. The book club at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will meet 1:30 p.m., to discuss, "Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call, 703-228-4403.

Legal Help. Attorneys from Legal Services of Northern Virginia will meet with Arlington seniors individually, to offer counsel and advice, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. and at 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Free. Call for confidential appointment, 703-228-5321 (LB) or 703-228-0555 (Lee).

Computer Course. Basic computer training course for seniors begins 1 p.m., Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 1601 S. 13th Road, Arlington. Ten weekly classes; no fee; newcomers welcome. Call Walter Reed Senior Center to register, 703-228-0955.

Games. Introductory class for seniors on how to solve Sudoku puzzles, 1 p.m-3 p.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Free. Call to register, 703-228-5285.

Health Class. Yoga classes for seniors, intermediate, 10 a.m. and beginners, 11:45 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. $42 for 12 sessions, taught by Ines Alecia. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Tai Chi. Beginners Tai Chi classes for seniors start 11 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 classes, taught by Richard Gramann. Register by Sept. 10 by calling 703-228-5285.

Music Rehearsal. The Encore Chorale (formerly Senior Singers Chorale) will begin rehearsals 2 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arligton. Newcomers welcome; experience not required. For information and fee schedule, call 703-228-5321.

Advocates. Personal Advocate Program for seniors (60+) will be described 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. by Lori Hughes. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Classes. Voice classes for seniors (singing and speaking) begin 12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Eight weekly classes taught by Encore Chorale conductor Jeanne Kelly. For information and fee schedule call 703-228-0555.

Body Workshop. Workshop on healthy aging by keeping a healthy spine and nervous system, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Presentation by Dr. Tram Le Khuu. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Trip Time. Gypsy’s Tearoom, Westminster, Md., is on the agenda for seniors. Cost is $38. Registration required. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Wednesday/Sept. 12

History Lecture. Current beliefs and conceptions about witches will be explored at 11 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Presentation by Dr. Doris Bitler, George Mason University Speakers Bureau. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Yoga Class. Intermediate Yoga classes for seniors, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $28 for eight classes. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will travel to Capitol Hill for their weekly fitness walk, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Health Group. Free blood pressure monitoring for seniors, 12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Health Discussion. What to expect from assisted living facilities will be discussed at 11 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Learn about services and costs. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Trip Time. Guided tram tour of the Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, Md., for Arlington seniors. Cost is $13. Registration required. Call Arl. Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Thursday/Sept. 13

Animal Lecture. Entomologist Dr. Dexter Hinckley will present a program on how to attract butterflies to gardens, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Slide show plus time for questions. No fee; newcomer welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Fitness Class. Free, one time only fitness class, taught by public health nurse Karen Smith R.N., 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Friday/Sept. 14

Beach Trip. Final trip of the year to Rehoboth Beach, Del. for seniors. Cost is $26. Registration required. Call Arl. Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Health Training. Core training for seniors to improve posture, balance and stability 9 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Six weekly classes, $28; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Walkers. Eakin Park East, Fairfax is the destination of the Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Vocal Group. New senior vocal group with international flavor will begin meeting 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0949.

Story Workshop. "Tell Your Story" workshop for seniors, 10:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

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

Art Class. Drawing classes for seniors begin 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Learn the basics. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Saturday/Sept. 15

Opening Day. Opening day of the 2007 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, 10:30 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Open to the public; free. Welcome festivities followed by track and field events, mini health fair, 9 a.m.-noon, sponsored by Virginia Hospital Center. Other events continue through Sept. 27 at various venues throughout Northern Virginia. Call, 703-228-4721 or visit at www.novaseniorolympics.com.

Sunday/Sept. 16

Opera Trip. The Old Opera House Theatre Company, Charles Town, W.V. will host seniors for a performance of "Accomplice." Cost is $24. Call Senior Adult Travel, 704-228-4749. Registration required.

Monday/Sept. 17

Exercise. Aqua aerobics classes for seniors begin at 8:40 a.m.-9:20 a.m., Washington & Lee High School pool, 1300 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Classes continue through Dec. 14. Cost is $38.50 for 11 Mondays; or $42 for 12 Wednesdays; or $45.50 for 13 Fridays. Call to register, 703-228-4745.

Ice Skating. Seniors Only ice skating from 7:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m., Kettler Iceplex, Ballston Mall. Cost is $1, which includes skate rental. For more information, call 703-228-4745.

Walkers. The Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., will walk around Hains Point, D.C. 9:30 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

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

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Green Status. Learn about Walter Reed Senior Center’s "green" status, 10:15 a.m., 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Tour the Center with Joan Kelsch, environmental planner; discussion will follow. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Exercise. Beginner/intermediate Pilates classes for seniors begin at 9:45 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Improve posture, strength, flexibility and balance. Cost is $49 for 14 classes. Call to register, 703-228-5285.

Game Time. Introductory class on solving Sudoku puzzles, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-555. Space is limited.

Video Trip. The travel viewers group at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., will visit Ecuador, via video, 1 p.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5285.

Exercise. Water exercise classes for seniors, Wakefield High School pool, 4901 S. Chesterfield Road, from noon-12:40 p.m. Classes run through Dec. 13. Cost is $87.50 for 25 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-4745.

Tai Chi Demonstrations. Tai Chi demonstration workshop for seniors, presented by Take Toma, 4 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Stamp Club. The Rubber Stamp Club at Lee Senior Center will meet 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Try new punches, cutters and templates. Cost is $1. Call 703-228-0555.

Music Rehearsal. The Encore Chorale (formerly Senior Singers Chorale) will meet for rehearsal 2 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. New members welcome; no experience necessary. Call 703-228-5321.

Trip Time. Seniors will travel to Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets, to take advantage of the 10 percent discounts for seniors (50+) on Tuesdays. Cost is $9. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Wednesday/Sept. 19

Service Dog Training. The training process for a Certified Service Dog will be explained by Diane Hendel, R.N., 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Video Trip. The All Around America travel group at Langston-Brown Senior Center, will visit Louisiana, via video, 11 a.m., 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5321.

Games. Sudoku mental workout classes for seniors begin 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. $3.50 per class. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will travel to Eleanor Lawrence Park, Chantilly, for its weekly walking program, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Card Making. Card making for seniors with local artist, Sheila Jones, 1-3 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $4. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Social Time. The Happy Hearts social club for seniors will meet 1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5321.

Medicare Talk. Basics of Medicare for soon-to-be-eligible participants will be explained 6 p.m., DHS building, 3033 Wilson Blvd., 7th floor, Arlington. No fee. Call 703-228-1700.

Health Group. Hearing loss support group will hold its monthly meeting 10 a.m.-noon, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details 703-228-0555.

Thursday/Sept. 20

Exercise. Balleton classes for seniors, an energizing non-impact workout combining classical ballet exercises with modern fitness concepts, begins 1:45 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Six weekly sessions, $21. Space is limited. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Health Talk. Public health nurse Karen Smith, R.N., will discuss the importance of developing and maintaining core muscles, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Caregiving Support Talk. Dorotea Gonzalez, R.N. from Capital Hospice will meet with seniors to discuss care giving and family support, 11 a.m., Langston –Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Trip and Concert. A Luncheon Concert at the Mummers Museum, Philadelphia, Pa., is on the agenda for seniors. Guided museum tour, buffet lunch, concert by Hardly Able4 String Band. Cost is $43. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Friday/Sept. 21

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk in Gulf Branch Park, 10 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

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

Singing Group. New senior’s singing group with international flair at Walter Reed Senior Center, will meet 10 a.m., 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Call 703-228-0955.

Variety Show and Brunch. Welcome Back Brunch and Cameo Jewels Variety Show, 11 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $5. Register by Sept. 19 at 703-228-5722.

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

Bingo and BBQ. Bingo and barbecue for seniors 10:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Cost is $4 Lunch, $2 bingo or $5 for both. Register by Sept. 17 at 703-228-4403.

Music Performance. Local musician and singer Fred Brooks will entertain seniors, 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0955.

Trip Time. Arlington seniors are off to D.C. for a docent led tour of the National Zoo. Cost is $8. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.