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Senior Living Sept. 26-Oct. 2

<b>Friday/Sept. 28

</b>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.

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

Storybook Workshop. Storybook writer Sushmita Mazumdar will meet with seniors 10:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., to conduct a workshop on creating Handmade Storybooks. Cost is $7 for materials. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

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

<b>Saturday/Sept. 29

</b>Trip Time. It’s off to the Virginia State Fair in Richmond for Arlington seniors, Sat., Sept. 29. Cost is $24. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

<b>Monday/Oct. 1

</b>Exercise Class. Seated exercise class for seniors, 9 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Drop-in; $3.50 per class. Call 703-228-5285.

Ice Skating. Ice skating for seniors, 7:45-9:15 a.m., Kettler Iceplex, Ballston Mall. Cost is $1 includes skate rental. Call 703-228-4745.

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

Yarn Crafters. The Yarn Crafters at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., will meet 10:30 a.m. to knit and crochet items for charity. Donations of washable yarn accepted. Patterns provided. 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. $24 annual dues. Call 703-228-0555.

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

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 2

</b>Poker. Friendly poker games for seniors, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Beginners welcome. Call 703-228-0555.

Volleyball. Senior volleyball at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., 1:30 p.m. (skills practice) and 2 p.m. (games). All levels of players welcome. No fee. 703-228-4745.

Trip via Video. The travel viewers group at Walter Reed Senior Center will visit Arizona, via video, 10:15 a.m., 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0955.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 3

</b>Social Hour. 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.

Women in History. Smithsonian docent Mary Lipsey will present a program on four American women who were the first in their respective fields, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Bridge Games. Duplicate bridge games for seniors, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $4. Call 703-243-7714.

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk in Huntley Meadows Park, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Craft Wokshop. Crafters workshop for seniors 10:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Bring craft projects to share. No fee. Call 703-228-4403.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 4

</b>Trip Time. Arlington seniors will travel to Philadelphia, Pa. to view the Renoir Landscapes Exhibit. Cost is $60. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Games. Mah Jongg for seniors, American and Chinese style, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5321.

Health Talk. Understanding and managing anger will be discussed 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Program presented by senior adult specialist, Rachel Thompson. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

<b>Friday, Oct. 5

</b>The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will meet 1 p.m. to discuss Moon Music featuring composers Schulhoff, Schumann, Debussy, Beethoven and Offenbach. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will travel to Capitol Hill for an urban walk, 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Celebration. Columbus Day celebration, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Share cultural expressions with food and dress. Call to register, 703-228-5321. No fee.

Trip Time. The 64th Annual Waterford Home Tour & Crafts Exhibition, Waterford, Va., is on the agenda for seniors. Cost is $23. Call Arl. Senior Adult travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 7

</b>Trip Time. The Crown and Thistle Tearoom, Sparks, Md., will welcome seniors for an Afternoon Tea. Cost is $37. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<b>Monday/Oct. 8

</b>Games. Mah Jongg for seniors, American style, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5722.

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

Outdoor Activity. Ice skating for seniors 7:45-9:15 a.m., Kettler Iceplex, Ballston Mall, Arlington. Cost is $1, which includes rental of skates. Call 703-228-4745.

Exercise. Seated exercise class for seniors, 9 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Drop-in; $3.50 per class. Call 703-228-5285.

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

Weight 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 to register, 703-228-0555.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 9

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

Volunteer Services. The new Wisdom Works Connections Café at the Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., is for retirees and soon-to-be-retirees interested in connecting with volunteer services, employment assistance and learning opportunities. The Café will be open from 10 a.m.-noon. No fee. Call 703-228-4745.

Pet Care. The selection and care of a pet by seniors will be discussed 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Guest speaker, Jennifer Walsh, pet rescuer and pet foster parent. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

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

Book Club. The book club at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will meet 1:30 p.m. to discuss "Isaac’s Storm" by Erik Larson. No fee; newcomer welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Hearing Workshop. Communications strategies workshop to help hearing people improve communications with hard of hearing people, 7 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Learn about strategies through short skits and role playing. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0949.

Legal Services. Lawyers from Legal Services of Northern Virginia will meet with seniors at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., 9:30 a.m.-noon and Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, 1-3p.m. To secure a confidential appointment, call 703-228-5321 (LB) or 703-228-0555 (Lee).

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 10

</b>Theater Performance. Arena Stage in the District will host seniors for a matinee performance of the comedy, "Well." Cost is $50. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk from the Old Anglers Inn, Md. to Great Falls, Md., 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Dance Workshop. Jane Franklin Dance is conducting four dance workshops for seniors at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., 9:30 a.m. and Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., 11 a.m. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-5321 (LB) or 703-228-0955 (WR).

Greeting Cards. Seniors will create hand-made greeting cards, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $4; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 11

</b>Trip Time. Great Falls of the Potomac, Potomac, Md., is the destination of seniors. Ride down the C&O Canal with costumed Park Rangers. Cost is $46, which includes lunch at Green Field Churrascaria. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Money Talk. Avoiding investment fraud is the topic of a presentation for seniors, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Guest speaker, Stephen Brundage, Virginia Investment Fraud speakers bureau. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Health Talk. Patti O’Neill, R.N. will met with seniors to discuss Restless Legs Syndrome, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

<b>Friday/Oct. 12

</b>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

<b>Saturday/Oct. 13

</b>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.

<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.