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Senior Living Dec. 17-23

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Complimentary copy of Arlington County’s “55+ Program Guide,” by calling 703-228-4744. Detailed schedule of activities, programs and events at local senior centers and community centers with senior programming for adults 55+. Register with Office of Senior Adult Programs to receive copy every other month, $15 annual registration fee. For more information, call 703-228-4721.

Wednesday/Dec. 17

Card Games. Duplicate bridge games for adults 55+, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Cost is $4.50; newcomers welcome. For more information, call Anne Gress, 703-243-7714.

Walking. The Botanic Gardens, D.C., is the destination of the Walking Club of Arlington for adults 55+, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Holiday Tea. Lee Senior Center is hosting a Holiday Tea for adults 55+, 1 p.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Bring a plate of homemade cookies to share; musical entertainment with The Caroleers. Cost is $3. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Music Performance. Popular local musician and singer Fred Brooks will entertain seniors, 11 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-228-0955.

Thursday/Dec. 18

Trip. Christmas at Oatlands, Leesburg, Va., for adults 55+. Tour plus afternoon tea. Cost is $42. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Music Discussion. How music enriches lives will be discussed 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center. Guest speakers from Levine School of Music, Caryn Fraim and Tina Dove. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-228-0955.

Crafts. Craft workshop for adults 55+, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Make holiday banners; no experience needed. Free. Details, 703-228-5321.

Woodcarvers. The Lee Woodcarvers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will meet for an open workshop, 1– 3 p.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Brain Puzzles. Cranium crunches for adults 55+, 11:15 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Senior adult specialist Nancy Connors presents puzzles and games to challenge the brain and enhance memory. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0555.

Health Talk. Keeping aging skin healthy will be discussed, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Q&A with Margie Cockrill, R.N.; free. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Friday/Dec. 19

Music. George Mason Center for the Arts, Fairfax, will host seniors for a performance by the Vienna Boys Choir. Cost is $53. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Computer Class. Five four-hour computer courses for adults 55+ offered by Cyberseniors/Cybertenns program at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $20 each for textbooks. Call or drop-in, 10 a.m. – noon or call 703-228-6425.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk around the National Mall including the National Christmas tree, 10 a.m. Cost is $2; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Fast Walkers. Fast paced walking group, adults 55+, will meet at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 9 a.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5722.

Book on Tape. Culpepper Garden Senior Center will host a listening session of Mary Higgins Clark’s suspenseful, “Silent Night,” 11 a.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Played in two parts, break at noon. Free. Register by Dec. 15 by calling 703-228-4403.

Reservation Deadline. Reservations needed for New Year’s Eve day celebration for adults 55+, to be held Wed., Dec. 31, 2– 4 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Sixteen-piece swing band, refreshments. Cost is $15. Call to sign up, 703-228-0955 or any senior center.

Saturday/Dec. 20

Theater Performance. Seniors will attend a performance of “Legally Blonde” at The Kennedy Center. Cost is $93. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Monday/Dec. 22

Tour of Lights. Bus tour for adults 55+ of the Bull Run Festival of Lights plus all-you-can-eat buffet dinner at Golden Coral, Manassas. Cost is $26. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Crafters. The Yarn Crafters of Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., will meet 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., to knit and crochet items for Arlington charities. Patterns and yarn provided. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Contest. Christmas cookie contest for adults 55+, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

Sing-Along. Christmas carol sing-along for seniors, 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Hot chocolate and holiday cookies; newcomers welcome. Free. Details, 703-228-5321.

Health Group. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group, will meet 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0555.

Language Class. ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for adults 55+, 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Taught by linguist, Dr. Merton Bland. Free. Details, 703-228-5321.

Games. Scrabble games for adults 55+, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center. Friendly, fun, newcomers welcome. Free. Details, 703-228-5722.

Games. Nintendo Wii games for adults 55+ including bowling, baseball, tennis, golf, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Newcomers welcome, free. Details, 703-228-5321.

Card Games. Friendly poker games for adults 55+, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5722.

Brain Challenges. Mental challenges for adults 55+ using Nintendo Wii games, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Free. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Chess. Chess for adults 55+, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Coaching available; newcomers welcome. Free. Details, 703-228-0555.

Card Games. Social bridge games for adults 55+, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center. Free; newcomers welcome. For information, call 703-241-0557.

Games. Mah Jongg games for adults 55+, American style, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5722.

Bingo. Bingo for adults 55+, 1 p.m., $2 per card, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Details, 703-228-4403.

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

Health Group. Senior strength training classes for all major muscle groups, 9 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Comm. Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class (drop-in) or $56 for 16 sessions. For more information, call 703-228-4745.

Exercise. Full fitness exercise class for adults 55+, intermediate and advanced, 10 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Comm. Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Includes half hour cardiovascular workout. Cost is $3.50 per class (drop-in). Details, 703-228-4745.

Seated Exercise. Seated exercise classes for adults 55+, 9 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Taught by Linda Bell; drop-in; newcomers welcome. Cost is $3.50 per class. Details, 703-228-0555.

Tuesday/Dec. 23

Low Impact Exercise. fitness instructor Irena Woodruff conducts fun low impact aerobics and strength training class for adults 55+, 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Exercise. Beginners full fitness exercise class for adults 55+ to enhance muscle tone, bone density and balance, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Drop-in; newcomers welcome; $3.50 per class. Details, 703-228-0555.

Fitness Help. Certified fitness coaches available to assist adults 55+ with cardio exercise equipment, 7 a.m.-11 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Details, 703-228-4745.

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

Games. Volleyball for adults 55+, 1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome. Free. Details, 703-228-5321.

Games. Pickleball for adults 55+, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Beginners welcome; free. Details, 703-228-0955.

Table Games. Table tennis for adults 55+, 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Video Games. Wii Fit workshop for adults 55+ offered 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Combination of four Wii training modes including yoga, strength training, aerobics and balance games. Free. Space is limited. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Games. Wild Card Poker games for adults 55+, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Newcomers welcome; no fee. Details, 703-228-0555.

Language Session. English/Spanish dialogue sessions for adults 55+, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Fun opportunity to improve vocabularies and social conversation. Free. Details, 703-228-5321.

Holiday Books. Learn about Christmas celebrations around the world through a collection of special books, 1 - 3 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Holiday music, refreshments. Free; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

Wednesday/Dec. 24

Art Class. Oil painting classes for adults 55+ begin 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Some familiarity with a painting medium required. Cost is $24 for four two-hour sessions. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for adults 55+ will walk from the Lincoln Memorial to Georgetown, 9:30 a.m. Newcomers welcome; cost is $3. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., 703-228-4403.

Music Performance. Musicians Bill and Regina Barker will entertain seniors with holiday music, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5722.

Friday/Dec. 26

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk in Long Branch Park, 10 a.m. Cost is $2; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Reservation Deadline. Last minute reservations due for New Year’s Eve celebration for adults 55+ to be held Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2– 4 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Call to register, 703-228-4878 or 703-228-0955.

Sunday/Dec. 28

Trip. Seniors are off to Charles Town, W.Va for the Charles Town Races and Slots. Cost is $27. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Wednesday/Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve Celebration. Arlington’s Office of Senior Adult Programs is sponsoring an afternoon New Year’s celebration, “Swing Into 2009,” from 2-4 p.m. at Walter Reed Senior Center. The event will feature the 16-piece, Swing Time Band. The cost is $15 Walter Reed is located at 2909 S. 16th St. Register at any senior center or by calling 703-228-4878.

Monday/Dec. 29

New Year’s Celebration. Early celebration of the New Year for adults 55+, 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Live entertainment, refreshments. Cost is $5; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up, 703-228-5321.

Games. Scrabble for adults 55+, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Free; newcomers welcome. Have fun while exercising the brain. For information, call 703-228-5722.

Chess Games. Madison Community Center welcomes all levels of chess players, 55 years of age and over, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Coaching available; free. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

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.

Crafters. Aurora Hills Senior Center’s Yarn Crafters will meet 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., 735 S. 18th St., to knit and crochet items for Arlington charities. No fee; patterns and yarn provided. Details, 703-228-5722.

Exercise. Exercise with weights for all muscle groups, adults 55+, 9 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Certified instructors onsite. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions or $3.50 per class, drop-in. For more information, call 703-228-4745.

Exercise. Intermediate and advanced full fitness exercise class, including half hour cardiovascular workout, 10 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center. 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class; drop-in. Details, 703-228-4745.

Seated Exercise. Seated exercise class for adults 55, taught by Linda Bell, 9 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class; drop-in. Details, 703-228-0555.

Ice Skating. Ice skating for adults 55+, 8– 9:15 a.m., Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall, Arlington. Cost is $1 (includes skates). Details, 703-228-4745.

Wii Games. Nintendo Wii sports games for adults 55+, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Choose from bowling, baseball, tennis, golf and more. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5321.

Games. Bingo for adults 55+, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4403 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $2 per card. Details, 703-228-4403.

Tuesday/Dec. 30

Tour. A guided tour of the newly renovated Lincoln’s Cottage, D.C., is on the agenda for adults 55+. Cost is $17. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Exercise. Balanced exercises for total body workout, 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Taught by fitness instructor, Irena Woodruff. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Exercise. Full fitness exercise class, good for beginners, adults 55+, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class; drop-in. Details, 703-228-0555.

Legal Talk. Attorneys from Legal Services of Northern Virginia will be available to meet individually with seniors, 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free consultation by appointment only. Call 703-228-0955.

Games. Table tennis for adults 55+, 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome; coaching available. Details, 703-228-0955.

Weight Room. Exclusive weight room hours for adults 55+, 7– 11 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Certified fitness professionals onsite. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Details, 703-228-4745.

Walkers. The Langston Walkers, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., will meet for an indoor walk at the Center, 9:30 a.m. Free; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5321.

Pickleball. Pickleball for adults 55+, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Volleyball. Volleyball for adults 55+, 1:30 – 3 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome; no fee. Details, 703-228-5321.

Wednesday/Dec. 31

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington will walk in the area of the National Shrine, D.C., 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Music Performance. Singer and musician Fred Brooks will entertain seniors, 11 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Thursday/Jan. 1

Senior centers closed.

Friday/Jan. 2

Fast Walkers. The Fast Forwards, a fast paced walking group for adults 55+, will meet 9 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Holiday Lunch. Traditional holiday lunch for adults 55+ at Mrs. K’s Toll House. Cost is $35. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk in Kent Gardens Park, McLean, 10 a.m. Cost is $2; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Comedy. Comedy Club at Aurora Hills Senior Center will meet 10:30 a.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Relive classic video and audio selections from the past. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5722.

Technology. Five four-hour computer courses for adults 55+ with Cyberseniors/Cyberteens available at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Call 10 a.m. – noon for information, 703-228-6425.

Card Games. Duplicate bridge games for adults 55+, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $4.50; newcomers welcome. For more information, call Anne Gress, 703-243-7714.