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Senior Living Feb. 27-March 4

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The deadline to enter the 2008 Ms. Virginia Senior America competition is April 4. Arlington’s Office of Senior Adult Programs is encouraging Arlington women, 60 years of age and older, to enter the competition. Contestants will compete in four categories which include an interview (5 minutes), a statement of philosophy of life (35 seconds), talent (2 minutes, 45 seconds) and evening gown. Contestants must also be a resident of Virginia for at least six months and a U.S. citizen. For more information, visit www.msvirginiasenior.com or call pageant co-directors, Jackie Bong-Wright, 703-989-1149 or Suzann Howe, 703-425-7258.

Thursday/Feb. 28

Volunteer Talk. Representatives from Arlington’s Meals on Wheels will meet with seniors at the Community Café, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., at 1 p.m., for a discussion regarding its history, workings and need for volunteers. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Woodcarving. Woodcarving enthusiasts are invited to an open workshop, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Group meets weekly to share knowledge, work on chips relief and round carving. No fee. Call for information, 703-228-0555.

Music Performance. Local musician and singer, Fred Brooks, will entertain seniors, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-0955.

Trip Time. It’s off to the Charles Town, W.V. Slots for Arlington seniors. Cost is $24. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Friday/Feb. 29

Music Performance. The Strathmore Music Center, Bethesda, will host Arlington seniors for a performance of "City Lights" by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Cost is $53. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Computer Class. Intergenerational computer training for seniors with Cyberseniors/Cyberteens at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Drop in, 10 a.m.-noon or call 703-228-6425 for details. Five different courses, $20 per course.

Games. Scrabble enthusiasts are invited to join a group of players, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee. Call for information, 703-228-0955.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will travel to the Scottish Rite Temple area in D.C., for its weekly walking program, 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Singing Group. Informal senior singing group with an international flavor will meet 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Comedy. The comedy club at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., will meet 10:30 a.m., to relive classic radio and TV shows with Mike Bloom, author of "The Pretzel as a Strategic Weapon." No fee. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Talk Music. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will discuss Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, 1 p.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Sunday/March 2

Show. Arlington seniors will attend the annual Hexagon show, "Stars and Stripes Forever," at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in D.C. Cost is $38. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Monday/March 3

Games. Mind stretching puzzles, games and quizzes that stimulate the brain and entertain are offered to seniors, 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Program conducted by senior adult specialist Rachel Thompson. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for more information, 703-228-0955.

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

Health Class. Yoga classes for seniors begin 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. Taught by Shaye Moore; $28 for eight classes. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

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

Dancing. Line dancing class for seniors, taught by award winning line dancing teacher Pinky O’Neil, noon, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Partners not required. Cost is $3.50; drop-in. 703-228-0555.

Bowling. Armchair bowling for seniors, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Tour. The newly opened Newseum in the District is on the agenda for seniors. Self-guided tour of seven levels of exhibits. Cost is $26. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Hobby Group. Knitters and crocheters are invited to join Yarn Crafters at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., 10:30 a.m., to make items for local charities. No fee, donations of washable yarn appreciated. For more information, call 703-228-5722.

Tuesday/March 4

Tax Program. Arlington’s Real Estate Tax Relief program for seniors will be discussed 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Program presented by Lori Hughes. No fee. 703-228-0955.

Games. Introductory mental exercise class for seniors using Sudoku puzzles, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

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

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

Tax Help. Free federal and state tax preparation help for seniors by AARP Taxaide Counselors, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Call for appointment, 703-228-4403.

Massages & Manicures. Free open house for seniors looking for relaxation includes music, chair massages and manicures. Drawings for prizes, free gifts for everyone from 3-5 p.m. at Brighton Gardens of Arlington, 3821 Wilson Blvd. Reservations required, 703-294-6875.

Wednesday, March 5

Health Class. Yoga classes for seniors begin 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Taught by Peggy Finn; $28 for eight classes. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Music Trip. Arlington seniors will enjoy afternoon jazz at the Corcoran Gallery, Cost is $8. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

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

Art Class. Oil painting classes for seniors, taught by Larry Isham, begin 10 a.m. – noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Cost is $24 for four two-hour classes. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Crafts. Crafters workshop, 10:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Meet people with wide variety of hobbies and talents. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Thursday/March 6

Computer Lessons. Computer classes for seniors, taught by 5th grade students at Patrick Henry Elementary School, 701 S. Highland St., 10:45 a.m. Free. Call Walter Reed Senior Center to register, 703-228-0955.

Web Site Dangers. The Connections Café at Walter Reed Senior Center will host a program about interactive websites, exploring potential dangers, 1:30 p.m. 2909 S. 16th St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Art Discussion. The personal lives of Impressionist artists Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas will be discussed 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Guest speaker, Joan Hart, art educator, Museum One. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Story Listening. Langston-Brown Senior Center is hosting a new Story Time series featuring recorded books beginning 1 p.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. The kick-off story is "The Rule of Four" by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Theater Performance. The Little Theater of Alexandria will host seniors for a performance of "The Secret Garden." Cost is $24. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Friday/March 7

TV Discussion. Seniors can learn about digital TV and whether their TV reception will be affected, 10:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Talk. Arlington’s Commissioner of Revenue, Ingrid Molloy, will present an overview of the responsibilities of her office, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Q&A to follow. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Presidents by Audio. A new audio program featuring U.S. presidents, begins with a biography of Harry Truman, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-228-4403.

Health Class. Core training for seniors to improve posture, balance and stability, begins 9 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Classes taught by fitness instructor, Bernadette Cheatham. Cost is $28 for eight classes. Call to register, 703-228-0955

Health Class. Yoga instruction for seniors, 1 p.m., taught by Peggy Finn, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. Cost is $24.50 for seven classes. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk along the historic Rock Creek Cemetery, 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 to discuss "river" music featuring the Danube, Moldau and Mississippi rivers, 1 p.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. 703-228-4403.

Monday/March 10

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

Dancing. Drop-in line dancing class for seniors, taught by Pinky O’Neil, noon, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Cost is $3.50. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Group. The Yarn Crafters group at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., will meet 10:30 a.m., to knit and crochet items for local charities. No fee; donations of washable yarn appreciated. Call for more information, 703-228-5722.

Presentation. Assistive technology which includes tools and devices designed to make everyday living easier for seniors, will be discussed at a hands-on presentation, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Lecture. Arlington Seniors will learn about the upcoming change from analog to digital television broadcasting, 10:30 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for more information, 703-228-5285.

Ice Skating. Senior adult (55+) ice skating 8-9:15 a.m., Kettler Iceplex, Ballston Mall. Fee is $1 which includes skates. Call for more information, 703-228-4745.

Tuesday/March 11

Northern Virginia Legal Services offers free one-on-one counseling for seniors, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. and 12:30-3 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Call for appointment, 703-228-5321 (L-B) or 703-228-0555 (Lee).

Games. Introductory mental exercise class for seniors using Sudoku puzzles, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Language. English/Spanish conversation sessions, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Informal discussions to improve vocabulary on both sides. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Exercise. Beginners Tai Chi for seniors starts 11 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Taught by Richard Gramman; no experience needed. Cost is $49 fro 14 classes. Call to register, 703-228-5285.

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. No fee; newcomer welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Book Club. The book club at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will meet 1:30 p.m., to discuss "The Bookseller of Kabul" by Asne Seierstad. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Pet Time. Pet meet and greet, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Seniors are invited to bring their pets and hear Jennifer Newman give an overview of Arlington’s Animal Welfare League services. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Health Training. Core training to improve posture, balance and stability, begins 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Stability ball required. Cost is $28 for eight classes. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

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

Homes Talk. Senior (65+) homeowners are invited to learn about Arl.’s Real Estate Tax Relief Program, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Wednesday/March 12

Talk. Smithsonian docent Mary Lipsey brings tales of women spies and women soldiers from the Civil War to Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., 2 p.m. Approximately 400 women hid their gender and were true soldiers including a group from Fairfax County. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Season Talk. Dr. Doris Bitler, GMU Speakers Bureau, will present a program on the traditional symbols of Spring, 11 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Walkers. The Walking Club will walk in Upper Rock Creek Park, 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.

Art Talk. Museum One art educator Joan Hart will present a program on flowers and gardens as portrayed by famous artists, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Music Performance. Local musician Fred Brooks will entertain seniors 11 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. For information, call 703-228-0955.

Hearing Group. Hearing loss support group for seniors will meet 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Health Check. Free blood pressure check for seniors, 12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Drop-in; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-220-0555.

Trip. Seniors will visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Art in Richmond to view the exhibit "Landscapes from the Age of Impressionism." Cost is $38. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Thursday/March 13

Volunteer. Peace Corps recruiter, Dorothy Schoeneman, age 64, will meet with seniors to discuss opportunities for older volunteers, 1 p.m., Connections Café, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Garden Talk. Expert gardener Peter Jones will discuss plant propagation, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee. Call for information, 703-228-0955.

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

Walking Group. New fast paced walking group for seniors will meet 9 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee. Call for details and to register, 703-228-5722.

Health Group. Public health nurse Karen Smith, R.N., will meet with seniors to discuss ways to prevent, recognize and treat blood clots, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Trip. Madame Tussaud’s wax museum is on the agenda for seniors. Cost is $19. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Friday/March 14

Celebration and Trip. Seniors will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early at the Shamrock Inn, Thurmont, Md. Traditional Irish lunch. Cost is $29. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway will walk through Dumbarton Oaks Park, 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 p.m., to discuss 20th century English composer Malcolm Arnold. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Games, Music, Lunch. Baked Potato Bingo combines lunch, bingo and entertainment with Irish music, noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $6. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Health Check. Free blood pressure checks for seniors, 10:30 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Q&A session with Diane Hendel, R.N. Call for details, 703-228-5285.

Health Talk. Medicare, Medicaid and Medication updates presented 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Individual counseling available. Call for appointment, 703-228-0955. Free.

Games. Scrabble enthusiasts will meet 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee. All levels of players welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Saturday/March 15

Driving Class. AARP offers Saturday classes on safe driving techniques for seniors, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $10. Participants must attend both classes to receive certificate. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Show. Arlingtones Barbershop Chorus will present a show, "Whistle Stop Barbershop," 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Musical story of the cross country excursion by politician Henry K. Holiday running for president. Tickets, $12-$15; call for information, 703-521-9331.

Saturday/April 19

Open House. Free open house, lots of refreshments and live entertainment. Drawings for prizes and free gift for everyone. Tours of model rooms available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Brighton Gardens of Arlington, 3821 Wilson Blvd. 703-294-6875.

Ongoing Events

*Caregivers’ Workshop. The Alzheimer’s Association is sponsoring a workshop for caregivers of seniors at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of every month through May covering topics such as "Caring, Coping and Understanding Dementia," "Healthy Brain Aging," and "Managing Caregiver Stress." Located at Brighton Gardens of Arlington, 3821 Wilson Blvd. Free. Refreshments provided, call to RSVP, 703-294-6875.

* Seniors (55+) are invited to register with Arlington County’s Office of Senior Adult Programs and participate in fitness, education, arts, social and travel programs at seven senior centers. The cost is an annual $15 registration fee which includes a bi-monthly program guide .Transportation options to the centers are available. For more information, call OSAP at 703-228-4744.

* Free federal and state income tax preparation for seniors every Tuesday and Friday until April 15 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, by certified AARP Taxaide counselors, Appointments necessary by calling 703-228-4403.

* Arlington County’s Public Health Division is asking seniors and all county residents to participate in a survey to help determine where the local public health system should focus its efforts over the next 10 years. The survey is part of a process called MAPP, Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. Survey results will also provide valuable information in measuring perceptions of the quality of life and health in Arlington. For more information and to obtain a survey, call 703-228-1795 or go to www.arlingtonva.us/mapp.

* 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.