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Senior Living July 10-16

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Arlington Senior Centers are collecting items for wounded troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Provide urgently needed items such as toothpaste, shampoo, shaving cream, deodorant, Gatorade and bottled water plus new T-shirts and flip-flops. Items can be dropped off at the following senior centers: Lee, 5722 Lee Highway, Langston-Brown, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Culpepper Garden, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Walter Reed, 2909 S. 16th St. and Aurora Hills, 735 S. 18th Street. For more information and other suggested items for donation, call 703-228-5722.

Wednesday/July 9

Theatre Performance. The National Theatre in D.C. will host Arl. seniors for a performance of “Mamma Mia!” Cost is $45. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

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

Bird Watchers. New Bird Watchers club starting 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Group will meet every Wednesday. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk around Kenilworth Gardens, 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 Discussion. Children portrayed in art by artists Mary Cassatt, Augusta Renoir and Winslow Homer will be discussed 1 p.m. Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Program presented by Joan Hart, art educator, Museum One. Free. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Wii Bowling Practice. Wii bowling practice for seniors, in preparation for tournaments and leagues in the Fall, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Free. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Thursday/July 10

Trip. Hoopers Island, Md. is the destination of seniors. Narrated boat cruise, tour of Phillips Crab factory and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, plus seafood buffet meal at Old Salty’s Restaurant. Cost is $76. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Marriage Discussion. The pros and cons of getting married, particularly in later life, will be examined 1 p.m., Connections Café, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Discussion led by Legal Services attorney Meredith Mackay. No fee; newcomers welcome. Registration not required. Details, 703-228-0955.

Legal Talk. Two day seminar on financial planning to meet retirement needs, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Conducted by Terry Trenchard. No fee; newcomers welcome. Register by July 8 by calling, 703-228-0555.

Games. Summer volleyball for seniors, 2 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Air conditioned gym. All levels of players welcome; free. Call for more information, 703-228-6300.

Dancing. Intermediate line dancing classes for seniors returns to Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., 10 a.m. Taught by Isabelle Nguyen. Cost is $3.50 per class. For more information, call 703-228-4745.

Disorder Discussion. Lupus and other autoimmune disorders will be discussed with seniors 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Guest speaker, Aleena Trueheart, R.N. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5321.

Friday/July 11

Music Performance. Seniors will attend Jazz Night at Westminster Church, D.C. Cost is $12. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Feng Shui. Eileen Conti Welker, expert in the design principles of feng shui, will discuss the use of essential oils, 10 a.m. – noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Discussion. Intergeneration current events roundtable discussion noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center with seniors and teenagers, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Games. Scrabble players (55+) are invited to test their skills at Walter Reed Senior Center, 10:15 a.m. – noon, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. For more information, call 703-228-0955.

Fast Paced Walkers. Fast paced walking group for seniors will meet 8 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details 703-228-5722.

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

Card Game. The popular card game of Canasta is being revived at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., 10 a.m. – noon. Coaching available. Free. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Monday/July 14

Celebration. Seniors will celebrate Bastille Day at La Bergerie restaurant in Alexandria. Lunch plus entertainment by French chanteuse Simone Marchand. Cost is $54. Registration required. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Volunteering. The Arlington Senior Adult Council is recruiting volunteers to help staff its booth at the Arlington County Fair, Aug. 6-10. Interested parties are asked to call Jennifer Collins on Mon., July 14 at 703-228-4745.

Language Class. Linguist Dr. Merton Bland teaches ESL (English as a Second Language) classes to seniors, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for more information, 703-228-5321.

Games. The chess club for seniors will meet at Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Exercise Boot Camp. Senior boot camp begins 8:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Safe and fun 45 minute combination class featuring cardio and strength techniques that target the whole body. Cost is $24.50 for seven classes, taught by Dana Lawrence. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Exercise. Drop-in seated exercise class for seniors, 9 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class, taught by Linda Bell. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Exercise Class. Intermediate and advanced full fitness exercise classes for seniors, 10 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Drop-in class taught by Andrea Baumann. Cost is $3.50 per class. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

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

Ice Skating. Seniors only ice skating, 7-8:30 a.m. (summer hours), Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall, Arlington. Cost is $1, includes skates. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Artist Registration. Monday, July 14 is the deadline for Arlington County artists to register to participate in Aurora Hills Senior Center’s Dog Days of Summer Art Salon to be held Fri., Aug. 15, 738 S. 18th St., Arlington. Artists can display anything from paintings to jewelry. No fee. To register, call 703-228-5722.

Art Class. Artist Larry Isham will teach oil painting classes for seniors beginning 10 a.m. – noon, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $24 for four two-hour sessions. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Crafters. The Yarn Crafters group at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., will meet 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., to knit and crochet items for local charities. Yarn and patterns provided. Newcomers welcome; no fee. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Explore Countries. Explore Norway, the Azores and Fiji, via video, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free; drop-in. Details, 703-228-5321.

Health Discussion. One on one counseling for seniors to discuss Medicare, Medicaid and medication updates, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Free. Call for appointment, 703-228-0555.

Tuesday/July 15

Trip Experience. Experienced world travelers in the Near East and Africa will share their experiences with seniors, 11:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Health Class. Beginners and intermediate Pilates classes for seniors, begin 9:15 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $42 for 14 classes. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Health Class. Beginners’ full fitness exercise class for seniors, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Drop-in class taught by Andrea Baumann. Cost is $3.50 per class. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Games. Pickleball for seniors (beginners), 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Health Class. Modern approach to low impact aerobics, dance and strength training for seniors, taught by Irena Woodruff, 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.

Stamp Group. Lee Senior Center’s Rubber Stamping Club will meet to make greeting cards, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $1; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-0555.

Music Performance. Pianist Jerry Fastrup will entertain seniors with music from ragtime to the 50’s, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0555.

Wednesday/July 16

Bird Watchers. The new Arlington Bird Watchers Club will meet 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

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

Games. Wii bowling games for seniors offered at Lee Senior Center, 1 p.m. Free. Call to sign up, 703-228-0555.

All Around America. Langston-Brown Senior Center’s All Around America program will feature the state of Nevada, via video, 10 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome; drop-in. Details, 703-228-5321.

Hearing Group. Hearing loss support group will meet 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center. Discussion and tips for seniors on coping with hearing loss. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Social Club. Senior social clubs to meet 1:30 p.m., Happy Hearts at Langston Brown Senior Center. Information and registration by calling 703-228-5321.

Law Discussion. Elder law attorney Ed Zetlin will meet with seniors to discuss legal and financial issues regarding long term care costs, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Duplicate bridge games for seniors, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost is $4. Call Anne Gress for details, 703-243-7714.

Thursday/July 17

Games. Summer volleyball for seniors, 2 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Library Volunteering. Seniors interested in volunteering at a County library are invited to a program presented by Barbara Den, volunteer coordinator for the library system, 1 p.m. in the Connections Café at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Art Discussion. Simulated art auction and discussion of the value of great artists’ works, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Presented by Joan Hart, art educator, Museum One. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

Poetry Workshop. Poetry sharing workshop, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955. Program conducted by senior adult specialist Nancy Connors.

Dancing. Line dancing class for seniors, 10 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., taught by Isabelle Nguyen; newcomers welcome. Cost is $3.50 per class. Call for information, 703-228-4745.

Health Discussion. Walter Reed Senior Center will host a health program about lupus and other autoimmune disorders, 10:15 a.m., 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Discussion led by Aleena Trueheart, R.N. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Friday/July 18

Discussion. Current events roundtable with teenagers and seniors, noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

National Park Discussion. Learn the secrets of Alexandria’s Ft. Hunt Park, 10:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Program presented by National Parks Ranger Jenna Skogg. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Computer Training. Lee Senior Center offers intergenerational computer training through its Cyberseniors/Cyberteens program, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Five courses, each if four hours over two weeks. Cost is $20 per course for text book. Call or stop by 10 a.m. – noon, 703-228-0555.

Walkers. Lincoln Cottage in D.C., is the destination of the Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, 10 a.m. Registration required for this special walking tour by calling 703-228-0955. Cost is $2; newcomers welcome.

Fast Walkers. Fast paced walking group for seniors will meet 8 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Senior Olympics Registration. Registration forms available for the 2008 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. Call 703-228-3600, ext. 9996 or download from www.novaseniorolympics.com. Over 25 events; must be 50 years of age or over and live in a sponsoring jurisdiction. Registration fee $10 which includes one event; $1 for each additional event.

Book Discussion. The book discussion group at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., will meet 1 p.m., to discuss “Waiting for Snow in Havana” by Carlos Eire. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Saturday/July 19

Health Class. Open Tai Chi practice for seniors, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No instructor onsite; no fee. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Monday/July 21

Games. Senior adults tennis groups will play at Bluemont Park, through Fri, July 25, 8 a.m. – noon. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4745.

Ice Skating. Summer ice skating for seniors, 7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall. Cost is $ which includes skate rentals. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Walkers. The Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., will travel to Meadowlark Gardens, Vienna, for their weekly walking program, 9:30 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Olympic Registration. Registration forms available for 2008 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. Call through Friday, July 25, 703-228-4721. Registration fee $10.

Language. English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for seniors, taught by linguist Dr. Merton Bland, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Games. Members of the Arlington Chess Club for seniors will play 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Coaching available. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Exercise. Seated exercise class for seniors for overall muscular strength and flexibility, 9 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Drop-in class; newcomers welcome. Cost is $3.50 per class. Details, 703-228-4745.

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

Games. Bingo for seniors, 1 – 3 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $2. Details, 703-228-4403.

Easy Living Discussion. Tools and devices to make everyday living easier for seniors will be discussed and demonstrated by Lori Hughes, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Tuesday/July 22

Health Lecture. A series of lectures on good brain health, by researcher Nort Beckerman, begins 11:15 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-22-0555.

Exercise. Exercise with Irena Woodruff, 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Low impact aerobics and strength training. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-5722.,

Games. Pickleball for seniors (beginners), 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Collecting Items. Seniors collecting items for wounded soldiers through August. Call, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arl. for details, 703-228-5722.

Card Games. Wild Card Poker group of coed seniors will meet 10 a.m. –12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center for friendly games, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Instruction available. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Music Performance. The third in a series of summer concerts at Culpepper Garden Senior Center will feature The Arlingtones singing group, 1 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $1; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

First Aid. Comprehensive first aid at home class for seniors covers how to care for common injuries, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Cori Jorgensen, R.N. will also show what to include in first aid kits. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for more information, 703-228-0955.

Wednesday/July 23

Bird Watchers. Bird watching enthusiasts are invited to join a group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 11 a.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Walkers. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk along the C&O Canal, Carderock, Md., 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 begin 10a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Classes taught by Blanche Kirchner; familiarity with a painting medium required. Cost is $24 for four two sessions. Call to register. 703-228-0955.

Thursday/July 24

Information Session. Walter Reed Senior Center is hosting an information session about Arlington Learning in Retirement Institute (ALRI), 1 p.m., 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. ALRI administrators John Sprott and Marjorie Varner will describe courses, programs, special events. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for more information, 703-228-0955.

Walking Trip. Seniors are invited to a slide presentation of a walking trip through Croatia by traveler Ralph Driscoll, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Dancing. Line dancing for seniors, 10 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class; intermediate level; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up, 703-228-4745.

Hospice Discussion. Ana (sp) Rivera, Capital Hospice, will discuss the full range of Hospice services including help with palliative care such as pain management, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, 703-228-5321.

Tour. Gen George C. Marshall’s former home, Dodona Manor, Leesburg, is on the agenda. Cost is $16. Registration required. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Friday/July 25

Music Performance. The United States Marine Band, the Drum and Bugle Corps and the Silent Drill Platoon, will host seniors for a performance and parade at the Marine Barracks in Washington , D.C. Cost is $8. Registration required. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Event Discussion. Current events roundtable discussion with teens and seniors, noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

Computer Course. Five different computer courses for seniors, $20 each, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Call or drop by 10 a.m. – noon, to learn about Cyberseniors/Cyberteens program, 703-228-6425.

Fast Walkers. The Fast Forwards, a fast paced walking group for seniors, will meet 8 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up, 703-228-5722.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk through the Rock Creek Nature Center, D.C., 10 a.m. Fee is $2; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up, 703-228-0555.

Games. Canasta instruction and games, 10 a.m. – noon, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up, 703-228-0555.

Comedy. The bygone days of classic comedy featuring old time radio and TV shows, 10:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up, 703-228-5722.

Games. Scrabble enthusiasts are invited to play 10:15 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Practice for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. No fee; details, 703-228-0955.

Party, Dessert and Movie. Pizza party, dessert and movie for seniors, 11:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $6 or no fee for movie alone; newcomers welcome. Register by July 23 by calling 703-228-5722.

Trip

Outside Excursions. 2008 overnight excursions for seniors through Arlington Senior Adult Travel include Mt. Rushmore, Black Hills and Badlands of S.D., Sept. 8-17; Cape Cod, Mass., Oct. 20-24; Oglebay Resort, “Festival of Lights,” Wheeling W.V., Dec. 9-12. Call for costs and details, 703-228-4748.

The Rocking Horse Dude Resort, Highland, N.Y., will host seniors, June 9-13. Full scale dude ranch and year round resort. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel for information, 703-228-4748.

Ongoing Events

Sports for Arlington seniors: tennis (Mon.-Fri.), volleyball (Tues.), ice skating (Mon.) and golf (Tues. & Thurs.) Call for more information, 703-228-4745.

*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.