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Senior Living March 5-11

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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/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.

Monday/March 17

Lecture. Free presentations for seniors on changing from analog to digital TV, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Call to sign up, 703-228-4403.

Presentation. Learn about the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlngton. Program includes discussion about volunteer opportunities and special adoption policy for seniors. Free. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Language Discussion. Linguist Dr.Merton Bland will teach English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Games. Chess games for seniors, 9:30 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlignton. Instruction available; free. Call for details, 703-228-5285.

Exercise. Senior strength training classes to preserve and strengthen bone density and flexibility, 9 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Call for information, 703-228-4745.

Ice Skating.

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

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

Art Class. Oil painting classes for seniors taught by Larry Isham, begin 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Cost is $24 for four two-hour classes. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Celebration. Annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration for seniors, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Free. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

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.

Tuesday/March 18

Exercise. Full fitness exercise classes for seniors, specialized for beginners, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Improve muscle tone, bone density and balance. Cost is $3.50 per class. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

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; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4745.

Exercise. Free Tai Chi demonstration for seniors, 4 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Drop-in; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-0955.

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

Games. Table tennis for seniors from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Stamp Club. The Rubber Stamp Club at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will meet 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., featuring a new circle-spinner card. Fee is $1; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Tax Discussion. Seniors are invited to a discussion regarding Arlington’s Real Estate Tax Relief program, 11 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Presentation by Lori Hughes. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Health Lecture. Medicare, Medicaid and Medication updates and one-in-one counseling, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. and 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Call for appointment, 703-228-5321 (L-B), 703-228-4403 (CG). Free.

Trip. Afternoon Tea and Tour of John Hopkins University’s Homewood Museum, Baltimore, for seniors. Cost is $34. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Wednesday/March 19

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

Poetry. Poetry writing workshop for seniors, 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Taught by senior adult specialist, Nancy Connors. Free. Register, 703-228-0955.

Thursday/March 20

Games. Duplicate bridge games for seniors 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Cost is $4; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Walking Group. New fast paced senior walking group will meet at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., 9 a.m., for a three to four mile loop in the area. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Buffet. Egg-Stravaganza Easter theme buffet for seniors, noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $4; newcomers welcome. Register by calling, 703-228-4403.

Health Talk. Public health nurse Karen Smith, R.N., will discuss ways to prevent, recognize and treat blood clots, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center., 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Grief Talk. Ana Rivera, Capital Hospice, will meet with seniors to discuss grief, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Friday/March 21

Computers. Intergenerational computer training for seniors through Cyberseniors/Cyberteens at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Drop-in 10 a.m. –noon. Five courses offered at no cost except $20 for text books. Call for information, 703-228-6425.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, will walk in the Lady Bird Johnson Park, 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Book Discussion. The book discussion group at Aurora Hills Senior Center will meet 1 p.m. to discuss, "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson. Free. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Comedy Time. Comedy book author Mike Bloom will host a program of video and audio selections of old-time, classic radio and television shows, 10:30 a.m., Aurora Hill Senior Center. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Games. Join Scrabble lovers 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center. Friendly games; newcomers welcome. No fee. Call for information, 703-228-0955.

Trips

Seniors will tour the Ohio Amish Country, April 28-May 1. Trip will include stops at the Longaberger Basket Factory, Hieni Cheese House, Historic Roscoe Village, Canal Boat Cruise and Yoder’s Amish Farm Tour and Buggy Ride. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel for information, 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.

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.