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Senior Living May 28-June 4

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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.

Thursday/May 29

Employment. Part-time employment as school crossing guards for Arlington seniors will be discussed, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Details, 703-228-0955.

Trip. The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Philadelphia plus the Real Pirates Exhibit at the Franklin Institute of Science are on the agenda for Arlington seniors. Cost is $68. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Art Discussion. The life and works of Donald Drake, 19th Century African-American artist, poet, craftsman and potter, will be explored Thurs., May 29, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

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

Friday/May 30

Games. Seniors who enjoy the game of Scrabble and would like to improve their skills are invited to join enthusiastic players at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., 10:15 a.m. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Walkers. Constitution Gardens in D.C. is the destination of the Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

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

Music Group. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will meet 1 p.m. for a program entitled, “Big Time Losers.” No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-4403.

Yard Sale. Annual yard sale, bake sale and auction at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., rain or shine. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Last Day to Donate. Donate purses to Culpepper Garden Senior Center’s, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, community outreach program of collecting purses for a local battered women’s shelter. For more information, call 703-228-4403.

Cooking Demonstration. In observance of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., is hosting a cooking demonstration of traditional Chinese recipes using tofu, 1:30 p.m., by Franklin Fung Chow. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Monday/June 2

Walkers. Meadowlark Gardens, Vienna, is the destination of the Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Ice Skating. The Kettler Iceplex, Ballston Mall welcomes seniors, 8-9:15 a.m. Cost is $1 which includes skates. Call for more information, 703-228-4745.

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

Crafters. The Yarn Crafters at Aurora Hills Senior Center will meet 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., to knit and crochet items for local charities. Yarn and patterns provided. Call to sign up, 703-228-5722.

Tuesday/June 3

Language Group. English/Spanish dialogue exchange to improve vocabulary in both languages, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Walkers. The walking group at Langston-Brown Senior Center will meet 9:30 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for more information, 703-228-5321.

Games. Volleyball for seniors, 1:30 p.m. (practice), 2 p.m. (games), Langston-Brown Senior Center. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for more information, 703-228-4745.

Games. Table tennis for seniors, 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center. No fee; coaching available. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Wednesday/June 4

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk from Marymount College to Potomac Overlook Park, 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. Artist Larry Isham begins a four class series of oil painting classes for seniors, 10 a.m. – noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $24 for four two-hour sessions. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Music Performance. Musical entertainment by Fred Brooks, 11 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Health Class. Nutrition discussion about healthy breakfast choices, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Thursday/June 5

Trip. Seniors will tour the National Air & Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Fairfax. Cost is $8. Following docent led tour, lunch on your own at Reston Town Center. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Technology Class. Class for seniors on figuring out all the features on their digital cameras, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Bring camera and manual. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Music Performance. The Songfellows, daytime men’s chorus, will rehearse 10 a.m. – noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Newcomers welcome; no fee. Call director Carlton Blake, 703-536-5160.

Lunch Group. Weekly buffet lunch for seniors, noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $4; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Friday/June 6

Games. Duplicate bridge games for seniors, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $4. Call for information, Anne Gress, 703-243-7714.

Games. Scrabble enthusiasts will meet for friendly competition, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Coaching available to brush up on skills. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-0955.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway will walk along Donaldson Run, 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Fast Walkers. Aurora Hills Senior Center’s fast paced walking group will meet 9 a.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Music Group. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will meet 1 p.m., to discuss Steinway Legends. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

Trip. Seniors will board the steam engine train at the Scenic Western Railroad in Cumberland, Md. and journey to Frostburg, Md. Cost is $85, which includes meal on the train. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Saturday/June 7

Annual Trash and Treasure Sale at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. For more information, call 703-228-5722.

Sunday/June 8

Music. Composer-singer Burt Bacharach at the Music Center at Strathmore, Bethesda, is on the agenda for seniors. Cost is $75. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Monday/June 9

Language. ESL (English as a Second Language) 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.

Exercise. Seated strength training for seniors, 9 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Drop-in classes; $3.50 per class; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Exercise. Open Tai Chi practice for seniors, 12:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4436 N. Pershing Drive and 2 p.m. Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th Street. No fee; newcomer welcome. Call for more information, 703-228-4403 (CG), 703-228-5722 (AH).

Walkers. Gulf Branch Park in Arlington is the destination of the Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., 9:30 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Ice Skating. Senior (55+) ice skaters have exclusive skating time at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall, 8-9:15 a.m. Cost is $1 for skate rental; newcomers welcome. Come and learn about the skating competition in the 2008 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. For details, call 703-228-4745.

Games. American style Mah Jongg games, 10 a.m. – noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for more information, 703-228-5722.

Tuesday/June 10

Exercise. Aqua aerobics for seniors from 11:20 a.m.-noon, Wakefield High School pool, 4901 S. Chesterfield Road, Arlington. Cost is $80.50 for 23 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-4745.

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

Games. Join a growing number of senior table tennis players at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., 10 a.m. – noon. Newcomers welcome; coaching available; no fee. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Ice Cream and Mozart. Seniors are invited to an Ice Cream with Mozart event, 1-3 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Cost is $1. Enjoy classical music and generous helpings of ice cream and toppings. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Life Talk. Meeting life’s challenges later in life will be discussed 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Legal Talk. Arlington seniors can make appointments to meet privately with attorneys from Legal Services of Northern Virginia, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. or 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for appointment, 703-228-5321 (L-B) or 703-228-0555 (Lee).

Exercise. Modern approach to low impact aerobics, dance and strength training for seniors, 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 classes. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Jewelry Design. Seniors will design and make necklaces with natural materials, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Wednesday/June 11

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

Games. Aurora Hills Senior Center will host duplicate bridge games for seniors, 10 a.m. –2 p.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $4; newcomers welcome. For more information, call Anne Gress, 703-243-7714.

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk along the Fairfax Cross-County Trail, 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. Great Masterpieces in Art will be discussed 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Guest speaker, Joan Hart, art educator, Museum One. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Dance Performance. Jane Franklin Dance will give a “sample” performance blending drama and humor, 11 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Health Talk. Nutrition facts about fiber will be discussed 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Drop-in class taught by Hareg (sp) Tecklu (sp), Virginia Cooperative Extensive office. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Mind Exercise. Discover the connection between body and mind with guided imaging provided by senior adult specialist, Rachel Thompson, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Thursday/June 12

Antiques and Stories. Seniors will bring personal antiques and accompanying stories to Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., 1 p.m. Share with antiques expert Jean Jackson from Antiques Associates. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

History Talk. The life and legacy of artist Grandma Moses will be discussed, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Program conducted by Joan Hart, art educator, Museum One. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-228-0955.

Health Talk. Public health nurse Clarissa Roger, R.N., will discuss ways to prevent falls with seniors, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Problem Solving. Seniors will share problem solving experiences at 11 a.m., Lee Senior Center with Rachel Thompson, senior adult specialist, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Friday/June 13

Fast Walking Group. Aurora Hills Senior Center’s fast paced walking group will meet 9 a.m., 735 S. 18th St., for a 3-4 mph loop in S. Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Local Trip. Seniors will visit The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, Washington, D.C. Cost is $8. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Games. Scrabble is a brain exercise for seniors and a new event this year in the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. Walter Reed Senior Center is a Scrabble site for players, 10:15 a.m. – noon. Coaching available; no fee. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, will travel to Annandale’s Eakin Park East, for their weekly walking program, 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Music Discussion. The works of Czechoslavakian composer Antonin Dvorak will be discussed 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center. No fee; newcomers welcome. 703-228-4403.

Celebration. Early Father’s Day celebration at Aurora Hills Senior Center, at noon. Lunch and entertainment by musician and singer, Fred Brooks. Cost is $6. Register by June 11 by calling, 703-228-5722.

Culture Performance. Hawaiian Extravaganza, 7 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center. Performed by Arlington County Hawaiian and Tahitian Dancers. No fee; newcomers welcome. Register by calling, 703-228-4403.

Saturday/June 14

Weight Training. Exclusive hours for seniors at the Madison Community Center weight room with certified fitness coaches, 7-10 a.m. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Trip

Outside Excursions. 2008 overnight excursions for seniors through Arlington Senior Adult Travel include The Rocking Horse Ranch Resort, Highland, N.Y., June 9-13; 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.