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Senior Living April 8-14

Friday/April 10

Author Talk. Author Bob O’Connor discusses his novel, “The Perfect Steel Trap: Harpers Ferry 1859,” 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. Register early, 703-228-5722.

Technology. Cyberseniors/Cyberteens, five different courses, four hours each, $20 per course, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Call 10 a.m., for information.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will meet 10 a.m., for a walk in Bethesda, Md. Cost is $2. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Fast Walkers. Fast paced walking group, Fast Forwards, will meet 9 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Games. Badminton games at Walter Reed Senior Center, 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m., 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome; coaching on site. Free. Details, 703-228-0955.

Music Group. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will meet 1 p.m. to discuss choral music. Free; newcomers welcome. For details, 703-228-4403.

Monday/April 13

Exercise. Strength training exercise classes devoted to preserving and gaining new muscular strength and flexibility, 9 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions or $3.50 per drop-in. Details, 703-228-4745.

Seated Exercise. Vigorous seated exercise class using free weights, dyna bands, ankle weights, 9 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per drop-in class. For more information, call 703-228-4878.

Open Tai Chi. Open Tai Chi practices, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-228-4745.

Walkers. The Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., will travel to Riverbend Park, Great Falls, Va., for their weekly walking program, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Senior Ice Skating. Senior ice skating, 8– 9:15 a.m., Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall, Arlington. Cost is $1 (includes skates); newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4745.

Games. Beginners pickleball, fastest growing sport for seniors, 12:30– 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

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. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Language. Dr. Merton Bland, linguist, teaches ESL (English as a Second Language) classes to adults 55+, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. For information, call 73-228-5321.

Tuesday/April 14

Exercise. Nintendo’s Wii Fit exercise program is available at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., beginning at 1 p.m. Free; newcomers welcome. Call for an appt., 703-228-5321.

Exercise Class. Fun exercise class taught by fitness instructor Irena Woodruff, 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th Cost is $56 for 16 classes. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Fitness. Beginners full fitness exercise class, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. $3.50 per drop-in class; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Dancing. Line dancing class for beginners, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Weight Room. Certified fitness professionals available to assist seniors in weight rooms at Langston-Brown Senior Center, Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $56 per 16 sessions. Call for days and times, 703-228-4771.

Yoga Class. Traditional Hatha Yoga class begins 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Previous Yoga experience helpful. Cost is $10.50 for three sessions taught by Ines Alicea. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Beginning Yoga. Gentle Hatha Yoga classes with meditative music, begins 11:15 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $10.50 for 3 classes. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Walking Group. Indoor walking group at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N., Culpeper St., will meet 9:30 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5321.

Outdoor Games. Volleyball for both men and women, 1:30– 3 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Beginners welcome; no fee. Details, 703-228-5321.

Music Rehearsal. Voices of Arlington, multicultural chorus, will rehearse 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No auditions; newcomers welcome; free. For information, call Stacie Steinke, 703-485-5745.

Games. Table tennis practice and play, 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome. Free. Details, 703-228-0955.

Health. The effect of spirituality on health will be examined 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Discussion led by Rachel Thompson, transitions counselor. Free. Call to sign up, 703-228-4403.

Legal Services. Free legal services and advice by attorneys from Legal Services of Northern Virginia, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. and 1– 3 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. 703-228-5321, 703-228-0555 (Lee).

Tea. Afternoon Tea at Café Renaissance in Vienna. Lovely French restaurant atmosphere. Cost is $39. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Language. Improve English and Spanish vocabularies and dialogue with conversation groups, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-228-5321.

Wednesday/April 15

Cooking. The final session in a series of cooking classes, 11 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Bridge Games. Duplicate bridge, mental aerobics for seniors, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., 10 a.m. Cost is $4.50; newcomers welcome. Call Anne Gress, 703-243-7714 for information.

Fitness. Fitness assessments and personal exercise plans designed by professional fitness coach at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Call 10 a.m., for appt., 703-228-4771. Cost is $130 for assessment and three sessions.

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

Basketball Practice. Open gym for women basketball players to practice or play 3 on 3 half court scrimmages, 7– 8:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Details, 703-228-4745.

Music Lessons. Piano lessons, individual or group, available at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Half hour sessions, $15. Call 703-228-4403 for details, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Card Making. Card making class using rubber stamps, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No experience needed; supplies provided. Cost is $5. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Thursday/April 16

Trip. It’s off to Atlantic City, NJ, for a day on the Boardwalk or inside a Casino. Cost is $48. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Health Talk. Transitions counselor Rachel Thompson will present tips and information to help people becoming caregivers, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Program funded by Alliance for Arlington Seniors Program. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Woodcarvers. The Lee Woodcarvers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will hold an open workshop, 1– 3 p.m. Newcomers welcome; share knowledge. No fee. Details, 703-228-0555.

Buffet Lunch. Eggstravaganza buffet lunch available at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, noon-1 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $4. Call for menu information, 703-228-4403.

Health Talk. Public health nurse Karen Smith, R.N., will give an overview of the heart and how it works, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-228-0955.

Friday/April 17

Technology. Cyberseniors/Cyberteens, intergenerational computer training program, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Five four-hour courses, $20 each. Call 10 a.m. – noon, 703-228-0555.

Walkers. Riverbend Park, Great Falls, is the destination of the Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 10 a.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $2; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

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

Games. All levels of badminton players are welcome to learn or play, 12:30– 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee. Details, 703-228-0955.

Singing Group. The Caroleers, an informal group who enjoy humming or singing to The Oldies, will meet 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0555.

Music Group. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center will discuss musical themes and variations, 1 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-228-4403.

Lunch and Music. Annual Springtime Luncheon and musical entertainment, noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $6. Register by noon, Apr. 15 at 703-228-5722.

Saturday/April 18

Performance. Seniors will attend an afternoon performance of the National Acrobats of China at the George Mason Center for the Arts. Cost is $53. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Monday/April 20

Talk and Demonstration. How to become an informed organic shopper plus a cooking demonstration with organic products, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. For more details, 703-228-5321.

Art. Our Favorite Artists series at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., concludes 1 p.m. with “The World of Jamie Wyeth: From Brandywine Valley to Monhegan Island.” Cost is $5. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Reading. Live reading of touching short story, “The Tree Nobody Wanted,” 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Free. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Yarn Crafters. The Yarn Crafters of Aurora Hills Senior Center will meet 10:30 a.m., to knit and crochet items for Arlington charities, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Yarn and patterns provided. Donations of washable yarn welcome. For more information, call 703-228-5722.

Planning. Explore the power of identifying, affirming and writing personal goals, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. An exercise to create a personal business plan. Free. Call early to register, 703-228-4403.

Employment. Employment counseling for seniors, 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Meet with Haile Woldu, Employment Center; individuals and small groups. Free. Call for appointment, 703-228-0955.

Health Group. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group, will meet 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Private weigh-ins, interesting programs; newcomers welcome. Cost is $24 for newsletter. For more information, call 703-228-0555.

Trip. Visit the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, for an in-depth look into the workings of Congress. Cost is $9. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Games. Mah Jongg (American style), Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Free; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5722.

Language Class. Linguist Dr. Merton Bland teaches ESL (English as a Second Language) classes, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Drop-in or call for information, 703-228-5321.

Strength Class. Senior strength training classes, 9 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions or $3.50 per drop-in. For more information, call 703-228-4745.

Fitness Class. Full fitness classes for intermediate and advanced participants, 10 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Includes flexibility, strength training exercises plus half hour cardiovascular workout. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions or $3.50 per drop-in. For more information, call 703-228-4745.

Seated Exercise. Seated exercise class using free weights, dyna bands, ankle weights, 9 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per drop-in class. For more information, 703-228-4878.

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

Ice Skating. Exclusive ice time for senior ice skaters, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall, 8- 9:15 a.m. Cost is $1 (includes skates). For more information, call 703-228-4745.

Games. Pickleball for beginners, 12:30 – 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. Call for information, 703-228-0955.

Tuesday/April 21

Bingo. Bilingual bingo 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $1 per card; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-228-5321.

Club. The Rubber Stamping Club at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will meet 11:30 a.m. to make slender envelope cards. Bring small stamps and vertical sayings. Cost is $1. Details, 703-228-0555.

Health Discussion. Lee Senior Center will host a discussion about brain health, research and recent findings, 11:15 a.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Free. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Medicare Workshop. New to Medicare workshop conducted by Martha Trunk, Agency on Aging, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. Past participants also welcome to review. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Language. Practice English/Spanish dialogue, improve vocabularies and social connections, 1 p.m. Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Details, 703-228-5321.

Wii Fit. Nintendo’s Wii Fit exercise program available 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Includes yoga, strength training, aerobics and balance games. Free. Call for appointment, 703-228-5321.

Low Exercise. Fun exercise group using low impact aerobics, dance and strength training, 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.

Fitness. Beginners full fitness classes 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Exercises enhance overall muscle tone, bone density and balance. Cost is $3.50 per drop-in class. For more information, call 703-228-0555.

Dancing. Line dancing class, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Partners not required. Cost is $3.50 per drop-in class. Details, 703-228-4403.

Tai Chi. Open Tai Chi practice, 10 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St. Free. For more information, call 703-228-4878.

Walking Group. Indoor walking group will meet 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, 703-228-5321.

Games. Volleyball players will meet 1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome. Free. For more information, call 703-228-5321.

Table Games. Table tennis at Walter Reed Senior Center, 10 a.m. – noon, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome. Free. For more information, 703-228-0955.

Wednesday/April 22

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington will travel to Adams Morgan in D.C. for its weekly walking program, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Women’s Games. Women basketball players, new and experienced, can practice skills and play 3x3 scrimmages, 7 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center gym, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Details, 703-228-4745.

Dance Workshop. Choreographer Jane Franklin will lead two dance workshops emphasizing creative movement, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. and 11 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. For more information, call 703-228-5321 (L-B), 703-228-0955 (WR).

Games. Nintendo Wii sports and games, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Free. Details, 703-228-5722.

Card Games. Duplicate bridge provides mental aerobics, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Cost is $4.50; newcomers welcome. For more information, call Anne Gress, 703-243-7714.

Talk. Arlington’s Commissioner of the Revenue, Ingrid Molloy, will present an overview of her office plus conduct a Q&A session, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Celebration. Annual Virginia Senior Day celebration at Shenandoah Caverns. Cost is $35 (includes lunch). Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Thursday/April 23

Health Talk. How to improve a home to adapt to physical changes in the body will be discussed, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Guest speaker Anne Morris, Ed.D., asst. professor, Occupational Therapy Department, Howard University. No fee. Details, 703-228-0955.

Writing Workshop. Two session workshop on writing one’s life story, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Conducted by senior adult specialist Nancy Connors. Free. For more information, call 703-228-0955.

Woodcarvers. The Lee Woodcarvers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will meet 1 p.m. for chips relief and round carving. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-228-0555.

Talk. Capital Hospice representative, Ofelia Recio, will discuss advance directive documents, 10:30 a.m. (Spanish), 11 a.m. (English), Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. For more information, call 703-228-5321.

Friday/April 24

Trip. It’s off to Capt. Billy’s Seafood Restaurant, Newburg, Md. Cost is $9 (transportation only). Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Birding Basics. Learn the basics of birding, Friday, April 24, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Program presented by Rachel Tolman, naturalist, Long Branch Nature Center. Review using binoculars, field guides and field marks for common birds. Free. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Computer Course. Teenagers are assisting seniors with five different four-hour computer courses at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. The cost is $20 per course for text book. Call or drop-in, 10 a.m. – noon. For more information, call 703-228-0555.

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

Fast Walkers. Aurora Hills Senior Center’s fast paced walking group, the Fast Forwards, will meet 9 a.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. For more information, call 703-228-5722.

Games. Badminton enthusiasts, beginners or experienced, will play 12:30 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Coaching onsite. Free. For more information, 703-228-0955.

Music Talk. George Bizet, French composer and pianist, will be the topic of discussion by Culpepper Garden Senior Center’s music appreciation group, 1 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Free. For information, 703-228-4403.

Comedy. Comedy Club featuring classic audio and video selections of popular radio and TV stars, 10:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Stories. Senior adult specialist Nancy Connors will share heart warming stories from “Angels Among Us,” 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. For more information, call 703-228-5722.