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Senior Living Feb. 18-24

Friday/Feb. 20

Comedy. Aurora Hills Senior Center’s Comedy Club will meet 10:30 a.m. to relive classic radio and TV comedy shows, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Potluck and Discussion. A discussion on the history of U.S. Presidents, potluck soup and salad lunch and musical entertainment for adults 55+, noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is potluck dish; newcomers welcome. Register by noon, Feb. 18, by calling 703-228-5722.

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

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., will walk along the Brightwood Urban Trail, D.C., 10 a.m. Cost is $2; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Fast Walkers. Fast paced walking group for adults 55+ will meet 9 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Games. Scrabble for adults 55+, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. All level of players welcome. Free. For more information, call 703-228-0955.

Technology. Cyberseniors/Cyberteens, intergenerational computer training classes for adults 55+, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Five four-hour classes. Call or drop-in, 10 a.m. – noon.

Saturday/Feb. 21

Exercise. Open Tai Chi practice, adults 55+, 12:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. For information, call 703-228-4403.

Festival. Feel the Heritage Festival, celebrating the culture and history of Arlington County’s African Americans, noon to 5 p.m., Drew Community Center, 3500 S. 24th Street. Free. For more information, call 703-228-5339, 703-228-5702.

Performance. A matinee performance of “The Heavens are Hung in Black,” is on the agenda for seniors, in the newly renovated Ford’s Theatre in the District. Cost is $39. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4849. Registration required.

Monday/Feb. 23

Record Keeping. Jennifer Abel, Virginia Cooperative Extension office, will teach adults 55+ a record keeping system to help determine which papers and documents to keep or discard, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomer welcome. Details, call 703-228-5722.

Games. Scrabble for adults 55+, 10 a.m. – noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Free. Details, 703-228-5722.

Games. Chess games for adults 55+, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome. No fee. Details, 703-228-0555.

Art Class. Oil painting classes for adults 55+ begin 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $24 for four two-hour sessions, taught by Larry Isham. Register, 703-228-0555.

Talk. Using writing to grieve for the loss of a loved one will be discussed, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Guest speaker Don Gallehr (sp), George Mason University. Free. Call early to register, 703-228-4403.

Exercise. Intermediate and advanced strength training exercise classes for adults 55+, 9 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 classes or $3.50 per drop-in. Information, 703-228-4745.

Seated Exercise. Seated exercise classes for adults 55+, 10 a.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $17.50 for five weekly sessions. Call to register, 703-228-4745.

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

Ice Skating. Ice skating for adults 55+, 8 a.m.-9:15 a.m., Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall, Arlington. Cost is $1 (includes skates). For more information, call 703-228-4745.

Card Games. Friendly poker games for adults 55+, 10 a.m.-noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. For more information, 703-228-5722.

Knitting. Join seniors to knit and crochet items for Arl. charities, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Yarn and patterns provided. Call to sign up, 703-228-5722.

Tuesday/Feb. 24

Legal Talk. Attorneys from Legal Services of Northern Virginia will be available to meet one-on-one with seniors, at no charge, 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Call for appt., 703-228-0955.

Health Talk. Conversation for caregivers of people with dementia, led by Joyce Montgomery, Capital Hospice, 11:15 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Learn helpful communication techniques. Free. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Language. Practice English/Spanish dialogue to improve vocabularies, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Adults 55+; no fee. For more information, 703-228-5321.

Exercise. Fun exercise class for adults 55+, 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Low impact aerobics, dance and strength training. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Register, 703-228-5722.

Beginners Exercise. Beginners exercise class for adults 55+, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Improve flexibility, muscle tone, balance. Cost is $3.50 per class, drop-in. Details, 703-228-0555.

Meteorology. Hands on lesson in meteorology and behind the scenes look at the weather station at ABC-TV, ch. 7, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center. Program presented by professional meteorologist; no fee; newcomers welcome. Register by calling 703-228-4403.

Fitness. Individual fitness assessments for adults 55 , includes personal fitness plan by Arlington County certified fitness professional. Call for appt., 703-228-4771. Cost is $130.

Tai Chi. Open Tai Chi practice, adults 55+, 10 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Free; no instructor onsite. Details, 703-228-0555.

Walking. Indoor walking group for adults 55+, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5321.

Games. Pickleball, similar to tennis, played indoors, adults 55+, 12:30 – 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Games. Afternoon volleyball for adults 55+, 1:30 p.m. (practice), 2 p.m. (games), Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Beginners welcome; free. Details, 703-228-5321.

Singing. Informal singing of the Oldies, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Sing, hum or listen. Free; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0555.

Table Games. Table tennis for adults 55+, 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome. Free. For information, call 703-228-0955.

Wednesday/Feb. 25

Dance Workshop. Choreographer Jane Franklin conducts creative movement workshop for adults 55+, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No dance experience necessary. Free. Call to sign up, 703-228-5321.

Piano. Piano lessons for adults 55+, individual or group, Culpepper Garden Senior Center. Call to sign up, 703-228-4403. Cost is $15 per half hour session.

Party. Pizza and Bingo party for adults 55+, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $5; newcomers welcome. Donations of bingo prizes welcome. For more information, call 703-228-0555.

Brain Games. Introductory mental exercise class for adults 55+, 11 a.m., Langton-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Learn systematic approach to solving Sudoku puzzles. Small classes; free; register early by calling, 703-228-5321.

Bridge. Duplicate bridge for adults 55+, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Cost is $4.50; newcomers welcome. For information, call Anne Gress, 703-243-7714.

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for adults 55+ will travel to Buttermilk Creek, Reston, for its weekly walking program, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Basketball. Evening basketball practice for women (50+), 7 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Practice skills, play 3 on 3 half court scrimmages. Free. Details, 703-228-4745.

Thursday/Feb. 26

Volunteer. Volunteer opportunities with CrisisLink, a telephone outreach program, will be discussed 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Nutrition. Favorite foods and good nutrition will be explored 10:30 a.m. (Spanish), 11 a.m. (English), Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5321.

Woodcarving. Woodcarving enthusiasts are invited to an open workshop, 1 p.m. Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee. Call for more information, 703-228-0555.

Information Session. Practical information for adults 55+ about planning the transfer of personal property and possessions, 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/Feb. 27

Life Discussion. Arlington senior adult specialist Nancy Connors will lead a discussion about lessons learned in life, 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5722.

Technology. Computer classes for adults 55+ available through Cyberseniors/Cyberteens, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Call or drop by, 10 a.m. – noon, 703-228-0555. Five four-hour courses, $20 each.

Fast Walkers. Fast paced walking group for adults 55+ will meet 9 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk in Arlington’s Bluemont and Bon Air Parks, 10 a.m. Cost is $2; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

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

Celebration. Langston-Brown Senior Center will host a Black History Month celebration, 10:30 a.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Afrocentric fashion show, gospel music, potluck luncheon. No fee, admission is potluck dish. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Market. The Dutch Village Farmers Market, Marlboro, MD is on the agenda for adults 55+. Cost is $19 (includes lunch). Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Monday/March 2

Trip. The Philadelphia Flower Show and lunch at The Moshulu Restaurant, originally a Tall Ship, are on the agenda for seniors (55+). Cost is $96. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Big Brain Academy. Big Brain Academy at Lee Senior Center uses Nintendo Wii games to improve mental skills, 1 p.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call early to register as space is limited, 703-228-0555.

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

Games. All levels of chess players are welcome to play 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. For more information, call 703-228-4878.

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

Ice Skating. Ice skating exclusively for adults 55+, 8 – 9:15 a.m., Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall, Arlington. Cost is $1 (includes skates). Details, 703-228-4745.

Art Classes. Oil painting classes begin 10 a.m. – noon, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Six week series taught by artist Larry Isham. Cost is $36 for six two-hour sessions. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Art Series. Four-part art appreciation series begins 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Program one, “Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night,” presented by Joan Hart, Museum One. Cost is $14 for the series or $5 per session. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Crafters. Join the Yarn Crafters of Aurora Hills Senior Center to knit and crochet items for Arlington charities, 10:30 a.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Yarn and patterns provided. Donations of washable yarn appreciated. Details, 703-228-5722.

Health Group. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group, will meet 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Private weigh-ins; interesting program. Cost is $24 for annual newsletter. For more information, call 703-228-0555.

Talk. METRO services specialist, Reginald Ward, will visit with seniors (55+) about the SmarTrip rechargeable farecard, special features about Metrorail and general METRO information, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Tuesday/March 3

Technology Talk. Tyrone Forman, cell phone expert, will meet with adults 55+, one-on-one, to explain how to use cell phone features, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Call for appointment, 703-228-5321.

Language Group. Weekly English/Spanish dialogue sessions to improve vocabularies, adults 55+, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5321.

Games. Nintendo’s Wii Fit interactive video program with more than 40 exercises and activities, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Call for appointment, 703-228-5321. Free.

Health Class. Classes to improve health, flexibility and strength in a fun setting, 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Includes low impact aerobics and dance. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Walkers. The Langston Walkers, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., will meet for an indoor walk, 9:30 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, call 703-228-5321.

Games. Pickleball, fast growing indoor sport for adults 55+, beginners, 12:30– 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Table Games. Table tennis, 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome; no fee. For more information, call 703-228-0955.

Outdoor Games. Former volleyball players or adults 55+ who would like to learn are invited to meet, 1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Details, 703-228-5321.

Wednesday/March 4

Computer Talk. Experienced computer users are invited to join NOVACOM, a Northern Virginia computer group, to discuss various programs, share knowledge, 7 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center. No fee. For more information, call Karl Johnson, 703-978-4968 or Walter Reed, 703-228-0948.

Games. Duplicate bridge players meet twice a week, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Cost is $4.50; newcomers welcome. Call Anne Gress, 703-243-7714 for more information.

Health Class. Gentle Hatha Yoga classes begin 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S 18th St., Arlington. Poses accessible to varying ability levels; meditative atmosphere; no experience necessary. Cost is $28 for 8 classes. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington will walk in Glover Archibald 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.

Class. Tips and techniques class to improve balance begins 1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $21 for six classes. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Games. Women’s (50+) basketball 101, begins 7 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Conducted by Helen White, president, NOVA United Senior Women’s Basketball Association. Cost is $21 ($15 for OSAP members). Call to register, 703-228-4745.

Games. Canasta games, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Free; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Art Workshop. Artist Jim Halloran conducts crafts workshop, 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Attendees will create funky tunnel books. No fee; newcomer welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955. Space is limited.

Thursday/March 5

Group. The Woodcarvers group at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will meet 1 p.m. to do chips relief and round carving. Newcomers welcome; no fee. Details, 703-228-0555.

Friday/March 6

Games. Badminton games 12:30 – 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome; coaching available. No fee. Details, 703-228-0955.

Walking Group. Fast-paced walking group at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., will meet 9 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. For details, call 703-228-5722.

Music Appreciation. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will meet 1 p.m., to discuss Russian composer Alexander Scriabin. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-228-4403.

Art Class. Four-part series to learn the basics of Sumie-e, brush painting with India ink, beginning 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Conducted by artist Yoshiko Oishi Weick, Cost is $35 for four two-hour sessions. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk along the Gulf Branch Trail, 10 a.m. Cost is $2; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Health Group. Fitness instructor Peggy Finn begins gentle Hatha Yoga classes, adults 55+, 12:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Meditative style, extensive warm-ups to prepare for adapted Yoga poses. Cost is $24.50 for seven classes. Call to register 703-228-5321.

Games. Friendly Scrabble competition, adults 55+, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. All level of players welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Technology Talk. Cyberseniors/Cyberteens, computer training program for adults 55+ available at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Five four-hour courses, $20 each. Call or stop by, 10 a.m. – noon, 703-228-0555.