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Senior Living March 11-17

Friday/March 13

Nutrition Class. Hareg Tecklu, Virginia Cooperative Extension office, will conduct nutrition classes for adults 55+ beginning 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Practical advice, recipes and cooking demonstrations. Free; newcomers welcome; drop-in. Details, 8703-228-5321.

Old Time Classics. Comedy Club at Aurora Hills Senior Center will meet to relive TV and radio classics, 10:30 a.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Games. Baked potato Bingo and entertainment for adults 55+, noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Musical entertainment by pianist Milton Nelson. Cost is $6. Register by Wed., Mar. 11 by calling 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 Mexican music and composers. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

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

Fast Walkers. The Fast Forwards, a 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. Register, 703-228-5722.

Games. Badminton for adults 55+, 12:30– 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome; coaching onsite. Free. Details, 703-228-0955.

Technology. Five four-hour computer courses for adults 55+ at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $20 each. Call or drop-in for details, 10 a.m. – noon, 703-228-0555.

Monday/March 16

Gardening. Master Gardener Carol Rosen will present a program on planting and growing ornamental plants and flowers in a container, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Call to register early, 703-228-4403.

Art. Our Favorite Artists series at Aurora Hills Senior Center will feature J.M.W. Turner, James McNeill Whistler and Claude Monet in “Dreams of London and Venice,” presentation, 1 p.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $5. For more information, call 703-228-5722.

Games. Mah Jongg (American style), 10 a.m. – noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Free. For more information, call 703-228-5722 (AH).

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

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

Language. ESL classes (English as a Second Language), 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Taught by linguist Dr. Merton Bland. Details, 703-228-5321.

Exercise. Intermediate and advanced full fitness exercise class including half hour cardiovascular workout, 10 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions or $3.50 per class; drop-in. Information, 703-228-4745.

Strength. Strength training classes focusing on 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 class, drop-in. For information, call 703-228-4745.

Seated Exercise. Seated exercise classes, 9 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class; drop-in. For more information, call 703-228-4878.

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

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

Ice Skating. Ice skating at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall, 8 -9:15 a.m. Cost is $1 (includes skates). For information, call 703-228-4745.

Tuesday/March 17

Video Exercise. Wii Fit is an interactive video program of exercises, yoga, strength training, aerobics and balance games, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Call for appointment, 703-228-5321.

Exercise. Bi-weekly exercise class emphasizing 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; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Training. Core training to improve posture, balance and stability begins 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $21 for six classes; stability ball required. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Beginner Exercise. Beginners full fitness exercise class, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class; drop-in. Information, 703-228-0555.

Weight Training. Weight machines and free weights available exclusively for seniors, 7 – 11 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Certified fitness professional onsite. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions or $3.50 per drop-in. For information, call 703-228-4745.

Exercise. Kettlebell exercise program using a Russian cast iron weight begins 12:10 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $30 for six sessions. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Dancing. Beginners line dancing class, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class; drop-in. Information, 703-228-4403.

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. Free; newcomers welcome. For more information, 703-228-5321.

Health Class. Beginners and intermediate Pilates classes start 9:15 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $70 for 20 classes. Call to sign up, 703-228-0555.

Games. Volleyball for all levels of players, 1:30 p.m. (practice), 2 p.m. (games), Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. For more information, 703-228-5321.

Dance Class. Choreographer Jane Franklin will teach a modern dance class, 2 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Music Group. Voices of Arlington, multicultural singing group, will rehearse 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. New members welcome; free. For more information, call Stacie Steinke, 703-485-5745.

Table Games. Table tennis, 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Coaching onsite; free; all levels of players welcome. For more information, 703-228-0955.

Stamping Club. The Rubber Stamping Club at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will meet 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., to create Spring greeting cards. Cost is $1. For information, call 703-228-0555.

Music Group. Barbershop singing group, the Songfellows, will entertain seniors on St. Patrick’s Day, 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

Health Lecture. Medicare 101 seminar for newly eligible or soon to be eligible seniors, 6 p.m., DHS building, 3033 Wilson Blvd., 7th floor. Call to register, 703-2328-1700.

Health Meetings. One on one meetings to discuss Medicare, Medicaid or Medication issues with Martha Trunk, Agency on Aging, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Call for appointment, 703-228-5321.

Wednesday/March 18

Class. Card making class, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $5. Register early, 703-228-5722.

Wii Games. Wii sports and games played at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, 1 p.m. Free. Details, 703-228-0555.

Gardening. Expert gardener Peter Jones will show how, when and what kind of plants to grow from seeds, 11 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Free; newcomer welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Card Games. Duplicate bridge, a form of mental aerobics, 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 will walk in Lady Bird Johnson Park, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Golf Club. Arlington Senior Golf Club to meet 11:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Program to include preparations for 2009 golfing season. New members welcome. Call for information, 703-228-4745.

Cooking. Cooking demonstration of healthy foods, 11 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Recipes and samples; free; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Thursday/March 19

Health Lecture. Free blood pressure monitoring, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. For more information, 703-228-0955.

Woodcarvers. The Lee Woodcarvers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will meet 11 a.m. to do chips relief and round carving. Open workshop; no fee. Details, 703-228-0555.

Theater Performance. The National Theatre, D.C. will host seniors for a performance of “A Chorus Line.” Cost is $90. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Technology. Using the Internet to find a job is the topic of a program 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Employment counselor Jack Dunne will discuss online job information and resources. Free; drop-in. Details, 703-228-0955.

Hobby Talk. Favorite hobbies to be shared 11:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Hobbyists will discuss how they got started and the meaning it brings to their lives. Free; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Social Club. The Fair Golds, senior social club, will meet 12:30 p.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. Guest speaker, comedy author Mike Bloom. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-228-5722.

Friday/March 20

Sleep Talk. How to get a good night’s sleep is the topic of discussion, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Guest speaker, Mary Belanich, senior health manager, Virginia Hospital Center. Free; newcomers welcome. For information, 703-228-4403.

Workshop. Two part workshop on composing and writing one’s life story, 10:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Program conducted by senior adult specialist, Rachel Thompson. Free; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Technology. Drop in at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, 10 a.m. – noon, to learn about five four-hour computer courses. $20 each for text book. For more information, call 703-228-0555.

Walkers. Lady Bird Johnson Park, is the destination of the Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highwy, 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 will meet 9 a.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up, 703-228-5722.

Games. Badminton enthusiasts welcome at Walter Reed Senior Center, 12:30– 3 p.m., 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Onsite coaching available for beginners. 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 American composer Samuel Barber, best known for Adiago for Strings. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, 703-228-4403.

Book Group. The Aurora Hills Senior Center book discussion group will meet 1 p.m. to discuss, “Professor and the Madman,” by Simon Winchester, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. For information, call 703-228-5722.

Monday/March 23

Discussion. Military historian Dr. Fred Beck will discuss the evolution of German military from 1860 through WWII, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Language. Classes in English as a Second Language (ESL), 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Taught by linguist, Dr. Merton Bland. Free. Details, 703-228-5321.

Exercise. Strength training with weights 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. Full fitness class includes flexibility exercises, strength training and cardiovascular workout, 10 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. For intermediate and advanced fitness levels. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions or $3.50 per drop-in. For more information, call 703-228-4745.

Weights. Weight room with certified fitness professional, exclusively for adults 55+, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions ticket or $3.50 per drop-in. Details, call 703-228-4771.

Seated Exercise. Seated exercise class focuses on improving muscular strength, flexibility and balance, 9 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class. For information, call 703-228-4878.

Tai Chi. Free Tai Chi demonstration by expert Take Toma, 1:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

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

Skating. Ice skating at 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; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Card Games. Friendly poker games, 10 a.m. – noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Newcomers welcome; no fee. Details, call 703-228-5722.

Health Group. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group, will meet 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. $24 annual newsletter fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0555.

Counseling. Employment counseling for age 55 and older, 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Meet with Haile Woldu, employment counselor, Employment Center. Free. Call for appointment, 703-228-0955.

Tuesday/March 24

Brain Exercises. Introductory Sudoku mental exercise classes, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Systematic approach to solving Sudoku puzzles. Small classes; free. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Aerobics. Low impact aerobics class includes strength training and exercises to improve flexibility, 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 for Beginners. Full fitness exercise classes for beginners, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class. For information, call 703-228-0555.

Video Exercise. Nintendo Wii Fit interactive video exercise programs available 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Four training modes including yoga, strength training, aerobics and balance. Free; newcomers welcome. Call for appt., 703-228-5321.

Dancing. Line dancing classes, no partner needed, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4403 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

Demonstration. Tai Chi demonstration by expert instructor Take Toma, 4 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

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

Games. Volleyball players, new and experienced, 1:30 p.m. (practice), 2 p.m. (games), Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Information, 703-228-5321.

Music Performance. Voices of Arlington, multicultural chorus, will rehearse 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No experience necessary; weekly rehearsals. Free. Call for details, 703-485-5745.

Table Games. Table tennis for all levels of players, 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Tax Talk. Learn about Arlington’s real estate tax relief for adults 65+ or persons with disabilities. 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Trip. The Charles Town Races and Slots, Charles Town, W.V., are on the agenda. Cost is $27. Call Arlington Senior Adult travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Wednesday/March 25

Book Discussion. The book discussion group at Lee Senior Center which focuses on adventures of exploration and self discovery, will meet 11 a.m., to discuss “Water for Elephants” by Sara Green. Free. Call to register, 703-228-0555. Books available at Lee, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington.

Games. Duplicate bridge games, 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 will walk in Dumbarton Oaks 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 Class. Oil painting classes begin 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Instructor Blanche Kirchner; newcomers welcome. Cost is $24 for four to hour sessions. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Video Games. Wii sports and games, noon- 3 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th; 1– 2:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Free. Call to register, 703-228-5722 (AH), 703-228-0555 (Lee).

Health Talk. How to prepare food that contributes to good health will be demonstrated by Hareg Tecklu, Virginia Cooperative Extension, 11 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Thursday/March 26

Tea. The Henley Hotel, D.C., will host seniors for a Royal Tea. Cost is $49. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Cooking. Vegetarian cooking demonstration, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Conducted by Jennifer Abel, Virginia Cooperative Extension office and vegetarian. Free. Registration required by calling, 703-228-0955.

Technology. The basic use of cell phones along with their advanced features will be explained, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. Call to sign up, 703-228-0955. Participants should bring their cell phones.

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

Life Talk. Ofelia Recio, Capital Hospice, will present a program regarding Do Not Resuscitate orders, 10:30 a.m. (Spanish), 11 a.m. (English), Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, 703-228-5321.

Friday/March 27

Technology Program. Cyberseniors/Cyberteens, intergenerational computer training program, explained Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Five courses; $20 each. Call 10 a.m. – noon, 703-228-0555 for more information.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will travel to Dumbarton Oaks Park, D.C. for their weekly walking programs, 10 a.m. 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, 735 S. 18th St., will meet 9 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up, 703-228-5722.

Games. Badminton players, new and experienced, will meet 12:30– 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Coaching available. Free. For more information, call 703-228-0955.

Video. Golfing for Dummies, video presentation, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up, 703-228-4403.

Copy. For a complimentary copy of Arlington County’s “55+ Guide,” call 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., 703-228-4721. 36 pages of activities, events, services for ages 55 and older. Register with Office of Senior Adult Programs, $15 annual fee, to use all senior centers and community centers with senior programs, receive bi-monthly publication and access day and overnight excursions.