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Senior Living March 18-24

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.

Sunday/March 29

Music Performance. Kevin Kenner on Piano at the Embassy of France. Cost is $61 (includes post concert reception). Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Monday/March 30

Games. Sudoku puzzles workshop, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free; newcomer welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Language. Linguist Dr. Merton Bland teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, 703-228-5321.

Weight Exercise. Preserve and gain new muscular strength with exercises using 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 exercise class, intermediate and advanced, includes half hour cardiovascular workout, 10 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16-session ticket or $3.50 per drop-in. Details, call 703-228-4745.

Seated Exercise. Drop-in seated exercise class, 9 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class. Call 703-228-4745 for more information.

Tai Chi. Tai Chi classes taught by Take Toma for beginners, start 1:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $84 for 24 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Walkers. The Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., will head toward the FDR Memorial and Tidal Basin, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Ice Skating. Senior (55+) ice skating, 8– 9:15 a.m., Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall, Arlington. 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. For more information, call 703-228-0955.

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

Crafters. The Yarn Crafters of Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., will meet 10:30 a.m. to knit and crochet items for Arlington charities. Yarn and Patterns provided. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 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. Newcomers welcome; annual newsletter fee, $24. For more details, call 703-228-0555.

Tuesday/March 31

Wii Fit. Wii Fit workshop featuring yoga, strength training, aerobics and balance games, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for appointment, 703-228-5321.

Language. English/Spanish dialogue sessions to improve vocabularies in a fun setting, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5321.

Aerobics. Modern approach to low impact aerobics to work the whole body, 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.

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

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

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

Art Discussion. Georgia Goodlander and Tierney Sneeringer, Smithsonian Art Museum, will discuss the museum’s art storehouse and collection of 3300 American art objects, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Register, 703-228-4403.

Singing. Multicultural singing group, Voices of Arlington, will meet 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. New members welcome; no fee. Call 703-485-5745 to sign up.

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

Legal Talk. Attorneys from Legal Services of Northern Virginia will meet individually with seniors, 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. Call for appt., 703-228-0955.

Dancing. Line dancing class, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No partners needed; newcomers welcome. Cost is $3.50 per drop-in class. Details, 703-228-4403.

Tai Chi. Beginners Tai Chi class, taught by Take Toma, starts 4 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Cost is $84 for 24 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Theater. The National Theatre in D.C. will host seniors for a performance of “Chicago.” Cost is $81. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Wednesday/April 1

Walking. The Walking Club of Arlington will walk around the Tidal Basin, D.C., 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Computer Group. A Northern Virginia intergeneration computer discussion group, NOVACOM, will meet 7 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Round table Q&A; newcomers welcome; free. For details, call Karl Johnson, 703-978-4968 or Walter Reed at 703-228-0955.

Sports. Open gym for female basketball players to practice and play 3 on 3 half court scrimmages, 7 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Coaching onsite; free. For more information, call 703-228-4745.

Games. Canasta is being revived, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Free. For more information, call 703-228-0555.

Comedy. Comedy and laughter featuring video shows of Lucille Ball, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Register, 703-228-4403.

Thursday/April 2

Trip. The Mary Surratt House and Museum, Surattsville, Md. Cost is $35 (includes buffet lunch). Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Health Lecture. Hearing seminar conducted by certified hearing specialist, Timothy Drake, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Discuss causes and signs of hearing loss, learn about latest digital technology. Free hearing screening and minor hearing aid repair. Free. Details, 703-228-0955.