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Senior Living May 6-12

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Adults 50 years of age and older are invited to participate in the upcoming 2009 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics to be held Sept. 12-23. Participants must be 50 years of age by Dec. 31, and reside in one of the NVSO sponsoring jurisdictions: cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William. Registration is $10 for one event; additional events are $1 each. Registration forms will be available in June at area senior centers and senior residences and from www.novaseniorolympics.com. The deadline to register is Aug. 28. Information is also available by calling 703- 228-3600 ext. 9996.

Thursday/May 7

Gardening. Expert gardener Peter Jones will discuss ways to beautify a flower garden, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Topics will include soil preparation, what to plant where and when. Free. Details, 703-228-0955.

Celebration. Mother’s Day lunch, noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $4. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Friday/May 8

Discussion. Reminiscence Tea to discuss, “The Things My Mother Taught Me,” 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Free. Register by Wed., May 6, 703-228-4403.

Technology. Five four-hour computer courses, $20 each, available at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Call 10 a.m. – noon, 703-228-6425.

Games. Scrabble games for all levels of players, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Walkers. The National Arboretum, D.C. is the destination of the Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, Friday, May 8, 10 a.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $2; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

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

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

Dancing. Informal social dancing at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 10 a.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Brush up on new steps, share skills. Free. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Saturday/May 9

Trip. Harper’s Ferry, W.Va. tour with author Bob O’Connor commemorating 150th anniversary of John Brown’s raid. Cost is $38 (includes lunch). Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Monday/May 11

Aerobics. Aqua aerobics classes begin 8:40a.m. at W&L High School pool, 1300 N. Quincy St., $21 for six sessions, $24.50, 7 sessions. Classes also run on Wednesdays and Fridays. Call to register, 703-228-4745.

Dancing. Square dancing at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 10 a.m. – noon. Novice or experienced dancers welcome. Free. Call for information, 703-228-4403.

Crafters. The Yarn Crafters group at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., 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.

Games. Card games at Lee Senior Center, pinochle, 12:30 p.m., wild card poker, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

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

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.

Brain Exercise. Brain exercises to stimulate thinking and enhance memory, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Games. Nintendo Wii games to keep mental skills sharp, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; small groups. Call to sign up, 703-228-0555.

Games. Chess players, experienced and novice, will meet with master chess player, Macon Shibut, 9:30 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., to discuss strategies and famous moves. Program followed by games at 10:30 a.m. Free. Details, 703-534-6232.

Training. Strength training for all major muscle groups 9 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions or $3.50 drop in. For more information, 703-228-4745.

Exercise. Full fitness exercise class with gentle flexibility exercises and 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 drop in. For more information, 703-228-4745.

Seated Exercise. Seated exercise classes begin 10 a.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. Focus on gaining and maintaining muscular strength, flexibility and balance. Cost is $49 for 14 sessions, $24.50, 7 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-4745.

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

Yoga. Traditional Hatha Yoga classes begin 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $35 for 7 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

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

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

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

Tuesday/May 12

Tour. Docent-led tour at the Phillips Collection, D.C. of the “Morandi: Master of Modern Still Life,” exhibit plus lunch at La Porta Restaurant. Cost is $57. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Lecture. Elder law attorney Ed Zetlin will meet with seniors soon to be eligible for social security, 7 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Topics will include when, how and where to apply and what affects benefits. Free. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Money Talk. Thomas Jefferson Community Center will host a money management program, “Creating an Effective Saving and Spending Plan,” 11 a.m., 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Three-part series; free. Call Culpepper Garden Senior Center to register, 703-228-4403.

Exercise Class. Kickboxing classes, all fitness levels, begin 11:45 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Fun way to build stamina and muscle tone. Cost is $30 for 5 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Water Exercise. Water exercise classes begin noon, Wakefield High School pool, 4901 S. Chesterfield Road, Arlington. $49 for 14 sessions. Classes also on Thursdays. Call to register, 703-228-4745.

Wii Fit. Wii Fit workshops featuring yoga, strength training, aerobics and balance, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Call for appt., 703-228-5321.

Exercise. Combination exercise classes suited for athletes and weekly fitness gurus, begin 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Yoga, pilates mat, martial arts and traditional sports stretching. Cost is $30 for 6 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Aerobics. Low impact aerobics, dance and strength training with music, 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.

Exercise Class. Drop in full fitness exercise class for beginners, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class. Details, 703-228-0555.

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

Games. Volleyball enthusiasts will meet 1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome. No fee. For information, call 703-228-5321.

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

Dance Class. Modern dance class series, taught by choreographer Jane Franklin begins 2 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Six sessions, free. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Music Session. Classical jam session featuring pianist Ruthann Pippenger, 11:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Free. Details, 703-228-4403.

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 details, call Stacie Steinke, 703-485-5745.

Book Discussion. “Suite Francaise” by Irene Nemirovsky will be discussed by Culpepper Garden Senior Center’s book club, 1:30 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

Talk. Informative discussion about Medical Wishes with transitions counselor Rachel Thompson, 11:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. For more information, 703-228-0555.

Dream Exploration. Explore methods of dream interpretation 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $10; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up, 703-228-4403.

Legal Talk. Legal Services of Northern Virginia offers free legal counseling on a wide variety off issues, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. and 1– 3 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Call for appt., 703-228-5321 (L-B), 703-228-0555 (Lee).

Wednesday/May 13

Trip. Unique trip to the Eastern State Penitentiary (now closed), Philadelphia, Pa., plus visit to the Reading Terminal Farmers Market. Cost is $66. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Paperwork Help. One on one help with difficult paperwork, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Card Games. Duplicate bridge expert Anne Gress will host games 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Cost is $4.50; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-243-7714.

Meditation. Meditation classes begin 2 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Includes discussion and breathing exercises. No experience necessary. Cost is $28 for 8 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Yoga. Strong Hatha Yoga classes begin 11:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Multiple transitions from floor to standing required. Cost is $28 for 8 classes. Mat and firm blanket required. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington will travel to the Rock Creek Cemetery area, D.C., 9:30 a.m. Newcomers welcome; cost is $3. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Dance Class. Choreographer Jane Franklin will teach modern dance class, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free; Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Art Series. Art for the Home series begins 11 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Five classes starting with monogrammed pillowcases conducted by Angela Manning, community arts program volunteer. No fee; space limited. Call early to register, 703-228-0555.

Art. Painting classes begin 10 a.m. – noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Individual instruction; beginners and experienced welcome. Cost is $36 for 6 classes. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Plant Exchange. Third annual Plant Exchange at Lee Senior Center, 1:30 p.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Swap cuttings of favorite plants. Free. Call to sign up, 703-228-0555.

Health Monitoring. Free blood pressure monitoring, 12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Details, 703-228-0555.

Hearing Group. Hearing loss support group, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Thursday/May 14

Talk. Ageism in the workplace will be discussed 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Employment counselor Jack Dunne will be guest speaker. Free. For more information, 703-228-0955.

Massage Demonstration. Learn to give simple Swedish massages, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Class taught by certified massage therapist Bo Lindberg. Free. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Woodcarvers. The Lee Woodcarvers, Lee Senior Center, will meet 1 p.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Newcomers welcome; free. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Health Talk. Public health nurse Karen Smith, R.N., will discuss types of hepatitis, causes, prevention and treatment, 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Details, 703-228-5321.

Friday/May 15

Comedy. Favorite audio and video comedy classics, 10:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Led by Mike Bloom, comedy book author. Free. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

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

Music Performance. The Encore Chorale will perform 7:30-8:30 p.m., Arlington Unitarian Universalist Church, 4444 Arlington Blvd., free. For more information, call 301-261-5747 or visit www.encorecreativity.org.

Music Appreciation Group. Period instruments will be discussed by the music appreciation group, 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

Book Discussion. The book discussion group, at Aurora Hills Senior Center will discuss “The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court,” by Jeffrey Toobin, 1 p.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5722.

Monday/May 18

Antique Assessments. Free antique assessments by Jean Jackson, Antique Associates, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Call to register, 703-228-4403.One item per registrant.

Brain Class. How to achieve greater brain health class, designed for critical thinking, lateral thinking and logic, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Brain Exercise. Cranium Crunches, a brain exercise program, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Combination of puzzles, trivia and mind games. Free. For more information, 703-228-0955.

Chess Help. Educational presentation by master chess player Macon Shibut, 9:30 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Followed by ladder tournament games, 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Newcomers welcome; instruction available. Free. For more information, 703-534-6232.

Square Dancing. Square dancing group looking for new members, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. All levels of dancers welcome. Free. Details, 703-228-4403.

Yarn Group. 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 Arlington charities. Yarn and patterns provided. Free. Call to sign up, 703-228-5722. Donations of washable yarn appreciated.

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

Flexibility Strength. Improve muscular strength, flexibility, 9 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. $56 for 16 sessions or $3.50 per drop in. For more information, 703-228-4745.

Senior Hours. Exclusive senior hours at Langston-Brown Senior Center and Madison Community Center weight rooms, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Mad.), 3829 N. Stafford St.; Tuesday, May 19, 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. (L-B), 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Call for additional days and hours, 703-228-4745. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions or $3.50 per drop in. Certified fitness coach onsite to assist with exercise equipment.

Seated Exercise. Seated exercise classes focusing on improving muscular strength, flexibility and balance, 9 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Drop-in; $3.50 per class. For more information, 703-228-4745.

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

Ice Skating. Weekly ice skating for seniors, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall, 8–9:15 a.m. All levels of skaters welcome. Cost is $1 (includes skates); parking $1, eighth level mall garage. For more information, 703-228-4745.

Games. Pickleball, fun indoor sport for seniors, similar to tennis, 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Coaches available; free. Details, 703-228-0955.

Tuesday/May 19

Club. The Rubber Stamping Club at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will meet to make pop-up or slider style cards, 11:30 a.m. Cost is $1; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-28-0555.

Hearing Group. Living With Hearing Loss program, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Presented by Bonnie O’Leary, outreach mgr., Northern Virginia Resource Center. Free; newcomers welcome. Register early by calling, 703-228-4403.

Finance. Taking care of your money in tough times will be discussed, 11 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Class conducted by Jennifer Abel, Virginia Cooperative Extension office. Call Culpepper garden Senior Center to register, 703-228-4403.

Brain Game. Introductory 2 hour mental exercise class using Sudoku puzzles, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Small classes; free. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Language. English/Spanish dialogue sessions to improve vocabularies and grammar, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Information, 703-228-5321.

Video Health. Wii Fit workshops, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Choose from over 40 exercises and activities including yoga and aerobics. Free. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Exercise. Twice weekly exercise class using aerobics, dance and strength training to music, 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. $56 for 16 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Exercise. Full fitness exercise class for beginners, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center. 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Drop-in; $3.50 per class. For more information, 703-228-0555.

Walking Club. Indoor walking club at Langston-Brown Senior Center will meet, 9:30 a.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. For more information, 703-228-5321.

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

Music Performance. Classical live jam session with pianist Ruth Pippenger, 11:30 a.m.-noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Free; drop-in. Details, 703-228-4403.

Music Rehearsal. Voices of Arlington, senior multicultural musical ensemble will rehearse 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. New members welcome; no experience necessary; free. For more information, call Stacie Steinke, 703-485-5745.

Music Recordings. Video and audio recordings from both opera and Broadway, narrated by musician Donato Soranno, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $5. Register early, 703-228-4403.

Music Lesson. Piano lessons by Ruthann Pippenger, Piano on the Run, 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Half hour sessions, individual ($15), pair ($7.50 each). For more information and to register 703-228-4403.

Wednesday/May 20

Dinner Theater. The Riverside Dinner Theatre, Fredericksburg, Va. will host seniors for a matinee performance of “The Pajama Game.” Cost is $56 (includes lunch). Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

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

Exercise. Personal fitness assessment and individualized exercise program by certified fitness professional, available at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Call to make appointment, 703-228-4771. Cost is $130 which includes assessment and three exercise sessions with fitness coach.

Walking Club. The Arlington Walking Club will travel to Mason Neck Park, Woodbridge, for a walk and picnic, 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. Classes offering basic techniques of drawing begin 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Three sessions, free; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up, 703-228-0955. Space is limited.

Games. Nintendo Wii sports and games, noon- 3 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. Call to sign up, 703-228-5722.

Art for Home. Art for the Home series continues at Lee Senior Center with class on making paper flower napkin rings, 11 a.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Free. Register early by calling 703-228-0555.

Health Fair. Free Health Fair, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Health screenings including blood pressure and blood glucose. Speakers, vendors, refreshments. Details, 703-228-4403.

Social Club. Happy Hearts social club for seniors will meet 1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Guest speaker, local historian Kathryn Holt Springston. Free; newcomers welcome. Call for more information, 703-228-5321.

Thursday/May 21

Health Lecture. Public health nurse Karen Smith, R.N., will discuss different kinds of hepatitis, causes, prevention and treatment, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Nature Volunteers. The Master Naturalist program to train environmental volunteers will be explained, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Guest speaker, Rachel Tolman, naturalist, Long Branch Nature Center. No fee. For more information, 703-228-0955.

Health Group. Tai Chi classes for beginners and novice students begin 4 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center. Cost is $42 for 12 sessions. Call to sign up, 703-228-0955.

Paper Flower workshop. Paper flower workshop, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center. Free; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up, 703-228-5321.

Friday/May 22

Celebration. Early Memorial Day celebration, noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center. Shrine Band Jr. ROTC Color Guard and historical flag ceremony by veteran Les Albers of the National Sojourners and Heroes of ’76. Cost is $6 (includes lunch). Register by May 20 by calling 703-228-5722.

Support Group. Monthly Caregivers Support Group will meet 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center. Sponsored by Capital Care Hospice; free; drop in. For details, 703-228-0555.

Relaxation. Relaxation Tool Kit offers strategies for managing and relieving stress, age 55 and older, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Free. Register early, 703-228-4403.

Computer Course. Five four-hour computer courses available, age 55 and older, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. $20 each; newcomers welcome. Call 10 a.m. to noon for details, 703-228-6425.

Games. Friendly, competitive Scrabble games 10:15 a.m., age 55 and older, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Practice for Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. Free; all levels of players welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

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 register, 703-228-5722.

Games. Badminton games, age 55 and older, 12:30 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Coach on site. Free. Details, 703-228-0955.

Lee Walkers. The National Zoo, D.C., is the destination of the Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, 10 a.m. Cost is $2; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Music Group. The music appreciation group, age 55 and older, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, will discuss Austrian composer Gustav Mahler, 1 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

Saturday/May 23

Trip. Wolf Trap, Vienna, is on the agenda for seniors to hear live comedy sketches from Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, Cost is $60. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required. Pickup locations: Aurora Hills Sr. Center, 735 S. 18th St., 3:25 p.m.; Walter Reed Sr. Center, 2909 S. 16th St., 3:40p.m.; Lee Sr. Center, 5722 Lee Highway, 3:55 p.m.; return 9:30 p.m.