Fairfax County Seniors' Calendar

Fairfax County Seniors' Calendar

  • Feb. 4, 10:15 a.m.-2 p.m. AARP Free Tax Preparation Services. AARP is offering free tax help with a preference given to older adults. Arrive at least one hour before the session closes. Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria. For information and additional dates, call 703-765-3645.
  • Feb. 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m. LLI/NOVA Forum: Will we have enough money to manage well in our retirement years? Hear about how to manage money in retirement years and how to avoid serious pitfalls at each stage of retirement. Free and open to the public. Free parking. Ernst Cultural Center, NOVA Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Tnpk., Annandale. Call 703- 503-0600.
  • Feb. 9, 2-3:30 p.m. Floral Design Workshop: Valentine Topiary. Branch out for Valentine’s Day by making a topiary arrangement with assorted flowers and Valentine trim. You get to keep the beautiful topiary for yourself. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. To register, call 703-642-5173 or 703-222-4664.
  • Feb. 11, 10-11 a.m. Assisted Living: Can I Afford It? Find answers to how much assisted living costs and what expenses Medicare/Medicaid cover. In addition, discuss planning to pay for expenses and how this influences your retirement and legacy goals. Free. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE., Vienna. To register, call 703-255-7801.
  • Feb. 12, 7-8 p.m. Register for Fairfax County’s free Family Caregiver Telephone Support Group. Call in to join this month’s discussion “Prevention and Problem Solving.” Discuss how to use problem solving and prevention techniques to avoid the crisis trap. To register, call 703-324-5376.
  • Feb. 13, 8 p.m. Yumi Kurosawa with special guest Anubrata Chatterjee. Koto visionary Yumi Kurosawa teams up with world-renowned tabla player Anubrata Chatterjee for a program that brings together two musical traditions, bridging the cultures of Japan and India. RCC Hunters Woods — the Center Stage, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. For tickets, call 703-390-6167.
  • Feb. 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Spice Up Your Life. Nutritionist Kristin McGill explains why spices/ herbs are important in a healthy diet. Recipes and food samples are included. Free. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Pl., Oakton. To register, call 703-242-4020.
  • Feb. 19, 1-3 p.m. Protecting Your Privacy in the Online Genealogy World. Bruce deGrazia, University of Maryland professor of cyber security management and policy, discusses how to protect your privacy when engaged in geological research on the internet. Free. Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Rd., Alexandria. Call 703-768-4101.
  • Feb. 22, 1:30-3 p.m. Job Search in the Digital Age. Learn how job search engines can help you find jobs online, resume tips, how to age-proof your resume, how keywords can help your resume get noticed and more. City of Alexandria Workforce Development Center, 1800 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. To register, call 1-877-926-8300.
  • Feb. 23, 10-11 a.m. Heroes of History. Delve into the lives of heroes and see how they influenced and improved our lives by their deeds and actions. Through hands-on experiences, learn how these heroes contributed to society by advancing technology, science, education and public service. Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. To register, call 703-222-4664.
  • Feb. 24, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Burke Historical Society Presents: Lost Villages of Fairfax County. Hear about Fairfax County’s smaller bygone communities. While these villages have faded, you might still find some traces of them today. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.
  • Feb. 28, 7:30-9 p.m. Aviation Historian Mary Buckingham Lipsey. Meet the author of Aviation: From Curiosity To Reality and learn about the history of aviation. Books available for sale and signing. Free. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. For information, call 703-938-0405.
  • April 27, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Operation Stop Scams: 2nd Annual Free Scam Jam, Fairfax County Government Center, Board Auditorium, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Every day, hundreds of local residents lose their money to a variety of fraud schemes. To strike back against scammers, AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government’s Silver Shield Task Force are bringing together experts and law enforcement officials to present at a free informational Scam Jam. The presenters will discuss scams targeting Virginians, such as fake solicitor schemes, lottery scams, email fraud, a grandparent ruse and the latest identity theft shams. Learn how you can protect yourself.