Department of Parks and Recreation
3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22207 703-228-4747
Virtual & Outdoor Programs
55+ Programs are virtual and outdoors. A 55+ Membership is required to participate ($20 annual fee). To join or register, go to registration.arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-4747.
Learn to Ride the ART Bus, Have you wanted to take the bus but aren’t sure where it goes or how it works? Join Arlington’s Car-Free Diet’s Ken Matthews on a free ART bus tour. Wednesday Sept. 29, 11 a.m. at Langston-Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. Registration #911404-2.
Almost-Forgotten Women, Learn about the pioneering women suffragists scientists political figures athletes artists entertainers and more who made a difference between 1840 and 1940. Thursday Sept. 30, 10 a.m. Registration #911400-20.
55+ Social Art Swap, Bring your own artwork or art supplies to create a piece onsite to swap. Thursday Sept. 30, 10:30 a.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 Dinwiddie St. Registration #911300-3.
Be Prepared to Vote on November 2! Find out what's on the ballot this November and how to vote early. Thursday Sept. 30, 1:30 p.m. Registration # 911400-03 (in-person) 911400-04 (virtual).
Sudoku, Looking for new techniques and skills for solving Sudoku puzzles? Join us in solving challenging Sudoku puzzles in a group setting. Thursday Sept. 30, 2:00 p.m. Registration #911601-6.
Spellbinders, Arlington Spellbinders is a group of volunteer storytellers who engage young people in the magic of tales in the classroom library and recreation settings. Thursday Sept. 30, 9:30 a.m. at Langston-Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. Registration #911300-5.
Movie Classics, Enjoy some of the best movies ever made! Oct. 1 – American Graffiti (PG) (1973). Friday Oct.1, 12:30 p.m. at Aurora Hills Community Center, 735 18th St. S. Registration #911704-1.
Avoiding Gift Card and Cryptocurrency Scams, Find out more about how these most recent tactics work how you can avoid them and where to report them if you do fall victim to one of these scams. Monday Oct. 4, 1:30 p.m.. Registration #911400-22.
Upping Your Instant Pot and Crockpot Game, Kristin McGill registered dietician and Giant in-store nutritionist will help you to up your game and show you how to use these two handy kitchen tools. Tuesday Oct. 5, 11 a.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Registration #911500-10.
Dust Off Your Bike, Join Phoenix Bikes staff to learn basic tips and tricks on cleaning and maintaining your bike to make sure it’s ready to ride. Tuesday Oct. 5, 11:30 a.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Registration #911400-24.
Ukulele, Strumming a ukulele is therapeutic and fun. Volunteer Sandy O’Shea will teach basic strumming. Limited ukuleles available. Tuesday Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Registration #911702-2.
Zumba Gold is a fun cardio-dance class for active adults looking for a lower intensity Zumba workout. Wednesday Oct. 6. 3:00 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Registration #911100-6.
Travel Trivia, Travel the far reaches of the globe with this stimulating trivia challenge. Connect with 55+ friends and meet new people along the way. Thursday Oct. 7, 11:00 a.m. Registration #911601-2.
Meet Zoe for a Virtual Pet Visit, Meet Zoe a smart Yorkshire terrier who is a registered certified therapy dog and loves to entertain. Thursday Oct. 7, 10:30 a.m. Registration #911400-25.
Meditate and Create Relaxation, Reduce stress lower your blood pressure and change lifestyle habits that sap your energy. Thursday Oct. 7, 2:00 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Registration #911500-11.
Explore Painting, Join Jim Halloran from DPR’s Office of Community Arts for an afternoon of painting. Friday Oct. 8, 1:00 p.m. at Aurora Hills Community Center, 735 18th St. S. Registration #911301-10.
All About Amazon, Learn about all the features Amazon offers for consumers as Nick Englund technology guru discusses shopping music videos eBooks devices like Kindle and Fire TV and much more. Tuesday Oct. 12, 11:00 a.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Registration #911403-3.
Asian American Immigrant Voices, Russell Nauman operations manager of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation will discuss the history of the site conditions at the facility and stories of former detainees. Tuesday Oct. 12, 1:30 p.m. Registration #911400-26.
Acoustic Café, Enjoy music from the ’50s to today! Meet and mingle as you listen to live unplugged music from various performers who have a love for music. Tuesday Oct. 12, 7:00 p.m. at Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr. Registration #911802-2.
Music Streaming, Spotify and other music streaming services are changing how we listen and discover music new and old discover them with us. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 7:00 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Registration #911403-4.
Memory Boost, Join Virginia Cooperative Extension to learn more about these foods and get some recipes to help boost your memory. Wednesday, Oct. 13, noon at Aurora Hills Community Center, 735 18th St. S. Registration #911500-12.
Andean Adventures: A Life of Service, Prepare to be inspired by this remarkable life story of global public service and adventure. Allan J. “Alonzo” Wind retired Senior Foreign Service Officer from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). He will share his story and the powerful lessons he learned about life’s meaning and purpose. Wednesday Oct. 13, 1:30 p.m. Registration #911400-28.
Acoustic Afternoon, Join Arlington residents Ed Girovasi and Phil Rosen for an Acoustic Hour featuring classic pop folk and blues tunes from across the decades. Wednesday Oct. 13, 2:30 p.m. at Langston-Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. Registration #911802-5.
Genealogy Discussion Group, Join local genealogist Susan J. Court to discuss your questions and challenges regarding researching and chronicling your family history and to share your discoveries and techniques with fellow genealogists. Wednesday Oct. 13, 3:00 p.m. Registration #911402-5.
Movie Discussions, We’re calling all cinema lovers to meet to discuss a new film every month, the movie will be Notorious. Thursday Oct. 14, 3:00 p.m. Registration #911402-8.
Online Payment Apps: Venmo & PayPal, Learn the ins and outs of Venmo a PayPal service that allows you to split checks and send money to friends and family without needing cash or checks. Think of it as a social app for paying! Thursday October 14, 6:00 p.m. at Lubber Run Park, 200 N. Columbus St. Registration #911403-5.
The Most Extreme Rule Breakers, in nature with every rule there is an exception join a naturalist as they look at 10 “EXTREME” animals who defy the normal rules of nature in order for them to thrive in their wild world. Thursday Oct. 14, 7:00 p.m. Registration #911400-30.