Flourishing After 55 in Arlington

Flourishing After 55 in Arlington


“Flourishing After 55”    

Office of 55+ Programs

Department of Parks and Recreation

300 N. Park Dr., Arlington, VA 22203            703-228-4747

55+ Programs are in person at 55+ Centers, unless otherwise noted. A 55+ Pass is required

 to participate (starting at a $20 annual fee). To join or register, go to registration.arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-4747. 

Karaoke Night at Lubber Run 55+ Center, Thursday, March 9, 6 p.m. Registration # 913304-08.

Beginner quilling, learn how to create raised images from coils of one-eighth inch wide paper strips, Thursday, March 9, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Cost $18. Registration # 913310-05.

Gyrokinesis classes offer a unique method to coordinate movement, breathing and mental focus beginning Thursday, March 9, 8 a.m., 9 sessions, $45. Registration # 913100-03.

Recreate artworks on display at area museums from the comfort of your home with Community Arts Programmers, Thursday, March 9, 10 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913303-10.

Movie and munchies at Walter Reed 55+ Center, Thursday, March 9, 3 p.m., “King Richard” (2021) (PG13). Registration # 913804-06.

Hear a pre-recorded lecture for the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society by Helen Knowles, author of “Making Minimum Wage: Elsie Parrish v. West Coast Hotel Company,” Thursday, March 9, 11:30 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913400-18.

Virtual tour of the Library of Virginia, Thursday, March 9, 2 p.m. by Community Outreach Specialist Ashley Craig. Registration # 913400-35.

Cooking demonstration of recipes for Tasteful Tea Parties, Thursday, March 9, 11 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteers. Registration # 913501-02.

Stroke prevention, symptoms and causes, Friday, March 10, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Presented by Dr. Edward Allcock, D.O., medical director, Virginia Hospital Center Inpatient Rehabilitation Center. Registration # 913500-03.

Step-by-step painting demonstration by a Community Arts Programmer, Monday, March 13, 10:30 a.m., virtual. Picture and supply list sent prior to class. Registration # 913303-12.

Learn how to play Mexican Train Dominoes, Monday, March 13, 9:30 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 913600-15.

Beginner bridge course, 10-part series taught by experienced bridge player Susan Court begins Monday, March 13, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 913602-01.

Eating green for St. Patrick’s Day, cooking demonstration of festive green dishes by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteers, Tuesday, March 14, 11 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913501-03.

Medicare fraud and abuse, how to avoid becoming a victim, presented by a panel of experts, Tuesday, March 14, Walter Reed 55+ Center, registration # 913503-01 or virtual, registration # 913503-02.

Reading Buddies, seniors pair up with preschoolers twice a month to read books provided by preschool teacher, Tuesday, March 14, 10 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913301-09.

Understanding forms of ownership, presented by Elder Law Attorney Ed Zetlin, Wednesday, March 15, 11 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913404-02.

Opera appreciation group to hear musical selections from “L’Italiana in Alger (The Italian Girl in Algiers)” by Gioachino Rossini, Wednesday, March 15, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Professional commentary by volunteer George Cecchetti. Registration  # 913300-03.

55+ Travel group will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early with lunch at the Celtic House Irish Pub, Wednesday, March 15. Cost $60, Arlington resident; $69, non-resident. Registration # 902303-05.

Who are the Windsors? Explore the House of Windsor with the Library of Virginia’s Outreach Specialist Ashley Craig, Thursday, March 16, 2 p.m., virtual. Registration # 913400-24.

Filmmakers interest group meets with video enthusiast Nick Englund to learn more behind and in front of the camera, Thursday, March 16, 3 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913403-07.

Join preschoolers for a rainbow scavenger hunt along the Lubber Run nature trail, Thursday, March 16, 10 a.m., registration # 913106-15 or Friday, March 17, 10 a.m., registration # 913106-16. Leave from Lubber Run 55+ Center.

History of the Irish in America with Bill Halpin, pres., Irish Cultural Society of Virginia, Thursday, March 16, 11:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 913890-01 or virtual, # 913890-02. Program also includes personal greetings from the Embassy of Ireland.

St. Patrick’s Day celebration with light refreshments, games and fun, Friday, March 17, 11:30 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 913890-03.

St. Patrick’s Day luncheon and festivities including wearing green attire, Irish trivia and food, Friday, March 17, 12:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Fee $10 (cash only). Registration # 913890-04.

Technique secrets of famous artists revealed by Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen, Monday, March 20, 10:30 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913302-04.

View and discuss a short documentary, “The Next Black” (2014), Monday, March 20, 1:30 p.m.,

Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 913402-01.

Advanced line dance practice group, Monday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 22, 10 a.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Genealogy 101, learn how to research family roots with experienced genealogist Eileen Bogdanoff, Tuesday, March 21, 11:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913402-04.

Acoustic Café, enjoy the vibe of a 1960s coffee house with live performances by local musicians, Tuesday, March 21, 7 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Open to all ages. Registration # 913301-01.

Card making workshop, supplies and instruction provided, Tuesday, March 21, 11:30 a.m., Madison Community Center. Drop-in.

Local history group will hear Annette Benbow give a talk on the Ball-Sellers House, the oldest structure in Arlington, Wednesday, March 22, 1:30p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913402-07.

Read and discuss current articles reported in popular magazines, Wednesday, March 22, 11 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Facilitated by librarian Vicky McCaffrey. Registration # 913402-20.

Open rehearsal of the Rocking Chairs, a grown-up garage band with a playlist of  rock-n-roll hits from the 50s through the 70s, Wednesday, March 22, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Madison Community Center. Drop-in.

Open art studio accommodates artists who work at their own pace and share thoughts and ideas, Wednesday, March 22 and Friday, March 24, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center

Afternoon of live acoustic music performed by Arlington residents Phil Rosen, Ed Girovasi and Judy McVerry, Wednesday, March 22, 2 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 913301-05.

Presentation on “The Life and Legacy of Enslaved Virginian Emily Winfree” with author Dr. Jan Meck, Thursday, March 23, 1:30 p.m., virtual. Registration # 913400-19.

Current events impacting the Latino community, discussion in Spanish, Thursday, March 23, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913402-17.

 Columbia Pike Nature and Pie Walk led by an Arlington Regional Master Naturalist, one mile urban nature walk finishing at a local pie shop, Friday, March 24, 2 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 913106-19.

Social Ballroom Dance at Arlington Mill 55+ Center, Friday, March 24, 1 p.m. Dances include tango, waltz, foxtrot and swing. No instruction, just dance for fun. Drop-in.

Introduction to line dancing, newcomers welcome, learn basic steps in a fun environment, Friday, March 24, 10:15 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Drop-in.