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. 

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.

Ukulele Recital, Tuesday, March 28, 5 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Performed by students in the 55+ Program’s ukulele class taught by Sandy O’Shea. Registration # 913304-07.

Samba card game teams forming at Walter Reed 55+ Center, fun variation of canasta, beginners welcome, Tuesday, March 28, 1 p.m. Drop-in.

55+ Travel group will attend a matinee performance of “Ragtime” at the Riverside Center for Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, Wednesday, March 29. Cost is $87, Arlington resident; $100, non-resident. Meal included. Registration # 902303-10.

Learn about amphibians, harbingers of spring, Wednesday, March 29, 11 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Program provided by a Gulf Branch Nature Center naturalist. Registration # 913400-09.

Update on the Arlington Neighborhood Village movement and how to get involved by executive director Wendy Zenker, Wednesday, March 29, 11:30 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913303-03.

Final event recognizing Women’s History Month, “Hello Girls,” virtual program presented by a historian from the National Museum of the Army, Thursday, March 30, 1:30 p.m. Registration # 913400-20.

Library of Virginia’s genealogy series features Women in WWI and WWII, Thursday, March 30, 2 p.m., virtual. Presented by Community Outreach Specialist Ashley Craig. Registration # 913400-32.

Affordable Connectivity Program Fair, a government program to help low income households pay for internet services, Thursday, March 30, 10 a.m. -1 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Vendors will be onsite to assist with enrollment. Registration # 913899-01.

Name that Tune, a fun event with musician Carl Gold, guess the title of songs from the 50s -70s era, Friday, March 31, 2 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 913304-11.

Spring Fling fashion show presented by Blossom Boutique and modeled by 55+ participants, plus a silent auction, Friday, March 31, 1 – 3 p.m., Lubber Run C55+ Center. Cost $5 (cash only). Registration # 913899-02.

Classic and modern movies at Aurora Hills 55+ Center. See “Mrs. Harris goes to Paris” (2022) (PG), Friday, March 31, 12:30 p.m. Registration # 913804-01.

Telling Time with professional astronomer Jennifer Lynn Bartlett, Friday, March 31, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Explore factors that produced current conventions for telling time. Registration # 913400-12.

Just beneath the surface of works by three artists, presented by Community Arts Programmer Jim Halloran, Friday, March 31, 10 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913302-02.

Morning art activity including painting and drawing with Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen, Monday, April 3, 9 a.m., virtual. Materials needed can be found around the house. Registration # 913303-15.

Yarn Crafters at Aurora Hills 55+ Center hand knit and crochet items for Arlington charities, Monday, April 3, 10 a.m. – noon. Some instruction and materials available.  Drop-in.

Folk music sing-along, Monday, April 3, 1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Inspired by Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. Drop-in.

Jeopardy games, Monday, April 3, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Win a prize. Registration # 913600-10.

Langston-Brown 55+ Center book club members will discuss “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig, Tuesday, April 4, 1:30 p.m. Drop-in.

55+ Travel group will spend the day in Harrisburg, PA and tour the Capitol, believed to be one of the most beautiful in the nation, Tuesday, April 4. Cost $59, Arlington resident; $68, non-resident. Registration # 902304-01.

Chinese brush painting with art enthusiast Suong (Sunny) Thomas, Wed., April 5, 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Learn how to paint four primary Chinese characters using watercolor. Supplies provided. Registration  # 913303-06.

Karaoke enthusiasts welcome Wed., April 5, 5-6:30 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Drop-in.

What does Medicare cover? Hear Dr. Salama Freed, assistant professor of Health Policy and Management at George Washington University, break it down, Wednesday, April 5, 11 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913500-08.

Fun filled challenges for Trivia buffs, Thursday, April 6, 11 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913600-07.

Social ballroom dance, spacious dance floor, Thursday, April 6, 1:45 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Drop-in.

What is a Podcast? Lubber Run 55+ Center Director Ashley Gomez walk you through how to listen and what topics are available, Thursday, April 6, 6 p.m. Registration # 91340310.

Open discussion on the pursuit of happiness in today’s complex and unstable world, Thurs., April 6, 11 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Presented by Dr. Chuck Toftoy, author and professor emeritus, George Washington University. Registration # 913500-09.

Virtual tour of the Library of Virginia with Community Outreach Specialist Ashley Craig, Thursday,April 6, 2 p.m.  Registration # 913400-36.

Just Play‘n Country, sing along or enjoy listening, Friday, April 7, 1 p.m., Madison Community Center. Drop-in.

Explore painting with Community Arts Programmer Jim Halloran by learning various techniques using acrylic paints, Friday, April 7, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. No experience necessary, materials provided.Registration # 913303-01.