“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.
Airbnb, book rentals with ease, hear how to set up an account, the booking process and suggestions for guest etiquette, Thursday, June 1, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Presented by Center Director Ashley Gomez. Registration # 914403-04.
Woodcarvers workshop, share carving techniques, some instruction and tools available, Thursday, June 1, 1-4 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Drop-in.
Trivia games, Thursday, June 1, 11 a.m., virtual. Registration # 914600-21.
Introduction to beginner line dance class, Friday, June 2, 10:15 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Drop-in.
Intergenerational story time, seniors share love of music and reading with children, Friday, June 2, 11:30 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Drop-in. To become a reader, call Center Director Lila Paig at 703-228-5722.
Summer piano lounge, live music performed by pianist Charlotte Lindsay, Friday, June 2, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 914301-05.
Arlington Spellbinders are seniors (55+) who love to tell stories at schools, 55+ Centers, nature centers and other venues. Learn more on Friday, June 2, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Newcomers welcome. Drop-in.
Open art studio for artists who work at their own pace with their own materials, Friday, June 2,
10 a.m.- 12 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Drop-in.
New afternoon social group, weekly meetups at Lubber Run 55+ Center. Knit, crochet, needlepoint followed by a walk around the indoor track, Friday, June 2, 3 p.m. Drop-in.
55+ Travel group to enjoy a wildlife tour and birding adventure at Huntley Meadows Park, Alexandria, Saturday, June 3. Includes 90 minute guided walk with two park naturalists. Bring binoculars, water, lunch and wear comfortable shoes. Cost $18, Arlington resident; $21, non-resident. Registration # 902306-01.
Social art swap, bring a piece of artwork or create one onsite to swap, Sunday, June 4, 1:30 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Some art supplies provided. Registration # 914300-08.
Memoir writing class begins Monday, June 5, 10:15 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Taught by writer Mims Placke. Registration # 914400-29.
Stories from a Canadian train tour shared by 55+ volunteer John Carten, Monday, June 5, 1 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 914400-11.
Reading Buddies, seniors pair up with Lubber Run Creative Preschoolers to read stories, Monday, June 5, 10 a.m. Preschool teachers provide books. Registration # 914301-08.
Folk music sing-along, songs by Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell plus others, Monday, June 5, 1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Drop-in.
55+ Ice Skating for seniors at MedStar Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Quarter Mall, level eight, Monday, June 5, 8:50 a.m. – 10 a.m. Skate rental, $1, parking, $1. Register at www.medstarcapitalsiceplex.com.
Jeopardy, play America’s favorite quiz game. Monday, June 5, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center.
Registration # 914600-23.
Learn how to play Mexican Train Dominoes from a 55+ volunteer, Monday, June 5, 10 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 914600-27.
It Takes a Village, learn about Arlington Neighborhood Village that helps adults stay in their homes, Tuesday, June 6, 11:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Meet ANV Executive Director Wendy Zenker via Zoom at the Center, registration # 914400-03 or virtual, registration # 914400-04.
“Queer We Are” podcast with host Brad Shreve, Tuesday, June 6, 5 p.m., virtual. Discussion about Shreve’s life, why he started a podcast and how to overcome challenges and find inspiration. Registration # 914400-25.
Drag Queen Bingo, hosted by a drag queen, celebrate individuality and promote acceptance, Tuesday, June 6, 6 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center, in partnership with the non-profit Equality NoVA organization. Registration # 914600-08.
Cutting the cord to bills for cable, phone and internet, Tuesday, June 6, 1:30 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Join center director Shettima Abdulmalik for an overview on how to use today’s technology to reduce costs. Q&A to follow. Registration # 914403-05.
Introduction to ukulele, no experience required, Tuesday, June 6, 4 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Taught by Sandy O’Shea. Limited ukuleles available. Registration # 914304-01. Intermediate class follows at 4:30 p.m., registration #914304-07.
55+ Travel group to see “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Wednesday, June 7, matinee performance and lunch at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, Fredericksburg. Cost $87, Arlington resident; $100, non-resident. Registration # 902306-02.
Smart grocery shopping, learn ways to manage grocery budget and economical food substitutions, Wednesday, June 7, 10:30 a.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension. Registration #914501-01.
Antique writing instruments and accessories, Wednesday, June 7, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Feel free to share stories and bring your own pens. Registration # 914400-34.
Information that should be in a Will, presented by Elder Law Attorney Ed Zetlin, Wednesday, June 7, 11 a.m., virtual. Registration # 914404-01.
Opera appreciation group to hear musical selections from “Fidelio” by Ludwig van Beethoven, Wednesday, June 7, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Professional commentary by George Cecchetti. Registration # 914300-01.
Bilingual Bingo, English and Spanish, Thursday, June 8, 3:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 914600-09.
Beginner quilling, create raised images from coils of 1/8 inch wide paper strips to decorate notecards, Thursday, June 8, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Taught by Joni Leonardo. Cost $18. Registration # 914310-01.
Current events discussion in Spanish, Thursday, June 8, 11:30 a.m., virtual. Led by Lubber Run Center Director Ashley Gomez. Must have intermediate knowledge of Spanish. Registration # 914402-09.
Ways to decrease electric bills in the summer, Thursday, June 8, 11:30 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension. Registration # 914401-02.
Update on the war in Ukraine from John O’Keefe, former ambassador to Kyrgyzstan and retired senior foreign service officer, Thursday, June 8, 1:30 p.m., virtual. Registration # 914400-09.
Movie matinee, “Harriet” (2019) (PG-13), Friday, June 9, 12:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 914804-01.
55+ Travel group will take a self-guided walking tour of private gardens in the Annapolis Historic District, Saturday, June 10. Cost $48, Arlington resident; $55, non-resident. Registration # 902306-03.