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. 

55+ Centers will be closed Mondays, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2

Recreate artwork on display at area museums with community arts programmers, Thursday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m., virtual. Registration # 912303-09. 

Holiday charcuterie ideas, Thursday, Dec. 15, 11a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Demonstration by Virginia Cooperative Extension volunteers. Registration # 912890-05.

Holiday karaoke, fun sing along, all languages and traditions welcome, Thursday, Dec. 15, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 912890-06.

Movie showing of “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947) (G), Thursday, Dec. 15, 1 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Registration # 912804-06.

Stay in the game injury free, learn how to enjoy exercising safely, Thursday, Dec. 15, 1 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Presented by physical therapist Dr. Jahan Shiekhy. Registration # 912500-07.

How local wildlife survives in the winter, Thursday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m., virtual.  Registration # 912400-23.

Love furry friends? Discuss opportunities for volunteering and how to adopt or foster a new pet, Friday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Presented by a representative from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Registration # 912400-04.

55+ Travel group to visit “Matisse in the 1930s” exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Saturday, Dec. 17. Over 100 paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings.  Cost $44, Arlington resident; $51, non-resident. Registration # 902212-07.

Creating 3-D holiday cards, Sunday, Dec. 18, 1:30 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Some materials provided or bring your own. Registration # 912310-03.

Filmmaker Interest Group, all levels of experience welcome, Monday, Dec. 19, 4 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Led by video enthusiast Nick Englund. Registration # 912403-12.

Short story reading and discussion of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas, Monday, Dec. 19, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center, registration # 912402-20 or virtual, registration # 912402-21.

Current events discussion about local and world news, volunteer led, Monday, Dec 19, 10 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 912402-15.

Remote care technology explained by Anthony Nunez, CEO, INF Care, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 10 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Hear the pros and cons of various remote care options. Registration # 912500-08.

Ukulele Class, learn basic strumming, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 4:30 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 912304-02.

Genealogy 101 led by experienced genealogist Eileen Bogdanoff, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 11:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Share information and research tools. Registration # 912402-04.

Acoustic Café, enjoy the vibe of a 1960s coffee house with performances by local musicians, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Open to all ages. Registration # 912301-01.

55+ Travel Group will visit the National Gallery of Art, D.C., to view “Vermeer’s Secrets,” an exhibit of the works of the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, Tuesday, Dec. 20. Cost $11, Arlington resident; $13,

non-resident. Registration # 902212-08.

Opera appreciation group to hear musical selections from “Daughter of the Regiment” by Gaetano Donizetti, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Professional commentary by George Cecchetti.

Registration # 912300-04.

Aurora Hills 55+ Center to feature an acoustic hour with music from the 50s and beyond, performed by Carl Gold, Ed Girovasi and Phil Rosen, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1 p.m. Registration # 912301-02.

Read and discuss current articles in popular magazines, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 11 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Facilitated by librarian Vicky McCaffrey. Registration # 912402-17.

Cooking with sage demonstration, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 10:30 a.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension Maser Food volunteers. Registration # 912501-02.

Winter Solstice, learn all about it from park naturalists from Gulf Branch Nature Center, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 10 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Program indoors. Registration # 912400-24.

YouTube Painting class, join fellow artists in a group setting and follow online instructions to complete a beautiful masterpiece, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1:30 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Materials provided. Registration # 912303-07.

Open art studio to accommodate artists who work at their own pace, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center; Thursday, Dec. 29, 1:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Drop-in. Bring your own materials.

Local history discussion, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration 

# 9123402-07.

Line dance practice for experienced and advanced dancers, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 10 a.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Morning meet-up at Langston-Brown 55+ Center, casual conversation, BYOC (bring your own coffee), Wednesday, Dec. 28, 9:30 a.m. Drop-in.

55+ walking group will walk along the Falls Church W&OD trail, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 9:30 a.m. Registration # 912106-04.

The Rocking Chairs, a grown-up garage band, open rehearsal, rock and roll hits from the 50s through the 70s, Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Madison Community Center. Drop-in.

Scrabble, friendly competition, coaching available for new players, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center and Friday, Dec. 30, 10 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Trivia Night, test your knowledge and  have fun with friends, Thursday, Dec. 29, 6 p.m., Lubber Run Community Center. Registration # 912600-13.

Gyrokinesis class, a movement method that addresses the total body and coordinates movement, breathing and mental focus, begins Thursday, Dec. 29, 8 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Cost $49.50, 9 sessions. Registration # 912100-02.

Woodcarving enthusiasts meet Thursdays, 1 - 3 p.m., Madison Community Center. Members can provide instruction. Drop-in.

Early New Year’s Eve celebration, Dancing Through the Decades theme, dress according to a favorite decade, music from every era, Friday, Dec. 30, 2 – 4 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Cost $10. Call to register, 703-228-4771.

Fast Forwards walking group meets in front of Aurora Hills 55+ Center for a two to five mile loop, including some hills, Friday, Dec. 30, 9 a.m. Drop-in.

Cribbage, a classic card game, easy to learn, instruction available, Friday, Dec. 30, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Drop-in.