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, April 13, 6 p.m. Registration # 913304-09.

Movie and munchies, watch and discuss  “The Courier” (2020) (PG 13), Thursday, April 13, 3 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 913804-07.

Fun mocktail recipes, demonstration and samples with 55+ Center Director Shettima Abdulmalik Thursday,  April 13, 1 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Registration # 913501-06.

Iran’s Global Threat presented by Lt. Col. Zachary Cole, U.S. Army War College, Thursday, April 13, 11:30 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913400-22.

Paper crafts workshop, create handbags, Friday, April 14, 9 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Supplies provided. Registration # 913310-03.

Introduction to line dancing, learn basic steps, Friday, April 14, 10:15 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center.Drop-in.

Acoustic Hour at Aurora Hills 55+ Center featuring music from the 50s and beyond by musician Carl Gold, Friday, April 14, 1 p.m. Registration # 913301-06.

Bunco Bunch, fun dice game of luck, beginners welcome, Friday, April 14, 1:30 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 913600-04.

Documentary discussion on “The White Helmets” (2020), Monday, April 17, 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ 

Center. Follows the lives of volunteer rescuers. Registration # 913402-02.

Secret techniques by famous artists revealed by Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen,

Monday, April 17, 10:30 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913302-05.

Earth Day Nature Walk, help Lubber Run preschoolers pick up trash along the Lubber Run Trail to earn“Protect the Planet” badges, Monday, April 17, 10 a.m., registration # 913106-17 and Tuesday, April 18,  10 a.m. Registration # 913106-18. Meet at Lubber Run 55+ Center.

“Beyond the Beautiful Garden”, recorded presentation by Douglas W. Tallamy, author and professor of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware, Tuesday, April 18, 6 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Followed by Q&A with Arlington Regional Master Naturalist Volunteers. Registration # 913401-02.

Genealogy 101, share information and research tools in a friendly atmosphere, Tuesday, April 18, 11:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Led by experienced genealogist Eileen Bogdanoff. Registration # 913402-05.

Acoustic Café, enjoy the vibes of a 1960s coffee house, live performances by local musicians, Tuesday, April 18, 7 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Open to all ages. Registration # 913301-02.

55+ Travel group will attend the Nationals vs Orioles evening baseball game, Tuesday, April 18. Cost $66, Arlington resident; $76, non-resident. Registration # 902304-05.

Crochet a one-of-a-kind necklace with ladder ribbon and a pendant, Wednesday, April 19, 2 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Basic knowledge of crocheting required. Materials provided, however, bring a crochet needle hook (Boye size J USA) if you have one. Registration # 913310-04.

Baking with cinnamon and beyond, cooking demonstration, Wednesday, April 19, 10:30 a.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteers. Registration # 913501-07.

Articles in popular magazines discussed Wednesday, April 19, 11 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Facilitated by Librarian Vicky McCaffrey. Registration # 913402-21.

Chinese brush painting, Wednesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Learn how to paint primary Chinese characters. Taught by art enthusiast Suong “Sunny” Thomas. Registration # 913303-08.

Opera appreciation group to hear presentation on “The Life of Giacomo Puccini: The Search for the Intimate,” Wednesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Professional commentary by George Cecchetti. Registration # 913300-05.

Save water, save money, tips and tricks to conserve for the planet, Thursday, April 20, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension Volunteers. Registration # 913400-07.

Filmmakers interest group, learn how to do more either behind or in front of the camera, Thursday, April 20, 3 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Led by video enthusiast Nick Englund. Registration # 913403-08.

Paint along with community arts programmers and recreate artworks on display at area museums, Thursday, April 20, 10 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913303-11.

Sing-along featuring favorites from the 50s through the 70s, led by musician Carl Gold, Thursday, April 20, 4 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913304-14.

55+ Travel group will travel to Charles Town, WV and enjoy the Hollywood Casino, Friday, April 21. Cost $9, Arlington resident; $10, non-resident. Registration # 902304-07.

EarthFest 2023 at Arlington Mill 55+ Center, Friday, April 21, 1-4 p.m., open to all ages. Create recycled art, enjoy health and wellness demos, learn about composting and energy efficiency. No 55+ Pass required. Registration # 913899-04.

Social art swap, bring an art piece or create one onsite (some materials available) to trade with other

participants, Sunday, April 23, 2-4 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Reading Buddies, seniors pair up with preschoolers to read together, Monday, April 24, 10 a.m., Lubber

Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913301-11.

Aurora Hills 55+ Center’s book club members will discuss “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman, Monday,

 April 24, 11:30 a.m. Drop-in.

No waste dinner, learn how to repurpose food normally thrown out such as banana peels, Tuesday, April 25,

 6:30 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Unique cooking demonstration by Center Director Jennifer Weber.

Registration # 913501-08.

Rock music by legends Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, discussed and played by local musicians Carl Gold 

and Rob Sprouse, Tuesday, April 25, 1:30 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center, registration # 913400-38 or virtual, 

registration # 913400-39.

Learn about Arlington Spellbinders, volunteer storytellers, at a new Story Circle information session, Tuesday, 

April 25, 10 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 913301-14.

Empowering older drivers, presentation by Mike Perel, retired U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety

Administration, Wednesday, April 26, 10:30 a.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Hear keys to safe driving and

 how to benefit from advanced automobile technology. Registration #913400-03.

Local history group to discuss the 1935 renaming of Arlington streets, Wednesday, April 26, 1:30 p.m., Lubber

 Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913402-08.

Origins of Russia’s war on Ukraine, Thursday, April 27, 1:30 p.m., virtual. Presented by Professor Steven

 Barnes, George Mason University. Registration # 913400-23. 

History discussion led by Dwight Rodgers of Encore Learning, Thursday, April 27, 1 p.m., virtual. Registration

 # 913402-13.

Current events discussion in Spanish, Thursday, April 27, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Must have minimum

 intermediate knowledge of Spanish. Led by Center Director Ashley Gomez. Registration # 913402-18.

Social ballroom dance, spacious dance floor, enjoy tango, waltz, foxtrot and swing, Friday, April 28, 1-3 p.m.,

 Arlington Mill 55+ Center. No instruction provided.  Drop-in.

Movie showing at Aurora Hills 55+ Center, “See How They Run” (2022) (PG-13), Friday, April 28, 12:30 p.m.

Registration # 913804-02.

Just beneath the surface, examine the works of three artists including context, history and techniques, Friday,

 April 28, 10 a.m., virtual. Presented by Community Arts Programmer Jim Halloran. Registration # 913302-03.