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. 

Registration for 2023 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, is open, online only at

www.nvso.us. Registration fee $20 for unlimited events. For more information, email, nvso1982@gmail.com.

Matinee movie, “Air” (2015) (PG-13), watch on big screen at Arlington Mill 55+ Center, Thursday, Aug. 17, 1 p.m. Registration # 914804-07.

Cardmaking workshop using techniques such as die cuts, embossing folders, distress inks and stamps, Thursday, Aug. 17, 1-4 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Arlington Mill Art Show, open to the public, arts and crafts from the 55+ community, Friday, Aug. 18, 11a.m. – 2 p.m. Deadline for community artists age 55+ and older to submit artwork is Monday, Aug. 14 by emailing, agomez1@arlingtonva.us.

Annual ice cream social and live music at Aurora Hills 55+ Center, Friday, Aug. 18, 1 p.m. Cost $3 (cash only). Registration # 914899-06.

Introduction to beginner’s line dance class, Friday, Aug. 18, 10:15 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Social art swap at Arlington Mill 55+ Center, Sunday, Aug. 20, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Bring a piece of art to swap or create one onsite. Registration # 914300-09.

A variety of card games and rummikub at Langston-Brown 55+ Center, Monday, Aug. 21, 1-3 p.m. Drop-in.

Mims Placke leads an informal program on memoir writing, Monday, Aug. 21 10:15 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 914400-33.

Samba card games, fun variation of Canasta using six decks of cards, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 1 – 4 p.m., Walter  Reed 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Men’s pick-up basketball games, full court press, all skill levels welcome, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 12 -2 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Current articles in popular magazines discussed, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 11 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Facilitated by Librarian Vicky McCaffrey. Registration # 914402-17.

Movie night at Lubber Run 55+ Center, Thursday, Aug. 24, 6 p.m., “The Intern” (2015) (PG-13). Registration # 914804-14.

Line dance practice, must have knowledge of basic steps, Thursday, Aug. 24, 1 – 2 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center; Friday, Aug. 25, 11:05 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Current events discussion in Spanish, Thursday, Aug. 24, 11:30 a.m., virtual. Must have at least intermediate knowledge of Spanish. Led by Lubber Run 55+ Center Director Ashley Gomez. Registration # 914402-14.

Dance Bingo, created by Walter Reed 55+ Center Director Jennifer Weber, combines cardio dancing with luck of the draw of Bingo, Friday, Aug. 25, 11:15 a.m. Registration # 914600-16. 

55+ Travel group will visit the Museum of Illusions in D.C.’s City Center, Friday, Aug. 25. More than 50 visual and educational exhibits featuring holograms, stereograms and immersive rooms. Cost $36, Arlington resident; $44, non-resident. Registration # 902308-05. 

Social ballroom dance, spacious dance floor, Friday, Aug. 25, 1 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Music for swing, foxtrot, waltz and tango. Drop-in.

Movie matinee, “The Fabelmans” (2022) (PG-13), Friday, Aug. 25, 12:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center.Registration # 914804-04.

Crafternoon social group of experienced yarn crafters, Lubber Run 55+ Center, Friday, Aug. 25, 3 p.m. Sip tea, work on crocheting, knitting and needlepoint projects followed by a walk around the Center’s indoor track. Drop-in.

Aurora Hills book club to discuss “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, Monday, Aug. 28, 11:30 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Newcomers welcome. Drop-in.

55+ ice skating, exclusive hour, Monday, Aug. 28, 8:10 – 9:20 a.m., MedStar Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Common Mall, 8th level parking ($1), skate rental ($1). Pre-registration required at www.medstarcapitalsiceplex.com, senior public skate.

Pinochle, well known card game using a special deck of cards, Monday, Aug. 28, 1 – 3 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 1, 1 – 3 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Newcomers welcome. Drop-in.

QR codes and how to use them, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 6 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Taught by tech expert Nick Englund. Registration # 914403-14.

Croquet games, newcomers welcome, equipment provided, Tuesday, Aug. 29 and Friday, Sept. 1, 2 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center field. Drop-in.

Tai Chi practice with experienced volunteers, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center; Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center; Friday, Sept. 1, 1 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center field.  No 

instruction provided. Drop-in.

Android phone and tablet class, come prepared with device specific questions, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 5:30 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Taught by tech expert Nick Englund. Registration # 914403-03.

Hearts card games, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Lots of fun and less complicated than most card games. Newcomers welcome. Drop-in.

Learn how to use WhatsApp, a free messenger app for smartphones, Thursday, Aug. 31, 3 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Bring phone to class. Taught by tech expert Nick Englund.  Registration # 914403-11.

SAIL, Stay Active and Independent for Life, Tuesdays and Fridays beginning Friday, Sept 1, 1 p.m., 20 sessions, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance. Exercise to improve strength, balance and fitness, Aurora Hills 55+ Center. No fee. Registration # 911502-04.

Spellbinders, oral storytellers who tell folk tales, fables and legends, seeking new members, Friday, Sept. 1, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Just Play’n Country, sing along, play or just listen to traditional mountain music with roots in Irish folk and blues, Friday, Sept. 1, 1 -3 p.m., Madison Community Center. Drop-in.