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. 

America’s first Black senators, Hiram Revels and Blanche K. Bruce, presented by historian Dan Holt, Thursday, Feb. 23, 1:30 p.m. View the presentation via Zoom at the Walter Reed 55+ Center, registration # 912899-08 or from home, registration # 912899-09.

Movie night, Thursday, Feb. 23, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, showing of “Elvis” (2022) (PG13). Registration # 912804-12.

Library of Virginia’s Genealogy Series concludes with a presentation of photographs and other historical images, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m., virtual. Registration # 912400-39.

Open art studio for artists who work at their own pace, materials not provided, Thursday, Feb. 23, 1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Latte Lounge at Walter Reed 55+ Center, Friday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. Regular and decaf served by volunteer barista Ben Childers. Registration # 912801-04.

Social Ballroom Dance, Friday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Spacious dance floor, no partners needed. Drop in.

Sunshine Gang band musicians invite you to bring an instrument and join the fun playing rock  and  popular selections in a low-key and music loving atmosphere, Friday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Social art swap at Arlington Mill 55+ Center, Sunday, Feb. 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Bring your own artwork or supplies to create a piece onsite to swap. Registration # 912300-10.

Yarn circle, work on knitting or crocheting projects with fellow 55+ friends, Sunday, Feb. 26, 1-4 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. All skill levels welcome. Drop-in.

 Explore techniques of famous artists with Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen, Monday, Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m., virtual. Registration # 912302-06.

Ice skating, exclusive hour for 55+ participants, Monday, Feb. 27, 8:50 a.m. – 10 a.m., MedStar Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall, roof level 8. Parking $1, rental skates, $1. To register go to www.medstarcapitalsiceplex.com, check Senior Public Skate.

Short story reading and discussion of “A Piece of String” by Guy de Maupassant, Monday, Feb. 27, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 912402-24 or virtual, registration # 912402-25.

Aurora Hills 55+ Center’s book club will discuss, “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins, Monday, Feb. 27, 11:30 a.m. Drop-in.

Filmmakers interest group, all levels of experience welcome, Monday, Feb. 27, 4 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Presented by video enthusiast Nick Englund. Registration # 912403-14.

Chess players of all levels and newcomers welcome. Learn strategies and famous moves from  Chess Master Macon Shibut, Monday, Feb. 27, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Madison Community Center. Drop-in.

Getting a good night’s sleep, practical strategies to develop better sleep habits, presented by Kate Chutuape, Virginia Hospital Center, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m., virtual. Registration # 912500-19.

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with a lesson on benefits of eating fruits and vegetables of different colors, Wednesday, March 1, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteers. Registration # 913501-01.

Travel tricks and tips presented by travel enthusiast Shettima Abdulmalik, Wednesday, March 1, 5:30 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Registration # 913400-30.

Arlington Senior Golf Club gearing up for a new season, April through October, members play at 26 different courses. For more information, contact membership chairman Dennis MacDonald at dkmacdonald@att.net or visit www.arlingtonseniorsgolfclub.org.

55+ Travel group to visit Baltimore’s American Visionary Art Museum and the “Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family” exhibit, Wednesday, March 1. Cost $24, Arlington resident; $28, non-resident. Registration # 902303-01.

An update on keeping your brain healthy to reduce risk of dementia, Thursday, March 2, Lubber Run 55+ Center. Hear about new research from neuropsychologist Dr. Nicola Wolfe, PhD and adjunct professor of psychology at George Washington University. Registration # 913500-01.

March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate join fellow 55+ participants for a screening of “Hidden Figures” (2016) (PG), Thursday, March 2, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913804-09.

Arlington Philharmonic’s conductor Scott Wood will highlight music to be played at an upcoming concert, Thursday, March 2, 1 p.m., virtual. Registration # 913300-01. Free concert to be held Sunday, March 5, 4 p.m., Washington-Liberty High School.

WhatsApp is a free message app for smartphones. Learn the ins and outs of how to download the app, make calls, send texts and more, Thursday, March 2, 2 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Bring your phone to class. Registration # 913403-04.

The Arlington Spellbinders, volunteer storytellers workshop, Friday, March 3, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Discuss the art of telling a story to intergenerational listeners. Newcomers welcome. Drop-in.

55+ Travel group will attend the Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Saturday, March 4. Cost $97, Arlington resident; $112, non-resident. Registration # 902303-02.

Morning art activity, paint and draw using materials found around the house with Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen, Monday, March 6, 9 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913303-14.

Reading Buddies, seniors are paired with Lubber Run Creative preschoolers  to read stories twice a month beginning Monday, March 6, 10 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Books provided by preschool teacher. Registration # 913301-08.

Start your week with a game of Jeopardy, Monday, March 6, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+Center. Registration # 913600-09.

Langston-Brown 55+ Center’s book club members will discuss “The Girl with Seven Names” by David Johns, Tuesday, March 7, 1:30 p.m. Drop-in.

Two bootcamp exercise classes with DMV fitness trainers, begin Tuesday, March 7, 7:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+  Center, 12 sessions, $60, registration # 913100-01 and Thursday, March 9, 8:30 a.m., 11 sessions, $55,  registration # 913100-02.

Learn about the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), which provides work-based job training for low-income unemployed seniors, Wednesday, March 8, 10 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Details explained by Linda Siam, project director. Registration # 913400-01.

Genealogy course offered in three parts beginning with research, Wednesday, March 8, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Taught by experienced genealogist Susan Court. Registration # 913400-31.

History roundtable members will discuss interesting presidential elections, Wednesday, March 8, 11:15 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913402-10.

The study of words and the history of English language, Wednesday, March 8, 10:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 913402-23 and virtual, registration # 913402-24.

Getting your home market ready, tips from Realtor Nancy Murphy, Wednesday, March 8, 11 a.m.,  Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 913404-01.

Unknown impressionist artists, Wednesday, March 8, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Presented by art historian Joan Hart. Registration # 913302-01.

Karaoke Night at Lubber Run 55+ Center, Thursday, March 9, 6 p.m. Registration # 913304-08.

Beginner quilling, learn how to create raised images from coils of one-eighth inch wide paper strips, Thursday, March 9, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Cost $18. Registration # 913310-05.

Gyrokinesis classes offer a unique method to coordinate movement, breathing and mental focus beginning Thursday, March 9, 8 a.m., 9 sessions, $45. Registration # 913100-03.

Recreate artworks on display at area museums from the comfort of your home with Community Arts Programmers, Thursday, March 9, 10 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913303-10.

Movie and munchies at Walter Reed 55+ Center, Thursday, March 9, 3 p.m., “King Richard” (2021) (PG13). Registration # 913804-06.

Hear a pre-recorded lecture for the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society by Helen Knowles, author of “Making Minimum Wage: Elsie Parrish v. West Coast Hotel Company,” Thursday, March 9, 11:30 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913400-18.

Virtual tour of the Library of Virginia, Thursday, March 9, 2 p.m. by Community Outreach Specialist Ashley Craig. Registration # 913400-35.

Cooking demonstration of recipes for Tasteful Tea Parties, Thursday, March 9, 11 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteers. Registration # 913501-02.

Stroke prevention, symptoms and causes, Friday, March 10, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Presented by Dr. Edward Allcock, D.O., medical director, Virginia Hospital Center Inpatient Rehabilitation Center. Registration # 913500-03.