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. 

Jeopardy Night at Lubber Run 55+ Center, Thursday, Jan. 26, 6 p.m. Center staff supplies the answers., will you know the questions?  Registration # 912600-17.

“The Life of Queen Elizabeth II,”  how she became the monarch and her lasting effects on the world, Thursday,  Jan. 26, 2 p.m., virtual. Presented by Ashley Craig, Library of Virginia. Registration # 912400-16.

China’s Increasing Threat, presented by Lt. Col. Christopher Wilson, U.S. Army War College, Thursday,  Jan. 26, 1:30 p.m., virtual. Registration # 912400-18.

Movie showing to recognize Black History Month, “Just Mercy” (2019) (PG-13), Friday, Jan. 27, 12:30 p.m., 

Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 912804-03.

Thrifting finds and tips, share favorite spots to thrift including online sites, Friday, Jan. 27, 1 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 912400-09.

55+ Travel group will tour the new National Museum of the U.S. Army at Ft. Belvoir, Monday, Feb. 6. Cost $10, Arlington resident, $13, non-resident. Registration # 902302-02.

Jeopardy, America’s favorite quiz game, Monday, Feb. 6, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration

# 912600-16.

Reading buddies, participants pair up with children from Lubber Run’s Creative Preschoolers Program and

read stories out loud, Monday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Books provided by preschool teacher.

Registration # 912301-11.

Learn to cook sweet and nutritious desserts for Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 11:30 a.m., virtual. Presented

by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteer. Registration # 912890-11.

55+ Book Club members to discuss “For Whom the Bell Tolls” by Ernest Hemingway, Tuesday, Feb. 7,

1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Pair up with one of Lubber Run’s preschoolers to create Valentine cards, Tuesday, Feb. 7. 10 a.m., Lubber Run

55+ Center. Registration # 912310-04 and Wednesday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m., registration # 912310-05. Supplies


Exploring “New School” Chat Rooms, discover online forums and how to use them and ways to keep safety in

mind, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 912403-07.

The study of words and history of English discussion, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 10:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center.

Registration # 912402-30 or virtual, registration # 912402-31.

Tips for aging in place from minor changes to home renovations, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+

Center. Registration # 912500-03.

Daintree Rainforest’s Ecosystem, a far away ecosystem, discover if the plants, animals and fungus are more

familiar than expected, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m., virtual. Registration # 912400-21.

History roundtable members to discuss the impact of maps in history, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 11:15 a.m., Virtual.

Registration # 912402-12.

55+ Travel group will travel to Richmond to see “Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art” at the Virginia

Museum of Fine Arts, Thursday, Feb. 9. Cost $37, Arlington resident, $43, non-resident. Registration

# 902302-03.

Author of “My Halls Hill Family,” Wilma Jones, to share stories and show how this once segregated

community flourished, Thursday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 912899-06.

Library of Congress Reference Specialists will discuss narratives of enslaved Virginians interviewed in the

1930s, documented by the Library of Congress, Thursday, Feb. 9, 11:30 a.m., virtual. Registration

# 912899-07.

The Magic of Yellowstone, the world’s first national park, presented by a park ranger in real time from

Yellowstone, Thursday, Feb. 9, 1:30 p.m. Presented on-screen via Zoom at the Walter Reed 55+ Center.

Registration # 912400-19 or virtual, registration # 912400-20.

Beginner quilling class led by instructor Joni Leonardo. Learn to create images from coils of paper to decorate

note paper, Thursday, Feb. 9, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 912310-09.

Board game night at Lubber Run 55+ Center, Thursday, Feb. 9, 6 p.m. Card games, scrabble, rummikub and

more. Registration # 912600-09.

Bunco Bunch, a fun dice game of luck, Friday, Feb. 10, 1:30 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. No experience

necessary. Registration # 912600-08.

Women and Girls in Science Day, a panel of women discuss working in the field of science, Friday, Feb. 10,

11:30 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. All are welcome; no pass required. Registration # 912400-29.

GranDay: Sweetheart Paint Along, open to all grandparents, grandchildren and grand-friends, Saturday,

Feb. 11, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., indoors at Fort CF Smith, 2411 N. 24th Street. Supplies provided; details emailed

prior to event. Cost $10. Registration # 730033-B.

55+ Travel group will visit the eight new galleries at the National Air and Space Museum in D.C., Saturday,

Feb. 11. Cost $9, Arlington resident, $10, non-resident. Registration # 902302-04.