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

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+ Travel group will visit the “Composing Color: Paintings by Alma Thomas” exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, D.C., Thursday. Nov. 9. Cost $8, Arlington resident; $10, non-resident. Registration # 902311-03.

Spanish discussion group, minimum intermediate level, discuss variety of topics including food, travel, current events, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Led by 55+ Center Director Ashley Gomez. Registration # 911650-03.

Vinyl records and root beer floats, Thursday, Nov. 9, 6-7 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Bring your favorite records or just enjoy listening. Registration # 911801-03.

Movie and munchies, “Empire of Light” (2022) (R), Thursday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 911804-14.

Dwight Rodgers from Encore Learning leads a discussion about the cultural, economics, artistic and political history of various countries, Thursday, Nov. 9, 1 p.m., virtual. Registration # 911402-12.

Beginner quilling, learn to create delicate raised images from coils of paper strips, Thursday, Nov. 9, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Cost $18. Registration # 911310-06.

55+ Travel group to shop at the Northern Virginia Christmas Market featuring more than 250 fine artisans from across the country. Sun., Nov. 12. Cost $9, Arlington County resident; $11, out-of-county resident. $8 entrance fee at the door. Register #902311-04.

Wake and Make, early morning painting and drawing activity led by Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen, Mon., Nov. 13, 9 a.m., virtual. Register #911303-18.

Step-by-step painting demonstration with Community Arts Programmer Jim Halloran, Mon., Nov. 13, 10:30 a.m., virtual. Register #911303-16.

Taking care of house plants, presented by Lynn Pelkey, master gardener with Virginia Cooperative Extension. Tues., Nov. 14, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Register: #911401-04.

Mood Disorders and Physical Health, Dr. Emma Stapp from the Institute of Brain Health and Dementia will discuss how mental and physical health are related, Tues., Nov. 14, 1 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Register #911500-11.

Google Drive 101, learn how to use this free personal cloud storage service with volunteer Benjamin Childers, Tues., Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., virtual. Register #911403-05.

Opera Appreciation group to hear musical selections from “Of Mice and Men” by Carlisle Floyd with commentary from volunteer George Cecchetti. Wed., Nov. 15, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Register #911300-06.

Paint & Sip, paint along with Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen and recreate artworks on display at local museums, Thurs., Nov. 16, 10 a.m., virtual. Register #911303-14.

The historical significance of Hiawatha, chief of the Onandoga Nation and subject of Longfellow’s poem “The Song of Hiawatha.” Presented by Professor Mary McCutcheon of George Mason University. Thurs., Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m., virtual. Register #911400-27.

Movie Matinee, “The Adam Project” (2022) (PG-13), Thurs., Nov. 16, 1 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Registration #911804-11.

Discussion group focused on economic, cultural and political history, led by Dwight Rodgers of Encore Learning. Thurs., Nov. 16, 1 p.m., virtual. Register #911402-13.

Walk Your Way to Brain Health, presented by award-winning author Martha Murphy. Walking can improve health, creativity, mood and lower your risk of cognitive decline. Thurs., Nov. 16, 1:30 p.m., virtual. Register #911500-13.

How to Navigate Social Media, discussion of different social media platforms and how to use them with 55+ Center Director Ashley Gomez. Thurs., Nov. 16, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Register #911403-06.

Beneath the surface and behind the scenes of three artists’ techniques, context and history, presented by Community Arts Programmer Jim Halloran. Fri., Nov. 17, 10 a.m., virtual. Register #911302-06.

Play Bunco, a fun dice game of luck, no experience needed. Fri., Nov. 17, 1:30 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Register #911600-09.

55+ Travel group will enjoy a guided tour of the “Art and Ideals: President John F. Kennedy” Exhibit at the Kennedy Center, Fri., Nov. 17. Cost $9, Arlington County resident; $11, out-of-county resident. Register #902311-05.

Silent Auction and Ice Cream Social, shop for unique gifts and support the 55+ Program, Sat., Nov. 18, 2 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Cost: $3, paid online or at the door. Register #911899-04.