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+ Centers will be closed on Thurs., Nov. 23 and Fri., Nov. 24 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving buffet lunch at Dutch’s Daughter restaurant with the 55+ Travel group. Thursday., Nov. 23, cost: $71, Arlington resident, $82, out-of-county resident. Register #902311-06.

Aurora Hills Book Club, join 55+ friends to discuss “Horse” by Gwendolyn Brooks, Mon., Nov. 27, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Great Winter Reads, get some book and author recommendations from Librarian Vicky McCaffrey, Mon., Nov. 27, 1-2 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Register #911400-09.

Scale down, join a weight loss support group of caring people for private weigh-ins and interesting programs, Mon., Nov. 27, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Rock Music Legends: The Year in Review, musicians Carl Gold and Rob Sprouse will play a highlights tour of the best music they’ve performed this year, Tues., Nov. 28, 1:30-2:45 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center, register #911400-33 or virtual, register #911400-34.

Partner Dance Practice, grab a friend and practice your ballroom dance moves at Walter Reed 55+ Center. No instruction provided. Tues., Nov. 28, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Drop-in.

Acoustic Café, enjoy live performances by local musicians, Tues., Nov. 28, 7-8:30 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Open to all ages: no 55+ Pass is required. Register #911301-04.

55+ Crafters, bring your own supplies and work on your craft projects in a fun and social environment. Wed., Nov. 29, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Drop-in. 

Magazine Article Discussion Group, read current articles from popular magazines and join a conversation with 55+ friends led by Librarian Vicky McCaffrey, Wed., Nov. 29, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Register #911402-16.

55+ Basketball, join pick-up games with a group of welcoming and supportive players. All skill levels are welcome. Wed., Nov. 29, 12-2 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Drop-in.

55+ “Tour de Friends” Bike Club, explore nearby trails and neighborhoods with friendly biking companions. All levels of ability are welcome. Thurs., Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Meet at Bluemont Park (601 N. Manchester Street, Arlington, VA). Register #911206-06.

Cardmaking workshop, make your own personalized cards with techniques like die cuts, embossing folders, distress inks and stamps. Supplies are provided. Thurs., Nov. 30, 1-4 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Book Exchange, bring your used books and swap them with other book lovers, Thurs., Nov. 30, 6-7 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Register #911801-06.

Hawks of Arlington County, learn to identify the beautiful hawks living in your neighborhood, presented by Naturalist Gabby Hrycyshyn. Fri., Dec. 1, 10-11 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Register #912400-21.

Join the 55+ Travel group to hear the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” perform at Constitution Hall. Sun., Dec. 3, register #902312-02. Cost: $9, Arlington County resident, $10, out-of-county resident.