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. 

Beginner quilling class, Thursday, Oct. 12, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Learn how to create beautiful, raised images from paper coils. Supplies provided. Cost $18. Registration # 911310-05.

New, Spanish discussion group led by Ashley Gomez Figueredo, Lubber Run 55+ Center Director, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m. Participants must have an intermediate knowledge of Spanish. Discuss food, travel, current events and more. Registration # 911650-02.

Favorite music on vinyl records plus root beer floats, Thursday, Oct. 12, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 911801-02. Bring records to share or just come to listen.

Movie matinee showing of “Living” (2022) (PG-13), Thursday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 911804-13.

Why get an appraisal of personal property is answered by experienced retired appraiser Jean Jackson, Thursday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 911400-12.

U.S. diplomacy at work in the Afghanistan evacuation, Monday, Oct. 16, 1:30 p.m., virtual. Presented by George Sibley, retired foreign service officer. Registration # 911400-17.

Short story reading and discussion of “Hop-Frog” by Edgar Allen Poe, Monday, Oct. 16, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Story will be sent ahead of time. Registration # 911402-19 or virtual, registration # 911402-20.

National Black Poetry Day with local Black poets, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 4:30 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Be inspired by readings plus a Q&A to follow. Registration # 911400-26.

Interpreting health studies presented by Dr. Margaret Ulfors from the Institute of Brain Health and Dementia, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 911400-30.

Genealogy 101, learn how to research family roots, share information and tools, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Presented by experienced genealogist Eileen Bogdanoff. Registration # 911402-02.

Acoustic Café at Walter Reed 55+ Center to feature three acts including Brandon Lindley, blue grass player; Two Cities Trio, string prodigies and the Okays, harmonious Americana trio, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m. Open to all ages. Registration # 911301-03.

Pumpkin carving and painting, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Pumpkins and supplies provided. Registration # 911890-01.

Opera appreciation group to hear musical selection from “Andrea Chenier” by Umberto Giordano, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Professional commentary by George Cecchetti. Registration # 911300-04.

Paint along with community arts programmers to recreate artwork on display at area museums, Thursday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m., virtual. Registration # 911303-13.

Matinee movie showing of “The Little Mermaid” (2023) (PG), Thursday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Registration # 911804-10.

How to get your affairs in order presented by Sallie Wiley, certified federal coach, Thursday, Oct. 19, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Learn how to identify critical data and have everything readily available in one place. Registration # 911404-06. Repeated on Friday, Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m. Registration # 911404-07.

Artist Arthur B. Davies’ great-grandson, Mac Cosgrove-Davis, will discuss this mysterious and under-researched artist, Thursday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 911302-03.

55+ Travel group will enjoy a traditional British Afternoon Tea at The Tea Cart at Old Water Street Inn, Winchester, VA, Friday, Oct. 20. Cost $74, Arlington resident; $86, non-resident. Registration # 902310-05.

Travel swap, trade recommendations with fellow 55+ friends using five slide Power Point or Google presentation, Friday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 9111801-05. More information, email jweber@arlingtonva.us.

Time capsule party, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2 – 4 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Bring items for a personal time capsule and one for the Center’s capsule. Registration # 911899-03.


Making the most of  Medicare open enrollment, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Meet representatives from Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP). Learn how to use the Medicare Planfinder and other tools for maximum savings. To register, email, Medicarehelp@arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-1725.


How to arrange floral centerpieces for the holidays, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Demonstrations by expert floral designers from Rock Spring Garden Club. Registration # 911401-03.


55+ Travel group will visit The Smithsonian Museum of American History, Wednesday, Oct. 25 to view exhibits, “Mirror, Mirror For Us All: Disney Parks and the American Narrative Experience” and “De Ultima Hora: Latinas Report Breaking News”. Cost $9, Arlington resident; $11, non-resident. Registration # 902310-06.


Local history discussion topic, the best bakery in Arlington, Wednesday, Oct 25, 10 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 911402-05.


Smart money management presented by Sallie Wiley, career counselor, Thursday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 911404-08; repeated Friday, Oct. 27, 10:30 a.m., registration # 911404-09.


World-wide history discussion group to meet Thursday, Oct. 26, 1 p.m., virtual. Led by Dwight Rodgers from Encore Learning. Registration # 911402-10.


Writing the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, pre-recorded Supreme Court Historical Society lecture by Georgetown University law professor John Mikhail who discusses Founding Father James Wilson’s important role, Thursday, Oct. 26, 1:30 p.m., virtual. Registration # 911400-19.


Stroke prevention and management session with Christine Crawford, certified brain injury specialist, Friday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 911500-04.


Beneath the surface and behind the scenes of three artists, Friday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m., virtual. Presented by Community Arts Programmer Jim Halloran. Registration # 911302-05.


Coffee House Live! An evening with the musical group DEMZ, Friday, Oct. 27, 7 - 9 p.m., Langston-Brown

55+ Center. Enjoy music from the 60s and 70s. All ages welcome, 55+ Pass not required. Registration 

# 911301-08.