“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.

Spring ephemeral wildflowers, tiny flowers braving the chilly weather, Wednesday, April 3, 10 a.m.,

 Aurora  Hills 55+ Center. Learn more from Gabby Hrycyshyn, Gulf Branch Nature Center naturalist.

Registration # 913400-26.

Opera appreciation group to hear musical selections from “The Maid of Orleans” by Russian composer Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, Wednesday, April 3, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Professional commentary by George Cecchetti. Registration # 913300-08.

Bunco games starting up at Arlington Mill 55+ Center, Thursday, April 4, 2 p.m. A dice game of luck where having fun is the number one objective. Registration # 913600-06.

Vinyl records and root beer floats, sip and listen to favorite music, Thursday, April 4, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Feel free to bring records or just come to listen. Registration # 913801-02.

At home with eight Virginia Presidents, Thursday, April 4, 1:30 p.m., virtual. An exploration of their lives and historic sites that shaped them. Presented by Heather Cole, author of “Virginia Presidents: A History Guide.”  Registration # 913400-33.

Keeping finances organized, presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Financial Educators,

Tuesday, April 4, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Learn how to store financial information for easy access during emergencies. Registration # 913404-08.

Five artists, five works, learn about the common themes and symbols of these artists from Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen, Thursday, April 4, 8:30 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913302-03.

First Friday Social with local and organic snacks to celebrate Earth Day, Friday, April 5, 12 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Registration # 913801-05.

Repurposing leftovers, Tuesday, April 9, 11 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Learn ways to reduce food waste in recognition of Earth Day. Presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteers. Registration # 913501-05.

Reader’s Theater, a form of theatrical performances emphasizing oral interpretation of written texts rather than full fledged dramatization, Tuesday, April 9, 5:30 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Led by Center Director Jennifer Weber. Registration # 913301-12.

New, community connection programs at Arlington Mill 55+ Center to learn about programs and partnerships at the Center. Meet representative from Phoenix Bikes, Wednesday, April 10, 4 p.m. Registration # 913400-04.

Sorting fact from fiction, Wednesday, April 10, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Learn valuable tools and 

resources to discern which online stories are misleading or false. Presented by AARP speaker Larry Lipman. Registration # 913400-43.

History roundtable group will discuss the impact of inventions, Wednesday, April 10, 11:15 a.m., virtual. 

Registration # 913402-05.

The study of words and the history of the English language, Wednesday, April 10, 10:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 913402-19 or virtual, registration # 913402-20. Discussion facilitated by 55+ volunteer, Steve Shapiro.

Blackout poetry workshop with Arlington County library staff assisting participants in creating new poems

by erasing, blacking out or obscuring parts of existing text, Wednesday, April 10, 12:30 p.m., Arlington

Mill 55+ Center. Registration # 913300-05. Materials provided.

Caregivers: You Need Care, Too! Learn ways to avoid burnout, manage expectations, maintain balance,

lower stress and more, Thursday, April 11, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 913500-05 and

 repeated Friday, April 12, 10 a.m., Lubber Run, registration # 913500-06.  Presented by experienced

trainer and career counselor Sallie Wiley.

Energy Bites in honor of Earth Month, learn energy tips while discovering an energizing recipe, presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteers and EcoAction Arlington, Thursday, April 11, 11:30 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 913501-06.

Disappearing glaciers discussion with a Park Ranger from Glacier National Park in Montana, Thursday, 

April 11, 11:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913400-24 at the Center via Zoom or virtual,

registration # 913400-25.

Artist’s Cookbook, recipes for art materials made from household items, Thursday, April 11, 8:30 a.m., virtual. Presented by Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen. Registration # 913303-10.

Beginner quilling, use a few basic tools to wind paper strips into coils to create various shapes to embellish note cards, Thursday, April 11, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Fee $18; supplies provided. Registration # 913310-05.

Bunco Bunch at Walter Reed 55+ Center, Friday, April 12, 1:30 p.m. Dice game of luck where the #1 objective is to have fun. Registration # 913600-04.

EarthFest 2024, enjoy variety of earth-friendly crafts, demonstrations and more while learning how to keep the planet safe, Arlington Mill Plaza and gym, Saturday, April 13, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Open to the public;55+ Pass not required.