“Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55”

“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.

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.

Painting demonstration, step-by-step with a Community Arts Programmer, Monday, April 15, 10:30 a.m.,

virtual. Picture and supply list will be sent prior to class. Registration # 913303-15.

Celebrate intergenerational art activity with preschoolers, Monday, April 15, 10 a.m., Lubber Run 55+

Center. Registration # 913310-08.

Living happy and healthy in retirement, lecture and slide show by Brad Bickford, licensed clinical

social worker, Tuesday, April 16, 2 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. He will discuss exercise, nutrition, 

relationships and more. Registration # 913500-07.

Arlington County recycling made easy, in recognition of Earth Day, Tuesday, April 16, 11 a.m., Langston-

Brown 55+ Center. Do’s and don’ts presented by Dept. of Environmental Services staff. Registration

# 913400-06.

Genealogy 101 led by experienced genealogist Eilen Bogdanoff, Tuesday, April 16, 11:30 a.m., Lubber

Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913402-02.

Introduction to ukulele, Tuesday, April 16, 4 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Taught by Sandy O’Shea.

No experience required; limited ukuleles available. Registration # 913304-04.

Piano lounge and sing-along with Valerie Welsh, Wednesday, April 17, 4 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. April’s theme is folk and folk rock. Registration # 913304-16.

Spring ahead  hike with Gulf Branch naturalist Rachel Joffey, see the signs of spring from wildflowers to frogs, Wednesday, April 17, 11 a.m. Meet at Madison Community Center, 3839 N. Stafford Street. Wear appropriate shoes for hiking. Registration # 913106-18.

The responsibilities of an executor, presented by Elder Law Attorney Ed Zetlin, Wednesday, April 17, 11 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913404-09.

55+ Travel group will return to the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, VA for a 

matinee performance of “They’re Playing Our Song,” Wednesday, April 17. Cost (includes meal) $102, 

Arlington resident; $117, non-resident. Registration # 902404-06.

iNaturalist App and trail walk, learn how to use the app plus information about the 2024 City Nature Challenge, Wednesday, April 17, 4 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Presented by Arlington Regional Master Naturalists volunteers.  The trail walk follows lecture. Registration # 913400-29.

Caregiving 101: Creating a Plan, Wednesday, April 17, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Presented by AARP Community Ambassador Katherine Ponds. Exchange tips and advice and learn about available resources. Registration # 913404-10.

Explore mixed media art with a Community Arts Programmer, Wednesday, April 17, 1:30 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Learn various techniques using unconventional materials. No art experience required. Materials provided. Registration # 913303-05.

Opera appreciation group to hear musical selections from “Falstaff” by Giuseppe Verdi, Wednesday, 

April 17, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Professional commentary by George Cecchetti. Registration 

# 913300-09

Manage stress or it will manage you, Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration 

#913500-08 or Friday, April 19, 10 a.m., Lubber Run, registration # 913500-09. Presented by experienced

 career counselor Sallie Wiley.

Chat GPT and AI, Thursday, April 18, 3 p.m., virtual. Presented by David Herlihy and Holly Hartell, Arlington County’s Dept. of Technology Services. Learn how to use AI, followed by Q&A. Registration # 913403-02.

Calico Cloggers, a percussion dance group based in Northern Virginia will perform, Friday, April 19, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration  # 913301-10.

Just beneath the surface, an exploration of famous artists and their distinctive techniques, Friday, April 19, 

10 a.m., virtual. Presented by Community Arts Programmer Jim Halloran. Registration # 913302-08.

Movie showing of “Creed” (2015) (PG-13), Friday, April 19, 1 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Registration # 913804-09.

Artists’ secret techniques and methods revealed that made their works so special, Monday, April 22, 10:30 a.m., virtual. Presented by Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen. Registration # 913302-06.

Rock music legends, the Beatles and the Grateful Dead will be discussed Tuesday, April 23, 1:30 p.m., 

Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Volunteer musicians Carl Gold and Rob Sprouse will play songs in person, 

registration # 913400-44 or virtual, #913400-45.

Arlington’s rich history to be discussed Wednesday, April 24, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913402-08.

Read and discuss current articles in popular magazines, Wednesday, April 24, 11 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center.  Facilitated by librarian Vicky McCaffrey. Pick up articles at the 55+ center. Registration # 913402-15.

Acoustic afternoon with live music performed by Arlington residents Phil Rosen, Ed Girovasi and PhEd-Up with Friends, Wednesday, April 24, 2 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Music to feature classic pop, folk and blues. Registration # 913301-06.

General history discussion group to meet Thursday, April 25, 1 p.m., virtual. Presented by Dwight Rodgers, 

Encore Learning. Registration # 913402-13.

Friendly no stakes poker games, all levels of expertise welcome, Thursday, April 25, 2-4 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. No instruction available. Registration # 913600-17.

Plants and cuttings swap and learn about new-to-you plants, Thursday, April 25, 3 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ 

Center. Please ensure all cuttings and plants are pest free and healthy. Registration # 913401-03.

Getting your home market ready, Thursday, April 25, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown. Presented by

Nancy Murphy, licensed realtor with Weichert Realtors. Registration # 913404-11.

Retirement: more than the numbers, presented by certified federal coach Sallie Wiley, Thursday, April 25,

 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 913404-12 and Friday, April 26, 10 a.m., Lubber Run, 

Registration # 913404-13. Learn how to assess your preparedness.

Don’t be a financial crime victim by mail. Learn how to avoid being a target from Beth Peter, senior financial crimes analyst with the U.S. Postal Service, Thursday, April 25, 1 p.m., virtual. Registration # 913400-14.

Movie matinee showing of “Tar” (2022) (R), Friday, April 26, 12:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center.

Registration # 913804-05.

Annual Trash and Treasure Sale, Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hill 55+ Center, 735 S. 18th 

Street. Items for sale are small appliances, decorative items, games, toys, jewelry, luggage, craft supplies

and more. Donated items welcome Wednesday, April 24 and Friday, April 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the

center. For more information, call 703-228-5722.