“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.

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.

Jigsaw puzzle contest and swap, teams of three, first to finish wins, Monday, April 29, 10:30 a.m.,

LangstonBrown 55+ Center. Bring a puzzle to swap. Registration # 913600-24. Puzzles for the contest are 


Around the world to Poland with Katarzyna Rybka-Iwanska, head of public and cultural diplomacy for the

Polish Embassy, Tuesday, April 30, 1:30 p.m., virtual. Learn about Poland’s famous artists, scientists, culinary traditions and more. Registration # 913400-19.

DNA testing and genealogy may assist in documenting family history, Wednesday, May 1, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown. Class led by experienced genealogist Eileen Bogdanoff. Registration # 913400-41.

Home modification workshop, receive information on what is needed to stay in your home independent

and safe, Wednesday, May 1, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Presented by AARP speakers Bob Eiffert and Jane King. Registration # 913404-14.

Opera appreciation group to hear musical selections from “Carmen” by Georges Bizet, Wednesday, May 1, 

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

 # 913300-10.

55+ Travel group will explore the “Park Chan-kyong: Gathering” exhibit at the Sackler Gallery, D.C., 

Wednesday, May 1. Cost $9, Arlington resident; $10, non-resident. Registration # 902405-01.

Bunco and trivia games, Thursday, May 2, 11 a.m., trivia, virtual, registration # 913600-09 and bunco, 2 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center, registration # 913600-07.

Records and root beer, listen to favorite vinyl records while sipping on an old-fashioned root beer float,

Thursday, May 2, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913801-03.

Visiting Mauthausen and Auschwitz to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day with volunteer Carole

 Lieber and 55+ Travel Assistant Sheila Budoff, Thursday, May 2, 3 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 913400-20 or virtual, registration # 913400-21. Presenters will share memories and photos of their recent trip which included the concentration camps. 

First Friday Social to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, May 3, 12 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Enjoy trying Asian food. Registration # 913801-06.

Virtual Center for Active Adults (VCAA), free, virtual programs five days a week includes fitness classes, 

lifelong learning programs and interactive games. For more information email, sashton@arlingtonva.us.

Drop-in fitness classes are offered at Lubber Run Community Center, total body fitness, Mondays, 10 a.m., 

Fridays,10;15 a.m.; full fitness, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.; strength training, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. Cost $4 per class or $60 for a 15 sessions punch pass. Pay at Lubber Run’s front desk.

Billiards, casual games, players of all levels are welcome, equipment provided, weekdays at Walter Reed 55+ Center, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Drop-in.  

Volleyball, friendly games provide fun and exercise, beginners and experienced players welcome, Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Jeopardy games, Monday, May 6, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Have fun with friends and try to win

a prize. Led by volunteer Jacquie Stead. Registration # 913600-14.

Introduction to the ukulele, Tuesday, May 7, 4 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center, registration # 913304-05, 

followed by an intermediate class at 4:30 p.m., registration # 913304-11. Limited ukuleles available.

Movie matinée, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” (2023) (PG-13), Tuesday, May 7, Lubber Run 55 + Center.

Registration # 913804-03.

It takes a Village in Arlington, presented by Wendy Zenker, executive director, Arlington Neighborhood

 Village (ANV), Tuesday, May 7, 11:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 913400-01 or virtual, 

registration # 913400-02. Learn about the village concept to help adults stay in their homes as they age.

Langston-Brown 55+ Center book club members to discuss “By Her Own Design” by Piper Huguley, Tuesday, May 7, 1:30 p.m. Drop-in.

Dance Party to celebrate Older Americans Month featuring music from different eras, Wednesday, May 8, 

10:30 a.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Email favorite dance party songs to cconley1@arlingtonva.us.

Dress up in an outfit from your favorite decade! Registration # 913899-02.

Mother’s Day craft, create a unique card, Wednesday, May 8, 12:30 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Materials provided. Registration # 913310-09.

Mother’s Day Music and Tea, music by pianist Valerie Welsh, Wednesday, May 8, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+

 Center. Bring photos of your mother, wife or children to share. Registration # 913890-03.

History roundtable group to discuss the impact of required primary education, Wednesday, May 8, 11:15 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913402-06.

The study of words and the history of the English language plus other items of linguistic interest, Wednesday, May 8, 10:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Facilitated by 55+ volunteer Steve Shapiro, Registration # 913402-21 or virtual, 913402-22.

Community Connections at Arlington Mill 55+ Center to hear about Aspire Afterschool Learning, Wednesday, May 8, 5 p.m. Part of a new initiative to learn about 55+ programs at the Center. Registration # 913400-05.

A Caregiver’s Guide to Medicare, presented by Arlington’s Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance

 Program (VICAP), Wednesday, May 8, 10:30 a.m., virtual. Call to register, 703-228-1725 or email, 


Services for the blind and vision impaired, presented by Virginia Dept. for the Blind and Vision Impaired 

(DBVI), Thursday, May 9, 11 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913400-08.

How to navigate social media, Thursday, May 9, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Bring your device and 

questions. Presented by 55+ Center Director Ashley Gomez. Registration # 913403-05.

Butterflies and blossoms at Lubber Run Community Center, leisurely walk to admire spring wildflowers, led by Long Branch Nature Center naturalist Rob Barnovsky, Thursday, May 9, 10 a.m. Meet at Lubber Run Amphitheater. Registration # 913106-19.

Beginner quilling, create delicate raised images on note cards using paper strips and a few basic tools,

 Thursday, May 9, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Cost $18, supplies provided. Registration # 913310-06.

Homemade Mother’s Day cards created with preschoolers, Friday, May 10, Lubber Run 55+ Center. Supplies provided. Registration # 913310-10.