“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.

Opera appreciation group will hear musical selections from “Salome” by Richard Strauss, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Professional commentary by George Cecchetti. Registration # 912300-06.

Acoustic afternoon with music performed by Arlington musicians Phil Rosen, Ed Girovasi and friends, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Event will feature classic pop, folk and blues favorites. Registration # 912301-04.

Pictionary, a fun game where players take turns sketching a randomly assigned picture, while their teammates guess what it is, Thursday, Feb. 8, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Newcomers welcome. Registration # 912600-01.

Latte lounge, homemade by 55+ volunteer Ben Childers, both decaf and regular, Thursday, Feb. 8, 9:30 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 912801-04.

History discussion group led by Dwight Rodgers from Encore Learning, Thursday, Feb. 8, 1 p.m., Walter Reed  55+ Center. Registration # 912402-12.

Artists cookbook, learn “recipes” for art materials using household items, Thursday, Feb. 8, 8:30 a.m., virtual. Presented by Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen. Registration # 912303-10.

Beginners quilling class, create beautiful raised images from paper strips using a few basic tools, Thursday, Feb. 8, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Supplies provided. Cost $18. Registration # 912310-03.

Bunco Bunch, a dice game of luck, no prior experience needed, Friday, Feb. 9, 1:30 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 912600-11.

55+ Travel group will embark on an exciting excursion to Maryland Live! Casino, Hanover, MD, Saturday, Feb. 10. Cost $11, Arlington resident; $13, non-resident.  Registration # 902402-04.

Painting demonstration by Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen, Monday, Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m., 

virtual. Picture and a supply list sent prior to class. Registration # 912303-18.

Love songs by rock music legends, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1:30 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center, registration

 # 912400-39 or virtual, registration # 912400-40. Live music performed by Carl Gold and Rob Sprouse.

Volleyball games for both beginners and experienced players, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 3:30-5:30 p.m.,

Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Valentine’s Day afternoon soiree, enjoy sweet refreshments and listen to love songs performed by pianist

 Valerie Welsh, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 912890-10.

History roundtable participants will discuss the impact of unsuccessful rebellions, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 

11:15 a.m., virtual. Registration # 912402-06.

Discussion of current events in Spanish impacting the Latino community, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m., Lubber

 Run 55+ Center. Led by 55+ Center Director Ashley Gomez. Registration # 912402-17.  Must have at least

 intermediate knowledge of Spanish.

The study of words, the history of English and languages as a whole, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 100 a.m., Lubber

 Run 55+ Center, registration # 912402-32 or virtual, registration # 912402-33.

Avoiding guardianship and conservatorship, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m., virtual. Presented by Elder Law

 Attorney Ed Zetlin. Registration # 912404-05.

Open art studio for artists who work at their own pace in a collaborative space, Wednesday, Feb. 14 and Friday,

Feb. 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Drop-in

Records and root beer floats, bring favorite music on vinyls or just show up to listen, Thursday, Feb. 15, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 5+ Center. Registration # 912801-02.

Canasta, easy to learn card game, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. -12 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Prepare for hiking and camping, join outdoor enthusiast Carmen Shippy for important tips, Thursday, Feb. 15, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 912400-20.

How to grow fruit trees in Arlington, presented by Urban Forest Manager Vincent Verweij, Thursday, 

Feb. 15, 2 p.m. virtual. Registration # 912400-29.

Tips for capturing great video, presented by Video Production Manager Jeremy Carpel, Thursday, Feb. 15, 

11 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 912403-06 or virtual, registration # 912403-07.

Acoustic hour at Aurora Hills 55+ Center featuring the Rockin’ Chairs Band, Friday, Feb. 16, 1 p.m.

Registration # 912301-03.

Genealogy 101, led by experienced genealogist Eileen Bogdanoff, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 11:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Share information and research tools. Registration # 912402-03.

Introduction to the ukulele by instructor Sandy O’Shea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 4 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. 

Limited ukuleles available. Registration # 912304-06.

Manatees off the coast of Virginia, Park Naturalist Rachel Joffey will discuss manatee biology, their migration plus other information, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m., virtual. Registration # 912400-25.    

Navigating Medicare, presented by Dr.Salama Freed, assistant professor of health policy and management, 

GWU, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Discussion includes enrollment options

and the latest changes. Registration # 912503-01.

Opera appreciation group to hear musical selections from “Macbeth” by Giuseppe Verdi, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Professional commentary by George Cecchetti. Registration # 912300-07.

Piano lounge and sing-along with pianist Valerie Welsh focusing on love songs, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 4 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 912304-17.

Cornhole practice, keep your skills sharp for 2024 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics or just come and game, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 9:30 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 912205-02.

Paint and sip from your home while you recreate artworks on display at area museums with Community Arts Programmers Jim Halloran and Jennifer Droblyen, Thursday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m., virtual. Registration # 912303-15.

Introduction to basic Spanish vocabulary, grammar and  conversational phrases, Thursday, Feb. 22, 12:30 p.m., virtual. Taught by 55+ Center Director Ashley Gomez. Registration # 912650-06.

Navigating the 55+ Guide efficiently, sign up for one-on-one advice and questions answered Wednesday,

 Feb. 21, 1:30–3 p.m., registration # 912400-37 or 3–4:30 p.m., registration # 912400-38. Both at Langston-Brown 55+ Center.

55+ Travel group to visit D.C.’s Textile Museum and its “Fights for Freedom” exhibit showcasing D.C.

figures and historical moments from anti-slavery campaigns to the Civil Rights movement, Friday,

Feb. 23. Cost $10, Arlington resident; $12, non-resident. Registration # 902402-07.

Get moving with Dance Bingo, fun game that combines cardio dancing with luck of the draw bingo, Friday, Feb. 23, 11:15 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 912600-06.

Movie matinee, “A Love Song” (2023) (PG), Friday, Feb. 23, 12:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center.

Registration # 912804-07.

Just beneath the surface of three artists, learn their history and techniques, Friday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m., virtual.

Presented by Community Arts Programmer Jim Halloran. Registration # 912302-06.