“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.


Understanding antisemitism, presented by Rabbi Abbi Sharofsky, director, Intergroup Relations for the Jewish Community Relations Council for Greater Washington, Thurs., Jan. 11, 3 p.m., virtual. Q&A to follow. Registration # 912400-33.

History roundtable group to discuss the impact of major weather events, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 11:15 a.m., Virtual. Registration # 912402-05.

The study of words and the English language, join a group discussion facilitated by  volunteer Steve Shapiro, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 10:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 912402-30 or virtual, registration # 912402-31.

Learn how your estate could be affected by long term care choices, presented by Elder Law Attorney Ed Zetlin, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 11 a.m., virtual. Registration # 912404-03.

Beginner quilling, learn how to create beautiful images from paper strips, Thursday, Jan. 11, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Materials and tools provided. Registration # 912310-02.

Trivia Night, test your knowledge of 2023, Thursday, Jan. 11, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 912600-16.

Fortune in the Attic, learn about identifying authentic antiques with Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen, prior to program send a photo of an item to sashton@arlingtonva.us to be researched

and discussed, Thursday, Jan. 11, 8:30 a.m., virtual. Registration # 912400-09.

Introduction to basic Spanish vocabulary, grammar and conversational phrases, Thursday, Jan. 11, 12:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, virtual. Taught by 55+ Center Director Ashley Gomez. Registration # 912650-03.

Join the Bunco Bunch, Friday, Jan. 12, 1:30 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center, to play this dice game of luck. Registration # 912600-10.

Explore painting with Community arts programmer Jim Halloran, Friday, Jan. 12, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. No experience needed, all materials provided. Registration # 912303-05.

Genealogy 101 with genealogist Eileen Bogdanoff, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 11:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Share information and research tools. Registration # 912402-02.

55+ Travel group will visit “The Sky is the Limit” exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Wednesday, Jan. 17. Cost $45, Arlington resident; $52, non-resident. Registration # 902401-04.

Piano lounge and sing-along with pianist Valerie Welsh, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 4 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Folk, folk rock and soft rock featured. Registration # 912304-16.

Winter seed sowing and a chance to plant and take home seeds and containers, Wed., Jan. 17, 12:30 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Bring clean plastic milk jug, a plastic bag and seeds if possible. Registration # 912401-01.

Advanced care planning, presented by Kathleen Garces-Foley, Director, Coalition to Improve Advanced Care (CIAC), Wednesday, Jan. 17,11 a.m., learn how to create an advanced directive and Wednesday, Jan. 24, 11 a.m., discuss the directive, one on one with a volunteer, Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration 

# 912404-04.

Opera appreciation group to hear musical selections from “The Consul” by Gian Carlo Menotti, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Professional commentary by George Cecchetti. Registration # 912300-05.

Matinee showing of “The Hundred-Foot Journey” (2014) (PG), Thursday, Jan. 18, 1 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Registration # 912804-09.

Thrifting update by a group of 55+ participants who produced a list last year of the best local thrift shops, Thursday, Jan. 18, 1 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 912400-08.

Senior fraud prevention to avoid scams and financial exploitations presented by Arlington County’ Financial Crimes Unit, Thursday, Jan. 18, 11:30 a.m., virtual. Registration # 912400-11.

Global energy update from Mark Finley, an expert on energy and global oil, Rice University Baker Institute, Thursday, Jan. 18, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 912400-13 or virtual, registration # 912400-14.

Virginia’s wild mammals, presentation by Park Naturalist Bobbi Farley, Thursday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., virtual. Learn how local species survive in the wild and urban environments. Registration # 912400-24.

History discussion led by Dwight Rodgers of Encore Learning with focus on cultural, economic and political histories, Thursday, Jan. 18, 1 p.m., virtual. Registration # 912402-09.

Just beneath the surface, Community Arts Programmer Jim Halloran will explain the context, history and techniques of famous artists, Friday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m., virtual. Registration # 912302-05. 

Short story reading and discussion of “The Nine Billion Names of God” by Arthur Clarke, Monday, Jan. 22,

1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center, registration # 912402-24 or virtual, registration # 912402-25.

Secrets revealed of famous artists’ techniques, presented by Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen, 

Monday, Jan. 22, 10:30 a.m., virtual. Registration # 912302-08.

Evening bunco, a fun dice game, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 6 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration

# 912600-12.

Pre-K winter bingo, assist Lubber Run Creative Preschoolers to learn shapes, numbers and colors, through 

bingo games, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 912600-07.

Have fun learning about Arlington’s rich history, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. 

Registration # 912402-07.

Discuss current magazine articles in popular magazines, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 11 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center.

Facilitated by librarian Vicky McCaffrey. Registration # 912402-20.

Join a discussion in Spanish about current events impacting the Latino community, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 

11 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 912402-17.

Introduction to basic Spanish, learn vocabulary, grammar and conversational phrases, Thursday, Jan. 25,

12:30 p.m., virtual. Taught by Lubber Run 55+ Center Director Ashley Gomez. Registration

# 912650-04.

Paint and sip with Community Arts Programmers Thursday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m., virtual. Recreate artworks on 

display at area museums. Registration # 912303-14.

Book exchange at Lubber Run 55+ Center, Thursday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m. Please make sure books are in good 

condition. Registration # 912801-03.

Around the world to Iceland with Ragnhildur Arnorsdottir, cultural counselor and public diplomacy officer,

With the Embassy of IcelandThursday, Jan. 25, 3:30 p.m., virtual. Registration # 912400-16.

Managing Arlington’s trees and forests, join Urban Forest Manager Vincent Verweij for a tree-top view of

Arlington, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m., virtual. Registration # 912400-28.

History discussion group led by Dwight Rodgers of Encore Learning, Thursday, Jan. 25, 1 p.m., virtual.

Registration # 912402-10.

Movie matinee of “Till” (2022) (PG 13), in honor of Black History Month, Friday, Jan. 26, 12:30 p.m., 

Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 912804-06.

American vagabond, 55+ volunteer Tom Curtis will share his adventures hitchhiking around Central and South 

America, Friday, Jan. 26, 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 912400-19.

Get moving with Dance Bingo, Friday, Jan. 26, 11:15 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Created by 55+ Center

 Director Jennifer Weber. Combines cardio dancing and the luck of the draw in Bingo. Registration