“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.

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 #912600-05.

Aurora Hills 55+ Center book club will discuss “The Marriage Portrait” by Maggie O’Farrell, Monday, Jan. 29, 11:30 a.m. Drop-in.

Painting demonstration, detailed step-by-step instruction with Community Arts Programmer Jim Halloran, Monday, Jan. 29, 10:30 a.m., virtual. Picture and supply list sent prior to class. Registration # 912303-17.

Understanding dementia, join an interactive workshop presented by RAFT Dementia Outreach and Education Coordinator Sydney Palinkas, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Learn about the free RAFT  Dementia Support Program. Registration # 912500-05.

Online 55+ registration tips on how to sign up for classes and ways to sort event offerings, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Bring questions or expertise to share. Registration # 912400-36.

Open art studio for artists to work on their own, Wednesday, Jan. 31 and Friday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. No instruction or materials provided. Drop-in.

Trivia buffs challenge, Thursday, Feb. 1, 11 a.m., virtual. Registration # 912600-15.

Woodcarvers meet to pursue their craft of carving and turning wood into objects of beauty, Thursday, Feb. 1, 1-4 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Instruction and some tools available. Newcomers welcome. Drop-in.

Secret lives of famous fakers, delve into several well-known forgers in the art world and how they were caught, Thursday, Feb. 1, 8:30 a.m., virtual. Presented by Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen. Registration # 912302-10.

Local underground railroad heroes, program presented by Jenny Masur, anthropologist and author who will share intimate portraits of freedom seekers and those who risked  everything to help them, Thursday, Feb. 1, 3-4 p.m., virtual. Registration # 912400-31.

Arlington Spellbinders, oral storytellers who enjoy telling stories to intergenerational listeners at a variety of venues to meet Friday, Feb. 2, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Newcomers welcome to come and learn more about the group.  Registration # 912301-14.

Crafternoon social group, experienced yarn crafters sip tea while knitting and crocheting plus a stroll around the  indoor walking track, Friday, Feb. 2, 3 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Aurora Hills 55+ Center walkers will meet at the Center for a two to four mile walk, Friday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. Call 703-228-5722 for more information. Drop-in.

Normal aging versus dementia, presented by Insight Memory Care Center, Monday, Feb. 5, 10:30 a.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Registration # 912500-06.

Wake and make, early bird art activity with Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen, Monday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m., virtual. Be prepared to paint and draw. Supplies not provided. Registration # 912303-20.

Movie matinee, “42” (2013) (PG-13), a biographical film about Jackie Robinson, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 912804-03.

Intro to ukulele, no experience required, taught by Sandy O’Shea, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 4 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Limited ukuleles available. Registration # 912304-05.

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.