“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.

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.

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.