“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.

Cooking demonstration of winter soups by Master Food Volunteers from Virginia Cooperative Extension, 

Thursday, March 7, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 913501-02.

A matter of balance, eight two hour weekly programs on Thursdays beginning March 7, 1 p.m., Langston-

Brown 55+ Center. Practical strategies to reduce fear of falling, led by Northern Virginia Falls Prevention 

Alliance. Registration # 913502-03.

The art of downsizing, presented by realtor Philippa Main who will provide decluttering tips and expert insight on market trends, Thursday, March 7, 3 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 913404-01 or virtual, registration # 913404-02.

ChatGPT and AI, presentation by David Herlihy and Holly Hartell, Arlington County’s Dept. of Technology Services. Learn about the purpose of artificial intelligence (AI) and how to use it, Thursday, March 7, 3 p.m., virtual. Registration # 913403-01.

Five artists, five works, hear and see a common thread as described by Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen, Thursday, March 7, 8:30 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913302-01.

Triskele paper globes, learn to create a 3D globe in the shape of a triskele,, a symbol made of three spirals 

originating from a single point, Thursday, March 7, 10 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Class taught by volunteer Carolyn Bainer. Registration # 913310-01.

Pysanky, decorating Ukrainian Easter eggs, presented by artist George Ziobro, Thursday, March 7, 1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown. Supplies provided. Registration # 913310-02.

55+ Travel group will enjoy two compelling exhibits in D.C., “Whistler: Streetscapes, Urban Change” at 

Freer Gallery and “Star Power: Photographs from Hollywood’s Golden Era” by George Hurell, at the

National Portrait Gallery, Friday, March 8. Cost $13, Arlington resident; $15, non-resident. Registration 

# 902403-05.

U.S.-China-Taiwan Relations, presented by Col. Richard T. Chen, U.S. Army Indo-Pacific Foreign area officer, Friday, March 8, 11 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 913400-22 or virtual, # 913400-23.

Explore mixed media art, interactive session to learn techniques using unconventional materials, Friday, 

March 8, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. No experience needed; materials provided. Taught by Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen. Registration # 913303-01.

Social art swap, bring a finished piece of art or create one onsite to trade with fellow artists, Sunday, March 10,

1:30 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Art supplies provided your bring your own. Registration # 913300-01.

Secrets revealed of famous artists regarding their techniques, Monday, March 11, 10:30 a.m., virtual. Presented 

by Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen. Registration # 913302-05.

55+ deep water exercise class, must be able to swim, equipment available onsite, Mondays beginning March 11,  

10 a.m., Long Bridge Aquatics Center. Pool is average 79 degrees. Eleven sessions, $49.50. Class taught by 

Lynda McGuire. Registration # 913102-01.

Gentle Hatha Yoga classes begin Tuesdays, March 12- May 28, 11 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center and

 Thursdays beginning March 14, 3 p.m., Madison Community Center. Taught by Jennifer Eubank. Twelve 

sessions  each, $60. Registration # 913103-05 (Aurora Hills)  or # 913103-07 (Madison).

Aqua cycle (new), deep water class, high energy, no impact workout, classes begin Tuesday, March 12,

10 a.m., Long Bridge Aquatics Center. Cycle around the pool using upper and lower body muscles. Twelve

 sessions, $54, Taught by Tammy Gaffney. Bring a mat. Registration # 913102-08.

Tax basics presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Financial Education Volunteers, Tuesday,

March 12, 11 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913400-15.

The Women Behind the First Ladies, presented by a Ranger from the First Ladies National Historic Site in 

Canton, Ohio, Tuesday, March 12, 1:30 p.m., virtual. Registration # 913400-34.

Pre-K gardening activity, 55+ participants and Lubber Run preschoolers plant flowers together, Tuesday, March 

12, 10 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913401-01.

Reader’s Theater (new), a form of theatrical performing using oral interpretation of written texts, Tuesday, 

March 12, 5:30 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. No sets, costumes or memorizing lines. Led by 55+ Center

Director Jennifer Weber. Registration # 913301-11.

Travel gurus Barry and Marge Ginsberg will share recent travel experiences on an Adriatic Cruise, Wednesday,

 March 13, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 913400-18.

Deer in Arlington, presented by Arlington Regional Master Naturalist Volunteers, Wednesday, March 13, 

2 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Discuss the history of deer in Arlington and consequences of an over

 populated herd. Registration # 913400-31.

History roundtable participants to discuss the impact of human migrations, Wednesday, March 13, 11:15 a.m., 

virtual. Registration # 913402-04.

The Fishing Forum, share fishing exploits, locations and tackle recommendations, Wednesday, March 13,

 11 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Discuss small group fishing outings. Drop-in.

Opera appreciation group to hear musical selections from “La Clemenza di Tito” by Wolfgang Amadeus 

Mozart, with commentary by George Cecchetti, Wednesday, March 13, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. 

Registration # 913300-06.

Irish in America program presented by Bill Halpin, president of the Irish Cultural Society of Virginia, 

Thursday, March 14, 11:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 913400-38 or virtual, # 913400-39.

Movie screening of  “Barbie” (2023) (PG-13), Friday, March 15, 1 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center.

 Registration # 913804-08.

Coffee House Live! featuring musical group DEMZ, Saturday, March 16, 7 – 9 p.m., Langston-Brown 

55+ Center. Enjoy classic rock, folk and pop tunes from the 60s and 70s. Must pre-register, all ages 

welcome, no 50+ Pass required.