“Flourishing After 55”

“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.

Gentle Hatha Yoga classes begin Tuesdays, March 17- 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).

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.

Enjoy the vibe of a 60s coffee house with live performances by the Calico Cloggers followed by musicians

 Marcy Cochran and Lynn Hollyfield, Tuesday, March 19, 7 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration 

# 913301-02.

Road safety for both drivers and cyclists, essential tips for sharing the road safely presented by Mary Dallao, 

Director of Active Transportation with Arlington County Commuter Services, Monday, March 18, 1 p.m., 

Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 913400-09 or Zoom presentation, same day, same time, registration 

# 913400-10.

Genealogy 101, Tuesday, March 19, 11:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Meet with fellow genealogy

 enthusiasts to share information and research tools led by genealogist Eileen Bogdanoff. Registration

 # 913402-01.

Give line dancing a try, Wednesday, March 20, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Learn the basics, prepare 

for beginners line dance class. Taught by 55+ volunteer Hanni Cordes. Drop-in.

Why health directives are necessary, presented by Elder Law Attorney Ed Zetlin, Wednesday, March 20, 

11 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913404-05.

Opera appreciation group to hear musical selections from “Ariadne auf Naxos” by Richard Strauss, Wednesday, March 20, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Professional commentary by George Cechetti. Registration # 913300-07.

Word games, bring your own game or choose from available games including scrabble, bananagrams, 

Thursday, March 21, 2 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Registration # 913600-22.

Safety for home, parks and community spaces, presented by Cpl. Jonathan Burgess, Jr., Arlington County

 Police Department, Thursday, March 21, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Officer Burgess will give tips

 on how to be secure and avoid being a victim of a scam. Registration # 913400-13.

Dealing effectively with change, hear various strategies from Sallie Wiley, experienced trainer and career 

counselor, Thursday, March 21, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 913500-02 or Friday, March 22, 

10 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 913500-03.

History of Women in the Senate, presented by Kate Scott, associate historian of the U.S.  Senate Historical 

Office, Thursday, March 21, 3 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913400-35 or virtual, 

# 913400-36.

Writing and publishing your own memoir with tips from memoir writer Ellie Dasenbrook, Friday, March 22,

10:30 a.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Learn how to use the Storyworth app which will send you weekly 

writing prompts. Registration # 913300-04.

Acoustic Hour at Aurora Hills 55+ Center, Friday, March 22, 1 p.m. with live music by PhEd Up with Phriends.

 Registration # 913301-05.

Aurora Hills 55+ Center book club will discuss “Saving Yellowstone” by Megan Kate Nelson, Monday, 

March 25, 11:30 a.m. Drop-in.

Step-by-step painting demonstration by a Community Arts Programmer, Monday, March 25, 10:30 a.m.,

virtual. Picture and supply list to be sent prior to class. Registration # 913303-14.

Animals of Arlington, presented by Long Branch Nature Center Naturalist Bobbi Farley, Tuesday, March 26, 

5 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. . Learn how native species survive in an urban environment in this 

presentation with hands-on materials and live animals. Registration # 913400-32.

Library books and dessert, join Arlington public library staff to learn about new and forthcoming titles in

 fiction, non-fiction and detective, Tuesday. March 26, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown. Registration # 913400-42.

Fire safety for older adults presented by Fire Station and Rescue 109 members, Wednesday, March 27, 

11:30 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Tour of fire truck if weather permits. Registration # 913400-11.

Emergency preparedness, presented by Arlington County Dept. of Public Safety Communications and 

Emergency Management, Wednesday, March 27, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Tips on creating an 

emergency contact list, how to build an emergency kit including supplies for pets. Registration # 913400-12.

Women in the kitchen, in honor of Women’s History Month Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food 

Volunteers will demonstrate recipes from talented women chefs in history, Wednesday, March 27, 1:30 p.m., 

Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 913501-04.

Local history discussion, Wednesday, March 27, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Recollect and learn about

Arlington’s history. Registration # 913402-14.

Absolute beginners art class starts Wednesday, March 27 – Wednesday, April 24, 10 a.m., Arlington Mill 55

+ Center. Four two-hour sessions taught by Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen. Registration 

# 913303-09.

Let’s talk gardening, meet fellow gardeners to discuss plants for spring and winter seed sowing, Wednesday, 

March 27, 5 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Make plans to develop a community container garden at the

55+ center. Registration # 913401-02. 

55+ Travel group will travel to Chadds Ford, PA to explore the “Jamie Wyeth: Unsettled” exhibit at the

 Brandywine Museum of Art, Wednesday, March 27. Cost $110, Arlington resident; $127, non-resident.

Registration # 902403-10.

Friendly, no stakes poker games, Thursday, March 28, 2 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. All levels of

experience welcome. No instruction provided. Registration # 913600-16.

Fraud alert: ways to reduce and prevent imposter scams, Thursday, March 28, 10:30 a.m., virtual and in-person 

at Walter Reed 55+ Center. Presented by VICAP and representatives from Senior Medicare Patrol, Arlington 

County Police Dept. and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. To register, call 703-228-1725.

Creating your next chapter, what to do after retirement, Thursday, March 28, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center,

registration #913404-06 or Friday, March 29, 10 a.m., Lubber Run, registration # 913404-07. Presented by

career counselor Sallie Wiley.

An overview of Uber and Lyft and other ride sharing apps, Thursday, March 28, 10 a.m., virtual. Presented by

 Tech Guru Nick Englund. Registration # 913403-03.

Matinee showing of “Living” (2022) (PG-13), Friday, March 29, 12:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center.

Registration # 913804-04.

Wildlife walk along the Long Branch Trail, led by Bobbi Farley, Long Branch Nature Center Naturalist,

Saturday, March 30, 2 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 913106-17.

55+ Travel group will visit “Composing Color: Paintings by Alma Thomas” at the Smithsonian American Art 

Museum in D.C., Saturday, March 30. Led by Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen. Feel free to

bring a sketchbook and colored pencils. Cost $11, Arlington resident; $13, non-resident. Registration

 # 902403-11.