“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.
Registration for 2023 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, is open, online only at
www.nvso.us. Registration fee $20 for unlimited events. For more information, email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trivia buffs meet for games, Thursday, Aug. 3, 11 a.m., virtual. Registration # 914600-22.
55+ Travel group will travel to Annapolis for an Anchors Aweigh Music Tour at the U.S. Naval Academy, Thursday, Aug. 3. Guided tour plus a summer recital by the U.S. Navy Academy Band. Must have a valid unexpired photo ID card or passport. Cost $22, Arlington resident; $25, non-resident. Registration # 902308-01.
Continuum of care presentation on home care, assisted living, skilled nursing and more including services and costs, presented by a panel of professionals, Thursday, Aug. 3, 11 a.m., virtual. Registration # 914500-05.
History discussion group led by Dwight Rodgers from Encore Learning, Thursday, Aug. 3, 1 p.m., virtual.Registration # 914402-06.
Smart home overview of home automation devices such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home, Thursday, Aug. 3, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Presented by 55+ Center Director Ashley Gomez. Registration # 914403-13.
Summer piano lounge featuring a live performance by renowned classical pianist Thomas Pandolfi, Friday, Aug. 4, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 914301-07.
Arlington Spellbinders, volunteer storytellers, seeking new members, Friday, Aug. 4, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Drop-in.
Memoir writing program led by experienced writer Mims Placke, Monday, Aug. 7, 10:15 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 914400-32.
Mexican train dominoes, Monday, Aug. 7, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center, drop-in. Practice for 2023 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics in September.
Billiards and table tennis, Monday, Aug. 7 - Friday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Drop-in. Practice for 2023 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics in September.
Evening bunco, a fun dice game of luck, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 6 – 8 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 914600-20.
55+ volunteer Tom Curtis reminisces about hitchhiking around Central and South America, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 914400-17.
An in-depth discussion of inheritance issues including family heirlooms and pre-planning the recipients of personal belongings, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Financial Education Volunteers. Registration # 914404-04.
Current events discussion in Spanish, Thursday, Aug.10, virtual. Participants must have at least an intermediate knowledge of Spanish. Led by Lubber Run 55+ Center Ashley Gomez Figueredo. Registration # 914402-13.
History discussion group led by Dwight Rodgers, Encore Learning, Thursday, Aug. 10, 1 p.m., virtual. Topics include cultural, economic, artistic and political histories. Registration # 914402-07.
Movie matinee of “The Banshees of Inisherin” (2022) (R), Thursday, Aug. 10, 2 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 914804-11.
Bilingual Bingo in English and Spanish, Thursday, Aug. 10, 3:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 914600-11.
Beginner quilling, create raised images from coils of paper strips, Thursday, Aug. 10, 1:30 – 3 p.m. $18. Supplies provided. Taught by Joni Leonardo. Registration # 914310-03.
Navigating the “55+ Guide,” published by the Department of Parks and Recreation, Office of 55+ Programs, Friday, Aug. 11, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Volunteers will help in finding programs based on personal interests plus the process of registering. Registration # 914400-32.
Cribbage, a classic yet challenging card game, Friday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center, drop-in. Practice for 2023 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics in September
Bingo at Aurora Hills 55+ Center, win prizes, Friday, Aug. 11, 1 p.m. Registration # 914600-15.
Filmmaker interest group to meet Monday, Aug. 14, 4:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Learn how to do more with film whether in front of or behind the camera. Led by video expert Nick Englund. Registration # 914403-08.
Chess games with players of all levels plus newcomers welcome, Monday, Aug. 14, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Madison Community Center. Meet Chess Master Macon Shibut and discuss strategies and famous moves. Drop-in.
Escape Room at Walter Reed 55+ Center. After the 55+ Center Director has finished a presentation , no one can exit the conference room, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 6 p.m. 7:15 p.m. Registration # 914600-07.
Genealogy 101, led by genealogist Eileen Bogdanoff, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 11:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Learn how to use the free Familysearch.org website. Registration # 914402-03.
Reading Buddies, seniors pair up with preschoolers to read stories from books provided by preschool teachers, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m. Lubber Run 55+ Center. To volunteer as a reader, registration # 914301-13.
55+ Travel group is headed to the Grounds for Sculpture Museum and Gardens in Hamilton, N.J. Tuesday, Aug. 15. View nearly 300 sculptures on 42 landscaped acres. Cost $93, Arlington resident; $107 non-resident. Registration # 902308-03.
Until help arrives training, taught by a volunteer from Arlington County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Wednesday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 914400-06.
Cooking demonstration featuring strawberries and other seasonal fruit, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteers. Registration # 914501-10.
Opera appreciation group to hear musical selections from “Billy Budd” by Benjamin Britten, Wednesday, Aug.16, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Professional commentary by George Cecchetti. Registration # 914300-06.
Matinee movie, “Air” (2015) (PG-13), watch on big screen at Arlington Mill 55+ Center, Thursday, Aug. 17, 1 p.m. Registration # 914804-07.
Cardmaking workshop using techniques such as die cuts, embossing folders, distress inks and stamps, Thursday, Aug. 17, 1-4 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Drop-in.
Arlington Mill Art Show, open to the public, arts and crafts from the 55+ community, Friday, Aug. 18, 11a.m. – 2 p.m. Deadline for community artists age 55+ and older to submit artwork is Monday, Aug. 14 by emailing, email@example.com.
Annual ice cream social and live music at Aurora Hills 55+ Center, Friday, Aug. 18, 1 p.m. Cost $3 (cash only). Registration # 914899-06.
Introduction to beginner’s line dance class, Friday, Aug. 18, 10:15 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Drop-in.