“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.
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.
Social art swap at Arlington Mill 55+ Center, Sunday, Aug. 20, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Bring a piece of art to swap or
create one onsite. Registration # 914300-09.
A variety of card games and rummikub at Langston-Brown 55+ Center, Monday, Aug. 21, 1-3 p.m. Drop-in.
Mims Placke leads an informal program on memoir writing, Monday, Aug. 21 10:15 a.m., Langston-Brown
55+ Center. Registration # 914400-33.
Samba card games, fun variation of Canasta using six decks of cards, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 1 – 4 p.m., Walter
Reed 55+ Center. Drop-in.
Men’s pick-up basketball games, full court press, all skill levels welcome, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 12 -2 p.m.,
Walter Reed 55+ Center. Drop-in.
Current articles in popular magazines discussed, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 11 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center.
Facilitated by Librarian Vicky McCaffrey. Registration # 914402-17.
Movie night at Lubber Run 55+ Center, Thursday, Aug. 24, 6 p.m., “The Intern” (2015) (PG-13).
Registration # 914804-14.
Line dance practice, must have knowledge of basic steps, Thursday, Aug. 24, 1 – 2 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+
Center; Friday, Aug. 25, 11:05 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Drop-in.
Current events discussion in Spanish, Thursday, Aug. 24, 11:30 a.m., virtual. Must have at least intermediate
knowledge of Spanish. Led by Lubber Run 55+ Center Director Ashley Gomez. Registration # 914402-14.
Dance Bingo, created by Walter Reed 55+ Center Director Jennifer Weber, combines cardio dancing with luck
of the draw of Bingo, Friday, Aug. 25, 11:15 a.m. Registration # 914600-16.
55+ Travel group will visit the Museum of Illusions in D.C.’s City Center, Friday, Aug. 25. More than 50
visual and educational exhibits featuring holograms, stereograms and immersive rooms. Cost $36, Arlington resident; $44, non-resident. Registration # 902308-05.
Social ballroom dance, spacious dance floor, Friday, Aug. 25, 1 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Music for
swing, foxtrot, waltz and tango. Drop-in.
Movie matinee, “The Fabelmans” (2022) (PG-13), Friday, Aug. 25, 12:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center.
Registration # 914804-04.
Crafternoon social group of experienced yarn crafters, Lubber Run 55+ Center, Friday, Aug. 25, 3 p.m.
Sip tea, work on crocheting, knitting and needlepoint projects followed by a walk around the Center’s indoor