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

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. 

Photographer Mac Cosgrove-Davies will discuss his photographs of volunteers working for Arlington now on display at the Central Library, Thursday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m. Langston-Brown 55+ Center.  Registration # 911400-06.

Mastering interview skills, taught by experienced trainer and career counselor Sallie Wiley, Thursday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m., registration # 911400-10 and repeated Friday, Sept. 29, 10:30 a.m., registration # 911400-11. Both at Lubber Run 55+ Center.

Discovering the overlooked history of segregated public libraries in Northern Virginia, Thursday, Sept. 28, 11:30 a.m., virtual. Presented by Chris Barbuschak and Suzanne LaPierre, authors of “Desegregation  in Northern Virginia Libraries.” Registration # 911400-25.

The Virginia State Fair in Doswell is on the agenda for the 55+ Travel Group, Friday, Sept. 29. Cost $25, Arlington resident; $29, non-resident. Registration # 902309-08.

Movie matinee, “Air”  (2023) (R), Friday, Sept. 29, 12:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 911804

Secrets revealed, an exploration of famous artists and their sometimes secretive techniques, Monday, Oct. 2, 10:30 a.m., virtual. Presented by Jennifer Droblyen, Community Arts Programmer. Registration # 911302-01.

55+ Travel group is off to Bally’s Casino, Dover, DE, Tuesday, Oct. 3. Cost $14, Arlington resident; $17, non-resident. Registration # 902310-01.

Calling all thespians and playwrights to help form a theater collective to put together plays and performances, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 6 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 911300-08.

Movie matinee, “Father of the Bride” (2022) (PG-13), Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 911804-03.

Find out more about the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides work-based job training to low-income, unemployed seniors, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Presented by Linda Siam, SCSEP director. Registration # 911400-03.

The history of Crystal City including the 14th Street Bridge and Ronald Reagan National Airport, Wednesday,Oct. 4, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Presented by Charles Clark, author and historian. Registration # 911400-20.

The basics of genealogy, helpful hints and tips for starting your research,  presented by experienced genealogist Eileen Bogdanoff, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 911400-28.

Piano lounge and sing-along with Valerie Welsh, featuring Latin rhythms and Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 4 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 911304-11.

Opera appreciation group to hear musical selections from “Madama Butterfly” by  Italian composer Giacomo Puccini, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Professional commentary by George Cecchetti. Registration # 911300-03.

The U.S. Army and the Trail of Tears, history of relocating the Cherokee Nation to Oklahoma and its lasting impact, Thursday, Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m., virtual. Presented by Jen Dubina, National Museum of the U.S. Army. Registration # 911400-21.

How to assess retirement preparedness, Thursday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m. Presented by Sallie Wiley, certified federal coach and career counselor. Registration # 911404-03. Repeated Friday, Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m., registration # 911404-04. Both at Lubber Run 55+ Center.

Learn how to use your phone or personal device to identify music heard in real time, Friday, Oct. 6, 11:30 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Both iPhones and Androids will be discussed with Jennifer Weber, 55+ Center Director. Registration # 911403-04.

Step-by-step painting demonstration with Community Arts Programmers, Monday, Oct. 9, 10:30 a.m., virtual. Picture and supply list sent prior to class. Registration # 911303-15.

While Medicare can be complicated and confusing, Dr. Salama Freed, assistant professor of Health Policy and Management at George Washington University, will break it down, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 911503-01.

History roundtable participants to discuss the impact of mandatory school systems, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 11:15 a.m., virtual. Registration # 911402-08.

Energy Bingo in English and Spanish, presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension Energy Masters, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Celebrate Energy Awareness Month and get tips on reducing energy and water bills. Registration # 911401-05.

The roles of executors, agents and trustees defined by Elder Law Attorney Ed Zetlin, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m., virtual. Registration # 911404-05.

Introduction to the ins and outs of PayPal, Wednesday, Oct 11, 12 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Presented by 55+ Center Director Ashley Gomez Figueredo. Registration # 911403-08.

Calico Cloggers will perform Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Repertoire includes traditional and modern clogging plus Irish and Canadian step dancing and more. Registration # 911301-01.

Beginner quilling class, Thursday, Oct. 12, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Learn how to create beautiful, raised images from paper coils. Supplies provided. Cost $18. Registration # 911310-05.

New, Spanish discussion group led by Ashley Gomez Figueredo, Lubber Run 55+ Center Director, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m. Participants must have an intermediate knowledge of Spanish. Discuss food, travel, current events and more. Registration # 911650-02.

Favorite music on vinyl records plus root beer floats, Thursday, Oct. 12, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 911801-02. Bring records to share or just come to listen.

Movie matinee showing of “Living” (2022) (PG-13), Thursday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 911804-13.

Why get an appraisal of personal property is answered by experienced retired appraiser Jean Jackson, Thursday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 911400-12.