“Flourishing After 55”

“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.

Dealing effectively with change, presented by Sallie Wiley, career counselor, Thursday, Nov. 2, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 911500-08; repeated Friday, Nov. 3, 10:30 a.m., registration # 911500-09.

Learn about Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Thursday, Nov. 2, 1 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Presented by Meredith MacKay, LSNV managing attorney. Registration # 911400-04.

History discussion group led by Dwight Rodgers from Encore Learning, Thursday, Nov. 2, 1 p.m., virtual.Focusing on cultural, economic, artistic and political history. Registration # 911402-11.

Name that Tune led by musician Carl Gold, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Songs from 1950s through 1970s. Prizes awarded to winning team. Registration # 911304-15.

Trivia games, Thursday, Nov. 2, 11 a.m., virtual. Registration # 911600-12.

Intergenerational story time, seniors reading to children, Friday, Nov. 3, 11 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Books provided by Aurora Hills Library. Registration # 911301-11. If interested in becoming a reader, call 55+ Center Director Lila Paig at 703-228-5722.

Annual fall second hand jewelry sale at Aurora Hills 55+ Center, Saturday, Nov. 4, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Drop-in. Donations of jewelry accepted Nov 1 – 3.

Learn about The Military Women’s Memorial located at the entrance to the Arlington National Cemetery, 

 Monday, Nov. 6, 1:30 p.m., virtual. Presented by Lt. Col. (Ret.) Marilla Cushman, senior advisor to the

Memorial’s President. Registration # 911400-22.

Secrets of famous artists’ techniques, Monday, Nov. 6, 10:30 a.m., virtual. Presented by Community Arts 

Programmer Jennifer Droblyen. Registration # 911302-02.

Jeopardy games, Monday, Nov. 6, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Led by volunteer Jacquie Stead. 

Registration # 911600-15.

55+ Travel participants will visit Leesburg Premium Outlets, Monday, Nov. 6. Cost, $9, Arlington resident; 

$11, non-resident. Registration # 902311-02.

Movie matinee, “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris” (2022) (PG), Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center.

Registration # 911804-04.

Introduction to playing the ukulele, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 4 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Taught by Sandy

 O’Shea. Registration # 911304-03.

Intermediate ukulele lessons, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 4:30 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center.  Taught by Sandy

O’Shea. Registration # 911304-07.

Mexican Train dominoes, beginners welcome, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 5 – 8 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center.

Registration # 911600-18.

History roundtable participants will discuss the impact of sports in history, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 11:15 a.m., 

virtual. Registration # 911402-09.

The study of words and the history of English, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 10:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. 

Discussion facilitated by Steve Shapiro, registration # 911402-27 or virtual, registration # 911402-28.

Introduction to PayPal payment app, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 12 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Bring your

 smartphone or other device. Presented by 55+ Center Director Ashley Gomez. Registration # 911403-09.

What is a Living Trust? Find out from Elder Law Attorney Ed Zetlin as he explains the different types of trusts, 

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m., virtual. Registration # 911404-10.

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

American Art Museum, D.C., Thursday. Nov. 9. Cost $8, Arlington resident; $10, non-resident.

Registration # 902311-03.

Spanish discussion group, minimum intermediate level, discuss variety of topics including food, travel, current 

events, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Led by 55+ Center Director Ashley Gomez.

Registration # 911650-03.

Vinyl records and root beer floats, Thursday, Nov. 9, 6-7 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Bring your favorite

records or just enjoy listening. Registration # 911801-03.

Movie and munchies, “Empire of Light” (2022) (R), Thursday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center.

 Registration # 911804-14.

Dwight Rodgers from Encore Learning leads a discussion about the cultural, economics, artistic and political

history of various countries, Thursday, Nov. 9, 1 p.m., virtual. Registration # 911402-12.

Beginner quilling, learn to create delicate raised images from coils of paper strips, Thursday, Nov. 9, 1:30 p.m., 

Lubber Run 55+ Center. Cost $18. Registration # 911310-06.

55+ Travel group to shop at the Northern Virginia Christmas Market featuring more than 250 fine artisans from across the country. Sun., Nov. 12. Cost $9, Arlington County resident; $11, out-of-county resident. $8 entrance fee at the door. Register #902311-04.

Wake and Make, early morning painting and drawing activity led by Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen, Mon., Nov. 13, 9 a.m., virtual. Register #911303-18.

Step-by-step painting demonstration with Community Arts Programmer Jim Halloran, Mon., Nov. 13, 10:30 a.m., virtual. Register #911303-16.

Taking care of house plants, presented by Lynn Pelkey, master gardener with Virginia Cooperative Extension. Tues., Nov. 14, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Register: #911401-04.

Mood Disorders and Physical Health, Dr. Emma Stapp from the Institute of Brain Health and Dementia will discuss how mental and physical health are related, Tues., Nov. 14, 1 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Register #911500-11.

Google Drive 101, learn how to use this free personal cloud storage service with volunteer Benjamin Childers, Tues., Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., virtual. Register #911403-05.

Opera Appreciation group to hear musical selections from “Of Mice and Men” by Carlisle Floyd with commentary from volunteer George Cecchetti. Wed., Nov. 15, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Register #911300-06.

Paint & Sip, paint along with Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen and recreate artworks on display at local museums, Thurs., Nov. 16, 10 a.m., virtual. Register #911303-14.

The historical significance of Hiawatha, chief of the Onandoga Nation and subject of Longfellow’s poem “The Song of Hiawatha.” Presented by Professor Mary McCutcheon of George Mason University. Thurs., Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m., virtual. Register #911400-27.

Movie Matinee, “The Adam Project” (2022) (PG-13), Thurs., Nov. 16, 1 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Registration #911804-11.

Discussion group focused on economic, cultural and political history, led by Dwight Rodgers of Encore Learning. Thurs., Nov. 16, 1 p.m., virtual. Register #911402-13.

Walk Your Way to Brain Health, presented by award-winning author Martha Murphy. Walking can improve health, creativity, mood and lower your risk of cognitive decline. Thurs., Nov. 16, 1:30 p.m., virtual. Register #911500-13.

How to Navigate Social Media, discussion of different social media platforms and how to use them with 55+ Center Director Ashley Gomez. Thurs., Nov. 16, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Register #911403-06.

Beneath the surface and behind the scenes of three artists’ techniques, context and history, presented by Community Arts Programmer Jim Halloran. Fri., Nov. 17, 10 a.m., virtual. Register #911302-06.

Play Bunco, a fun dice game of luck, no experience needed. Fri., Nov. 17, 1:30 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Register #911600-09.

55+ Travel group will enjoy a guided tour of the “Art and Ideals: President John F. Kennedy” Exhibit at the Kennedy Center, Fri., Nov. 17. Cost $9, Arlington County resident; $11, out-of-county resident. Register #902311-05.

Silent Auction and Ice Cream Social, shop for unique gifts and support the 55+ Program, Sat., Nov. 18, 2 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Cost: $3, paid online or at the door. Register #911899-04.