“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.

Manage stress or it will manage you, Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration 

#913500-08 or Friday, April 19, 10 a.m., Lubber Run, registration # 913500-09. Presented by experienced

 career counselor Sallie Wiley.

Chat GPT and AI, Thursday, April 18, 3 p.m., virtual. Presented by David Herlihy and Holly Hartell, Arlington County’s Dept. of Technology Services. Learn how to use AI, followed by Q&A. Registration # 913403-02.

Calico Cloggers, a percussion dance group based in Northern Virginia will perform, Friday, April 19, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration  # 913301-10.

Just beneath the surface, an exploration of famous artists and their distinctive techniques, Friday, April 19, 

10 a.m., virtual. Presented by Community Arts Programmer Jim Halloran. Registration # 913302-08.

Movie showing of “Creed” (2015) (PG-13), Friday, April 19, 1 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Registration # 913804-09.

Artists’ secret techniques and methods revealed that made their works so special, Monday, April 22, 10:30 a.m., virtual. Presented by Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen. Registration # 913302-06.

Rock music legends, the Beatles and the Grateful Dead will be discussed Tuesday, April 23, 1:30 p.m., 

Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Volunteer musicians Carl Gold and Rob Sprouse will play songs in person, 

registration # 913400-44 or virtual, #913400-45.

Arlington’s rich history to be discussed Wednesday, April 24, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913402-08.

Read and discuss current articles in popular magazines, Wednesday, April 24, 11 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center.  Facilitated by librarian Vicky McCaffrey. Pick up articles at the 55+ center. Registration # 913402-15.

Acoustic afternoon with live music performed by Arlington residents Phil Rosen, Ed Girovasi and PhEd-Up with Friends, Wednesday, April 24, 2 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Music to feature classic pop, folk and blues. Registration # 913301-06.

General history discussion group to meet Thursday, April 25, 1 p.m., virtual. Presented by Dwight Rodgers, 

Encore Learning. Registration # 913402-13.

Friendly no stakes poker games, all levels of expertise welcome, Thursday, April 25, 2-4 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. No instruction available. Registration # 913600-17.

Plants and cuttings swap and learn about new-to-you plants, Thursday, April 25, 3 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ 

Center. Please ensure all cuttings and plants are pest free and healthy. Registration # 913401-03.

Getting your home market ready, Thursday, April 25, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown. Presented by

Nancy Murphy, licensed realtor with Weichert Realtors. Registration # 913404-11.

Retirement: more than the numbers, presented by certified federal coach Sallie Wiley, Thursday, April 25,

 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 913404-12 and Friday, April 26, 10 a.m., Lubber Run, 

Registration # 913404-13. Learn how to assess your preparedness.

Don’t be a financial crime victim by mail. Learn how to avoid being a target from Beth Peter, senior financial crimes analyst with the U.S. Postal Service, Thursday, April 25, 1 p.m., virtual. Registration # 913400-14.

Movie matinee showing of “Tar” (2022) (R), Friday, April 26, 12:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center.

Registration # 913804-05.

Annual Trash and Treasure Sale, Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hill 55+ Center, 735 S. 18th 

Street. Items for sale are small appliances, decorative items, games, toys, jewelry, luggage, craft supplies

and more. Donated items welcome Wednesday, April 24 and Friday, April 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the

center. For more information, call 703-228-5722.

Jigsaw puzzle contest and swap, teams of three, first to finish wins, Monday, April 29, 10:30 a.m.,

LangstonBrown 55+ Center. Bring a puzzle to swap. Registration # 913600-24. Puzzles for the contest are 


Around the world to Poland with Katarzyna Rybka-Iwanska, head of public and cultural diplomacy for the

Polish Embassy, Tuesday, April 30, 1:30 p.m., virtual. Learn about Poland’s famous artists, scientists, culinary traditions and more. Registration # 913400-19.

DNA testing and genealogy may assist in documenting family history, Wednesday, May 1, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown. Class led by experienced genealogist Eileen Bogdanoff. Registration # 913400-41.

Home modification workshop, receive information on what is needed to stay in your home independent

and safe, Wednesday, May 1, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Presented by AARP speakers Bob Eiffert and Jane King. Registration # 913404-14.

Opera appreciation group to hear musical selections from “Carmen” by Georges Bizet, Wednesday, May 1, 

1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Professional commentary by George Cecchetti. Registration

 # 913300-10.

55+ Travel group will explore the “Park Chan-kyong: Gathering” exhibit at the Sackler Gallery, D.C., 

Wednesday, May 1. Cost $9, Arlington resident; $10, non-resident. Registration # 902405-01.

Bunco and trivia games, Thursday, May 2, 11 a.m., trivia, virtual, registration # 913600-09 and bunco, 2 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center, registration # 913600-07.

Records and root beer, listen to favorite vinyl records while sipping on an old-fashioned root beer float,

Thursday, May 2, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913801-03.

Visiting Mauthausen and Auschwitz to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day with volunteer Carole

 Lieber and 55+ Travel Assistant Sheila Budoff, Thursday, May 2, 3 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 913400-20 or virtual, registration # 913400-21. Presenters will share memories and photos of their recent trip which included the concentration camps. 

First Friday Social to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, May 3,12 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Enjoy trying Asian food. Registration # 913801-06.

Virtual Center for Active Adults (VCAA), free, virtual programs five days a week includes fitness classes, 

lifelong learning programs and interactive games. For more information email, sashton@arlingtonva.us.

Drop-in fitness classes are offered at Lubber Run Community Center, total body fitness, Mondays, 10 a.m., 

Fridays,10;15 a.m.; full fitness, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.; strength training, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. Cost $4 per class or $60 for a 15 sessions punch pass. Pay at Lubber Run’s front desk.

Billiards, casual games, players of all levels are welcome, equipment provided, weekdays at Walter Reed 55+ Center, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Drop-in.  

Volleyball, friendly games provide fun and exercise, beginners and experienced players welcome, Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Drop-in.