Flourishing After 55 in Arlington

Contact: Judy Massabny,  jmassa@arlingtonva.us 

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. 


Beginners quilling, use strips of paper, rolled and glued together to create decorative designs, Thursday, Nov. 10, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Supplies provided. Cost $18. Registration # 911310-06.


Ballroom bootcamp for beginners, learn common steps for a different dance each week, Thursdays, 2:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Drop-in.


November’s movie discussion of  “Found” (2021) (PG), Thursday, Nov. 10, 3 p.m., virtual. Registration # 9121402. Movie available to stream on Netflix prior to discussion.


Preparing parsnips, demonstration and recipes by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteers, Thursday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 911501-06.


Union Soldiers at Fredericksburg, presented by authors Joseph Stahl and Matthew Borders, Thursday, Nov. 10, 1:30 p.m. Hear never before told stories onscreen at Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration  # 911400-22 or virtual, same time, registration # 911400-23.


Library of Virginia’s Genealogy Series features how to research business records, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m., virtual. Registration # 911400-42.


55+ Friendsgiving with tunes from the musical group PhEd Up with Judy, plus tasty slices of pie and a game of “Friendly Feud,” Monday, Nov. 14, 12:30 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 911890-08.


Making the most of Medicare open enrollment. Meet a Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program  (VICAP) representative and learn how to use the Medicare Pathfinder and other tools, Monday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center, registration # 911503-03 or virtual, registration # 911503-04.


55+ Travel group to visit “Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience” exhibit at the National Geographic Museum, D.C., Tuesday, Nov. 15. Cost $24, Arlington resident; $28, non-resident.  Registration # 902211-04.


Turkey roasting tips and demonstration by a Master Food Volunteer from Virginia Cooperative Extension, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 911890-09.


Generation You and Me, discuss what makes each generation unique, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 911400-19.


Genealogy 101, share information and research tools, Tuesday, Nov 15, 11:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Meet experienced genealogist Eileen Bogdanoff. Registration # 911402-08.


Musician Carl Gold discusses and plays the music of Rock Legends: the Beatles and Bob Dylan, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1:30 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center, registration # 911400-46 and virtual, registration # 911400-47.


Come to the Acoustic Café and enjoy the vibes of a 1960s coffee house including live music by singer-songwriter Justin Trawick and local duo the Black Oranges,Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 911301-03. Open to all ages.


Neurographic Art, perfect class for doodlers, no rules, Thursday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 911303-10.


Recreate artworks on display at area museums, paint along with Community Arts Programmers, Thursday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m., virtual. Registration # 911303-13.


“Mary McLeod Bethune: A Woman of Firsts,” presented by Park Ranger John Fowler. Hear about her unparalleled courage as a powerhouse activist for the rights of African American women, Thursday, Nov. 17, 1:30 p.m., virtual. Registration # 911400-16.


History discussion group led by Dwight Rodgers from Encore Learning, focuses on cultural, economic, artistic and political history, Thursday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 911402-20.


Name That Tune, songs from the 50s-70s, played by musician Carl Gold, Friday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 911304-08.


Community Arts Programmer Jim Halloran will explain the context, history and techniques of famous artists, Friday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m., virtual. Registration # 911302-03.


Aurora Hills 55+ Center Harvest Fest, live music, refreshments, Friday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m. Bring a donation of canned food items for the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Registration # 911899-13.

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