“Flourishing After 55”


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. 

Who are the Windsors? Explore the House of Windsor with the Library of Virginia’s Outreach Specialist Ashley Craig, Thursday, March 16, 2 p.m., virtual. Registration # 913400-24.

Filmmakers interest group meets with video enthusiast Nick Englund to learn more behind and in front of the camera, Thursday, March 16, 3 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913403-07.

Join preschoolers for a rainbow scavenger hunt along the Lubber Run nature trail, Thursday, March 16, 10 a.m., registration # 913106-15 or Friday, March 17, 10 a.m., registration # 913106-16. Leave from Lubber Run 55+ Center.

History of the Irish in America with Bill Halpin, pres., Irish Cultural Society of Virginia, Thursday, March 16, 11:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 913890-01 or virtual, # 913890-02. Program also includes personal greetings from the Embassy of Ireland.

St. Patrick’s Day celebration with light refreshments, games and fun, Friday, March 17, 11:30 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 913890-03.

St. Patrick’s Day luncheon and festivities including wearing green attire, Irish trivia and food, Friday, March 17, 12:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Fee $10 (cash only). Registration # 913890-04.

Technique secrets of famous artists revealed by Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen, Monday, March 20, 10:30 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913302-04.

View and discuss a short documentary, “The Next Black” (2014), Monday, March 20, 1:30 p.m.,

Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 913402-01.

Advanced line dance practice group, Monday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 22, 10 a.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Genealogy 101, learn how to research family roots with experienced genealogist Eileen Bogdanoff, Tuesday, March 21, 11:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913402-04.

Acoustic Café, enjoy the vibe of a 1960s coffee house with live performances by local musicians, Tuesday, March 21, 7 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Open to all ages. Registration # 913301-01.

Card making workshop, supplies and instruction provided, Tuesday, March 21, 11:30 a.m., Madison Community Center. Drop-in.

Local history group will hear Annette Benbow give a talk on the Ball-Sellers House, the oldest structure in Arlington, Wednesday, March 22, 1:30p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913402-07.

Read and discuss current articles reported in popular magazines, Wednesday, March 22, 11 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Facilitated by librarian Vicky McCaffrey. Registration # 913402-20.

Open rehearsal of the Rocking Chairs, a grown-up garage band with a playlist of  rock-n-roll hits from the 50s through the 70s, Wednesday, March 22, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Madison Community Center. Drop-in.

Open art studio accommodates artists who work at their own pace and share thoughts and ideas, Wednesday, March 22 and Friday, March 24, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center

Afternoon of live acoustic music performed by Arlington residents Phil Rosen, Ed Girovasi and Judy McVerry, Wednesday, March 22, 2 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 913301-05.

Presentation on “The Life and Legacy of Enslaved Virginian Emily Winfree” with author Dr. Jan Meck, Thursday, March 23, 1:30 p.m., virtual. Registration # 913400-19.

Current events impacting the Latino community, discussion in Spanish, Thursday, March 23, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913402-17.

 Columbia Pike Nature and Pie Walk led by an Arlington Regional Master Naturalist, one mile urban nature walk finishing at a local pie shop, Friday, March 24, 2 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 913106-19.

Social Ballroom Dance at Arlington Mill 55+ Center, Friday, March 24, 1 p.m. Dances include tango, waltz, foxtrot and swing. No instruction, just dance for fun. Drop-in.

Introduction to line dancing, newcomers welcome, learn basic steps in a fun environment, Friday, March 24, 10:15 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Ukulele Recital, Tuesday, March 28, 5 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Performed by students in the 55+ Program’s ukulele class taught by Sandy O’Shea. Registration # 913304-07.

Samba card game teams forming at Walter Reed 55+ Center, fun variation of canasta, beginners welcome, Tuesday, March 28, 1 p.m. Drop-in.

55+ Travel group will attend a matinee performance of “Ragtime” at the Riverside Center for Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, Wednesday, March 29. Cost is $87, Arlington resident; $100, non-resident. Meal included. Registration # 902303-10.

Learn about amphibians, harbingers of spring, Wednesday, March 29, 11 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Program provided by a Gulf Branch Nature Center naturalist. Registration # 913400-09.

Update on the Arlington Neighborhood Village movement and how to get involved by executive director Wendy Zenker, Wednesday, March 29, 11:30 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913303-03.

Final event recognizing Women’s History Month, “Hello Girls,” virtual program presented by a historian from the National Museum of the Army, Thursday, March 30, 1:30 p.m. Registration # 913400-20.

Library of Virginia’s genealogy series features Women in WWI and WWII, Thursday, March 30, 2 p.m., virtual. Presented by Community Outreach Specialist Ashley Craig. Registration # 913400-32.

Affordable Connectivity Program Fair, a government program to help low income households pay for internet services, Thursday, March 30, 10 a.m. -1 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Vendors will be onsite to assist with enrollment. Registration # 913899-01.

Name that Tune, a fun event with musician Carl Gold, guess the title of songs from the 50s -70s era, Friday, March 31, 2 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 913304-11.

Spring Fling fashion show presented by Blossom Boutique and modeled by 55+ participants, plus a silent auction, Friday, March 31, 1 – 3 p.m., Lubber Run C55+ Center. Cost $5 (cash only). Registration # 913899-02.

Classic and modern movies at Aurora Hills 55+ Center. See “Mrs. Harris goes to Paris” (2022) (PG), Friday, March 31, 12:30 p.m. Registration # 913804-01.

Telling Time with professional astronomer Jennifer Lynn Bartlett, Friday, March 31, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Explore factors that produced current conventions for telling time. Registration # 913400-12.

Just beneath the surface of works by three artists, presented by Community Arts Programmer Jim Halloran, Friday, March 31, 10 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913302-02.