News of interest to active seniors in Arlington.
55+ programs of the Arlington County government are currently being held both in a “virtual” environment and at some senior centers. A 55+ membership ($20 annual fee) is required to participate.
For information, go to registration.arlingtonva.us.
CENTENNIAL OF CAROUSEL CELEBRATED: An online presentation focusing on the 1921 Dentzel carousel at Glen Echo Park will be presented on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. (Registration #911400-7)
CURRENT-EVENTS AFCIONADOS TO GATHER: Fans of current events will meet on Monday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center for conversation. (Registration #911402-14)
PAINTING DEMONSTRATION ON THE HORIZON: A painting demonstration will be offered online on Monday, Oct. 18 at 10:30 a.m. The picture and a supply list will be sent to registrants prior to the class.
BRIDGE CLASS FOR BEGINNERS TO KICK OFF: Seasoned bridge player Susan Court will lead a six-part series for bridge beginners on Monday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. (Registration #911601-4)
SHORT-STORY FANS TO TACKLE A CLASSIC: An online group of short-story fans will tackle “The Cop and the Anthem” by O. Henry on Monday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m.
HIKERS TAKE ON NATURE CENTER: A hike at Gulf Branch Nature Center, led by naturalist Madeline Koenig, will be offered on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 9 a.m., with a focus on finding signs of autumn. (Registration #911201-9)
RUBBER-STAMPERS TO MEET: The rubber-stamper club at Madison Community Center will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 11:30 a.m. Newcomers are welcome.
PUMPKIN-CARVING EVENT SLATED: Aurora Hills Community Center will host an event focused on pumpkin carving and painting on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. Pumpkins are provided. (Registration #911803-1)
LATIN-DANCE CLASS FOCUSES ON BEGINNERS OF ALL AGES: A Latin dance class for beginners will be offered on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. at Lubber Run Community Center. Salsa, merengue, bachata and cumbia will be tackled. The program is for ages 5 to 99 (and up). (Registration #730042)
WORKSHOP LOOKS AT ARTISTIC PROCESS OF THE GREATS: “Just Beneath the Surface,” presented by arts programmer Jim Halloran, will look at the artistic process of several acclaimed artists. It will be held online. (Registration #911301-14)
FORUM ZEROES IN ON METHODS OF GREAT ARTISTS: “Secrets Revealed,” presented by arts programmer Jen Droblyen, will look at the methods of great artists that might not be visible at first glance. It will be presented online on Monday, Oct. 25 at 10:30 a.m. (Registration #911301-2)
HEALTH WORKSHOP DIFFERENTIATES BETWEEN AGING, DEMENTIA: A representative from Memory Care Center will detail the difference between normal aging and dementia in a program on Monday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. at Langston-Brown Community Center. (Registration #911500-14)