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.
KEEPING HOUSEPLANTS HEALTHY DURING WINTER FOCUS OF FORUM: Ways to keep houseplants healthy during winter, presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardeners, will be offered online on Monday, Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. (Registration #912401-03)
SHORT-STORY FORUM LOOKS AT O. HENRY CLASSIC: A reading and discussion of “Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry will be offered online on Monday, Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. (Registration #912300-08)
YARN-CRAFTERS TO KNIT, CROCHET ITEMS FOR CHARITY: The Yarn Crafters at Aurora Hills 55+ Center will meet on a drop-in basis to make hand-knit and hand-crocheted items for Arlington charitable organizations on Monday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m.
CROCHET ENTHUSIASTS TO GATHER: Crochet enthusiasts will meet to swap patterns and share techniques during a drop-in program on Monday, Dec. 20 and again on Thursday, Dec. 23 at 9 a.m. each day at Arlington Mill 55+ Center.
ROUNDTABLERS TAKE LOOK AT CURRENT EVENTS: The informal current-events-discussion group at Arlington Mill 55+ Center will meet on Monday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m.
GENEALOGIST FOCUSES ON BASICS: Genealogy 101, a forum led by experienced genealogist Eileen Bogdanoff, will be presented on Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at Lubber Run 55+ Center. (Registration #912402-13)
RUBBER-STAMPERS TO GATHER: A rubber-stamping workshop where participants will learn new card-making techniques will be offered on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at Madison Community Center in a drop-in format.
BASICS OF UKULELE STRUMMING OFFERED: Basic strumming techniques will be presented on Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 4:30 p.m. at Arlington Mill 55+ Center. (Registration #912304-01)
LINE-DANCING EVENT FOCUSES ON BASIC STEPS: An introduction to line dancing, focused on basic steps, will be offered at Aurora Hills 55+ Center on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. on a drop-in basis.
ART STUDIO OPEN ON DROP-IN BASIS: A drop-in open art studio where participants can share thoughts and ideas will be presented on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. at Arlington Mill 55+ Center on a drop-in basis. No materials or instruction will be provided.
LINE-DANCING PROGRAM OFFERED: A line-dancing event, with no partners needed, will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. at Arlington Mill 55+ Center on a drop-in basis.