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Arlington55+ News, 12/2/21 edition

55+ News, 12/2/21 edition

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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.

ORNAMENT-MAKING EFFORT IN WORKS: Participants can design “upcycled” and repurposed ornaments during a program set for Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. at Lubber Run 55+ Center. Participants should bring one 16-ounce aluminum can, a spool of colored thread and two nail polishes. (Registration #912301-02)


HISTORIAN TO DISCUSS HIS NEW WORKS: Arlington author and historian Charlie Clark will discuss his new works on George Washington Parke Custis and “Lost Arlington” on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 1:30 p.m. at Aurora Hills 55+ Center. (Registration #912400-07 for in-person, #912400-08 for online.)

ROUNDTABLERS DISCUSS CHILDREN WHO IMPACTED HISTORY: A history-roundtable group will discuss children who changed history on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 11:15 a.m. online. (Registration #912402-07)

BASICS OF CALLIGRAPHY EXPLORED: Brittany Miller will discuss calligraphy basics on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at Lubber Run 55+ Center. (Registration #912300-03)

NATURALIST DISCUSSES MAMMALS OF LOCAL AREA: Park naturalist Barbara Farley will detail mammals native to the local area on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. online. (Registration #912400-25)

GENEALOGY PROGRAM LOOKS AT USE OF PROHIBITION COMMISSION RECORDS: An outreach specialist from the Library of Congress will detail the use of Prohibition Commission records in genealogy on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. (Registration #912400-10)

CLARA BARTON’S LIFE, LEGACY EXPLORED: A park ranger from the Clara Barton National Historic Site in Glen Echo, Md., will discuss the site’s namesake in an online program on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. (Registration #912400-04)

MIXED-MEDIA ARTWORK FOCUS OF INSTRUCTIONAL EVENT: A hands-on art program focused on new approaches to mixed-media will be presented on Friday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. at Arlington Mill 55+ Center. (Registration #912303-14)

HOLIDAY MUSIC TAKES CENTER STAGE: An afternoon of holiday-themed music presented by Dr. Ben Hutchens, director of music ministries at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, will be presented on Friday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. at Aurora Hills 55+ Center. (Registration #912890-01)

TRIVIA FANS FOCUS ON A HOLIDAY THEME: Trivia buffs will focus on the holidays on Friday, Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. at Langston-Brown 55+ Center. (Registration #912890-04)

LATIN-DANCE PARTY APPROACHES: Arlington Mill 55+ Notes hosts a dance party featuring popular Latin music on Friday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. Partners are not required. (Drop-in program; no registration required.)

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