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Arlington55+ News, 2/17/22 edition

55+ News, 2/17/22 edition

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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 senior centers. A 55+ membership ($20 annual fee) is required to participate.

For information, go to registration.arlingtonva.us.

FAST-PACED WALKERS TREK OUT: The fast-paced walking group at Aurora Hills 55+ Center will travel a two-to-five-mile loop, including some hills, on Friday, Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. (Drop-in program; no registration required)


KEEPING HAPPY IS TOPIC OF FORUM: Tips on maintaining a happy disposition will be presented by Paul Singh on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. at Arlington Mill 55+ Center. (Registration #912500-07)

GETTING HEALTHY ONE STEP AT A TIME IS SUBJECT OF EATING WORKSHOP: Building healthy eating habits one step at a time is the topic of a forum on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. at Lubber Run 55+ Center. (Registration #912501-04).

PROGRAM LOOKS AT STARTING DOWNSIZING: Ways to start the downsizing process will be discussed on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. at Langston-Brown 55+ Center. (Registration #912404-04)

4-1-1 TO LINE-DANCING OFFERED: An introduction to line-dancing focusing on basic steps will be offered on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. at Langston-Brown 55+ Center. (Drop-in program; no registration required)

GEICO’S ‘CAVEMAN’ CAMPAIGN DISSECTED: Pat Dubin, who served as creative director at GEICO at the time, will discuss creation of the insurance company’s “Caveman” campaign on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 1:30 p.m. online. (Registration #912400-22)

GENEALOGY SERIES LOOKS AT PROBATE, WILLS: The Library of Virginia’s genealogy series will conclude with a discussion of researching probate records and wills on Friday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. (Registration #912400-15)

HISTORY OF ENSLAVED ARLINGTON HOUSE HEROINE DETAILED: The life and world of Selena Norris Gray will be discussed in an online program on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. by historian John McNair. Gray was the housekeeper at Arlington House who saved treasured heirlooms of George and Martha Washington at the outbreak of the Civil War. (Registration #912400-32)

TIPS FOR USING ‘AIRBNB’ SERVICE OFFERED: Tips on Airbnb, including setting up an account, the booking process and guest etiquette, will be discussed online on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. at Lubber Run 55+ Center. (Registration #912403-03)

ART-SWAPPERS DESCEND ON ARLINGTON MILL: Arlington Mill 55+ Center hosts a “social art swap,” where participants can either bring a piece of art to swap, or create on on-site, on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m. (Registration #912302-06)

ARTIST TECHNIQUES UNCOVERED: Techniques of famous and no-so-famous artists will be revealed by community-arts programmer Jim Halloran on Friday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. (Registration #912302-06)

HEALTH FORUM LOOKS AT PREVENTING FALLS: Tips to help prevent falls and stay safe at home will be discussed on Friday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. at Lubber Run 55+ Center. (Registration #912502-03)

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