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Arlington55+ News, 2/24/22 edition

55+ News, 2/24/22 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.

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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WORKSHOP HELPS GARDENERS PREP FOR SPRING: An online program looking at winter sowing for outdoor gardens to get a jump on spring will be presented on Monday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. (Registration #912401-05)

TECHNIQUES OF FAMOUS ARTISTS DETAILED: Secrets and techniques of famous artists will be discussed on Monday, Feb. 28 at 10:30 a.m. (Registration #912302-09)

DISCUSSION ON HISTORY OF SENIOR CENTERS SLATED: An online discussion on the history of Arlington’s senior (55+) centers will be presented on Wednesday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m. (Registration #913402-13)

OPERA AFICIONADOS TO MEET: An opera-appreciation group will meet to discuss works including Strauss’s “Die Fledermaus” on Wednesday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m. at Lubber Run 55+ Center. (Registration #913300-02)

TRAVELERS HEAD TO MUSEUM OF U.S. ARMY: A guided tour of the new National Museum of the U.S. Army at Fort Belvoir will be offered on Wednesday, March 2 leaving at 8:40 a.m. from Madison Community Center and 9 a.m. from Gunston Community Center, returning around 4 p.m. Masking is required. The cost is $14. (Registration #902203-01)

COURSE OFFERS TIPS ON MAINTAINING, IMPROVING MOBILITY: A 22-class Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) program begins on Thursday, March 3 at 1 p.m. at Lubber Run 55+ Center. The focus is on improving balance, mobility and flexibility. (Registration #913502-01)

VOLUNTEER STORYTELLERS WELCOME NEW PARTICIPANTS: Newcomers are welcome as the Spellbinders (volunteer storytellers) meet on Friday, March 4 at 9:30 a.m. at Langston-Brown 55+ Center. (Registration #913301-09)

4-1-1 ON DRAWING OFFERED: The basics of drawing will be presented on Friday, March 4 at 1 p.m. at Aurora Hills 55+ Center. No experience is necessary. (Registration #913303-01)

MOUNTAIN-MUSIC BAND PERFORMS: The Just Playin’ band, which features traditional mountain tunes with roots in Irish, folk and blues music, will perform on Friday, March 4 at 1 p.m. at Madison Community Center. (Drop-in; no registration required)

WALKERS TRAVERSE GLENCARLYN PARK: A leisurely walk in Glencarlyn Park, featuring different habitats while guided by a park naturalist, will be presented on Saturday, March 5 at 3 p.m. (Registration #913106-14)

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