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.
TRAVELERS HEAD TO TRADES CENTER: A tour of the Arlington Trades Center will be offered on Monday, March 14, departing from Madison Community Center at 10:25 a.m. and Gunston Middle School at 10:45 a.m. The cost is $6. (Registration #902203-03)
GARDEN PROGRAM LOOKS AT ORCHIDS: “Planting with Pete,” a new group led by expert gardener Peter Jones, will focus on “Growing Orchids All Year Round” online on Monday, March 14 at 11:30 a.m. (Registration #913401-01)
SECRETS OF FAMOUS ARTISTS EXPLORED: The techniques and other secrets of famous artists will be explored on Monday, March 14 at 10:30 a.m. online. (Registration #913302-04)
SERIES TO FOCUS ON BASICS OF BRIDGE: A seven-part beginners’ bridge series begins on Monday, March 14 at 1 p.m. at Aurora Hills 55+ Center. (Registration #913602-01)
SATISFYING SOUPS TAKE CENTER STAGE: Soups that satisfy will be the feature of a cooking demonstration presented by Master Food Volunteer Caryn Wagner of Virginia Cooperative Extension on Monday, March 14 at 2 p.m. at Arlington Mill 55+ Center. (Registration #913501-02)
WOMEN’S WORKS FEATURED IN DISCUSSION: Arlington Historical Society president Cathy Bonneville Hix will discuss “Women Working for a Better Community” on Tuesday, March 15 at 11 a.m. at Lubber Run 55+ Center. (Registration #913400-09)
GENEALOGY 4-1-1 OFFERED: The basics of genealogy, presented by experienced genealogist Eileen Bogdanoff, will be presented on Tuesday, March 15 at 1:30 a.m. at Lubber Run 55+ Center. (Registration #913402-06)
ACOUSTIC CAFÉ TO PRESENT MUSICAL CELEBRATION: An acoustic café featuring live music from the 1950s to the current day will be presented on Tuesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. at Aurora Hills 55+ Center. (Registration #913301-01)
BIKE CLUBBERS HEAD TO VIENNA: The 55+ “Tour de Friends” bike club will travel from Bluemont Park to Vienna on Wednesday, March 16 at 11 a.m. (Registration #913206-02)
ST. PATRICK’S DAY COMES DAY EARLY: An early St. Patrick’s Day party will be presented on Wednesday, March 16 at 1 p.m. at Aurora Hills 55+ Center. (Registration #913890-01)
OPERA BUFFS FOCUS ON VERDI CLASSIC: An opera-appreciation group will discuss Verdi’s “Don Carlo” on Wednesday, March 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Lubber Run 55+ Center. (Registration #913300-03)
FAST-PACED TREKKERS HEAD OUT: The Fast Forwards, a fast-paced walking group at Aurora Hills 55+ Center, will take a 2- to 5-mile loop with some hills on Friday, March 18 at 9 a.m. (Drop-in; no registration required)