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Arlington55+ News, 3/31/22 edition

55+ News, 3/31/22 edition

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News of interest to active seniors in Arlington.

55+ programs are held “virtually,” indoors at 55+ Centers and outdoors. A 55+ membership (starting at a $20 annual fee) is required to participate.

For information, go to registration.arlingtonva.us or call (703) 228-4747.

SENIOR CENTERS COLLECTING ITEMS TO AID THOSE WHO ARE HOMELESS: Langston-Brown 55+ is collecting men’s and women’s white socks and plastic bags to make mats for sleeping outdoors that will be donated to homeless shelters in April as part of a partnership with PathForward (formerly Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network). For information, call (703) 228-6300.


ARTS DEMONSTRATION TAKES IT STEP BY STEP: A step-by-step painting demonstration with a community-arts programmer will be offered online on Monday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m. The picture and a materials list will be sent prior to the class (Registration #913303-10)

TRAVELERS HEAD TO SMITHSONIAN: 55+ Travel hosts a trip to view the “Sargent, Whistler and Venetian Glass” exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Wednesday, April 6, leaving from Madison Community Center at 10:40 a.m. and Barcroft Sports & Fitness Center at 11 a.m. The cost is $8 for transportation. (Registration #902204-01)

HEALTH WORKSHOP LOOKS AT DIABETES ISSUES: The latest science and nutritional information for better blood-sugar control and weight management for those with diabetes will be offered online on Wednesday, April 6 at 11 a.m. (Registration #913500-07)

4-1-1 ON PREPPING FOR DOCTOR’S VISIT DISCUSSED: A discussion about preparing for a doctor’s appointment will be held on Wednesday, April 6 at 12:30 p.m. at Aurora Hills 55+ Center. (Registration #913500-08)

HISTORY AFICIONADOS LOOK AT QUARRIES ALONG POTOMAC: A local-history group will hold an online discussion about the stone quarries along the Potomac River in Arlington on Wednesday, April 6 at 1:30 p.m. (Registration #913402-14)

OPERA BUFFS DISSECT ‘MAGIC FLUTE’: The opera-appreciation group at Lubber Run 55+ Center will listen to selections from Mozart’s “Magic Flute” on Wednesday, April 6 at 1:30 p.m., with commentary from George Cecchetti. (Registration #913300-04)

BICYCLE GROUP HEADS TO VIEW CHERRY BLOSSOMS: The “55+ Tour de Friends” group will bicycle around the cherry blossoms in East Potomac Park on Wednesday, April 6 at 11 a.m. (Registration #913206-05)

TRIVIA COMPETITION TACKLES TRAVEL: A travel-trivia competition will be held online on Thursday, April 7 at 11 a.m. (Registration #913601-03)

TEAM-BASED TRIVIA CONTEST IN OFFING: A team-based trivia night will be offered at Lubber Run 55+ Center on Thursday, April 7 at 6 p.m. (Registration #913601-05)

ANTIQUARIAN, RARE BOOKS DISCUSSED: Helene Golay, the owner of L.N. Golay Books, will discuss what makes a book rare or valuable during an online presentation on Thursday, April 7 at 1:30 p.m. (Registration #913400-06)

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