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.
DIABETES-DISCUSSION GROUP TO MEET: A diabetes-discussion group will meet on Monday, April 11 at 3 p.m. at Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Topics include daily management, social and emotional support and available community resources. (Drop-in; no registration required)
EXPERT GARDENER TO LOOK AT BONSAI REBIRTH: Expert gardener Peter Jones will discuss bringing bonsai out of winter storage in an online program on Monday, April 11 at 11:30 a.m. (Registration #913401-02)
WORKSHOP EXPLORES ARTISTS’ TECHNIQUES: Secrets of famous artists’ techniques will be discussed by community-arts programmer Jennifer Droblyen on Monday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m. (Registration #913302-05)
DISCUSSION COMPARES THE BEATLES VS. THE MONKEES: A discussion comparing the Beatles and the Monkees, with musical selections from both, will be offered on Tuesday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m. at Arlington Mill 55+ Center. (Registration #913400-28 for in-person and #913400-29 for “virtual”)
RUMMIKUB COMPETITION IN THE WORKS: A rummikub challenge will be offered at Langston-Brown 55+ Center on Tuesday, April 12 at 9:30 a.m. The winner will compete against Langston-Brown 55+ Center director Elizabeth Poole. (Registration #913601-06)
WALK IN PARK FOCUSES ON TREES: Park naturalist Maddie Koenig leads a two-mile walk around Virginia Highlands Park with an emphasis on trees of the area on Wednesday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. (Registration #913106-17)
GENEALOGIST LEADS LOCAL ROUNDTABLE: Advanced genealogist Susan Court will lead a discussion online on Wednesday, April 13 at 3 p.m. (Registration #913402-11)
ONLINE-HISTORY GROUP FOCUSES ON BOUNDARIES: An online history-roundtable group will look at the history of national borders on Wednesday, April 13 at 11:15 a.m. online. Registration #913402-17.
ETYMOLOGISTS TO GATHER: The study of words, phrases, expressions and the history of the English language will be held on Wednesday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Lubber Run 55+ Center. (Registration #913402-24 for in-person and 913402-25 for “virtual”)
TASTY VEGAN RECIPES REVEALED: Vegan recipes will be shared by Virginia Cooperative Extension on Wednesday, April 13 at 11 a.m. at Langston-Brown 55+ Center. (Registration #913501-03)
FILM BUFFS DISCUSS ‘THE IRISHMAN’: An online discussion of the motion picture “The Irishman” will be offered on Thursday, April 14 at 3 p.m. (Registration #913402-04)
SAVING MONEY ON ELECTRIC BILLS DETAILED: Local residents can learn how to keep cool while still managing energy bills on Thursday, April 14 at 11 a.m. online. (Registration #913401-05)