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.
HEALTH WORKSHOP DETAILS IMPORTANCE OF FRUITS, SEEDS: How adding fruits and seeds to your diet can provide a rich source of protein, fiber and heart-health fats will be the focus of a Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteers program on Thursday, May 12 at 11 a.m. (Registration #913501-06)
NATURALIST LEADS EXCURSION TO OBSERVE POND LIFE: A discussion of pond life led by a naturalist will be held on Thursday, May 12 at 1 p.m. at a pond adjacent to Long Branch Nature Center. (Registration #913106-18)
SHORT-STORY READING FOCUSES ON FITZGERALD: A reading of the F. Scott Fitzgerald short story “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” will be offered on Monday, May 16 at 1 p.m. at Aurora Hills 55+ Center. (Registration #913300-12 for in-person, 913300-13 for online)
‘YARN CRAFTERS’ GROUP SUPPORTS LOCAL CHARITIES: The Yarn Crafters group of Aurora Hills 55+ Center will knit and crochet items for Arlington charitable organizations on Monday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. Instruction is available. (Drop-in; no registration required)
PINOCHLE PLAYERS TO GATHER: Games of pinochle will be offered on Monday, May 16 and on Friday, May 20 at 12:30 p.m. at Langston-Brown 55+ Center. (Drop-in; no registration required)
BRIDGE GAMES COME WITH A SOCIAL ASPECT: A social-bridge event with different partners weekly will be held on Monday, May 16 at noon; Thursday, May 19 at 10 a.m.; and Friday, May 20 at noon at Lubber Run 55+ Center. (Drop-in; no registration required)
BUDDING GENEALOGISTS TO SHARE EXPERIENCES: Genealogy 101, with a focus on sharing information and research tools, will be offered on Tuesday, May 17 at 11:30 a.m. at Lubber Run 55+ Center. (Registration #913402-08). It will be repeated on Tuesday, May 24 at 11:30 a.m. (Registration #913402-02)
TAI CHI PRACTICE OFFERED: Tai chi practice will be offered on Tuesday, May 17 at 1 p.m. and on Friday, May 20 at 1 p.m. at Walter Reed 55+ Center. (Drop-in; no registration required)
‘ATLANTIC’ MAGAZINE ARTICLES DISSECTED: Magazine articles from the Atlantic will be discussed on Wednesday, May 18 at 11 a.m. at Aurora Hills 55+ Center in a program facilitated by librarian Vicky McCaffrey. (Registration #913402-21)
WORKSHOP LOOKS AT PLANNING FOR SPECIAL-NEEDS FAMILY MEMBERS: Elder-law attorney Ed Zetlin and financial planner Mark Friese will discuss planning for family members with special needs on Wednesday, May 18 at 11 a.m. online. (Registration #913404-07)
APPRECIATORS OF OPERA TO GATHER: The opera-appreciation group at Lubber Run 55+ Center will hear selections from Jacques Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffman” on Wednesday, May 18 at 1:30 p.m. (Registration #913300-07)