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ArlingtonNews55+ News, 5/19/22 edition

55+ News, 5/19/22 edition

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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.

55+ CENTERS CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY: The Arlington government’s 55+ centers will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

BOOK-CLUBBERS TO GATHER: Aurora Hills 55+ Center’s book-club members will discuss “A Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes on Monday, May 23 at 11:30 a.m. (Drop-in, no registration required)


FORUM LOOKS AT BLACK SOLDIERS’ EXPERIENCES: Black soldiers’ experiences in World War II and the end of segregation in the U.S. military that followed the war will be discussed in an online program on Tuesday, May 24 at 1:30 p.m. The presentation will be made by representatives from the National Museum of the U.S. Army. (Registration #913400-18)

4-1-1 ON GENEALOGY OFFERED: The basics of genealogy will be discussed on Tuesday, May 24 at 11:30 a.m. at Lubber Run 55+ Center, led by experienced genealogist Eileen Bogdanoff. (Registration #913402-09)

TRAVELERS HEAD TO RICHMOND: The 55+ Travel group heads to Richmond on Tuesday, May 24 to view the “Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France” exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The cost is $37 for Arlington residents, $39 for others.

CANASTA AFICIONADOS TO GATHER: Walter Reed 55+ Center hosts the fun, easy-to-learn card game of canasta on Wednesday, May 25 at 10 a.m. (Drop-in; no registration required)

HANDHELD FITNESS PROPS TAKE CENTER STAGE: A demonstration of handheld fitness props will be presented by certified fitness instructor Brittany Miller on Wednesday, May 25 at 1 p.m. (Registration #913500-10)

Tech guru Nick Englund will discuss “the cloud” on Wednesday, May 25 at 1 p.m. at Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Attendees can bring their questions about Google Drive, OneDrive, iCloud, Dropbox and other cloud-based storage services. (Registration #913-403-10)

TIPS OFFERED TO SAVE MONEY ON TRAVEL: Online tips to save money while traveling in these inflationary times will be presented on Wednesday, May 25 at 5:30 p.m. at Arlington Mill 55+ Center. (Registration #913403-11)

GENEALOGY SERIES LOOKS AT CHANCERY RECORDS: The Library of Virginia’s genealogy series, presented online, concludes on Thursday, May 26 at 3 p.m. with a discussion of chancery records and how to use them. (Registration #913400-25)

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