News of interest for 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.
ICE-SKATING TIME FOR SENIORS OFFERED: Ice-skating time for those 55 and older is offered on Mondays from 8:10 to 9:10 a.m. at MedStar Capitals Iceplex atop the Ballston Public Parking Garage. The cost is $1, with $1 additional for skate rental. Register at www.medstarcapitalsiceplex.com under “Senior Public Skate.”
GARDEN PROGRAM ZEROES IN ON AZALEAS: “Planting with Pete,” presented online by expert gardener Peter Jones, will focus on growing azaleas as Bonsai on Monday, May 9 at 11:30 a.m. (Registration #913401-03)
DIABETES-DISCUSSION GROUP TO MEET: A diabetes-discussion group will meet on Monday, May 9 at 3 p.m. at Langston-Brown 55+ Center. (Drop-in; no registration required)
BIKE CLUBBERS HEAD TO OLD TOWN: The 55+ Bike Club will bicycle to Old Town Alexandria and back on Monday, May 9 at 11 a.m. (Registration #913206-10)
FORUM FOCUSES ON FOLK MUSIC’S EVOLUTION INTO ROCK: A discussion of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and how folk music bridged into rock will be presented on Tuesday, May 10 at 1:30 p.m. at Arlington Mill 55+ Center. (Registration #913400-30 for in-person, #913400-31 for online)
WRITING AFICIONADOS TO GATHER: The writing group at Langston-Brown 55+ Center will meet on Tuesday, May 10 at 1:30 p.m.
SPRINGTIME BINGO SESSION OFFERED: “Springo,” a social event featuring bingo, will be offered on the lawn at Lubber Run 55+ Center on Wednesday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. Attendees should bring a chair. Prizes will be awarded. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Registration #913899-03)
GENEALOGISTS TO SHARE TIPS AND TECHNIQUES: A genealogy group will meet with expert Susan Court on Wednesday, May 11 at 3 p.m. to share research discoveries and techniques. (Registration #913402-12)
HISTORY-ROUNDTABLERS FOCUS ON BIRDS: An online history-roundtable group will discuss the impact of birds in history on Wednesday, May 11 at 11:15 a.m. (Registration #913402-18)
LINGUISTS SET TO CONFAB: The study of words, phrases and expressions will be presented on Wednesday, May 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Lubber Run 55+ Center. (Registration #913402-26 for in-person, #913402-27 for online)
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)