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Arlington55+ News, 8/4/22 edition

55+ News, 8/4/22 edition

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News of interest to active seniors in Arlington.

55+ programs are held indoors at 55+ Centers unless otherwise noted. 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 GROUP TO FOCUS ON DIABETES: A diabetes-discussion group will share knowledge and experiences on Monday, Aug. 8 at 3 p.m. at Langston-Brown 55+ Center. (Drop-in; no registration required)

YARN-CRAFTERS TO SUPPORT CHARITIES: The yarn-crafters group at Aurora Hills 55+ Center will knit and crochet items for Arlington charities on Monday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. Instruction is available. (Drop-in; no registration required)

PICKLEBALL EVENT FOCUSED ON BEGINNERS: Pickleball for “absolute beginners” will be offered on Monday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. at Walter Reed 55+ Center. (Drop-in; no registration required)

CHESS PLAYERS TO GATHER: Chess players of all levels can meet at Madison Community Center on Monday, Aug. 8 beginning at 9:30 a.m. for matches. Chess master Macon Shibut will be on hand. (Drop-in; no registration required)

HISTORY-ROUNDTABLERS LOOK AT THE PAST: An online history-roundtable group will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 11:15 a.m. to discuss the impacts of the 18th and 19th centuries. (Registration #914402-12)

FANS OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE ETYMOLOGY TO MEET: The study of words, phrases, expressions and the history of the English language will be discussed on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Lubber Run 55+ Center. (Registration #914402-24 for in-person, #914402-25 for “virtual”)

MASTER GARDENER WILL OFFER TIPS: A Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener will discuss what to plant for fall as well as how to treat plant problems on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. at Aurora Hills 55+ Center. (Registration #914401-08)

DISCUSSION LOOKS AT LOVE, MARRIAGE IN CIVIL WAR ERA: Author Chuck Mills will discuss “Love, Sex and Marriage in the Civil War,” focused on the mores of the time, on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 1:30 p.m. The presentation can be screened at Lubber Run 55+ Center or online. (Registration #914400-16 in person, #914400-17 online)

LINE-DANCING 4-1-1 OFFERED: An introduction to line-dancing will be offered on Friday, Aug. 12 at 10:15 a.m. at Aurora Hills 55+ Center. (Drop-in; no registration required)

ICE-CREAM SOCIAL IN THE WORKS: An ice-cream social will be held on Friday, Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. at Virginia Highlands Park, 1600 South Hayes St. (Registration #914899-02)

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