News of interest to active seniors in Arlington.
55+ programs of the Arlington County government are currently being held both in a “virtual” environment and at senior centers. A 55+ membership ($20 annual fee) is required to participate.
For information, go to registration.arlingtonva.us.
ARTS-AND-CRAFTS SHOW ON HORIZON: An arts-and-crafts show featuring members of the 55+ community will be presented on Saturday, Jan. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Arlington Mill 55+ Center. (Registration #912899-02)
TECHNIQUES OF FAMOUS ARTISTS DETAILED: Community-arts programmer Jennifer Droblyen will discuss the techniques of famous artists in an online program scheduled for Monday, Jan. 31 at 10:30 a.m. (Registration #912302-08)
BRAIN-GAME WORKSHOP OFFERED: Brain games like sudoku, puzzles and trivia will be presented by Jacqui Snead on Monday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. at Aurora Hills 55+ Center. (Drop-in; no registration required)
SENIORS GET SPECIAL TIME ON THE ICE: Seniors-only time on the ice at MedStar Capitals Iceplex atop the Ballston Public Parking Garage will be offered on Monday, Jan. 31 from 8:30 to 9:10 a.m. The $1 fee includes skate rental. Pre-register at www.medstarcapitalsiceplex.com by clicking on “Senior Public Skate.”
BASICS OF UKULELE PRESENTED: Basic ukulele-strumming techniques will be offered on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 4:30 p.m. at Arlington Mill 55+ Center. (Registration #912304-04)
LOCAL-HISTORY FORUM FOCUSES ON HIGH SCHOOL: A local-history discussion will feature Washington-Liberty (formerly Washington-Lee) High School on Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 1:30 p.m. (Registration #912402-12)
ARLINGTON’S BLACK HISTORY DETAILED: Black history in Arlington will be presented by Karl VanNewkirk of the Arlington Historical Society in a two-part series beginning Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. at Aurora Hills 55+ Center. (Registration #912400-02)
SEPARATING DIFFERENT TYPES OF AGING PART OF HEALTH FORUM: The differences between normal and abnormal aging will be discussed by a representative from the George Washington Institute for Brain Health and Dementia on Thursday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. at Lubber Run 55+ Center. (Registration #912500-11)
TAI CHI PRACTICE ON THE HORIZON: Tai chi practice led by experienced volunteers will be presented on Friday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. at Arlington Mill 55+ Center. (Drop-in; no registration required)
VOLUNTEER STORYTELLERS TO MEET: The Spellbinders group of volunteer storytellers will meet on Friday, Feb. 4 at 9:30 a.m. at Langston-Brown 55+ Center. (Registration #912301-07)