55+ News seniors

News of interest to active seniors in Arlington:

The Arlington County government’s five 55+ Centers remain closed due to the public-health pandemic, but alternate programming is available to those registered with the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Office of 55+ Programs ($20 annual fee).

Learn more at parks.arlingtonva.us, search “55+ member.” To join or register, go to registration.arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-4747.

FANS OF YARN TO GATHER TOGETHER: A group of yarn enthusiasts will meet online on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. to share ideas. (Registration #912703-15)

55+ PROGRAMMERS FEATURED IN TALK SHOW: The “55+ Alive” talk show, featuring information about the Arlington government’s 55+ programming, will be held online on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at noon. (Registration #912801-09)

PAINTING DEMONSTRATION OFFERED: A painting demonstration presented by Jim Halloran will be held online on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 10:30 a.m. A supply list and picture to paint will be supplied with registration. (Registration #912301-14)

55+ TALENT SHOW IN THE WORKS: A 55+ talent show, hosted by musician Carl Gold, will be held online on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 1:30 p.m. (Registration #912802-04)

ORGANIZER DISCUSSES HOW TO CREATE ‘DIGITAL INVENTORY’: Professional organizer Sonya Weisshappel will discuss creating a “digital inventory” to catalog possessions into one document during an online program on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 1:30 p.m. (Registration #912404-13)

4-1-1 ON GENEALOGY FOCUSES ON MILITARY RECORDS: The ongoing online genealogy series will focus on military records on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 3 p.m., featuring research specialist Ashley Ramey from the Library of Virginia. (Registration #912400-18)

HISTORY DISCUSSION IN THE WORKS: A history discussion led by Dwight Rodgers of Encore Learning will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. (Registration #912401-16)

BASICS OF PAINTING EXPLORED: Basic painting techniques taught by Jim Halloran will be offered on Friday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. No experience is necessary. (Registration #912301-18)

STEPS TO GET HEALTHY AND WEALTHY PROFFERED: Virginia Cooperative Extension will present 25 “small steps to health and wealth” in an online program on Friday, Jan. 22 at 11 a.m. (Registration #912404-10)

COLLECTORS SHARE FROM THEIR STASHES: Collectors will share highlights of their various holdings in an online program slated for Friday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. (Registration #912402-9)

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