Due to the recent rise of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases in the DMV, we urge all residents to take caution when attending the following events. Per information from the CDC, the 55-plus community is at high risk of contracting the virus. As of the publishing date, none of the below events have been canceled, but that may change. Contact organizers directly for up to date information.
Eat Right, Bite by Bite
Monday, March 16, 11 a.m.-noon
Are you looking for tips on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle? Well this Monday, experts of the Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food program are here to help by sharing various ways in which you can implement healthy eating into your day-to-day routine. // Walter Reed Community Center: 2909 16th St. S., Arlington; free
March Loudoun Senior Interest Network Happy Hour
Wednesday, March 18, 4-6 p.m.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a day early with the entire community at Meadow Glen. From 4 to 6 p.m., staff of the Loudoun Senior Interest Network will have a fun-filled happy hour, consisting of hors d’oeuvres, beverages, live music and even a raffle for door prizes that everyone can enjoy. // Meadow Glen of Leesburg: 315 Dry Mill Road, Leesburg; free
AARP Smart DriverTEK
Thursday, March 19, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Technology is changing every day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay up to date. This Thursday, endure a 90-minute workshop all about the latest high-tech safety features in your car. As you learn, representatives will be there to show you how to utilize it all too. // Bailey’s Community Center: 5290 Summers Lane, Falls Church; free, registration required
Making Smart Choices for Easy Living
Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m.-noon
It’s always important to plan ahead, especially in our wiser years. This weekend, representatives of local nonprofit Rebuilding Together and the Fairfax County Department of Family Services will host a morning workshop surrounding how to remain in your home comfortably for as long as possible. You’ll learn practical tips to minimize financial costs of home modification and so much more. // The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: 6219 Villa St., Alexandria; free
Basic Pruning Techniques for Shrubs
Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m.
It’s gardening season, Northern Virginians. This weekend, learn expert tips from pruning instructor Peter Deahl about how to properly care for shrubs and evergreens in your yard that have overgrown through the winter. Be sure to bring your own gloves, as things are going to get a bit messy. // Green Spring Gardens: 4603 Spring Road, Alexandria; $23
Fifty Years in Women’s Lives
Sunday, March 22, 1 p.m.
Sip English tea and chat with like-minded women at this unique celebration for Women’s History Month. At this day-long affair, historians will talk all about the accomplishments women have achieved and struggled for over the course of the past 50 years. // Green Spring Gardens: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria; $36
Wednesday, March 25, 6:30-8 p.m.
Have you always wanted to learn to play Texas Hold ’em? Well, now is your chance at Arlington Mill Community Center. Local volunteer Russ Miller will lead all NoVA residents who wish to participate in a beginner’s crash course of one of the world’s most popular betting games. // Arlington Mill Community Center: 909 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington; free
Downsizing and Decluttering
Saturday, March 28, 10:30 a.m.
Spring cleaning is in full swing! This month, take time out of your day to learn practical, easy-to-follow tips on downsizing and decluttering. This interactive presentation is sure to be as entertaining as it is informative. // Lorton Library: 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton; free
Senior Care & Memory Fair
Saturday, March 28, 1-4 p.m.
Family members of all ages are invited to attend the Senior Care & Memory Fair happening in Herndon at the end of March, which will focus on finding the best possible care for loved ones with dementia or other memory-loss impairments. The event consists of expert-led panels, workshops and presentations from local organizations. // Floris United Methodist Church: 13600 Frying Pan Road, Herndon; free
Tuesday, March 31, 10-11 a.m.
Sometimes you just need an extra dose of positivity in your life. Close out March on a good note, with help from therapist Paul Singh, who will share tips to keep everyone in the local community smiling, even in the worst of times. // Walter Reed Community Center: 2909 16th St. S., Arlington; free
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