October events for NoVA seniors

From health to Halloween, this month’s senior events offer a variety of both educational and entertaining activities.

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AARP Dinner Group
Oct. 11, 4-8 p.m.
Receive a 20 percent discount at FireFlies restaurant while enjoying the company of other AARP members during the second Wednesday of every month. Register in advance and come and go as you please. // FireFlies: 1501 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria

AARP Smart Driver Course
By taking an AARP Smart Driver Course, seniors can make sure that their road skills are still top-notch and potentially save some money on their car insurance. Some venues are offering lunch, and all ask that attendees register in advance. The events and venues are as follows:
Oct. 9-10 at Vinson Hall (6251 Old Dominion Drive, McLean)
Oct. 10-12 at Reston Community Center Hunter Woods (2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston)
Oct. 16-17 at Falls Church Senior Center (223 Little Falls St., Falls Church)
Oct. 20 and 23 at Prince William Senior Center, Manassas (9320 Mosby St., Manassas).

Live Well! With Diabetes Workshop
Wednesdays Oct. 11-Nov. 15, 9:30 a.m.-noon
For six weeks, the Woodbridge Senior Center will hold a workshop highlighting how to better manage blood glucose, symptoms, pain, fatigue and eating well. Call 571-264-8559 or email martha@pmahweb.org to register or for more information. // Prince William Senior Center: 13850 Church Hill Drive, Woodbridge

Oct. 19, 11 a.m.
Accordian player David Lovins will play while seniors enjoy a German-themed lunch. Lovins will begin playing at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. To register, call the front desk by 10:30 a.m. // Prince William Senior Center: 9320 Mosby St., Manassas

International Fashion Show
Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m.
Center members will model self-selected outfits while Alleen Bagley, president of the Friends of Woodbridge Senior Center, will emcee. // Prince William Senior Center: 13850 Church Hill Drive, Woodbridge

Green Acres Senior Center Annual Flea Market
Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Senior Council of the Green Acres Senior Center has been acquiring donations for the annual flea market since September. These items will be on display boasting bargain prices alongside crafts created by members of the Green Acres Senior Center. // Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center: 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax

Northern Virginia Positive Aging and Wellness Fair
Oct. 22, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bob Levey, former columnist for The Washington Post, will act as a keynote speaker during one of the more than 30 sessions that will take place at this event. Presented by Innovation Health, there will also be a trade show featuring over 35 exhibitors, nonprofits and government agencies offering one-on-one assistance and resources, plus lunch. // Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center: 3225 Gallows Road, Fairfax

Halloween Dance at the Carver Center
Oct. 27, 1-3 p.m.
DJ Dantinne will be behind the tunes at the Carver Center’s Halloween Dance. Attendees are asked to register one week before the event and come dressed in their best costume attire. Call 571-258-3400 for more information. // Carver Center: 200 E. Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville

Halloween Party
Oct. 27, 10:30 a.m.
Angel and the Band will provide live entertainment while seniors compete in the funniest, most original and scariest costume contest (prizes will be awarded). A “bewitching” lunch will be provided. Reservations can be made by signing up at the front desk or by calling ahead. // Prince William Senior Center: 13850 Church Hill Drive, Woodbridge

Halloween Party
Oct. 30, noon
The Manassas Prince William Senior Center’s Halloween Party will kick off at noon with lunch, followed by a Step Sisters Dance tap dance performance at 12:30 and a costume contest at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded, and seniors must register for lunch by calling the front desk. // Prince William Senior Center: 9320 Mosby St., Manassas