— Summer is in full swing and outdoor activities abound, including the Friends of Stark Park 2017 Summer Concert Series!  And AARP will be at three of these free community concerts to speak with members of the community and hand out information on upcoming AARP events and programming! Here’s the line-up of what’s coming next:   Sunday, July 23 – Come visit the AARP table! Strafford Wind Symphony 2:00 pm   Sunday, July 30 New Legacy Swing Band 2:00 pm   …

— Connect with neighbors through food, music, and dance at New Hampshire’s largest ethnic cultural festival!   The “We Are One” Festival brings together the Latino Festival (founded in 2000) and the African/Caribbean Celebration (founded in 2001) to create a multi-ethnic extravaganza! Join over 1,000 participants at this free, day long experience. The air is filled with music from around the world and the crowds sway with the rhythm or pulse to beat. The scent of delicious delicacies from Latin America or Africa tantalizes …

— Registration for the 2017 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics is now Open. The NVSO’s events  exercise the mind as well as the body. To qualify for the Olympics participants must turn 50-years-old by Dec. 31, 2017. Participants can register online at www.nvso.us or can register via mail with paper registrations that are available at most  county recreation and senior centers. Registrations can also be downloaded at www.nvso.us. You can also receive a printed registration form by calling (703) 830-5604. Deadline for …

— Join AARP Oklahoma, LIFE Senior Services, and Tulsa Police Department’s Senior Services Unit for the Life Senior Services Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair on Tuesday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair will feature 100+ exhibitors, as well as informational sessions, fitness demonstrations and health screenings. The free event will be held at Central Park Hall at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., Tulsa. Join AARP Oklahoma Fraud Fighters at 2:30 p.m. for an informative …

— For the second year, AARP Colorado will have a boat in the annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, July 29-30, at Sloan’s Lake in Denver. As a presenting sponsor, AARP also will host a Block Party at the festival, which honors Denver’s Asian community and attracts more than 100,000 visitors annually. AARP staff and volunteers will hand out free cardboard viewers for a virtual reality demonstration. They also will offer revelers free information about caregiving and fraud. For more information on …

— Local rock musicians, Broadway singers and an American Idol finalist will join the Helena Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, July 15, to “play that funky music” of the ’70s and ’80s. The 14th annual Symphony Under the Stars begins at 8:30 p.m. at Carroll College in Helena and will end with a fireworks display. The Rock On concert will feature rock, pop and disco hits popularized by Michael Jackson, Madonna, Led Zeppelin, Queen and the Eagles. Concertgoers can spread their blankets …

— Basic motoring skills don’t change much, but the technology in cars is evolving. With increasing numbers of older adults behind the wheel, AARP Arizona is offering free workshops to keep motorists up to date, independent, safe and confident on the road. The workshops familiarize drivers with features such as blind-spot warning systems, smart headlights, reverse monitoring systems, collision and lane-departure warnings, assistive parking systems, adaptive cruise control and emergency response systems. In 2016, about 1 in 7 licensed drivers nationwide were …

— “Free” vacations, home improvement cons, grandkids asking for cash to get them out of a jam—old scams and new ones will be in the spotlight at an upcoming Scam Jam hosted by AARP Idaho. The event will be Friday, Sept. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls. Brett DeLange, chief of the Consumer Protection Division at the state Office of the Attorney General, will deliver the keynote address. Experts will give tips …

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— Welcome to 30 Days and 30 Ways!  Throughout the month of June, we’re surprising you with at least one way each day to connect with us, either in the community or from the comfort of your own home! Here are the details on our last week of June festivities!  Check out our blog for future events. June 25 Receive the AARP Advocate, a free monthly e-newsletter; e-mail action alerts on the issues you care about; and the latest news on Congress and …

— You are invited to a free screening of MOONLIGHT A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him. Don’t miss out on a chance to join us at the free screening of MOONLIGHT!     Moonlight Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. – noon Grandin Theatre: 1310 Grandin Rd …