— AARP will host our first ever bourbon tasting. Members and one guest are invited to enjoy a 30 minute guided tour and a 15 minute tasting all for $5! You’ll also learn more about AARP as we have fun trivia while you wait. Choose your tour time: 6, 6:30 or 7pm and plan to arrive 15 to 30 minutes early to enjoy the fun. The $5 fee is non-refundable and due upon registration and no money will be accepted at …

— Before You File: Everything You Need to Know About the New Tax Law A FREE VSCPA Workshop The Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) is putting on a series of workshops all around the state that are FREE to the public. The workshop titled “Before you file: Everything  You Need to Know about the New Tax Law” will cover everything that taxpayers should know to best prepare for the upcoming filing season by giving a general overview of the new tax …

— Active Aging – “Still Climbing, Not Over the Hill” The local AARP Virginia Chapter #5335 is hosting an info session for people all over the Hanover and Ashland areas from 10 – 2:00 p.m.  on October 17th. This FREE event will promote smart strategies for healthy aging with topics including: Decluttering, Nutrition, Fitness demonstrations, and Alzheimer’s disease. This event will have free lunch provided, exhibits, door prizes and FLU shots (please bring insurance cards). While the event is free, space …

— Yvette Peña, AARP’s Vice President for Latino Audience Strategy, will be a guest speaker at the 2018 Latino Summit, “Empowerment through Action.” This year’s Summit will focus on the importance of voting. The Summit ties in well with AARP’s new “Be the Difference, VOTE” campaign. The Campaign encourages voter’s to make their voices heard on issues affected American’s age 50 and over. Here are the details for the Summit: WHEN:          Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm …

— AARP Virginia invites members and their guests to join them at Shakers Restaurant for an evening of food and fun from 5:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. AARP has reserved the back room of Shakers Restaurant for members and their guests to enjoy dinner together with a 10% discount on dinner entrees. Full menu ordering is available. No seminar program or products will be sold at this event. Come as you are and leave as you wish. Shakers Restaurant is …

— You’ll be saying “Humbug” too if you miss Scrooge and Tiny Tim in this holiday classic. The Palace Theatre  tradition continues with Charles Dickens’ classic story of Scrooge and Tiny Tim.  And AARP members and their guests receive a $10 per Adult ticket discount.  The discounted performances of A Christmas Carol will be held November 30 through December 23 at The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover Street, in downtown Manchester.  Performances will be held at both 2:00 and 7:30 pm. Known …

— AARP Iowa, Latino Political Network (LPN) and county auditors are partnering to inform voters ahead of mid-term election with 5 statewide programs — Bettendorf, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Mason City and Shenandoah — during the week of Oct. 15. AARP Iowa and the Latino Political Network (LPN) are working on a non-partisan effort to inform Iowa’s voters 50+ and Latino population on changes to the state’s voter laws, partnering with a bi-partisan group of county auditors from across the state.  This “It’s …

— This seven-minute video offers highlights from OutSpoken: An LGBTQ Author Festival. Sponsored by AARP Maine and hosted by the Portland Press Herald, the daylong program took place on Saturday, September 22 in Hannaford Hall at the University of Southern Maine. The presenting authors were Robert W. Fieseler, author of Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation; Sarah Perry, author of After the Eclipse: A Mother’s Murder, a Daughter’s Search; Japonica Brown-Saracino, …

— Home is where the heart is, and well-designed, livable communities promote health, sustain growth, and make for happier, healthier residents of every age, in all life stages. AARP Wisconsin is working to raise awareness in the greater Milwaukee area about the need for age-friendly, livable communities. You can connect with AARP at one of our Free Coffee Fridays to share your thoughts on building a more livable greater Milwaukee. You’ll receive a free coffee, a re-usable coffee sleeve and learn about all that AARP …