— Walking for Grownups with AARP Virginia Meet new friends and have fun while staying healthy as part of Roanoke’s newest walking group. We are moving forward! Walking is a terrific way to keep your mind and body healthy, meet new friends and enjoy the beautiful weather as summer transitions into fall. The walking group is scheduled to meet most Monday mornings and we walk rain or shine. The detailed schedule including locations, routes and times is listed below. Walking for …

— 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 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 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 …

— This Black History Month, we invite you to join us in the celebration from Feb. 1 through Feb. 28.  You can get a discount on AARP membership (25 percent off for new or renewing members) and on the online AARP Driver Safety course. You may even be able to get together with friends and neighbors for a free movie screening of The Butler and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Story in Central Virginia. Or you could be one of …

— You and a guest are invited to a free screening of Only the Brave starring Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Taylor Kitsch and Jennifer Connelly. Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, Only the Brave is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the nation. The film has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for …

— Have you ever wondered where your favorite pinball games from our youth have gone? Or considered whether those machines (some of which are 50 years old or older) could still be bringing enjoyment to others? At Roanoke’s Pinball Museum, you can see how more than 60 of these machines have been reconditioned and are ready for play on a daily basis. At AARP, we too believe that age is just a number and that vintage items can often contain the …

— You and a guest are invited to a free screening of The Beguiled, starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Colin Farrell. Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled is based on the novel of the same name by Thomas P. Cullinan. It tells the story of an injured Union soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War.  He seeks refuge at an all-female Southern boarding school. Soon, dangerous rivalries reveal themselves as the women tend to …

— You and a guest are invited to a free screening of The Lovers, starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts. The Lovers is a refreshing, funny look at love, fidelity, and family. Winger and Letts play a long-married, dispassionate couple who are both in the midst of serious affairs. But on the brink of calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance. This film is rated R for sexuality and language.  Free Screening of The Lovers Thursday, August …

— Join AARP Virginia for a free screening of The Zookeeper’s Wife starring Jessica Chastain! In 1939 Poland, working wife and mother Antonina Żabińska (Chastain) became a hero to hundreds. Antonina and her husband Jan (Heldenbergh) care for animals at the Warsaw Zoo and have raised a family in an idyllic existence. Their world is overturned when the country is invaded by the Germans and they are forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed zoologist.  To fight back on their …

— August 9 & 10, 2017 Holiday Inn Valley View: 3315 Ordway Dr., NW Roanoke, VA Cost:   Tangles-$25.00, Hoarding Workshop-$25.00, $40.00 for both events Register Online Today! Registration closes, Friday, August 4, 2017. Lunch and continental breakfast included for August 10 workshop.       Wednesday, August 9 – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. TANGLES – a play by The New Theater of Medicine, Washington, DC One Disease, One Family, One Night. TANGLES, an innovative musical play formed through the collaboration of health …

— 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 …