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AARP Virginia offers two days of fun for grandparents and grandchildren: Game night, music and art are scheduled

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VIRGINIA BEACH — Grandparents looking for something to do with the grandkids need to look no further than Bayside Recreation Center on Sept. 8 and 9 when AARP Virginia is sponsoring activities for all ages. 

Grandparents and their grandchildren can play board games together at a community event on Friday evening. On Saturday afternoon they can enjoy art and activities, featuring music and origami. 

From 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, AARP is hosting Reach Out and Play Board Game Night at Bayside Recreation Center, 4500 First Court Road, Virginia Beach. Participants will play the classic games they grew up with at this community board game event. Everyone is welcome.

AARP is the proud sponsor of Ageless Innovation's Reach Out and Play initiative, for an evening of play with classic board games—reimagined. Attendees can have fun through the power of play with Joy for All™ games like, The Game of Life Generations, Scrabble Bingo, and Trivial Pursuit Generations. Area residents can bring family and friends and create meaningful social connections together through the power of play.

Registration is FREE, but you must register to attend. Space is first come, first served. These redesigned classic board games include new features such as easy-to-grasp game pieces, increased font size, and trivia that cater to players across generations.

Click here to learn more about the games and how to play. Register for Reach Out and Play Board Game Night at this link.

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Grandparents Day of Art and Activity will be held from 1 – 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at Bayside Recreation Center, 4500 First Court Road, Virginia Beach. AARP Virginia and Tidewater Arts Outreach will host a day of music and art. Rich Gray Paper Arts will teach the kiddos the art of origami while Paul Dickson and Adrienne Searle provide tunes for the grownups!

Individuals and families are welcome to take part in this event which offers multigenerational fun and entertainment. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy music from throughout recent decades while arts and crafts will be offered to children ages 10 and up.
The event is free, but registration is required. Register here. 

Tidewater Arts Outreach’s mission is to bring joy to older adults and those living in isolating circumstances and enhance their well-being through creative engagement with the arts.

With about 1 million members in Virginia, AARP is the largest organization working on behalf of people age 50+ and their families in the Commonwealth. Follow us @aarpvirginia on Facebook and @aarpva on X (formerly Twitter). You can find all upcoming events at this link. Find events specific to your community at

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to the more than 100 million Americans 50-plus and their families: health security, financial stability, and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

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