Senior Notes

July 09, 2000

4-H/FFA Fair holding Senior Day on Aug. 3

Senior Day at the 4-H/FFA Fair will start at noon Aug. 3 at the Carroll County Agricultural Center in Westminster.

Woodworking, needlecrafts, handicrafts, art, photography and more will be displayed. Fresh produce, flower arrangements and canned goods will be accepted for exhibit.

Judges will award ribbons in each category.

Entertainment also will be offered.

Anyone 60 and older can enter items for exhibit. Works must be current, completed since August 1999, and be the original work of the exhibitor.

Items must be taken to the nearest senior center by Aug. 2 or the Ag Center by 8:30 a.m. Aug. 3.

Information on registering items: the Bureau of Aging at 410-848-4049, 410-876-3363 or 410- 875-3342.

Seniors In Action council plans lunch, meeting

The Seniors In Action Recreation Council will meet at noon Tuesday at Westminster Riding Club.

A meeting will be held at 1 p.m. after a barbecue chicken lunch. Cost is $8.

The public is welcome.

The riding club is at 366 N. Colonial Ave.

Information: 410-386-2103 or 410-386-2994.

Mount Airy Senior Center schedules events for week

Mount Airy Senior Center at 703 Ridge Ave. has announced this week's activities:

A speaker will discuss natural remedies for arthritis and diabetes Tuesday.

A speaker will discuss Medicare insurance and HMOs at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Mammogram testing will be done, by appointment only, Thursday.

Information: 301-829-2407 or 410-795-1017.

N. Carroll Senior Center has bingo, massages

North Carroll Senior Center at 2255 Hanover Pike has announced activities:

Night Bingo will be held Thursday. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. for bingo from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The monthly breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. July 17. Cost is $2.50 and reservations are required by Friday. At 10 a.m., the Maryland Public Service Commission will present "Taking the Confusion Out of Electric Choices," choosing a company to provide electricity to your home.

A miniature golf outing will be taken at 10 a.m. July 21. Registration is required.

Massage therapy is offered Wednesday mornings by nationally certified massage therapist Carroll Rankin. Appointments are required.

Information: 410-239-6400.

Taneytown Senior Center to hold ribbon cutting

Taneytown Senior Center at 220 Roberts Mill Road has announced activities:

A ribbon cutting for the new expansion will be held at 1:30 p.m. July 21. The celebration will include dance demonstrations, an arts and crafts display, tours of the center, and refreshments. The public is welcome.

Therapeutic massages will be offered starting at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Cost is $5 for 15 minutes and $10 for a half-hour.

Couples country and western dancing lessons will be offered from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Bill Elswick is instructor. All levels are welcome. Cost for 24 hours of instruction is $25.

Swing dance lessons for those 60 and older will be offered at 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Cost for the eight-week class is $20.

Information: 410-751-1656.

Westminster Senior Center sets activity schedule

Westminster Senior Center has announced activities:

The health discussions scheduled for the third Thursday of the month have been canceled for this month and next. However, blood pressure screenings will be taken from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. those days. Health discussions will resume at 12:30 p.m. the third Thursday of September.

A woodshop group meets from noon to 2 p.m. Fridays. Woodworking projects are available for groups or individuals. Cost is $1 plus materials.

A Senior Support Services program will be offered at 10:15 a.m. every Tuesday to those 60 and older. Dr. Barbara Ensor will offer group therapy, life adjustments counseling, family discussion and depression therapy.

The center also needs volunteers to help with kitchen and dining room duties; to work at the reception desk and in the craft room; to do light maintenance; and to help seniors with computer programs. Interested people should ask for Paul Garver.

The center is at 125 Stoner Ave.

Information: 410-848-4049.

S. Carroll Senior Center plans health discussion

South Carroll Senior Center in Eldersburg has announced events:

Kathy Brown from the Health Department will speak on thyroid disorders at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday. Lois Walden from Northwest Hospital will present a program on foods and moods at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Popcorn and movie day will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Call for lunch reservations if you plan to have the meal that day.

The center would like to offer computer classes during regular hours. Cost would be $56. Computers would be senior-friendly with large print on the keyboards and a track ball mouse. Please sign up at the center if interested.

New classes are forming this month in ceramics, drawing and painting, exercise and tai chi. Classes are $15 for 12 weeks. Line dancing will be offered twice a month during the summer.

The bridge club is seeking new members. The group meets at 9 a.m. Fridays.

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