MOUNT AIRY Senior Center is rolling out the welcome mat for area seniors during the center's open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday.
The open house will offer visitors the opportunity to tour the center, observe classes and activities, and meet center manager Olivia Schrodetski.
"We want the community to be aware of what we have to offer," said Schrodetski.
New to the center, Schrodetski joined the Mount Airy center after spending eight years as assistant program coordinator at Westminster Senior Center. "I love it here," she said. "The seniors are very energetic and creative."
She invites guests to visit the tai chi and Spanish classes during the open house. Square dancing, line dancing, tap dancing, exercise, painting, drawing and computer classes also are offered. And seniors may participate in quilting groups, bingo, card games, table tennis and pool, or watch movies.
A video will highlight activities. Photos of the classes and the seniors who participate in them will be displayed.
Lunch is served daily for a donation of up to $3.10. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance.
Information: 301-829-2407 or 410-795-1017.
Cruise Night returns
The return of warmer weather means the return of street rods, muscle cars, custom cars, street machines and antique cars to Mount Airy.
The cars are headed for Cruise Night, a family-oriented car show held bimonthly in the Jimmie Cone parking lot at South Main Street and Ridgeville Avenue.
Show organizer Mark Woods says the informal event has proved to be very popular with the community.This is its fourth year.
Woods, who describes himself as a "car nut," organized Cruise Night so other car enthusiasts could get together to showcase their cars in a fun, casual atmosphere.
Cruise Night is held the first and third Saturdays of each month through October. The car shows begin at 7 p.m.
Information: Mark Woods, 301-831-6164.
Congratulations to Mount Airy resident Judy Elwood. Two quilts she sewed were selected among 400 outstanding examples of quilt-making from around the world.
Her quilts "Friendship Ring" and "Pleasure and Prose" will advance to final judging this month at the American Quilter's Society 17th Annual Quilt Show and Contest, which is held annually in Paducah, Ky. More than $100,000 in prize money will be awarded.
Christy Kruhm's Southwest Neighbors column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.