Senior Notes

June 29, 2005

South County center announces activities

South County Senior Center will be offering the following activities this month:

Monday, center closed for Independence Day.

Tuesday, 1 p.m., new members to the center will be welcomed at a "New Kids on the Block" session.

Wednesday, 10 a.m., and continuing after lunch at 12:30 p.m., the movie The Aviator.

July 8, Christmas in July sale.

July 11, summer classes begin.

July 11, 12:30 p.m., a Rite Aid pharmacist will review medications. Be sure to bring your over-the-counter as well as prescription medicines.

July 12, 10 a.m., Garden Group will have an aromatherapy seminar.

July 13, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., a special program on organizing bills, legal papers, household records and other documents.

July 13, 1 p.m., country music with Trudy Marie Woomer.

July 20, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., discussion on changes this year in the Medicare Prescription Drug Program.

July 20, 1 p.m., Island Style party with music, dancing and cool fruit drinks.

July 27, 1 p.m., "Children From One to Ninety" puppet show.

South County Senior Center is at 27 Stepneys Lane. 410- 222-1927.

Annapolis center members eligible for tennis lessons

Annapolis Senior Center and Annapolis Area Tennis School are offering tennis classes for members of the center. The classes include:

Basics: Tuesdays, July 12 through Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., open to those with little or no experience.

Beyond basics: Thursdays, July 14 through Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., for the more experienced player.

Social mixed doubles for experienced players: Wednesdays, July 13 through Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to noon.

Doubles round robin program for experienced players: Fridays, July 15 to Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to noon.

Registration required; supplies fee is $10. 410-222-1818.

Health events, games set at Arnold Senior Center

Arnold Senior Center will have the following activities this month:

Today, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., blood-pressure screenings.

Monday, center closed for Independence Day.

July 6, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., American history trivia contest.

July 11, summer classes begin.

July 11, 18, and 25, 12:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Scrabble.

July 12, 1 p.m., information on Medicare prescription drug benefits. Participants can make an appointment for completing their Medicare application, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 15.

July 19, 9:15 a.m., Advisory Council meeting.

July 20, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., blood-pressure screenings.

July 20, 9:30 a.m. to noon, 10-minute back, neck and hand massages. First come, first served.

July 20, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Karen Lambert and Gerald Riley re-create the old radio program The Bickersons. Reservations are required by July 18.

July 20, 10 a.m., celebrate national Lollipop Day with trivia about the confection and a showing of the Shirley Temple movie Bright Eyes.

July 26, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Book Club meets to discuss Anne Tyler's Back When We Were Young.

July 27, 12:30 p.m., Happy Birthdays Ice Cream Social. Reservations required by July 25.

July 29, cooking demonstration of French cuisine.

Arnold Senior Center is at 44 Church Road, Arnold. 410-222- 1922.

South County center holding class sign-up

South County Senior Center is holding registration for the following summer classes, which begin July 11:

July 11, 18 and 25, noon, painting classes, "Scenes of the Chesapeake." Fee: $30.

Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon, "Contemporary Film and Theatre."

Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., "Sketchbooking," classes on making a visual journal of interesting things in your life.

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon, "State Quarters," covering state history, geography and coin collecting.

Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., classes on good nutrition and seniors, beginning Aug. 16.

Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Piano I, featuring great piano music, mainly sonatas and concertos.

Tuesdays, 1 p.m., "Basket Weaving," techniques to make two finished baskets in four sessions.

Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., focus on how we view animals in our world at "Perceptions of Animals in America."

Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., "Warfare in the Age of Napoleon," an in-depth look at the French military leader and the events of the era.

South County Senior Center is at 27 Stepneys Lane. 410- 222-1927.

Pascal Senior Center plans a variety of trips

Pascal Senior Center has announced the following trips for the year:

July 14, two-hour trip on the paddle-wheeler Dorothy-Megan on the Choptank River. Lunch at Suicide Bridge Restaurant, 6304 Suicide Bridge Road, Hurlock.

Aug. 4, Bye Bye Birdie, Three Little Bakers Dinner Theatre, Wilmington, Del.

Aug. 18, "Wings of Fancy," a live butterfly show, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton.

Sept. 19-23, trip to Lake Placid, N.Y., and the Adirondacks.

Oct. 1-3, train ride through the Tygart Valley Gorge, W.Va., and visits to Snow Shoe and Elkins.

Dec. 1, Christmas From the Heart, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, Pa.

Dec. 8-9, Williamsburg, Va., at Christmastime, and the holiday lights display in Newport News Park.

Dec. 15, concert of songs and carols at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Hanover, Pa. Lunch at Hickory Bridge Farm.

Participants must be 55 or older and members of the center. Information: 410-222-6682.

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