Senior notes

October 19, 2005

South County center plans October events

South County Senior Center will be offering these activities:

Today, 9 a.m. to noon, annual craft sale.

Monday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Reiki masters will offer a Reiki clinic with 20-minute sessions. Appointments required.

Oct. 26, 12:30 p.m., Halloween party and Monster Mash. Bring grandchildren for trick-or-treating.

Oct. 27, the county Health Department will offer flu shots. Donation of $20, or bring Medicare Part B card.

Nov. 1, 9:30 a.m., Advisory Council meeting.

Nov. 1 p.m., New Kids on the Block club meets.

Nov. 1, 10 a.m., Garden Club meets. Growing herbs is the topic.

Nov. 2, 1 p.m., Baltimore Ballet Theatre performs at the center.

Nov. 3, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., computer workshop on Windows XP basics. Registration.

Nov. 4, 10 a.m. to noon, computer class on how to make folders and save files. Registration.

Nov. 4, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., workshop on photo editing. Registration.

Nov. 9, 1 p.m., Peter Frank presents an afternoon of music.

Nov. 10, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., computer workshop on holiday activities - cards, picture and games. Registration.

Nov. 11, closed for Veterans Day.

Nov. 14, 12:30 p.m., talk on diabetes.

Nov. 15, 10 a.m., Garden Club meets.

Nov. 16, 1 p.m., Autumn dance.

Nov. 17, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., computer workshop on holiday activities - cards, pictures and games. Registration.

Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to noon, computer workshop, anti-virus and Internet security. Registration.

Nov. 18, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., "Ask Your Computer Questions Workshop." Registration.

Nov. 22, Thanksgiving dinner. Reservations.

Nov. 23, 12:30 p.m., movie and popcorn.

Nov. 24 and 25, center closed for Thanksgiving.

Nov. 30, special program in period clothing on the roles of famous women in history.

Information: 410-222-1927.

Pascal Senior Center announces trips

Pascal Senior Center has announced trips for the year, including:

Nov. 3, reopening of the Walters Art Museum's Charles Street building.

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

Dec. 8 and 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 age 55 or older and members of the center. Information: 410-222- 6682.

Seniors sought to teach life skills

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging is seeking "volunteer grandparents" to work with children 15 to 20 hours a week. Activities include mentoring, tutoring and giving advice on life skills, with extra attention for children in Head Start, special education, shelters or family-support centers.

Other activities include reading stories, working with puzzles, and helping children learn to feed themselves and set a table, as well as learn colors, numbers and the alphabet. Volunteers must be income-eligible and at least 60 years old. Benefits include a tax-free stipend, paid training, free transportation, sick leave, lunches and medical exams.

Information: 410-222-4464.

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