Senior notes

July 26, 2006

Trips to Vermont, Monticello planned

The Annapolis Senior Center has announced several trips:

Aug. 14-18, trip to Vermont with lunch at Trappe Family Lodge, a cruise on Lake Champlain and a tour of Shelburne. Participants will be staying at Cortina Lodge.

Sept. 17-21, trip to the Biltmore Estate and Monticello.

Oct. 19, trip to Toby's Dinner Theatre in Baltimore to see Ragtime.

Nov. 28-30, visit to Colonial Williamsburg, Norfolk, Va., and Williamsburg Pottery.

To register and learn more about the trips, visit the center at 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis, or call 410-222-1818.

Center planning Pennsylvania trips

The O'Malley Senior Center has announced these trips:

Sept. 26, to Music in the Manor, Bucks County, Pa., to see Lullaby of Broadway Revue. Cost of trip is $74, and payment is due by Aug. 5.

Nov. 7, to QVC Studios and King of Prussia Mall in Pennsylvania. Fee is $37, due by Oct. 3.

Information and reservations, 410-222-6227.

Two local outings set for August

The Pascal Senior Center has announced these trips:

Aug. 10, to the Inner Harbor with buffet at Phillips Restaurant and sightseeing at Top of the World in the World Trade Center. Sightseeing will also include a tour of downtown on The Duck, an amphibious vehicle.

Aug. 17, to the Butterfly Conservatory at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton. Lunch will be at Mr. K's Tollhouse.

Registration: 410-222-6680.

Volunteers sought to teach life skills

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

Participants 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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