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So­cial club for sin­gles form­ing

The Gar­vey Se­nior Ac­tiv­ity Cen­ter is of­fer­ing a new sin­gles so­cial club on Mon­days start­ing Nov. 6 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Meet­ing new peo­ple and get­ting in­volved and par­tic­i­pat­ing in en­joy­able ac­tiv­i­ties can im­prove qual­ity of life. This group is se­nior lead and in­tended for those over the age of 50 who are sin­gle. The focus of the group de­pends on the in­ter­ests of the mem­bers; how­ever, some ac­tiv­i­ties might in­clude play­ing games and cards, hol­i­day cel­e­bra­tions, din­ing out, etc. At the first meet­ing, the group will be­gin to dis­cover in­ter­ests and plan fu­ture meet­ings and ac­tiv­i­ties. To learn more, call 301-475-4200, ext. *1050.

Meds­tar Medi­care choice pro­gram end­ing

In 2015, Meds­tar Choice, a Medi­care Ad­van­tage plan, be­gan of­fer­ing cov­er­age to St. Mary’s County Medi­care ben­e­fi­cia­ries as an al­ter­nate to re­ceiv­ing ben­e­fits from tra­di­tional Medi­care. Ef­fec­tive Jan. 1, 2018, these poli­cies will no longer be of­fered in St. Mary’s and those who are cur­rently en­rolled will be au­to­mat­i­cally en­rolled back into the tra­di­tional Medi­care Part

A & B pro­gram. It is im­por­tant that in­di­vid­u­als af­fected by this loss of cov­er­age seek out en­roll­ment into a Medi­care Part D pre­scrip­tion plan and pos­si­bly a Medi­care Medi­gap pol­icy as well. Any­one who needs as­sis­tance re­view­ing their op­tions can call 301-475-4200, ext. *1050, to sched­ule an ap­point­ment.

Vet­er­ans re­source day planned for Nov. 8

The St. Mary’s County Department of Ag­ing and Hu­man Ser­vices will host the Vet­er­ans Re­source Day on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South­ern Mary­land Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter, lo­cated at 44219 Air­port Road in Cal­i­for­nia. There will be a ques­tion-and-an­swer ses­sion with ex­perts on vet­er­ans af­fairs start­ing at 9:30 a.m., and break­out ses­sions in­clud­ing a drug over­dose re­sponse/ nar­can train­ing at 11:30 p.m. For more, contact Sarah Miller at 301-475-4200, ext. *1073, or sarah.miller@stmarysmd.com, or visit www.stmarysmd.com/ ag­ing/vet­er­ans.asp.

De­sign a dream­catcher

Dream­catch­ers are an an­cient spiritual tool used to pro­mote good dreams to who­ever sleeps be­neath it. Make a dream­catcher at the North­ern Se­nior Ac­tiv­ity Cen­ter on Tues­day, Nov. 7, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. us­ing a metal hoop, var­i­ous col­ors of corded floss, feath­ers, and as­sorted gems and beads. The cost is $15 and in­cludes all sup­plies and in­struc­tion pro­vided by Deb Sams. Space is lim­ited. To sign up and pay for this class in ad­vance, visit the front desk. For avail­abil­ity, call 301-475-4200, ext. *3101.

Na­tive-Amer­i­can pre­sen­ta­tion planned

Nate Salz­man with the Jef­fer­son Pat­ter­son Park and Mu­seum will give a pre­sen­ta­tion on the fish­ing and life­style of Na­tive Amer­i­can tribes be­fore the ar­rival of Euro­pean set­tlers, at the North­ern Se­nior Ac­tiv­ity Cen­ter on Tues­day, Nov. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m. Learn about daily life and see ar­ti­facts from the Mary­land Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal Con­ser­va­tion Lab. Space is lim­ited. To sign up in ad­vance, visit the sign up ta­ble. For avail­abil­ity, call 301475-4200, ext. *3101.

Movie to be shown

The movie “Men of Honor,” star­ring Cuba Good­ing Jr. and Robert DeNiro, will be shown at the Lof­fler Se­nior Ac­tiv­ity Cen­ter on Wed, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. This film tells the true story of Carl Bras­hear, who joined the Navy as a teenager and early in his ca­reer de­ter­mined that he would be­come the Navy’s first African-Amer­i­can diver de­spite over­whelm­ing hos­til­ity. Since the movie runs for 130 min­utes, there will be a break for lunch at 11:30 a.m., and the movie will re­sume at noon. There is no cost to watch the movie. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, call 301-475-4200, ext. *1658, or stop by the re­cep­tion desk.

Make a craft

The hol­i­days are just around the cor­ner. On Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Gar­vey Se­nior Ac­tiv­ity Cen­ter there will be an ac­tiv­ity of­fer­ing sim­ple but beau­ti­ful or­na­ments to per­son­al­ize and make hol­i­day gifts. Call the Gar­vey Se­nior Ac­tiv­ity Cen­ter at 301-475-4200, ext. *1050, for more in­for­ma­tion.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Tish Cal­houn, left, Bre­anna Peters, Daniela Beck­ham, Cedric Mack­all, Lisa Mor­gan and Ella Reeves of the Fair­field Inn stand for a pho­to­graph af­ter pitch­ing in to help Patux­ent Habi­tat For Hu­man­ity re­cently dur­ing Mary­land’s Day to Serve event. The ho­tel em­ploy­ees cleaned up and re­ar­ranged Patux­ent Habi­tat’s out­side show­room area at the Re­Store in Lex­ing­ton Park.

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