Enjoy dinner and theater during Fredericksburg trip
On Wednesday, June 27, there will be a trip to Fredericksburg, Va., for an excursion to Riverside Dinner Theater. The group will tour the backstage area of the theater followed by a full-course luncheon served by the cast of the featured production, “Always, Patsy Cline.” Travel will be by motorcoach, leaving the Northern Senior Activity Center at 8:15 a.m. (arrive by 8 a.m. to check in) and returning about 5:45 p.m. Trip fee is $94 and includes transportation, backstage tour and meal. Register at a senior activity center. For more, call Alice at 301-475-4200, ext. *1063.
Seniors can come play softball at Leonard Hall on Fridays at 10 a.m. Call 301-475-4200, ext. *1050, to learn more.
Talking can save lives
Join the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging and Human Services and the Triad/ SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) Council for an introduction to suicide prevention for seniors. Learn the warning signs and risk factors for suicide for older adults and how to help prevent it on Thursday, May 24, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Loffler Senior Activity Center. Registration is required by Wednesday, May 23. For more information, call 301-475-4200, *1658.
Make ceramic buttons and jewelry
Get creative and learn to make your own ceramic buttons, brooches or pendants out of stoneware clay at the Northern Senior Activity Center on Monday, May 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. Whimsie Works Art Pottery group leader Pam King will guide as you use a variety of small shape cutters, molds and other tools to cut out and decorate pieces. Once made, the clay will need to dry and fire in the kiln and a follow-up date will be decided for returning to glaze the final product. The cost of the class is $5 along with a firing donation. To sign up and pay for this class in advance, visit the front desk. For more information, call 301-475-4200, ext. *3103.
Learn about a special diet
Registered and licensed dietician Donna Taggert will be at the Northern Senior Activity Center on Thursday, May 31, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. to discuss the benefits of a Mediterranean-style diet. The diet emphasizes eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts, replacing butter with healthy fats such as olive and canola oil, and using herbs and spices instead of salt. To sign up for this presentation, please visit the sign-up table or call 301-475-4200, ext. *3103.
Beginners tai chi offered
Loffler Senior Activity Center will offer Beginner Tai Chi for Arthritis classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. for the month of June beginning June 4. Learn to do core movements on each side of the body in a graceful routine while applying basic tai chi principles. There is no fee for this class, but a commitment to attendance and practice is necessary for success. Preregistration is required. Since space is limited to 20 new participants. Call 301-475-4200, ext. *1658, or stop by the reception desk by June 1 to sign up.
Make a seashell craft
The beach is calling. This craft is perfect for the person who loves the beach and wants to add a touch of it to their home or to their beach house. Join on Wednesday, June 6, at 10 a.m. at the Garvey Senior Activity Center to create a one-of-a-kind wooden anchor to take home. All materials are supplied. The cost for the class is $8 and payment is due at the time of reservation. Call 301-475-4200, ext. *1050, to learn more or to make reservations.
Video on early medicine to be shown at Loffler
On Wednesday June 6, the video “The Ancient ER” will be presented at the Loffler Senior Activity Center at 10 a.m. Learn about the world’s age-old traditions of healing, many aspects of which have been endorsed by modern science. Length is 50 minutes, and the showing is free. Limited seats available, reserve yours by calling 301-475-4200, ext. *1658, or stop by the reception desk.
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