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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.

Play soft­ball

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.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Chris Hill, cen­ter, of Cal­i­for­nia is hon­ored by John Har­ri­son of the Mary­land Real­tors Lead­er­ship Academy, left, and Boyd Camp­bell, Mary­land Real­tors pres­i­dent, as one of 20 graduates from the 18th an­nual lead­er­ship academy dur­ing an April cer­e­mony...

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