Have coffee with the sheriff
The Triad/SALT Council invites seniors to have coffee with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron (R) to learn about the sheriff’s office and issues that affect the community. Join at the Northern Senior Activity Center on Friday, June 29, at 9 a.m. Registration is required. Call 301-475-4200, ext. *1073, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a craft at Northern center for Fourth of July
Make Freedom Flower Jars for Fourth of July on Monday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Northern Senior Activity Center. Led by Kathy Harris, this craft recycles glass candle jars into a set of three creating an American flag. Once the jars are dry, make a simple fresh floral arrangement so it’s bursting with color like fireworks. The cost is $15 to cover cost of flowers, but all other supplies are provided. To sign up and pay in advance, visit the front desk. For more, call 301-4754200, ext. *3101.
Watch video about birds
A dual video presentation about birds will take place at the Loffler Senior Activity Center on Wednesday, July 11, at 10 a.m. This video contains two programs with a lunch break in between. In the first episode, a mix of compelling animal behavior, real-life stories, history and science are used to explore the relationships humans have with birds. The second program visits some extraordinary parrots and their owners, many of whom treat the birds as members of their family. These programs were originally broadcast as part of the Nature series on PBS. Running time is 112 minutes. Register for free to see these videos by calling 301-475-4200, ext. *1658, or stop by the reception desk to sign up.
Learn about brain memory
The Brain.e.ology class will be offered on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. at the Garvey Senior Activity Center from July 10 to Aug. 14. Losing memory or cognitive ability is a tremendous fear but there is evidence that cognitive ability can be maintained or even improved to the end of life. There is no fee for this program. To make reservations, call 301-4754200, ext. *1050.
Senior nutrition program now open
Eligible participants of the Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program will receive one booklet of six $5 checks. Distribution will begin on Wednesday, July 11, at 8:30 a.m. in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. A limited number of booklets are available and will be distributed firstcome, first-served basis. Proxy forms are available at the Garvey Senior Activity Center. Eligibility requirements apply. For more information, call Brandy Tulley at 301-475-4200, ext. *1072.
Make a clothespin wreath
Learn to make fun and simple clothespin wreaths for summer. Led by Janet Fisher at the Northern Senior Activity Center, this class on Thursday, July 12, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. will use a metal 12-inch wreath form and clothespins along with paints, ribbons and flowers to decorate. The cost is $5. To sign up and pay in advance, plase visit the front desk. For more, call 301-475-4200, ext. *3101.
Line dance class planned
Join the Garvey Senior Activity Center to learn line dances on Mondays, July 18 to Aug. 20, at 1:30 p.m. The group will take it step by step and learn dances like the Cupid Shuffle and The Wobble. The cost per class will be $12 for all six classes payable to Marie Bond; payment is due at time of reservation. Call the Garvey center at 301-475-4200, ext. *1050, for more information.
Bring grandkids to a celebration
The Midsummer Celebration will be held at the Loffler Senior Activity Center on Wednesday, July 18, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. This party is for seniors and their grandchildren to celebrate together. It features a sundae bar from Sweet Frog, Kid-e-oke by Scarlet Plus Entertainment, plus opportunities to create art. Cost is $5 for adults and free for children age 12 and younger, with a maximum of five free children’s tickets per paying adult. Stop by the Loffler Center to get tickets before they are all gone. For more information, call 301-4754200, ext. *1658.
Greenwell Foundation Executive Director Jolanda Campbell, left, is joined by board members Bob Randall, Sharon Cox and Joe Anderson, along with Scott Travers representing Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), to cut the ribbon opening the Rosedale Wellness Center at Greenwell. To learn more about Greenwell Foundation programs, including at the wellness center, visit their website at www.greenwellfoundation.org.