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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 sarah.miller@stmarysmd.com.

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.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

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.

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