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OX­FORD BOOK CLUB, Ox­ford Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 200 Ox­ford Road. 10:30 a.m. 410-226-5904, ox­[email protected]­i­zon.net or www.ox­fordcc.org.

SOUP IS SERVED, Neigh­bor­hood Ser­vice Cen­ter, 126 Port St., Eas­ton. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mon­days in Jan., Feb. and March. Free; ev­ery­one wel­come. Hosted by St. Matthew United Methodist Church. Info: 443-786-4939.

AARP MEET­ING, Den­ton Church of the Nazarene, 10660 Greens­boro Road, Den­ton. Noon. Caro­line County AARP Chap­ter #915. Cov­ered dish lun­cheon. Join us for a fun game of bingo. New mem­bers are wel­come. Info: 410-482-6039.

FOOD DIS­TRI­BU­TION, St. Michaels Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 103 Rail­road Ave. 12:30 to 2 p.m. Mon­days. In con­junc­tion with So­ci­ety of St. Vin­cent DePaul. Open to all Tal­bot County res­i­dents. Must pro­vide iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. Each fam­ily can par­tic­i­pate once per week.

STITCH­ING TIME, Tal­bot County Free Li­brary, 100 W. Dover St., Eas­ton. 3 to 5 p.m. Work on your needle­work pro­ject with a group. Lim­ited in­struc­tion avail­able for be­gin­ners; new­com­ers wel­come. Free; no need to pre-regis­ter. Info: 410-822-1626 or www.tcfl.org.

READ WITH WALLY, Tal­bot County Free Li­brary, 106 Fre­mont St., St. Michaels. 3:30 p.m. Chil­dren are in­vited to bring a book or choose a li­brary book to read with Mag­gie Gowe and her Pets on Wheels ther­apy dog, Wally. Free; no need to pre-regis­ter. Info: 410-745-5877 or www.tcfl.org. JEAN­NIE’S COM­MU­NITY CAFÉ, Union United Methodist Church, 201 Rail­road Ave., St. Michaels. 4 to 7 p.m. Ev­ery Mon­day. Pay what you can, if you can. All are wel­come. Eat in or take out. Dona­tions ac­cepted at St. Michaels Com­mu­nity Cen­ter. Info: 410-745-6073. FI­NAN­CIAL LIT­ER­ACY TALK, Tal­bot County Free Li­brary, 100 W. Dover St., Eas­ton. 6 to 8 p.m. Laura Heikes will present the fi­nal Fi­nan­cial Lit­er­acy talk: “Your Credit Score and How to Cor­rect It,” spon­sored by Shore United Bank and the li­brary. Free; no need to pre-regis­ter. Info: 410-822-1626 or www.tcfl.org. VIGIL VOL­UN­TEER TRAIN­ING, Com­pass Re­gional Hospice, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville. 6 p.m. Vigil vol­un­teers are present with pa­tients fac­ing the last days and mo­ments of life. Fa­cil­i­tated by Sup­port Ser­vices Su­per­vi­sor Sharon Lov­ing and spir­i­tual coun­selor, the Rev. Nancy Green­well. Info or to regis­ter: Kim Park­er­son, 443-2624132 or kpark­er­[email protected]­pass­re­gion­al­hos­pice.org. OPEN MIC NIGHT, Academy of Arts, 106 South St., Eas­ton. 7 p.m. sign-up be­gins. En­cour­ag­ing mak­ers and ap­pre­ci­a­tors of mu­sic, dance, com­edy, po­etry and theater. Suggested theme: Res­o­lu­tions/Rev­o­lu­tions. Free. Snacks pro­vided; nom­i­nal charge for bev­er­ages. Info: [email protected] CHS ALUMNI MEET­ING, Queen Anne’s County Board Of Ed­u­ca­tion, 202 Ch­ester­field Ave., Centreville. 7 p.m. Centreville High School Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion meet­ing.

TUES­DAY, JAN. 15

YOGA PRAC­TICE, Marti­nak State Park Am­phithe­ater, 137 Deep Shore Road, Den­ton. 8 a.m. Im­prove your flex­i­bil­ity, core de­vel­op­ment and bal­ance. Tues­days and Thurs­days. Bring a mat or towel. Info: 410-820-1668.

TAI CHI FOR BE­GIN­NERS, Ox­ford Com­mu­nity Cen­ter. 9 a.m. Led by Nathan Spivey, cer­ti­fied Bow Sim Mark Tai Chi Arts As­so­ci­a­tion af­fil­i­ate in­struc­tor with 40 years ex­pe­ri­ence. Tues­days and Thurs­days. Cost: $75 per month or $10 per class. Drop-ins wel­come. Info: 410-226-5904 or email ox­[email protected]­i­zon.net. Web­site: www.ox­fordcc.org. ZUMBA GOLD, Marti­nak State Park Na­ture Cen­ter, 137 Deep Shore Road, Den­ton. 9 a.m. Kathy Leary leads a low in­ten­sity work­out to mu­sic for adults. Info: 410-8201668. FREE BLOOD PRES­SURE SCREEN­ING, Di­ag­nos­tic and Imag­ing Cen­ter, 10 Martin Court, Eas­ton. 9 a.m. to noon. Ev­ery Tues­day and Wednes­day. Info: 410-820-1668. PARTY BRIDGE, Tal­bot County Se­nior Cen­ter, Eas­ton. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ev­ery Tues­day. All lev­els wel­come. STORY TIME, Tal­bot County Free Li­brary, 100 W. St., Eas­ton. 10 a.m. For chil­dren ages 5 and younger ac­com­pa­nied by an adult. Free. Info: 410-822-1626 or www. tcfl.org. STEADY AND STRONG CLASS, Ox­ford Com­mu­nity Cen­ter. 10:15 a.m. A 45-minute class for adults who seek en­hanced core and mus­cle strength, as well as bet­ter bal­ance. Class led by Janet Pf­ef­fer. Cost: $8 per class, $60 for 10 classes. Drop-ins wel­come. Info: 410-226-5904. SE­NIOR STROLL, Marti­nak State Park Of­fice, 137 Deep Shore Road, Den­ton. 10:30 a.m. Walk with oth­ers on the paved fit­ness trail and com­plete easy ex­er­cises. Tues­days and Thurs­days. FREE BLOOD PRES­SURE SCREEN­ING, Main Lobby, UM Shore Med­i­cal Cen­ter at Dorch­ester,

300 Byrn Ave., Cam­bridge. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tues­day and Fri­day. THRIFT CEN­TER & FOOD PANTRY, St. Vin­cent de Paul Thrift Cen­ter and Food Pantry, 29533 Can­vas­back Drive, Eas­ton. 1 to 4 p.m. Info: 410-770-4505 or www. svd­peas­t­onmd.org. PRE­STON MEET­ING, Lions’s Club-Com­mu­nity Build­ing, 114 Wil­liamson St., Pre­ston. 1 p.m. Com­mu­nity Club of Pre­ston mem­ber­ship meet­ing. Guest speaker topic: new treat­ments for de­pres­sion. New mem­bers wel­come. Info: 410673-1119 or Face­book at “Com­mu­nity Club of Pre­ston, Mary­land.” COL­OR­ING FOR TEENS &

ADULTS, Tal­bot County Free Li­brary, 106 Fre­mont St., St. Michaels. 3:30 p.m. Ex­plore the re­lax­ing process of col­or­ing. Free; no need to pre-regis­ter. Info: 410745-5877 or www.tcfl.org.

CHESS ACADEMY, Tal­bot County Free Li­brary, 100 W. Dover St., Eas­ton. 4:30 p.m. Ages 6 — 16. Par­tic­i­pants will learn and play chess. Snacks pro­vided. Free and open to the pub­lic, but pa­trons must pre-regis­ter to par­tic­i­pate in this pro­gram. Info: 410-822-1626 or www.tcfl.org. SQUARE DANC­ING WORKSHOP, Maple El­e­men­tary School mul­ti­pur­pose room, 5225 Egypt Road, Cam­bridge. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tues­days dur­ing the pub­lic school year. The Dorch­ester Swingers Square Danc­ing Group. Info: Pres­i­dent Ginny Bunt­ing 410-341-4520.

DI­A­BETES AND YOU, Board Room, UM Shore Med­i­cal Cen­ter at Dorch­ester, 300 Byrn Street, Cam­bridge. 6 to 8 p.m. Tues­days, Jan. 15, 22 and 29. A three-ses­sion ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram to help pa­tients with di­a­betes learn to man­age their con­di­tion. Free. To regis­ter: Wynne Aroom 410-822-1000, ext. 5286. HAR­MONY ON THE BAY PRAC­TICE, Elks Lodge, 502 Dutch­man’s Lane, Eas­ton. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tues­days. Women’s cho­rus singing bar­ber­shop-style har­mony; chap­ter of Sweet Ade­lines In­ter­na­tional. Info: 301-512-3288. EVENING YOGA, Marti­nak State Park Na­ture Cen­ter, 137 Deep Shore Road, Den­ton. 7:30 p.m. Tues­days. Stretch ma­jor mus­cle groups, be­come flex­i­ble and feel calm. Info: 410-820-1668.

BINGO, Den­ton Amer­i­can Le­gion Post #29, 9238 Le­gion Road, Den­ton. 7:30 p.m. Com­put­ers avail­able. Info: 410-479-2708.

WEDNES­DAY, JAN. 16

FREE BLOOD PRES­SURE SCREEN­ING, Di­ag­nos­tic and Imag­ing Cen­ter, 10 Martin Court, Eas­ton. 9 a.m. to noon. Ev­ery Tues­day and Wednes­day. Info: 410-820-1668. YARN AND NEE­DLE GROUP, Tal­bot County Se­nior Cen­ter, 400 Brook­letts Ave., Eas­ton. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ev­ery Wednes­day. Some help given for knit­ting and cro­chet­ing. Open to mem­bers of the cen­ter at no cost. Info: 410-8222869. SPOT­TED LANTERNFLY UP­DATE, Queen Anne’s County Gov­ern­ment Build­ing, 110 Vincit St., Centreville. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Kim Rice of the Md. De­part­ment of Agri­cul­ture will dis­cuss the in­va­sive Spot­ted Lanternfly, its life cy­cle and host plants and how it could im­pact Mary­land. Hosted by Queen Anne’s County Master Gar­den­ers. Free. Info: Rachel Rhodes 410758-0166 or [email protected]

ELDER LAW CLINIC, Dorch­ester County — Pleas­ant Day, 2474 Cam­bridge Belt­way, Cam­bridge. 10 a.m. to noon. Spon­sored by Mid-Shore Pro Bono. Free. For ap­point­ment call 410-690-8128.

SE­NIOR GATH­ER­ING, St. Michaels Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 103 Rail­road Ave. 10:30 a.m. In part­ner­ship with Up­per Shore Ag­ing. Ev­ery Wednes­day. Games and ac­tiv­i­ties fol­lowed by a healthy lunch and con­ver­sa­tion at 11:30 a.m. Suggested do­na­tion: $2 per per­son.

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