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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.