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Annapolis Center

These activities are being offered through the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Information: 410-222-1818.

Oldies The Red Right Return band will play rock 'n' roll music from the 1960s and '70s at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16.

Tribute Frank and Trish Curreri will perform the music of Frank Sinatra and Patsy Cline at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 23.

Arnold Center

The following activities will be offered at the Arnold Senior Activity Center, 44 Church Road. Information: 410-222-1922:

Scrabble Challenge your brain by playing Scrabble, 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays. New participants are welcome.

Cultural Influences of Motown with instructor Nat Martin meets from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursdays. Registration and fees required.

19th-Century French Painters with instructor Deb Boudra meets from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays. Registration and fees required.

American Political Perspectives with instructor Joanne Tetlow meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. Registration and fees required.

Origins of Religious Ideas with instructor Clinton Logan meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. Registration and fees required.

O'Malley Center

The following activity is offered at the O'Malley Senior Activity Center, 1270 Odenton Road in Odenton. Information: 410-222-6227:

Quilt Club Participants can help one another with projects and learn ideas and techniques at 1 p.m. Fridays at the O'Malley Annex. Sewing machines are available. New members are welcome.

Pascal Center

The following activity is offered at the Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road in Glen Burnie. Information: 410-222-6680:

Wii open bowling is available Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. except on the third Tuesday, when play begins at 1 p.m.

South County Center

The following activities will be offered at the South County Senior Activity Center, 27 Stepneys Lane in Edgewater. Information: 410-222-1927 or 410-798-4802:

'Rightsizing Your Life' Kater Leatherman leads a one-hour workshop beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, July 14. Topics include looking at life transitions, signs and symptoms of being stuck, and learning how to shift with the tides of change in order to move forward.

'Medicare Minutes Series Presentation' A representative from the Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program and Senior Medicare Patrol will make a presentation at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, on Medicare. A Q&A session follows.

Ice Cream Sundae Social will be held at noon Wednesday, July 16. Cost is $2.

Magician Brandon Freeman performs at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 16. Children and grandchildren welcome.

'Do I Really Need a Hearing Aid?' Kristin Krotz of the Advanced Hearing Group will speak on the basics of hearing loss and hearing aids and how to get started in the process of figuring it all out at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 17.

The Knitting Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Mondays of each month. All levels of knitting expertise are welcome.

Beginning tap dance An introduction to tap will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays. No experience is needed; the instructor is Vicki Smith. Fee is $40.

Jazz dance Vicki Smith leads a class from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays. All levels of experience are welcome. Fee is $40.

Creative Crafts Evelyn Bacon will lead classes from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays. Fee is $40.

Aquacise An exercise program conducted in warm water to improve flexibility, mobility and range of motion and boost stamina will take place from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Arundel Olympic Swim Center, 2690 Riva Road in Annapolis. Cost is $40.

Single seniors group The group encourages companionship, support and group participation in activities such as movies, dances, picnics and tours. Information: 410-222-6680 or go to http://www.aacounty.org/aging (click on South County Senior Center).

Senior housing

Information on assisted-living homes and other housing options for seniors has been updated on the county Department of Aging and Disabilities website at aacounty.org/aging.

Support groups

The Department of Aging and Disabilities has updated a booklet on community support groups. The booklet focuses on groups for caregivers, Alzheimer's disease, bereavement for adults and children, diabetes, brain injury, cancer, stroke, cardiac and pulmonary problems, Parkinson's disease and bowel and urinary diversions. The booklet is free and available at the department, 2666 Riva Road, fourth floor, in Annapolis, or online at aacounty.org/aging/resources/community_support_groups.pdf. Information: 410-222-4257.

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