By Pat Farmer, email@example.com
3:33 PM EDT, April 28, 2014
Senior Activity Locations:
North Laurel 50+ Center: 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road; 410-313-0380.
Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center: 7120 Contee Road; 301-206-3350
City of Laurel Division of Senior Services: 422 Montgomery St.; 301-776-6168
City of Laurel Robert J. DiPietro Community Center: 7901 Cypress St.; 301-497-0300
City of Laurel Cabana: 14403 Greenview Drive
Spring Has Sprung Dance — Fri., May 2, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center. dance to sounds of DJ Rich Lichty and celebrate spring season. Residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $5; non-residents, $6
Mother's Day in New Orleans Brunch — Reservations due May 2 for Wed., May 7, noon-1 p.m., North Laurel 50+ Center. Cost $8. Menu of spring salad mix, quiche, Cajun potatoes, fresh fruit parfait, beignets, iced mint tea and Chicory coffee. Live music by Tom Cooke.
Cinco de Mayo Social — Mon., May 5, 11 a.m., North Laurel 50+ Center, lobby. Celebrate liberation of Mexico with quick treat and information on this historic event.
Being My Mom's Mom — Mon., May 5, 10-11 a.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center. Loretta Veney, author of "Being My Mom's Mom," talks about her personal journey before and after onset of her mom's dementia and offers strategies to increase one's capacity for patience and making most of every day. Register at registration table in lobby.
Laurel Senior Friendship Club — Reservations and payment due Wed., May 7 for meeting, Wed., May 14, 10:30 a.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center. Program "Happy Birthday 88+ Members." Lunch $7 members; $10 non-members. Menu: roast turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls and butter, dessert; catered by "Miles of Smiles." Entertainment "The Great American Songbook," pianist Michael Terence and soprano Alice Page. Reservations, pay by check at Laurel Senior Friendship Club office, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road. 301-206-3380.
Smooth Sounds for Seniors — "Sounds Like Etta," Thu., May 8, noon, Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road. Sounds of Etta Duren, vocalist who performs popular rhythm and blues and jazz selections made famous by Martha Reeves, Gladys Knight and Etta James. For seniors age 60 and better. Tickets $12 per person. 301-377-7800.
Arena Stage: Smokey Joe's Cafe — Wed., May 7, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., sponsored by Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center. Showcasing nearly 40 popular hits from Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame legends Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. After show stop at nearby restaurant for early dinner at own expense. Residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $75; non residents, $90. Barcode 1397484. No refunds unless trip canceled or spot resold.
Plant and Book Sale — Fri., May 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., North Laurel 50+ Center. eMerge brings hanging baskets, flats and trays of vegetables and annuals at wholesale prices. Come early for best selection.
Senior Dining and Lecture — Registration required by Fri., May 9 for event Wed., May 14, 3-5 p.m., J. Russell Jones Room, Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road. Jared Reaves, M.D., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician presents on different types of back pain, treatment and management. Register, 301-497-7950.
Healthy Tastings — Gluten-free treats, Tue., May 13, 10-11 a.m., North Laurel 50+ Center. Join Laurie in lobby for information, recipes and tastings of delicious treats.
Spirit of Baltimore Inner Harbor Cruise — Tue., May 13, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., sponsored by Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center. Spend day on water and see city from unique perspective. All-you-can-eat buffet, DJ, outdoor patio deck. Residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $55; non-residents, $66. Barcode 1396317. No refunds unless trip is canceled or spot resold.
Heart Healthy Lunch — Wed., May 14, noon, Cabana. Healthy lunch of grilled chicken, roasted veggies, brown rice, dessert and beverage. Cost $10. Course 6291. Sponsored by Laurel Division of Senior Services. Sign up at least week ahead.
Georgetown Waterfront Park — Thu., May 15, 1 p.m. pick up Robert J. DiPietro Community Center. Green space for visitor recreation and contemplation. Dine on own locally. Transportation $10. Barcode 6265. Sponsored by Laurel Division of Senior Services.
Matinee Movie — "Saving Mr. Banks," Thu., May 15, 1-3 p.m., North Laurel 50+ Center. Popcorn and snacks available for $1. Sponsored by North Laurel Senior Council. Sign up at front desk.
Factors Which Caused Laurel to Grow — Fri., May 16, 10-11 a.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center. Shari Pollard, from Laurel Historical Society, shares pictorial history of Laurel focusing on factors and events that caused Laurel to grow from wilderness to area of 100,000 residents with Laurel mailing address. Register at registration table in lobby.
Tanger Outlets— Mon., May 19, 10 a.m., pick up Robert J. DiPIetro Community Center. Purchases limited to two reasonable-size bags, which can fit at feet or in lap. Transportation fee, $10. Course 6267.
Let's Get Organized: Time Management — Mon., May 19, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center. Professional organizer Judy Tiger of Just That Simple provides basics of time management; simple steps to make best use of your time and feel accomplished. Register at registration table in lobby.
Olney Theatre Center: The Piano Lesson — Wed., May 21, 1-8:30 p.m., sponsored by Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center. August Wilson's 1990 Pulitzer-winning play about African-American family in 1936 Pittsburgh struggling to face its past and move into future. After show, stop for dinner at own expense. Residents of Prince-George's counties, $50; non-residents, $60; includes transportation and admission. No refunds unless trip canceled or spot resold Barcode 1398020. Seating limited; register early.
National Zoological Park— Thu., May 22, 9 a.m., pick up at Robert J. DiPietro Community Center. Part of Smithsonian Institution, 163-acre park set amid Rock Creek National Park in D.C. Bring bag lunch. Course 6268. Transportation fee, $10. Sponsored by Laurel Division of Senior Services.
Memorial Day Barbecue — Fri., May 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center. Kick off summer with burger, dog and fixings. Dance to sounds of Buddy DJ, Teddy Ervin. Residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $5; non-residents, $6.
Westminster Church Jazz Night— Fri., May 23, 5 p.m., pick up Robert J. DiPietro Community Center. Jazz musicians and supporters from around Washington area. Dine on own. Admission $5 at door. Transportation, $10. Course 6269. Sponsored by Laurel Division of Senior Services.
American Art Museum and Portrait Gallery — Thu., May 29, 10 a.m., pick up Robert J. DiPietro Community Center. Explore 20th-century realist art and 70 paintings, sculptures and works on paper. Dine on own in Courtyard cafe. Transportation fee, $10. Course 6270. Sponsored by Laurel Division of Senior Services.