Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center

Many activities are on tap at the Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road. (File photo / October 30, 2013)

Veteran's Day Luncheon — Serving those who serve our country, Fri., Nov. 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road. Bring photo of yourself in uniform or piece of history to display at honor table. Register at front desk. Limited seating. 301-206-3350.

Hearing Screenings — Tue., Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-noon, Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road. Hearing professionals provide free hearing screenings in communities they serve. Medical staff perform screenings in private so you can discuss your health-related issues. Fifteen minutes per person. Room quiet and free of distraction. Register at registration table in center lobby. 301-206-3350.

"How to Cope with Life Transitions" — Tue., Nov. 13, 11 a.m., North Laurel 50+ Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Psychiatrist Dr. Dan Storch, certified in geriatrics, from Humanim, shares insight into how positive attitude can help us get through toughest of times. Call 410-313-0380 to sign up.

"Giving Thanks" — Luncheon and dance sponsored by Howard County Office on Aging, Thu., Nov. 14, doors open 10:30 a.m., lunch noon, Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville. Special performance by Retro Rockets. Bring non-perishable food item to be donated to Howard County Food Bank. Tickets $12 on sale at all Howard County Senior Centers. For information, call 410-313-5440. To request interpreter or other accommodations, call 410-313-5980 [voice/relay] or email map@howardcountymd.gov by Nov. 7. To request transportation, call HT Ride, 800-270-9553 [press 3] by Nov. 5.

"Iceland" — Tour of 900-mile Ring Road of Iceland, Fri., Nov. 15, 1-3 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road. Naturalist Greg Kearns points out 3,000-foot glaciers, geysers and wildlife. Learn about Viking history and how Iceland is affected by volcanoes. Register at registration table in center lobby. 301-206-3350.

Wegmans in Columbia — Three-hour shopping trip, Mon., Nov. 18, 10 a.m., meet at Robert J. DiPietro Community Center, 7901 Cypress St. Course 5889 sponsored by city of Laurel Division of Senior Services. Limit purchases to two reasonable-size bags that will fit under feet and on lap. Transportation fee $5. Sign up at least a week ahead. 301-776-6165. Laurel.md.us.

Getting Rid of Things — Let's Get Organized, Mon., Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road. Resident professional organizer Judy Tiger of Just That Simple offers tips on how to navigate challenges of being overwhelmed deciding what to keep and what to get rid of and whether to donate or sell and who to contact. Register at registration table in center lobby. 301-206-3350.

Memory Screenings — Tue., Nov. 19, 1:30-4 p.m., North Laurel 50+ Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Dr. Jennifer Schwartz-Mitchell, of Humanim's Cognitive Assessment and Solutions Center, offers brief and confidential screening for memory function. Initiative of Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Call 410-313-0380 for appointments.

"Back" to School — Wed., Nov. 20, 10-11 a.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road. Class provides information on basic anatomy and body mechanics and how they relate to low back pain. Physical therapist discusses tools to prevent back pain during daily activities. Time period to answer questions. Register at registration table in center lobby. 301-206-3350.

National Harbor Drop Off — Thu., Nov. 21, 10 a.m., meet at Robert J. DiPietro Community Center, 7901 Cypress St. Course 5892 sponsored by city of Laurel Division of Senior Services. Drop off at Gaylord to explore and eat on own. Pick up at Awakening Sculpture. Transportation fee $5. Sign up at least week ahead. Call 301-776-6168. Laurel.md.us.

"Jersey Boys" — Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, the Four Seasons, Sat., Nov. 23, noon-6:30 p.m., Hippodrome Theater, Baltimore. $90 for residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties; and $108 for non-residents; includes transportation and admission for show. Lunch on own. No refunds unless trip canceled or spot resold. Trip may depend on sufficient registration; specific registration deadlines may apply. 301-206-3350.

Timbuktu Restaurant — Mon., Nov. 25, 1 p.m., meet at Robert J. DiPietro Community Center, 7901 Cypress St. Course 5891 sponsored by city of Laurel Division of Senior Services. Twin lobsters, dine on own. Transportation fee $5. Sign up at least a week ahead. Call 301-776-6168. Laurel.md.us.

Christkindlmkt — Sat., Nov. 30, 10 a.m., meet at Robert J. DiPietro Community Center, 7901 Cypress St. Course 5893 sponsored by city of Laurel Division of Senior Services. Visitors feast on authentic German foods and stock pantries with imported holiday goodies, handmade snowflakes and Santa figures. Model train garden. Transportation fee $5. Sign up at least week ahead. Call 301-776-6168. Laurel.md.us.