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August trips and programs for Laurel seniors

5:36 PM EDT, July 31, 2013

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"Avenue of the Arts:" Silk Art Display and Reception — Opening night and informal reception, Mon., Aug. 5, 7-8 p.m, Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road. Silk artwork designed by Marilyn Morris and students who take classes at center. Silk art on display through Sept. 30. Sign up in lobby to attend reception. 301-206-3350.

Balance is not an Illusion! — Thu., Aug. 8, 11 a.m.-noon, Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road. Skeletal changes can affect posture. Join Marcia Levi as she revisits Dynamic Flamingo Therapy used to tach you how to use your own body weight to prevent a fall. Active session where participants learn to perform the therapy correctly. Register at registration table in center lobby. 301-206-3350.

Computer Seniors of America Classes — Intro to PC, Aug. 13 and 14, 1 p.m.; Advanced Word Processing, Aug. 15 and 22, 1 p.m.; and Intro to Windows, Aug. 20 and 21; North Laurel 50+ Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Four-hour class $43; two-hour class $23. Computer Lab open first and third Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon. 410-313-0380.

Uke Fest 2013 Outdoor Concert — Wed., Aug. 14, 5 p.m., pick up Robert J. DiPietro Community Center 7901 Cypress St. Annual celebration of ukulele that rocks Strathmore and brings community together in song. Bring bag meal and blanket. Transportation fee $5. Course #5748. Register at least one week prior to event. Parks and Recreation Division of Senior Services, 301-776-6168.

Early History of Laurel: Snowdens to WWII — Fri., Aug. 16, 10-11 a.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road. Photo presentation of Laurel history form Snowdens in 1658 through the Revolutionary War, Industrial Revolution, Civil War, Incorporation as town, WWI and WWII. Register at registration table in center lobby. 301-206-3350.

The Crawdaddies Band — Fri., Aug. 16 4 p.m., pick up Robert J. DiPietro Community Center, 7901 Cypress St. Bring lawn chair or blanket and listen to unique sound of Louisiana's Cajun /Zydeco / Blues. Show at 6 p.m. Course #5749. Transportation fee $5. Register at least one week prior to event. Parks and Recreation Division of Senior Services, 301-776-6168.

Historic London Town and Gardens — Sat., Aug. 17, 9:30 a.m., pick up at Robert J. DiPietro Community Center, 7901 Cypress St. The Gypsy Collective plays as you relax and enjoy gardens. Bring blanket and lawn chair. Dine on own locally. Admission $9. Transportation fee $5. Course #5750. Register at least one week prior to event. Parks and Recreation Division of Senior Services, 301-776-6168.

"Is Your Jewelry Box a Treasure Chest?" — Mon., Aug. 19, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road. Certified gemologist discusses market for antique and estate jewelry, precious metals, time pieces and coins. Learn how items are valued and what yours may be worth. Attendees welcome to bring one item for free evaluation. No money exchanged. Register at registration table in center lobby. 301-206-3350.

Chair Yoga Demo — Mon., Aug. 19, 10-10:45 a.m., North Laurel 50+ Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Check out how to get all benefits of yoga while seated. Taught by Lisa Rados in dance studio. Dress comfortably. Register at front desk. 410-313-0380.

Intro to Ballroom and Latin Dance Demo — Tue., Aug. 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m. North Laurel 50+ Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Learn basic steps to variety of versatile dance styles. Singles and couple welcome. Sign up at front desk. 410-313-0380.

SPRING Power Over Pain Group — Wed., Aug. 21, 1-2:30 p.m., North Laurel 50+ Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. For anyone living with chronic pain; learn to develop and sustain positive attitude and find ways of coping. Meets third Wednesday of month. Call front desk to register, 410-313-0380.

Community Bridge Mural — Fri., Aug. 23, 9 a.m., pick up Robert J. DiPietro Large-scale mural project transformed plain concrete bridge into permanent illusion of old, ivy-covered stone bridge. Discover what is hidden in artwork. Dine on own locally. Transportation fee $5. Course #5752. Register at least one week prior to event. Parks and Recreation Division of Senior Services, 301-776-6168.

Billy Finch Musical Comedy Legends Stage Show — Impersonator, Fri., Aug. 23, 7:30-9 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road. $15 for residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties; $18 non-residents. Show celebrates singing and musical style of Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Louie Armstrong, Dean Martin, Ray Charles Elvis, Rodney Dangerfield, Johnny Cash. Impersonates presidents and celebrities John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Jackie Gleason and Lt. Columbo. Register at front desk. 301-206-3350.