Let's Get Organized — "Organizing for the Season," Wed., May 15, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road. Judy Tiger, of Just That Simple, shares tips on putting away winter clothes and organizing for spring and summer. Sign up at registration in center lobby. 301-204-3350.
"Power Over Pain" group — Sponsored by SPRING, Senior Peer Resources: Individuals, Networks and Groups, program of Howard County Office on Aging, Wed., May 15, 1-2:30 p.m., North Laurel 50+ Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Open to anyone living with chronic pain. Learn how to develop and sustain positive attitude, gain information, make connections with others living with chronic pain and find ways of coping. Register, Carmen Faye, 410-313-0380, firstname.lastname@example.org. Information, Karen Hull, 410-313-7466, email@example.com.
Computer Seniors of America classes — May 15, 1-3 p.m., Understanding your iPhone or iPad & its Apps; May 16 and 23, 1-3 p.m., Intro to Spreadsheets; May 30 and 31, 1-3 p.m., Advanced Email. North Laurel 50+ Center at North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Four-hour classes $43; two-hour classes $23. Open computer lab, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon. 410-313-0380.
Sight and Sound Theatre trip — Thu., May 16, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., travel with Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road, to see one-of-a-kind, biblical musical "Noah." On-stage ark and live animals. After show, smorgasbord dinner. Bar code 1090065. Cost $105 residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties; $126 for non-residents. Fee includes matinee seats, dinner and transportation. No refunds unless trip canceled or resold. Trip coordinator must approve and process all refunds. Trip depends on sufficient registration; specific registrations deadlines may apply. 301-206-3350.
"There's a Whole Lot of Life Left" — Thu., May 16, 10-11 a.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road. Presentation for those who may have symptoms or have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's. Enlightening, positive workshop will teach how to cope and deal with certain phases of forgetfulness. Register at registration table in lobby. 301-206-3350.
Spring Fling — Dinner and dancing, Sat., May 18, doors open 4 p.m. with light hors d'oeuvres, Partnership Hall, 511 Fifth St. Hosted by Gena Wade, Division of Senior Services, Department of Parks and Recreation. Catered by Maryland Country Caterers, menu: Tuscan fire roasted boneless chicken with mango salsa, tropical salad with raspberry and ranch dressing on side, chilled ginger noodles, roasted vegetable medley, beverage and dessert. Cost $20 per person. Entertainment by Ed Jones and the Young Bucks, featuring Freddie Frasier. Cost $20 per person. Course #5713. Registration at any city of Laurel community center. For ride to and from event, call 301-776-6168 to schedule. If not registered rider, cost $3 round trip for seniors living within city limits.
Ballet Mobile performance — Sponsored by North Laurel Senior Council, Wed., May 22, 11 a.m-noon, North Laurel 50+ Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Non-profit art performance organization brings inspirational ballet and other dance forms to the community. An intergenerational opportunity to experience movement, music and mental imagery in ways that touch the heart and lift the spirit. Register by May 15 to ensure seat. 410-313-0380.
Memorial Day Indoor Picnic — Wed., May 22, noon, Cabana, 14403 Greenview Drive. Fried chicken, garden salad, mac & cheese, dessert and beverage. Entertainment by John Schneider. Meal cost $5. Course #5562. Sponsored by Division of Senior Services, city of Laurel Department of Parks and Recreation. Sign up at least one week prior to event. 301-776-6169.
Spy Museum, D.C. — Exquisitely Evil: 50 years of Bond Villains, Thu., May 23, 10 a.m., leave from Robert J. DiPietro Community Center, 7901 Cypress St. Admission also includes more than 100 film artifacts. Course 5580. Ticket $15.95. Transportation fee $5. Sign up at least one week prior to event. 301-776-6169.
Older Americans Month Brunch — Wed, May 29, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., North Laurel 50+ Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Donations appreciated for lunch/music. May is Older Americans Month. Celebrate proud tradition by enjoying chef-prepared brunch and performance by local Frank Sinatra tribute artist. Space is limited, reserve by May 21. 410-313-0380..