Annapolis Center

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


Income tax help Assistance for seniors through VITA is available Mondays through April 10.

Bates Alumni Day Bates graduates will get an opportunity to wear school colors, renew friendships with classmates, reminisce and enjoy refreshments beginning at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23.


Re-enactor A Harriet Tubman re-enactor will visit the center at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Oldies concert Guitarist Tom Lucas performs oldies at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25.

North Carolina The trip committee is accepting reservations for an excursion April 20-23 to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C. The trip features a visit to the Biltmore Estate's Festival of Flowers, an exhibit of costumes from the British TV series "Downton Abbey" and a tour of Asheville. Cost is $575 per person for double occupancy, $515 for triple occupancy and $485 for four. Fliers are available with more details.

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.

Brooklyn Park Center

The following activities are offered at the Brooklyn Park Activity Center, 202 Hammonds Lane. Information: 410-222-6847:

Ballroom dance Classes are held at 1 p.m. Mondays.

English basic skills An English basic skills course is available from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Classes integrate listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

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.

Pasadena Center

The following activity is offered at the Pasadena Senior Activity Center, 4103 Mountain Road. Information: 410-222-0030:

Doo-wop On Thursday, Feb. 26, at 12:30 p.m., DJ Dave Meceli will entertain with doo-wop music of the 1950s and '60s for dancing or listening pleasure.

Pascal Center

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

Income tax assistance Call for an appointment and have statements and other paperwork ready.

Spring classes Registration begins Wednesday, Feb. 18. Check online or in the office for a complete listing of senior program noncredit classes.

Wii open bowling Play Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. except on the third Tuesday, when games begin at 1 p.m.

Concert Vocalist Bruce Thomas performs standards, jazz, pop, oldies, blues and Broadway tunes at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26.

Lorna Sampson-Terry performs a variety musical show at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27.

Hand and Foot Canasta Play from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays.

Mah-jongg 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Fridays.

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:

Mini book fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 24.

'Financial Retirement Workshop' A six-week, comprehensive workshop covering all aspects of financial planning to manage retirement income and investment strategies will be held 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesdays through April 1. Attendees will learn key principles of saving and investing, and learn strategies to help manage financial retirement. Emphasis will be placed on the fees, risks, cost and potential abuses of seniors.

Movie on the big screen "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field, will be shown at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23.

Book club meets Merethe Lindstrom's book "Days in the History of Silence" will be discussed at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23

Ask the Undertaker Ryan Helfenbein will give a presentation on funeral planning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24. Refreshments will be served.

Music Lovestory performs the hits of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, along with Motown and soul hits from the 1950s, '60s and '70s at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25.

Knitting Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Mondays of each month. All levels of 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).

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.