Annapolis Center

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



•Bruce Thomas performs a variety show at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4.


•Charles and the Availables brings the sounds of jazz and oldies at 11 a.m. March 11.

•Red Right Return performs at 12:30 p.m. March 25.

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

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.

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 is open, check online or in the office for a complete listing of senior program non credit classes.

De-clutter Support Group meets at 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 2.

Women's History Month Mary Ann Jung of History Alive presents Clara Barton at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5.

Sing-Along with Danny Marchetti at 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 6.

Kinship Caregiver Support Group meets from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, March 9.

Caregivers' Support Group meets from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11.

Mini-Massage Certified massage therapist Bonnie Pavlak offers free massages of the head, back or neck from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 12.

Concert The Goodtimers perform a variety of music for listening and dancing at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12.

Free hearing screening Audiologist Stephen Pallett screens for hearing problems and adjusts hearing aids by appointment Friday, March 13.

Jazz Guitarist Gerry Colley performs from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday. March 13.

Movie "The Hundred Foot Journey" will be screened at 12:15 p.m. Friday, March 13.

Beyond Loss Support Group meets Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.

Bunco Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.-noon.

Knitting and crochet Mondays at 10 a.m.

Double deck pinochle Fridays at 12:30 p.m.

Mexican Train Dominos Mondays at 12:30 p.m.

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

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

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

Book club The center's club meets at 9 a.m. Friday, March 6.

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:

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.

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.