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.

For your health Baltimore Orthopedics and Rehabilitation will host a Wellness Fair at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 24. A health care professional will be available to take blood pressure, assess fall risk and talk about pain management.


Concert Red Right Return performs at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 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 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:

Vascular Screening The Vascular Center at University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center will offer a free vascular screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 26. Free.

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 noncredit classes.

Easter Wreath Workshop with Lavern Day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, March 23. Bring a grapevine wreath, decorations and ribbons. Fee required.

AARP Smart Driver Class is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24. Registration and fee required.

Concert Tim Amann of the band Pet Rock will perform music of the 1950s, '60s and '70s at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26.

Movie "Magic in the Moonlight" will be shown at 12:15 p.m. Friday, March 27.

Chefs on the go Food historian and author Sue Latini and gourmet chef Rosalie Falter present "Cooking the French Way" at 10 a.m. Monday, March 30. Registration and fee required.

Magnolia batik workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 31. Registration and fee required.

Beyond Loss support group meets Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.

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

Knitting and crochet Mondays at 10 a.m.

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

Mexican train dominoes 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.

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 from 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 abuse 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.