Annapolis Center

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


Wednesday concerts:

•Project Natalie performs music from the 1940s, '50s and '60s April 15.


•Lovestory performs Motown and R&B classics April 22.

•Tom Lucas performs oldies but goodies April 29.

A jewelry sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28 through May 1. Donations are needed and can be dropped off at the front desk. A bake sale will also be held April 28. Baked goods are needed. Proceeds will benefit the center.

North Carolina trip 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:

Flea market will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 16-17.

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.

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

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

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:

Fashion show Spring fashions provided by Curve Appeal, a full-figured consignment shop, will be on display from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 13. Refreshments will be served.

Screenings Chesapeake Hearing Center will hold free hearing screenings from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 15. Sign up for an appointment.

Caring Canines Volunteers and their pets will be at the center from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 16.

Market perspectives Jason Messineo, a financial adviser from Edward Jones, will discuss the stock market and topics of interest to investors at 9 a.m. Friday, April 17. Sign up by Wednesday, April 15.

Book club This month's book is "Love in the Time of Cholera" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The club meets at 1 p.m. Monday, April 20. All are welcome.

Rock 'n' roll The J&J Duo plays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 22.

'Springtime Revue' Annual talent show will be held at 1 p.m. April 24 and 25. Tickets are $3. Proceeds benefit the Bobbi Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund and Hospice of the Chesapeake.

On the big screen "Nebraska" will be shown at 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 20. A cantankerous old man (Bruce Dern) receives a sweepstakesnotice in the mail and insists on making the 750-mile trip to Lincoln to collect his prize.

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.