Annapolis Center

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


History program Mary Ann Cashman will present a one-woman portrayal of Abigail Adams, the wife of President John Adams and mother of President John Quincy Adams, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 23.

Dad's breakfast The center sponsors a Father's Day breakfast at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 25. The menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, fruit, pastries, juice, coffee and tea. Cost is $5 per person.


Trip to Virginia Reservations are being accepted for a trip to Williamsburg, Va., being held Dec. 5-7. The trip features Williamsburg's Grand Illumination, an event that begins the holiday season with lighting candles, illuminating buildings, caroling, dancing, music and fireworks. In Newport News, Va., the group will visit Celebration in Lights, a drive-through event that includes more than 800,000 lights. The group will have a two-day pass for access to historic buildings, including the Governor's Palace, and can stroll through landscaped gardens and courtyards, visit shops, and speak to artisans and craftsmen to learn about everyday life in Colonial times. Cost is $355 per person for double occupancy, $325 for triple occupancy, $315 for four and $455 for a single.

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 activities are offered at the Pasadena Senior Activity Center, 4103 Mountain Road. Information: 410-222-0030:


•Baltimore Spirit Cruise, Tuesday, Aug. 11. Cost is $75. $40 deposit due by July 10.

•Sunfest in Ocean City, Thursday, Sept. 24. Cost is $40. $20 deposit due by Sept. 10.

•Myrtle Beach, S.C., Oct. 12-16. Cost is $480 for double occupancy. $25 deposit due by July 1.

Pascal Center

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

Gardening lecture by Blythe Woods from Evergreen Gene's at 10 a.m. Monday, June 22.

George Garris sings and plays guitar and mandolin at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25.

Mary Ann Jung presents "History Alive: Clara Barton," at 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 26.

Book Club Meet at 10 a.m. Friday, June 26, to discuss "The Invisible Woman" by Clare Tomalin.

Coloring Club meets Mondays from 1p.m. to 3 p.m. starting Monday, June 22.

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

Mah-jongg 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays. Beginners welcome.

Bridge Group noon to 3 p.m. Mondays.

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

Knitting and crochet Mondays at 10 a.m.

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

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:

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.

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