Everyone, including pets, is welcome to join the Walkie Talkies group of the South Carroll Senior and Community Center to enjoy a nice walk in a local park on Wednesdays or Thursdays — and at the same time meet new people in the community.
Bob Corbin, one of the coordinators of the walks, is very excited to have people in the community join the group. In an email interview, he said he joined the group last year after the passing of his wife, Genie, from cancer.
“Like many widowed people, I was isolated and depressed, and since my wife and I always walked, I found this group,” Corbin said.
Corbin believes that there are great physical and mental benefits to walking and that this group is also great for people in the community who have the need to reach out and socialize with others.
According to Corbin, the group has 70 members, but only about 10 percent usually attend the walks; that’s why he encourages everyone to attend the meetings and be part of the group.
He emphasized that the public and seniors benefit greatly from this program, and he puts himself as an example — through the “Walkie Talkies,” he says, he has met some really nice people. Plus, it’s free for everyone to join.
Corbin also added that he walks at the Tri Sport Junction Group in Sykesville.
In addition, Corbin said he came up with the idea of having quarterly wine and cheese farm walks, and he encourages everyone to bring their spouses, partners, grandchildren and pets to these special walks.
“The wine and cheese walks have the best turnout, of course,” Corbin said.
He invites everyone to come to the meetings they have four times a year at the senior center to help set the schedule of the walks throughout the year and to come up with new ideas for themed walks.
According to Corbin, they walk once a week on alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays, and they have a special longer walk on some Saturdays. The walks are in the local parks at 1 p.m. in winter months and at 9:30 a.m. in the warmer months.
For more information about how to be part of the group or to find out the next meeting dates and times, contact Corbin at his email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Legion Auxiliary hosting buffet dinner
Join the American Legion Auxiliary in Mount Airy for the All You Can Eat Buffet Dinner on Friday, April 26, with a special fried chicken and fried shrimp dinner.
The all-you-can-eat menu includes mashed potatoes, green beans and coleslaw. They will also have homemade desserts and drinks, tea, and coffee.
Admission to this dinner is $15 for adults and $7 for kids 6 to 12 years old; children younger than 5 enter for free.
All proceeds will be used to support community veterans programs.
The dinner starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. The event will be hosted at the American Legion Auxiliary at 801 Prospect Road in Mount Airy.
For more information, contact Diane Lowe at 410 861-6118.
Woodbine Recreation Council holding Easter Egg Hunt
On Saturday, April 20, the Woodbine Recreation Council celebrates the annual community Easter Egg Hunt event for kids 10 years old and younger.
The event starts at 1 p.m. with the presentation of a magician that will be showing different tricks to the attendees.
The participants may bring their own Easter baskets.
Admission to this event is free, and it will be hosted rain or shine.
The event will be hosted at the Salt Box Ball Park, at 2201 Gillis Falls Road in Woodbine.
For more information, contact Shawn Franklin at 410-259-1758.