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Senior Activity Locations:

North Laurel 50+ Center: 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road

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Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center: 7120 Contee Road

City of Laurel Division of Senior Services: 422 Montgomery St.

City of Laurel Robert J. DiPietro Community Center: 7901 Cypress St.

City of Laurel Cabana: 14403 Greenview Drive.

Winter Book Club — January's book, "Dreams From My Father" by President Barack Obama. Discussion Fri., Jan. 9 and Fri., Jan. 23, 2-3:30 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center. Obama's father's sudden death inspired an emotional odyssey, first to small Kansas town where he traces migration of his mother's family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets African side of his family. Club meets second and fourth Fridays each month. 301-206-3350.

American Visionary Arts Museum, Baltimore — Wed., Jan. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., pick up Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center. SmartLink No. 1591267. Art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from innate personal vision. Lunch on own at Baltimore Harbor. $12 residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties; $15 non-residents. Transportation aboard Commission bus. 301-206-3350.

Chile and Chocolate — Steel pan music and all things chocolate, Fri., Jan. 16, 7-8 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center. Treat yourself to chocolate buffet: chocolate covered fruits and nuts, variety of chocolate from around world while listening to Latin steel pan music. $30 residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties; $35 non-residents. POS No. 15387R/15388NR. Register in advance with staff at center front desk. 301-206-3350.

Beginners Zentangle Art — Tue., Jan. 20 –Feb. 10, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., North Laurel 50+ Center. Easy-to-learn, fun and relaxing way to create images by drawing structured patterns. No experience necessary. Cost $32 includes $10 supply fee due by first day of class. Sign up by Jan. 16. 410-313-0380.

Catch a Movie — "Secret Life of Walter Mitty," Thu., Jan. 22, 10 a.m.-noon, Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center. 301-206-3350.

Murder Mystery Afternoon Tea — "Who Killed the Earl of Grey," Sun., Jan. 25, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center. enjoy assortment of tea, savories, scones, fruit, sandwiches and dessert and help solve mystery of who poisoned Earl of Grey. $25 residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties; $30 non-residents. POS No. 15389R/15390NR. Register in advance at center front desk. 301-206-3350.

Oral Health: Keep on Smiling! — Mon., Jan. 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center. Learn importance of oral health care. Sign up in center lobby. 301-206-3350.

Hearing Screenings — Wed., Jan. 14, 1-3 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center. Medical staff from Hearing Professionals provide hearing screenings, which take about 15 minutes per person. Room quiet and free from distraction. Sign up in center lobby. 301-206-3350.

Let's Get Organized: Paper Management — Fri., Jan. 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center. Judy Tiger, professional organizer and owner of Just That Simple, shares basics of managing papers day-to-day, learning what to recycle, what to shred and how to organize papers we need to keep. Sign up in center lobby. 301-206-3350.

Double T Diner, Ellicott City — Thu., Jan. 22, depart 11 a.m., Robert J. DiPietro Community Center. Course No. 6630. Enjoy 1950s theme restaurant and dining style. Transportation fee $10. Pre-register at least two weeks before event. Sponsored by Laurel Division of Senior Services. 301-776-6168.

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Language Lunch 'n Learn — Fri., Jan. 23, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., North Laurel 50+ Center. Students of Reservoir High School; French and Spanish National Honor Societies share and exchange cultural knowledge. Lunch contribution for those over age 60. Special lunch available. Reserve by Jan. 14. 410-313-0380.

Clyde's and Old Ebbitt Grill, D.C. — Sun., Jan. 25, depart 10 a.m., Robert J. DiPietro Community Center. Course No. 6627. Menus created around fresh, natural ingredients, bursting with flavors and textures. Dine on own with friends. Transportation fee. $10. Pre-register at least two weeks before event. Sponsored by Laurel Division of Senior Services. 301-776-6168.

Activities for Those with Dementia Diagnosis — Mon., Jan. 26, 10-11 a.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center. Making most of memories with someone with demential diagnosis matters. Learn about different types of activities to do with your loved one regardless of where they are in disease process. Wendy Johnson, owner of Senior Helpers, provides ideas for activities. Sponsor Arden Courts. Sign up in center lobby. 301-206-3350

Westminister, Blues Night, D.C. — Mon., Jan. 26, depart 4 p.m., Robert J. DiPietro Community Center. Course No. 6631. Evening of local artists' music as they share blues experiences. Dine on own in cafe downstairs. Admission $5 at door. Transportation fee $10. Pre-register at least two weeks before event. Sponsored by Laurel Division of Senior Services. 301-776-6168.

Needles Trades Lunch 'n Learn — Wed., Jan. 28, 11 a.m.-noon, North Laurel 50+ Center. Study of history of garment industry in Baltimore, starting with its beginnings in 19th century. Discussion of immigrants who worked sweatshops and formed labor unions. Brought by Baltimore Museum of Industry. Followed by special lunch. Lunch contribution for those over age 60. Reserve lunch by Jan. 21. 410-313-0380.

Avenue of the Arts — Allita Irby art display, exhibit through Fri., Jan. 30, Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center. 301-206-3350.

Football Friday — Fri., Jan. 30, noon, North Laurel 50+ Center. Enjoy hearty lunch and opportunity to socialize with fellow sports fans. Lunch contribution for those over age 60. 410-313-0380.

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center — "Macbeth," Sat., Jan. 31, depart 11:30 a.m., Robert J. DiPietro Community Center. Course No. 6632. Daring adaptation of Shakespeare's classic; ensemble of four actors transform Clarice into deadly corridors of Dunsinane Castle. Dine on own at College Park Diner. Transportation fee $10. Pre-register at least two weeks before event. Sponsored by Laurel Division of Senior Services. 301-776-6168.

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