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Laurel senior centers offer Black History Month and Valentine's Day events

Senior Activity Locations:

North Laurel 50+ Center: 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, 410-313-0380.

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Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center (LBSAC): 7120 Contee Road, 301-206-3350.

City of Laurel Division of Senior Services: 422 Montgomery St., 301-776-6168.

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

City of Laurel Cabana: 14403 Greenview Drive.

Prince George's County Senior Nutrition Program — Begins providing transportation services to the Laurel- Beltsville Senior Activity Center in 2015. Seniors 60 years or better, who reside in Prince George's County, may be eligible for round trip transportation services to Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center. Home delivered meals provided to eligible seniors. Nutrition weather policy: Should Prince George's County schools have two-hour delay, all senior transportation servces to center canceled. Call Senior Nutrition Office and hear message on answering machine. To initiate services, Prince George's Senior Nutrition Program, 301-265-8475.

Talkin' Broadway Series — Mon., Feb. 9, 1-2 p.m., North Laurel 50+ Center. Tin Pan Alley 1927-1939: How American Songbook was integrated into Broadway. Learn how legacy of Jerome Kern, Rogers and Hart, Gershwins and Cole Porter impacted Broadway musicals and why musicals of time created American songbook. Sign up at front desk.

AARP Tax Assistance Program — Tuesdays, Feb. 10, 17 and 24, 8:45 a.m.-noon, and Wednesdays, Feb. 11, 18 and 25, 1-4 p.m., North Laurel 50+ Center. Free tax assistance to older adults and low-income people by IRS certified counselors on 2014 Federal and State tax returns. Available through April 15. Call front desk to schedule appointment.

Let's Get Organized: Time Management — Fri., Feb. 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m., LBSAC. Judy Tiger, professional organizer and owner of Just That Simple, offers tips to make most of each day. Learn some new skills. Sign up in center lobby.

Black History in Motion — Fri., Feb. 13, 10:30-11:45 a.m., doors open 9:45 a.m, Bowie Center for Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Road, Bowie. For seniors ages 60 and better. Celebrate Black History Month with musical journey highlighting contributions of African Americans in Rhythm and Blues and Gospel. Features musical stylings of Washington Metropolitan area's own band, "The Tribe." Donations of non-perishable food items to support local food bank requested and collected in lobby. Registration required. Tickets mailed prior to show. No tickets at door. Smartlink registration No. 1572267. Sponsored by M-NCPPC, Special Programs Division, Senior Services Unit.

Valentine's Day Wine and Tapas — Fri., Feb. 13, 7-9 p.m., LBSAC. Sommelier helps choose which vintage to pair with variety of tapas (small plates). POS No. 15391R/15392NR. $15 for residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties; $17 for non-residents. Glass of wine and tapas buffet included. Register in advance at center front desk.

Dianne Cross: "A Long Overdue Story" — Mon., Feb. 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m., LBSAC. Celebrate Black History Month with speaker Dianne Cross, descendant of African-American soldier who fought in U.S.. Colored Troops during Civil War. Cross tells his story from slavery, to soldier, to freedom, using oral family history and documents. Sign up in center lobby.

Arena Stage: King Hedley II — Wed., Feb. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., leave LBSAC on Commission bus. Eighth installment of August Wilson's play cycle examining Black America. Exploration of fate, honor and daily struggles of American life. Lunch on own. Smartlink No. 1591367. $65 residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties; $78 non-residents.

Fort George Meade Museum and Cryptologic Museum — Thu., Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m., depart DiPietro Community Center. Discover wealth of historic artifacts, photographs, documents and paintings, then dine on own at O Club before heading over to decoding at its beginning. Transportation fee $10. Course No. 6639. Sponsored by Laurel Division of Senior Services. Make reservations two weeks before event.

Matinee Movie — Thu., Feb. 19, 1-3 p.m., North Laurel 50+ Center. "And So It Goes" with Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton. Snacks and popcorn $1. Sponsored by North Laurel Senior Council. Sign up at front desk.

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Computer and Device Workshop — Fri., Feb. 20, 11-11:45 a.m., North Laurel 50+ Center. Bring new or existing laptop or device and join technology volunteers for questions and answers.

PRAISE Dance Festival — Sun., Feb. 22, 3 p.m., depart DiPietro Community Center. Top liturgical dance companies from area studios and dance ministries. Show starts 4 p.m. Sponsored by Laurel Division of Senior Services. Course No. 6640. Total cost $30. Make reservations two weeks before event.

Horseshoe Casino, Baltimore — Thu., Feb. 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., depart LBSAC. Slots, table games, World Series of Poker room. Baltimore Marketplace, authentic food outlets, three premier restaurants and several bars and lounges. Lunch at own expense. Transportation aboard M-NCPPC activity bus and senior activity bus. Smartlink No. 1598467. $25 residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties; $30 non-residents.

Black History Month Celebration — Fri., Feb. 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., North Laurel 50+ Center. Be part of history of African-American culture with vocal performance by Julie Hall. Cost $3 for program; lunch contribution for those over age 60. Purchase tickets at front desk and reserve special lunch by Feb. 18.

Naval Academy Presents: "Pirates of Penzance" — Fri., Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m., depart DiPietro Community Center. USNA Glee Club Winter Musical, fully staged, costumed and choreographed production with live pit orchestra. Purchase tickets on own. Show starts 8 p.m. in Mahan Hall. Transportation fee $10. Sponsored by Laurel Division of Senior Services. Course No. 6641. Make reservations two weeks before event.

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