Smooth Sounds for Seniors series opens with Ethel Ennis [Senior Scene]

Senior Activity Locations:

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


Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center: 7120 Contee Road. 301-206-3387.

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.

Tips and Resources to Successfully Age in Place — Mon., March 9, 10-11 a.m., LBSAC. Join Cary Hithon CSA, with ComForcare Home Care, in presentation and discussion for all who are either aging in place or have loved ones they are caring for. Sign up in center lobby.

Talkin' Broadway Series — How "Oklahoma" Changed Broadway Musical 1940-1949, Mon., March 9, 1-2 p.m., North Laurel 50+. Discussion and live song presentations by Steve Friedman. Learn how musical evolved and how Rogers and Hammerstein helped to create this modern art form. Sign up at front desk.

Basics of Alzheimer's Seminar — Already underway, Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31, 7-8 p.m., LBSAC. For anyone who would like to know more about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Nancy Quarles and Ana Nelson with Alzheimer's Association present five-week seminar series. Check binder on lecture table for topics to choose from, or come to all. Sign up in center lobby.

Senior Dining and Lecture — Preventing Heart Disease, Wed., March 11, 3-5 p.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road. Presented by Jamie Brown, M.D., director of cardiac surgery at Prince George's Hospital Center and Associate Professor of Surgery for Division of Cardiac Surgery at University of Maryland School of Medicine. Admission $1. Registration required, 301-497-7914.

Forever Fit: Green Thumb — Thu., March 12, 11 a.m.-noon, LBSAC. Get your body ready for spring gardening. Physical therapist from Forever Fit PT presents tips for keeping ourselves injury free during upcoming gardening season. Sign up in center lobby.

Smooth Sounds for Seniors at Montpelier — Jazz vocalist Ethel Ennis, Thu., March 12, noon, Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road. A favorite at Montpelier, Ennis opens second annual series for seniors. Baltimore-based artist has sung to critical acclaim all over the world. Tickets, $12 per person. 301-377-7800.


Women's History Month Movie — "Not for Ourselves Alone," Fri., March 13, 1 p.m., North Laurel 50+. Documentary of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony tracks key events in American women's suffrage movement in 19th century and these women's lifelong fight to bring equal rights to women. Sponsored by North Laurel Senior Council.

St. Patrick's Day Concert — Mon., March 16, 11 a.m.-noon, LBSAC. Dulcimer and whistle artist Karen Ashbrook and Irish fiddler Andrea Hoag regale with their musical stylings as attendees enjoy spot-o-green punch and light refreshments. Wear green and be ready to dance a jig.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration — Wed., March 18, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., North Laurel 50+. $3 plus lunch contribution for ages 60 and over. Enjoy traditional ethnic music by Mighty Kelltones, derived from Celtic and American rhythms. Share in Irish meal with modern twist. Purchase ticket by Wed., March 11.

1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Thu., March 19, depart 9 a.m., Robert J. DiPietro Community Center. Tour of White House 11 a.m. See history up close then dine on own at Ben's Chili Bowl. Transportation fee $10. Course No. 6616. Sign up at least two weeks prior to trip. Sponsored by Division of Senior Services.

Double T. Diner, Catonsville — Sun., March 22, depart 10 a.m. Robert DiPietro Community Center. Whether in mood for breakfast, seafood or steaks, there is something on menu for you. Dine on own. Transportation fee $10. Course No. 6646. Sign up at least two weeks prior to trip. Sponsored by Division of Senior Services.

Lincoln Cottage, Washington Tue., March 24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., pickup LBSAC. Smartlink No. 1623417. President Lincoln developed Emancipation Proclamation while living in Gothic Revival cottage at Soldiers' Home. Lincoln's time at cottage served as bookends for Civil War: first visited grounds three days after his inauguration and last rode out to site day before his assassination. Lunch at own expense. Transpiration aboard Commission bus. $20 residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties; $24 non-residents.


A Taste of Maryland — Wed., March 25, 10:30 a.m.-noon. History of Maryland's most iconic food and food businesses, such as crab cakes and Old Bay. Sampling. Sign up by Wed., March 18.

Healthy Eating Workshop — Wed., March 25, 1-2 p.m., LBSAC. Reduce risk of diabetes by adopting healthier lifestyle. Enjoy healthy eating workshop and prepare delicious foods without extra calories and sacrificing taste. Sign up in center lobby.

Diplomatic Reception Room Tour— Thu., March 26, depart 9 a.m., Robert DiPietro Community Center. Visit one of Washington's most beautiful rooms in world. Tour time 10:30 a.m. Then dine on own at The Monocle Restaurant. Transportation fee $10. Course No. 6615. Sign up at least two weeks prior to trip. Sponsored by Division of Senior Services.

Spring Art Workshop: Kumihimo Bracelet — Fri., March 27, 9:30-11 a.m., North Laurel 50+. Learn ancient art of Japanese braiding and threading cords to create colorful bracelet. Cost $8. Sign up by Wed., March 25.

A Night with the Blues — Fri., March 27, 7:30-10 p.m., LBSAC. Blues Revue performs music of Dina Washington, Jerry Butler, Ray Charles, Etta James, Louis Armstrong, Sam Cooke. Bring friend or dance partner. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Sign up in advance at center. .

World Dance Showcase — Sat., March 28, depart 7 p.m., Robert DiPietro Community Center. Wide-ranging dance traditions performed with swirl of vivid costumes. Show time 8 p.m. Total cost $20, includes ticket and transportation. Course No. 6647. Sign up at least two weeks prior to trip. Sponsored by Division of Senior Services.