Senior Notes

THE BALTIMORE SUN

4-H/FFA Fair holding Senior Day on Aug. 3

Senior Day at the 4-H/FFA Fair will start at noon Aug. 3 at the Carroll County Agricultural Center in Westminster.

Woodworking, needlecrafts, handicrafts, art, photography and more will be displayed. Fresh produce, flower arrangements and canned goods will be accepted for exhibit.

Judges will award ribbons in each category.

Entertainment also will be offered.

Anyone 60 and older can enter items for exhibit. Works must be current, completed since August 1999, and be the original work of the exhibitor.

Items must be taken to the nearest senior center by Aug. 2 or the Ag Center by 8:30 a.m. Aug. 3.

Information on registering items: the Bureau of Aging at 410-848-4049, 410-876-3363 or 410- 875-3342.

Seniors In Action council plans lunch, meeting

The Seniors In Action Recreation Council will meet at noon Tuesday at Westminster Riding Club.

A meeting will be held at 1 p.m. after a barbecue chicken lunch. Cost is $8.

The public is welcome.

The riding club is at 366 N. Colonial Ave.

Information: 410-386-2103 or 410-386-2994.

Mount Airy Senior Center schedules events for week

Mount Airy Senior Center at 703 Ridge Ave. has announced this week's activities:

A speaker will discuss natural remedies for arthritis and diabetes Tuesday.

A speaker will discuss Medicare insurance and HMOs at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Mammogram testing will be done, by appointment only, Thursday.

Information: 301-829-2407 or 410-795-1017.

N. Carroll Senior Center has bingo, massages

North Carroll Senior Center at 2255 Hanover Pike has announced activities:

Night Bingo will be held Thursday. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. for bingo from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The monthly breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. July 17. Cost is $2.50 and reservations are required by Friday. At 10 a.m., the Maryland Public Service Commission will present "Taking the Confusion Out of Electric Choices," choosing a company to provide electricity to your home.

A miniature golf outing will be taken at 10 a.m. July 21. Registration is required.

Massage therapy is offered Wednesday mornings by nationally certified massage therapist Carroll Rankin. Appointments are required.

Information: 410-239-6400.

Taneytown Senior Center to hold ribbon cutting

Taneytown Senior Center at 220 Roberts Mill Road has announced activities:

A ribbon cutting for the new expansion will be held at 1:30 p.m. July 21. The celebration will include dance demonstrations, an arts and crafts display, tours of the center, and refreshments. The public is welcome.

Therapeutic massages will be offered starting at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Cost is $5 for 15 minutes and $10 for a half-hour.

Couples country and western dancing lessons will be offered from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Bill Elswick is instructor. All levels are welcome. Cost for 24 hours of instruction is $25.

Swing dance lessons for those 60 and older will be offered at 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Cost for the eight-week class is $20.

Information: 410-751-1656.

Westminster Senior Center sets activity schedule

Westminster Senior Center has announced activities:

The health discussions scheduled for the third Thursday of the month have been canceled for this month and next. However, blood pressure screenings will be taken from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. those days. Health discussions will resume at 12:30 p.m. the third Thursday of September.

A woodshop group meets from noon to 2 p.m. Fridays. Woodworking projects are available for groups or individuals. Cost is $1 plus materials.

A Senior Support Services program will be offered at 10:15 a.m. every Tuesday to those 60 and older. Dr. Barbara Ensor will offer group therapy, life adjustments counseling, family discussion and depression therapy.

The center also needs volunteers to help with kitchen and dining room duties; to work at the reception desk and in the craft room; to do light maintenance; and to help seniors with computer programs. Interested people should ask for Paul Garver.

The center is at 125 Stoner Ave.

Information: 410-848-4049.

S. Carroll Senior Center plans health discussion

South Carroll Senior Center in Eldersburg has announced events:

Kathy Brown from the Health Department will speak on thyroid disorders at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday. Lois Walden from Northwest Hospital will present a program on foods and moods at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Popcorn and movie day will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Call for lunch reservations if you plan to have the meal that day.

The center would like to offer computer classes during regular hours. Cost would be $56. Computers would be senior-friendly with large print on the keyboards and a track ball mouse. Please sign up at the center if interested.

New classes are forming this month in ceramics, drawing and painting, exercise and tai chi. Classes are $15 for 12 weeks. Line dancing will be offered twice a month during the summer.

The bridge club is seeking new members. The group meets at 9 a.m. Fridays.

A ballroom dancing class will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Students will learn the cha-cha, fox trot, waltz, polka and swing. Cost is $15 for 12 weeks.

Pool players of all skill levels are needed. James LeBrun will be at the center at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday to teach beginners or upgrade skills.

The center has started a pinochle group that plays at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

The center is at 5745 Bartholow Road. Information: 410-795-6591.

Super 60's schedules activities for summer

The Super 60's of the Church of the Open Door has planned summer activities.

A patriotic meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.

A visit to the historic Hilltop Restaurant in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., will be taken Aug. 10. Call for details.

A charter bus trip and cruise to Smith Island will be taken Aug. 24. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. for Crisfield, where the group will board a cruise boat from Somers Cove Marina. Participants can have lunch at the Bayside Inn, then stroll the streets of the town and visit the new Smith Island museum. Cost is $55 per person.

The church is at 550 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster. Reservations: the church at 410-848-8840, Ext. 307.

County AARP chapter lists trips members can take

AARP's Carroll County Chapter 662 has planned a series of trips:

Sept. 18 to 21: Las Vegas for gambling and sightseeing. Cost is $474 and includes airfare, lodging at the Hotel Riviera and a coupon book for meals and shows.

Oct. 24: Tom Netherton Show in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Cost is $45. The bus will leave Greenmount at 9:15 a.m. and the Target store in Westminster at 9:30 a.m. and return about 5:45 p.m.

Nov. 29 to Dec. 6: Hawaii, the islands of Oahu and Maui. Details are at the center. Cost is $1,974.

Information, reservations: 410- 795-6609.

Bus trips are planned to W.Va., Niagara Falls

North Carroll Senior Center has announced its 2000 bus trips:

Sept. 19: Berkeley Springs Country Inn, W.Va., featuring the Tom Netherton Gospel Show from the Lawrence Welk show and a lunch buffet. Cost is $39. The bus leaves the center at 9:15 a.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 23-27: Southern Vermont, Wilmington Village, maple products tour, Hildene Estate, Bennington Museum, Grandma Moses exhibit, Old First Church, Norman Rockwell exhibit, boat ride and living history show are included. Four breakfasts and dinners are included. Cost is $390 per person for double occupancy, $455 for single occupancy.

Nov. 27-30: Four days and three nights at Niagara Falls, Canada, for the Festival of Lights. Tour the Canadian and American sides of the falls. Also visit Niagara casino, Christmas Shoppe and floral displays. Cost is $295 per person double occupancy, $369 single.

Information: 410-374-2602 or 410-239-6400.

Golden age club sponsors trip to New York ranch

The Liberty Lake Golden Age Club will sponsor a trip to Rocking Horse Ranch in Highland, N.Y., from Oct. 9 to 13.

The package includes accommodations, 10 meals at the ranch, a side trip tour and meal at the Culinary Institute of New York, daytime activities, evening entertainment, ranch activities and another side tour of New York City.

Cost is $430 per person for double occupancy, $510 for single and $420 for triple. A $25 deposit is due, with the final payment due Sept. 1.

Non-senior adults are welcome.

Information: Bob and Helen Pepperney, 410-795-7644.

Seniors In Action sets schedule for its trips

The Seniors In Action Recreation Council has planned trips for this year:

Thursday: Red Roost, Whitehaven, Md., crab feast with fried clams, shrimp, chicken, steamed crabs, corn, watermelon and more. A sing-along will be held. Cost is $49 for members and $51.45 for nonmembers.

July 20: See "The Scarlet Pimpernel" at the Kennedy Center. Cost is $69 for members and $75.10 for nonmembers and includes orchestra seats and boxed supper.

Aug. 2: See "Gigi" at the Media Theater and have lunch in the Crystal Dining Room with choice of entrees. Cost is $73 for members and $76.65 for nonmembers.

Aug. 8: The annual picnic will be held at the Farm Museum. Cost is $8.

Aug. 27-28: Richmond-Jefferson Hotel overnight stay includes champagne brunch at the hotel, guided tour of two James River plantations and transportation. Cost is $175 for members and $183.75 for nonmembers.

Sept. 10-15: Wildwood stay for four nights and five days. The trip includes four dinners and breakfasts, dancing to Big Band sounds, a cruise, entertainment and transportation. Cost is $330 each for double occupancy for members and $346.50 for nonmembers.

Information: 410-386-2604.

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