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Workshops set for caregivers

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities is offering a series of three caregiver workshops at area senior centers.

Mary Fridley, a nurse and elder care expert with the county, will lead the three National Family Caregiver Support programs: "Is There Help Out There? Resources and Services," "Elder Speak: When a Loved One Won't Listen," and "I'm Not Waving, I'm Drowning: Emotions and Coping Skills."

Workshop details:

Maryland City Senior Center, 8402 Brock Bridge Road: April 22, 29 and May 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Road: May 14, 21 and 28 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Pascal Senior Center., 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie: April 15, 22 and 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater: April 3, 10 and 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Calendar

Irish music and dancing -- The Wild Irish Roses, a pair of singing sisters, will perform Irish dancing and fiddle music at 1 p.m. today at the South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. 410-222-1927.

Dramatic presentation -- Mary Ann Jung will portray Clara Barton, the first woman to work for the federal government, at 12:45 p.m. today at the Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Road. 410-222-0030.

Concert -- The Wayward Street Players will perform at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at the monthly birthday celebration at the O'Malley Senior Center, Odenton Road, Odenton. 410-222-6227 or 301-621-9515.

Egg hunt -- The Annapolis Senior Center, 119 S. Villa Ave., will host an Easter egg hunt in the courtyard from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow. Elementary-age grandchildren are welcome and should bring their own baskets. Advance registration required. 410-222-1818.

Kite party -- The Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road in Glen Burnie, will celebrate spring with a kite party from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow. Activities include kite making, a kite slide show and kite trivia. 410-222-6680.

Sleep seminar -- Shawn Kimbro, coordinator of Baltimore Washington Medical Center's sleep lab, will outline steps to sleep better at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Road. 410-222-0030.

Cancer seminar -- A representative from the Anne Arundel County Department of Health will discuss who is at risk of colorectal cancer, how to reduce that risk and screening information at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane. 410-222-6847.

Gardening workshop -- Bob Brown will meet with members of the Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie, at 10 a.m. Monday to share gardening strategies and tips. 410-222-6680.

Safety of seniors -- Anne Arundel County Seniors and Law Enforcement Together Council to TRIAD Plus will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the large conference room at the county police headquarters, in Millersville. 410-268-2313.

Gardening program -- The county Department of Aging and Disabilities Senior Nutrition Program will present "Spring Gardening Preparations" at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Maryland City Senior Activity Site, Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church. 8402 Brock Bridge Road, Laurel. 410-222-4464, ext. 3006.

Craft program -- Art instructor Joan Clay will lead a three-hour class on painting a picture of a birdhouse at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Road. The fee is $35 and payable to her. All materials are included. 410-222-1922.

Driving class -- The AARP is offering two-day safe driving class from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and next Wednesday at the Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Road; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 26 and 27 at the Annapolis Senior Center, 119 S. Villa Ave., and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 27 and 28 at the Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Road. The cost is $10, payable to AARP. 410-222-0030 or 410-222-1818 or 410-222-1922.

Performance -- The South County Show Stoppers will sing and dance at the Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Road, at 1 p.m. March 26. 410-222-1922.

Breakfast -- The South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane in Edgewater, will offer a free breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. March 26 to members who sign up by Monday. 410-222-1927 or 410-798-4802.

Shopping trip -- A county van will take members of the Annapolis Senior Center, 119 S. Villa Ave., to Wal-Mart from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 27. A $2 reservation fee is required. 410-222-1818.

Computer classes -- Registration has begun for computer classes that start the week of April 7 at the Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road in Glen Burnie. A list of classes and workshops is available in the office. The fee ($20 per class or $5 per workshop) may be paid with cash or by check payable to Pascal Seniors Inc. 410-222-6680.

Nutrition program -- County Department of Aging and Disabilities Senior Nutrition Program will offer a presentation, "Health Benefits of Spices," at 11 a.m., April 16 at the Maryland City Senior Activity Site, Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church. 8402 Brock Bridge Road, Laurel. Information: 410-222-4464, ext. 3006.

New England trip -- A tour of New England featuring the House of Seven Gables in Salem, Mass., and Belcourt Castle in Rhode Island, will be offered by South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, from June 3 through 5. Cost of the trip is $425 per person double and $550 single. Insurance is $49. 410-222-1927.

Canadian Rockies trip -- A trip to the Canadian Rockies is being offered by South County Senior Center from Aug. 14 to Aug. 22. The trip includes a two-day stay at Banff and a stop at Lake Louise. Cost of the trip, which includes airfare, is $2,650 per person double and $3,440 for a single. Fee for insurance is separate. Passport is required. 410-222-1927.

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