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Wii Game Show Showdown: Wheel of Fortune

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Northern Senior Activity Center

1-3 p.m.

Free

I’d like to solve Pat… IT’S GAME SHOW TIME AT NORTHERN! “Wii” now have the Wheel of Fortune videogame. Join us for friendly competition based on the hit TV game show. If you’re unfamiliar with how the game works, “contestants guess hidden phrases by guessing letters one at a time. Contestants win money or prizes, as determined by a spin of the wheel, for each correct consonant they guess. But they have to pay to see what vowels are in a puzzle.” To sign up for this event, click on the "Online Senior Activities Centers Registration" button at www.stmarysmd.com/aging. Accommodations can be made for those requiring registration assistance by leaving a message at 301-475-4200, ext. 3115.


Community Resource Day

Friday, September 30, 2022 - Friday, September 30, 2022

Church of the Ascension - 21641 Great Mills Rd, Lexington Park, MD.

11 a.m.-2 p.m.          

Join the St. Mary’s County Homelessness Prevention Board at this year’s Community Resource Day. This event is free and open to the public. Come talk to representatives from more than 40 organizations to learn about the wide array of programs and services available in St. Mary’s County! There will be giveaways, including backpacks, and lunch will be available at Community Resource Day.

This is an outdoor event. In case of inclement weather, a rain date is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 7.

For more information, please contact Sara Martin at smartin@threeoakscenter.org or 301-863-7361.


Nutrition Presentations by Donna Taggert

Monday, October 03, 2022 - Monday, October 03, 2022

Loffler Senior Activity Center

10 a.m. - Eat More of This, Less of That

FREE

Donna presents nutrition topics at the Loffler Senior Activity Center usually on the second Monday of each month at 10 a.m. Register for this talk by going to www.stmarysmd.com/Aging. If you do not have access to e-mail and the internet, you can still leave a message on our reservation line at 301-475-4200, ext. 1660. ADDITIONALLY- Donna will be offering free personal nutritional counseling at 11 a.m. on the days she is here if you make an appointment with her by text message or calling 240-538-6539.


Art with Jamie

Tuesday, October 04, 2022 - Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Loffler Senior Activity Center

Tuesdays October 4, 11, 18, 25

10 a.m.-12 p.m.          

$25 per session

Bring a picture of your FAVORITE SUBJECT. Participants will learn the process of being inspired by something we see and love and bring it to life as art using composition and observational drawing techniques. It can be a picture of anything you love- airplanes, birds, a favorite vacation spot, horses - the possibilities are endless!

Advance registration and payment are required for these classes. Go to www.stmarysmd.com/Aging. If you do not have access to e-mail and the internet, you can still leave a message on our reservation line at 301-475-4200, ext. 1660.


Nutrition Education

Wednesday, October 05, 2022 - Wednesday, October 05, 2022

Garvey Senior Activity Center

10 a.m.

FREE

Donna Taggert, Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietician, will be at the Garvey Senior Activity Center to help answer your healthy eating questions. The topic for discussion in October is “Eat More of This, Eat Less of that”! You can now use the online registration at www.stmarysmd.com/aging. Please call the Reservation Request Line at 301-475-4200, ext. 1075, if you need assistance with registration. 


Fall Bird Feeding

Thursday, October 06, 2022 - Thursday, October 06, 2022

Loffler Senior Activity Center

9 a.m.             

Free

Join Barb Whipkey, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited of Lexington Park, as she shares tips on how we can attract a larger variety of birds to our feeders. Studies have shown that birds with access to feeders during the cold months have a higher survival rate than those without access to feeders. Take part in this talk and learn how you can help the birds prepare for the cooler weather ahead to create a refuge in your yard. Advance registration is required for this presentation. Go to www.stmarysmd.com/aging. If you do not have access to e-mail and the internet, you can still leave a message on our reservation line at 301-475-4200, ext. 1660.


Cycling Without Age

Thursday, October 06, 2022 - Thursday, October 06, 2022

Northern Senior Activity Center

Thursday, October 6,

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Free

We are pleased to announce that the international program, Cycling Without Age, will now be offered at our center. Once per month, Christina Allen will bring her trishaw bicycle to provide rides on Three Notch Trail. These rides are by appointment only with limited availability. To secure your appointment slot, click on the "Online Senior Activities Centers Registration" button at www.stmarysmd.com/aging. Accommodations can be made for those requiring registration assistance by leaving a message at 301-475-4200, ext. 3115.


Reiki & Reflexology with Sarah Strain

Thursday, October 06, 2022 - Thursday, October 06, 2022

Garvey Senior Activity Center

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $45 for 45 minutes

The Garvey Senior Activity Center is excited to welcome back Sarah Strain who is ARCB Board Certified. She will be offering Reflexology and Reiki sessions the first Thursday of the month, starting on September 1, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cancellations will be accepted with 24-hour notice. If cancellation is made day of you will be offered to reschedule. You can now use the online registration at www.stmarysmd.com/aging. Please call the Reservation Request Line at 301-475-4200, ext. 1075, if you need assistance with registration. 


Pottery Throwing 101

Friday, October 07, 2022 - Friday, October 21, 2022

Northern Senior Activity Center

Fridays, October 7 & 21,

10 a.m.-Noon

Free

Are you interested in learning how to use a potter’s wheel? Pam King, our pottery group leader, will provide instruction on how to use the potter’s wheel to “throw” clay and make beautiful vessels.  This class is free and includes instruction and all supplies; firing fee may apply if you chose to fire your piece. Space is limited, advance signup required. To sign up for this event, click on the "Online Senior Activities Centers Registration" button at www.stmarysmd.com/aging. Accommodations can be made for those requiring registration assistance by leaving a message at 301-475-4200, ext. 3115.


Pink Bingo – Breast Cancer Awareness

Friday, October 07, 2022 - Friday, October 07, 2022

Northern Senior Activity Center

10-11:30 a.m.

Free

This Wednesday, we wear pink! Join us for a pink themed Bingo in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Sport your best pink outfit, win pink colored-prizes, and more. To sign up for this event, click on the "Online Senior Activities Centers Registration" button at www.stmarysmd.com/aging. Accommodations can be made for those requiring registration assistance by leaving a message at 301-475-4200, ext. 3115.


Loffler Book Club - The People We Keep by Allison Larkin

Friday, October 07, 2022 - Friday, October 07, 2022

Loffler Senior Activity Center

2 p.m.             

Free

Little River, New York, 1994: April Sawicki is living in a motorless motorhome that her father won in a poker game. Failing out of school, picking up shifts at a local diner, she’s left fending for herself in a town where she’s never quite felt at home. When she “borrows” her neighbor’s car to perform at an open mic night, she realizes her life could be much bigger than where she came from. After a fight with her dad, April packs her stuff and leaves for good, setting off on a journey to find a life that’s all hers. Driving without a chosen destination, she stops to rest in Ithaca. Her only plan is to survive, but as she looks for work, she finds a kindred sense of belonging at Cafe Decadence, the local coffee shop. Still, somehow, it doesn’t make sense to her that life could be this easy. The more she falls in love with her friends in Ithaca, the more she can’t shake the feeling that she’ll hurt them the way she’s been hurt. As April moves through the world, meeting people who feel like home, she chronicles her life in the songs she writes and discovers that where she came from doesn’t dictate who she has to be.

Each month members of the book club gather to talk about the book. The discussions are friendly and honest- everyone’s thoughts are appreciated. The Lexington Park Branch Library has been very helpful by holding several copies of the books for us. Contact Sheila.Graziano@stmarysmd.com to learn more about joining this casual group.


Watercolor with T.L. Ford

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Garvey Senior Activity Center

1:30 p.m.

$25

Come learn the basics of watercolor painting in a relaxing, informal setting. No experience or drawing skills are necessary and everything you need is provided. For October, the theme of the painting will be Fall Leaves. The cost for each class will be $25. You can now use the online registration at www.stmarysmd.com/aging. Please call the Reservation Request Line at 301-475-4200, ext. 1075, if you need assistance with registration. 


Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Garvey Senior Activity Center

11 a.m.

FREE

We want you to join us. If you have a love for reading and are enthusiastic about sharing your thoughts about what you’ve read, this is the group for you. In October, the group will discuss “Still Life” by Sarah Winman. “Still Life” is a sweeping portrait of unforgettable individuals who come together to make a family, and a deeply drawn celebration of beauty and love in all its forms. To learn more please call 301-475-4200, ext. 1080.


Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Northern Senior Activity Center

9-11:30 a.m.

Free

Step into “wonderland” in this themed game of bingo! The Mad Hatter is hosting a tea party from 9-10 a.m. – complete with real tea and finger foods – followed by a fun game of bingo. Wear your funkiest, most whimsical hat and outfit. Don’t forget your favorite teacup! To sign up for this event, click on the "Online Senior Activities Centers Registration" button at www.stmarysmd.com/aging. Accommodations can be made for those requiring registration assistance by leaving a message at 301-475-4200, ext. 3115.


AARP Safe Driving Class

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - Thursday, October 13, 2022

Loffler Senior Activity Center

9 a.m.-2 p.m.              

$20 for AARP Members, $25 for non-members

An AARP Safe-Driving course will be held at the Loffler Senior Activity Center on Thursday, October 13, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (with an hour lunch break at 11:30). This program includes emphasis on roundabouts, pavement markings, stop-sign compliance, red-light running, and safety issues such as speeding, seat belt and turn signal use. Pre-registration and payment in advance are required at www.stmarysmd.com/aging. If you do not have access to e-mail and the internet, you can still leave a message on our reservation line at 301-475-4200, ext. 1660. If you wish to order a lunch from the center, the cost is $6 if you are under 60 and by donation for those 60+ years of age. To reserve a lunch please call 301-475-4200 ext. 1657 by 12 p.m. on October 12.


Greeting Card Workshop

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - Thursday, October 13, 2022

Garvey Senior Activity Center

Thursday, October 13

2 p.m.

$4

Join us in the Art Studio to make one-of-a-kind cards for your family and friends. This is a great way to interact with others while making cards for holidays, birthdays and more. Everything is included for you to make your cards. You will be given the opportunity to use rubber & clear stamps, die cutting and embossing machines, cardstock, embellishments, and punches. Whether you are new to card making or want to learn a new skill, our Card Making Classes will allow you to show off your creativity and have fun! You can now use the online registration at www.stmarysmd.com/aging. Please call the Reservation Request Line at 301-475-4200, ext. 1075, if you need assistance with registration.


Community Health & Wellness Fair

Friday, October 14, 2022 - Friday, October 14, 2022

It’s that time of year again! The 2022 Community Health & Wellness Fair, sponsored by the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services, will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in the University of Maryland – Southern Maryland, located at 44219 Airport Road in California, MD.

This year’s screenings will include body composition, glucose, skin cancer, hearing, vision, and blood pressure. Licensed Massage Therapist Gwynne Hill with California Total Body Massage will be on-site from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. offering free mini-massages. The Pharmacy at PJ Bean will be offering COVID-19 boosters and flu shots. Bring your insurance card to get your flu shot, all insurance agencies are accepted.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and St. Mary’s County Health Department will be on-site to collect expired or unwanted medications, including diabetic supplies such as needles, lancets, and EpiPens. A shred truck will be available from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to dispose of unwanted documents!

Do you want to skip the registration line? Attendees can register online at: www.stmarysmd.com/aging/healthfair.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Community Programs & Outreach Manager Sarah Miller at 301-475-4200, ext. 1073, email sarah.miller@stmarysmd.com, visit www.stmarysmd.com/aging/healthfair, or find us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/SMCDAHS

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Basket Weaving: Festive Skull

Friday, October 14, 2022 - Friday, October 14, 2022

Northern Senior Activity Center

10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

$30

Experienced basket artisan, Pam King, will show you how to make a multicolored decorative basket with a “day of the dead” Latin-style skull. Perfect for display during the Halloween season! This project is designed for those with a beginner to intermediate skill level. Reasonable hand dexterity is needed if you are trying this for the first time. To sign up for this event, click on the "Online Senior Activities Centers Registration" button at www.stmarysmd.com/aging. Accommodations can be made for those requiring registration assistance by leaving a message at 301-475-4200, ext. 3115.


Mosaic Art

Monday, October 17, 2022 - Monday, October 17, 2022

Garvey Senior Activity Center

10 a.m.

$30

In this workshop, led by Cheryl Hiller, you will create a beautiful, tempered glass mosaic artwork printed imagery, shiny tempered glass, and plenty of sparkle. This workshop guides you step-by-step to create a unique mosaic work of art! No prior mosaic experience is necessary! You can now use the online registration at www.stmarysmd.com/aging. Please call the Reservation Request Line at 301-475-4200, ext. 1075, if you need assistance with registration. 


Nutrition Education

Monday, October 17, 2022 - Monday, October 17, 2022

Northern Senior Activity Center

12-1 p.m.

Free

Join us for Nutrition Education with Donna Taggert, Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietician. To celebrate National Fruits & Veggies Month in September, Donna will explain the importance of including fruits & veggies in your daily diet. October’s topic is “Eat This, Not That,” exploring eating in moderation and making healthier choices. To sign up for this event, click on the "Online Senior Activities Centers Registration" button at www.stmarysmd.com/aging. Accommodations can be made for those requiring registration assistance by leaving a message at 301-475-4200, ext. 3115.


Dungeons & Dragons at Garvey!

Monday, October 17, 2022 - Monday, October 17, 2022

Garvey Senior Activity Center

5:30 p.m.

Are you a fan of storytelling?

Have you ever wanted to be a character in Lord of the Rings?

Are you looking for something new to try out?

Have you been playing D&D since the 70s and want a new group to adventure with?

This might be just the thing for you! Join Sarah Miller, Community Programs & Outreach Manager, to learn about D&D and play a series of one-shot campaigns!

For more information, contact Sarah Miller at 301-475-4200, ext. 1073, or Sarah.Miller@stmarysmd.com.


Floral Arranging with Sunnyside Florals

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Garvey Senior Activity Center

Wednesday, October 19

1:30 p.m.

$45

Would you like a beautiful handmade arrangement for your home or to give to a loved one? We are so excited to announce that the Garvey Senior Activity Center is collaborating with the local community florist Sunnyside Florals! Shelley Russell, owner, and lead designer of Sunnyside Florals will be instructing the class. Shelley grows her own flowers and plants locally here in Southern MD. If you have been lucky enough to receive one of her designed floral arrangements, you know that every one of them is unique and beautiful. Explore the basics of floral arrangement and design in this hands-on session with Shelley. Freshly cut, locally grown flowers and foliage, provided by the instructor, will be identified along with suggestions for their application in this project. Shelley will provide pruners and a carved pumpkin for each person. All you need to bring is something that you can transport your arrangement in for the ride home. Take home a beautiful, finished bouquet to display or give away! You can now use the online registration at www.stmarysmd.com/aging. Please call the Reservation Request Line at 301-475-4200, ext. 1075, if you need assistance with registration. 


Making Greeting Cards

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - Thursday, October 20, 2022

Loffler Senior Activity Center

10 a.m.

$4

Make lovely greeting cards using simple materials. Each month will have a different theme. We will supply everything you need to make up to 3 cards. Register and pay in advance by going to www.stmarysmd.com/Aging. If you do not have access to e-mail and the internet, you can still leave a message on our reservation line at 301-475-4200, ext. 1660.


Educational Video: The Queen at War

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - Thursday, October 20, 2022

Loffler Senior Activity Center          

10 a.m. (60 min.)

Free    

Princess Elizabeth was a child of thirteen on September 3, 1939, when her father King George VI informed the people that Britain was at war. This revelatory documentary tells the story of the Queen's experiences during WWII and how the longest-reigning monarch in British history was shaped by the war. Register for this video at www.stmarysmd.com/aging. If you do not have access to e-mail and the internet, you can still leave a message on our reservation line at 301-475-4200, ext. 1660. 16 seats available.


Presentation: Get Organized with Wendy

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - Thursday, October 20, 2022

Northern Senior Activity Center

1-2 p.m.

Free

Cluttered attic? Living room a mess? Can’t find what you need in the pantry? Local professional organizer, Wendy Small, is providing fantastic tips & advice to help organize your life. Join her for a presentation with Q&A and demonstrations. To sign up for this event, click on the "Online Senior Activities Centers Registration" button at www.stmarysmd.com/aging. Accommodations can be made for those requiring registration assistance by leaving a message at 301-475-4200, ext. 3115.


Décor and More- Halloween Party

Friday, October 21, 2022 - Friday, October 21, 2022

Loffler Senior Activity Center

10 a.m.

Help us put together decorations, party favors, prizes and centerpieces for our upcoming Halloween Party. We’ll provide the materials; you help us put them together! Contact Sheila.graziano@stmarysmd.com if you are available and would like to help.


Watercolor Painting with T.L. Ford

Monday, October 24, 2022 - Monday, October 24, 2022

Northern Senior Activity Center

1-3 p.m.

$25

Come have fun with watercolors! Using professional grade supplies, learn wet-in-wet and other techniques for the soft, feathery effect that is the trademark of watercolors. You can also learn color mixing and blending. No experience necessary. All supplies provided. To sign up for this event, click on the "Online Senior Activities Centers Registration" button at www.stmarysmd.com/aging. Accommodations can be made for those requiring registration assistance by leaving a message at 301-475-4200, ext. 3115.


Boost Your Immune Function Naturally - Workshop

Monday, October 24, 2022 - Monday, October 24, 2022

Northern Senior Activity Center

1-2:30 p.m.

$15

As our ever-changing world challenges us, and the seasons turn cooler, it’s SO important to bolster our immune systems so that they can effectively protect us from ‘dis-ease’. In this interactive workshop, Judi Lyons will teach a variety of unique, natural, and holistic immune boosting techniques including Traditional Chinese Medicine exercises, sound and aroma therapy, and beneficial spices and teas. All levels of mobility and function are welcomed. Resources and handout provided. To sign up for this event, click on the "Online Senior Activities Centers Registration" button at www.stmarysmd.com/aging. Accommodations can be made for those requiring registration assistance by leaving a message at 301-475-4200, ext. 3115.


Crafting with Helene

Thursday, October 27, 2022 - Thursday, October 27, 2022

Northern Senior Activity Center

1-3 p.m.

Free

Following her artistic debut this August, Helene is back with a new craft! Spend time with Northern’s favorite Office Specialist as you create artwork with unconventional items. The project is currently a secret – you’ll have to ask Helene! To sign up for this event, click on the "Online Senior Activities Centers Registration" button at www.stmarysmd.com/aging. Accommodations can be made for those requiring registration assistance by leaving a message at 301-475-4200, ext. 3115.


Loffler Halloween Party

Friday, October 28, 2022 - Friday, October 28, 2022

Loffler Senior Activity Center          

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

$3 plus lunch donation

Tricks and treats, dancing feets; dress up or not, fun will be got! Let’s have a few laughs (be a good sport if the laugh is on you!) a bit of dancing, a costume contest with several categories and a simple lunch with a spooky dessert. The small fee covers the cost of prizes, decorations and treats and will be paid in advance when you register. But don’t forget to bring a donation for lunch on the day of the party or, if you are under 60 years old, $6. Sign up at www.stmarysmd.com/aging. If you do not have access to e-mail and the internet, you can still leave a message on our reservation line at 301-475-4200, ext. 1660


Halloween Hoedown

Monday, October 31, 2022 - Monday, October 31, 2022

Northern Senior Activity Center

1-4 p.m.

$5

We have a super spooky afternoon planned this Halloween. DJ Mean Gene is returning to the center to play some groovy tunes. Wear your best costume and dancing shoes! We’ll have scrumptious food and drinks too. To sign up for this event, click on the "Online Senior Activities Centers Registration" button at www.stmarysmd.com/aging. Accommodations can be made for those requiring registration assistance by leaving a message at 301-475-4200, ext. 3115. Lunch is not included in this event. If interested, leave a message on 301-475-4200, ext. 3105. Regular lunch fees apply.


Loffler Book Club - The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Friday, November 04, 2022 - Friday, November 04, 2022

Loffler Senior Activity Center

2 p.m. 

Free    

This 1959 gothic horror novel written by American author Shirley Jackson was a finalist for the National Book Award and is considered one of the best literary ghost stories published during the 20th century. Jackson's novel relies on terror rather than horror to elicit emotion in the reader, using complex relationships between the mysterious events in the house and the characters' psyches.

Each month members of the book club gather to talk about the book. The discussions are friendly and honest- everyone’s thoughts are appreciated. The Lexington Park Branch Library has been very helpful by holding several copies of the books for us. Contact Sheila.Graziano@stmarysmd.com to learn more about joining this casual group.


Dungeons & Dragons at Garvey!

Monday, November 21, 2022 - Monday, November 21, 2022

Garvey Senior Activity Center

5:30 p.m.

Are you a fan of storytelling?

Have you ever wanted to be a character in Lord of the Rings?

Are you looking for something new to try out?

Have you been playing D&D since the 70s and want a new group to adventure with?

This might be just the thing for you! Join Sarah Miller, Community Programs & Outreach Manager, to learn about D&D and play a series of one-shot campaigns!

For more information, contact Sarah Miller at 301-475-4200, ext. 1073, or Sarah.Miller@stmarysmd.com.


Dungeons & Dragons at Garvey!

Monday, December 12, 2022 - Monday, December 12, 2022

Garvey Senior Activity Center

5:30 p.m.

Are you a fan of storytelling?

Have you ever wanted to be a character in Lord of the Rings?

Are you looking for something new to try out?

Have you been playing D&D since the 70s and want a new group to adventure with?

This might be just the thing for you! Join Sarah Miller, Community Programs & Outreach Manager, to learn about D&D and play a series of one-shot campaigns!

For more information, contact Sarah Miller at 301-475-4200, ext. 1073, or Sarah.Miller@stmarysmd.com.