Calendars The County Times Thursday, August 10, 2017 St. Mary’s Department of Aging Programs and Activities 25 Lofﬂ er Senior Activity Center 301-475-4200, ext. 1658 Garvey Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4200, ext. 1050 Northern Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4002, ext. 3101 Visit www.stmarysmd.com/aging for the most up-to date information Brought to you by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County: James R. Guy, President; Michael L. Hewitt; Tom Jarboe; Todd B. Morgan; John E. O’Connor; and the Department of Aging & Human Services Individual Nutrition Counseling Now Available The Department of Aging & Human Ser- vices is pleased to offer individual nutrition counseling on a limited basis at the county’s three senior activity centers. Donna Taggert, a registered and licensed dietitian as well as a Certiﬁ ed Diabetes Educator will be avail- able to talk to you about your nutrition needs and questions on Monday, Sept. 11, and Fri- day, Sept. 29. Call or text to 240-538-6539 to make your private appointment. Limited spaces are available. “Pop-Up” LIFE trip: Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Join us on Monday, Aug. 21 for a “Pop-Up” LIFE trip to the James E. Richmond Science Center to view the Solar Eclipse. Leave from the Northern Senior Activity Center at 10 a.m. and return by 5 p.m. STS bus transpor- tation is provided, bring your own lunch and beverages. $10 fee includes transportation, solar eclipse viewing glasses, movie in the science center dome before the eclipse and outdoor viewing area of the eclipse. Tour is limited to 15 participants 50 years of age and older. To register, call Alice Allen at 301- 475-4200, ext. *1063 or email alice.allen@ stmarysmd.com. Maryland Renaissance Festival Trip Hear ye, hear ye! His Royal Highness King Henry VIII would like to cordially invite you to join us on trip to the Maryland Re- naissance Festival in Crownsville, MD on Saturday, Sept. 9; deadline to sign up is Aug. 21. Be transported back to the 16th century as you roam the 27-acre village of Revel Grove and explore its many artisans and shops. Enjoy the merriment of danc- ing, singing, comedy, armored combat, and so much more. This trip takes place rain or shine and the village is located on natural terrain in a wooded area. The festival is ideal for active seniors with a love of the arts; you can even bring your camera and participate in their photo contest! The trip cost of $58 includes transportation on a spacious motor coach, driver gratuity, snacks, and admis- sion to the festival. Food is purchased sepa- rately from one of the 42 different vendors offering a variety of cuisine. The bus departs from the Northern Senior Activity Center at 8 a.m. and returns at approximately 5:30 p.m. Payment is due at sign up to secure your spot for the trip. For more information call 301-475-4200, ext. *3103. Crafts with Deb On Wednesday Aug. 16, at 10 a.m., Deb Johnstone will be showing the class at the Garvey Senior Activity Center how to cre- ate a Recycle T-shirt Scarf. Before class go through your old t-shirts and pick one to bring to class. There is no charge for the class as you will be providing the materials. Call the Garvey Senior Activity Center at 301-475-4200, ext. *1050, for more informa- tion or to register for the class. Luncheon with Bruce Thomas On Thursday, Aug. 17, at 12 p.m., guest vo- calist Bruce Thomas will be here at the Gar- vey Senior Activity Center. Bruce is a di- verse performer who can effortlessly move through the musical categories of inspira- tional, swing, jazz, pop, and R&B. Please join us for his energetic and interactive per- formance while dining. Lunch will be pork roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, seasoned spinach, dinner roll, strawberries and apple juice. A donation toward the cost of your meal is appreciated if you are 60 years of age or older. For those under 60 the cost of your meal will be $6.To make reservations call 301-475-4200, ext. *1050. Minecraft Challenge Introduction to Google Drive Lexington Park Library will hold an Intro- duction to Google Drive class on Monday, August 14 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Take your basics skills to the next level with Google Drive. You will learn how to save ﬁ les online using your Gmail login and see how to access Google’s word proces- sor so you can create documents on any computer that has an internet connection. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required on www. stmalib.org. Charlotte Hall Library will hold Mine- craft Challenges on Monday, August 14. Two sessions will be held: 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please only register for one of the classes. Can you think on your feet, team up, use creativity, and complete the challenge? Come play Minecraft with us and ﬁ nd out! Must be able to use a mouse and keyboard commands, and be familiar with how to play Minecraft (we will not use the tutorial). Ages 8-11. Registration opens 2 weeks before the program on www.stmalib.org. Introduction to Genealogy Leonardtown Library will hold Introduc- tion to Genealogy on Monday, August 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about free websites to start your genealogy search. Also covers the library’s databases, U.S. Census, Social Security Death index and more. Knowledge of Internet required. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required on www. stmalib.org. Lofﬂ er Art News During the month of August there will only be one Open Studio Art session at Lofﬂ er Senior Activity Center and it will take place on Friday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Open Studio Art is an opportunity to work on a current art project you have going that needs a little guidance or, if you prefer, there is also a guided project that usually requires a $5 supply fee. This is a drop-in class (no sign-ups required) but if you have any ques- tions, call 301-475-4200, ext. *1658. Art with Jamie will have only three Tuesday ses- sions in August: the 15, 22 and 29. Time will be10 a.m. and cost for this 3-session class is $65. You can sign up by calling 301-475- 4200, ext. *1658. Payment may be made to Jamie on the ﬁ rst day of class. Bling Flamingos Back by popular demand! The Northern Senior Activity Center is hosting a Bling Flamingos class on Monday, Aug. 28 at 1:30 p.m. Come customize your own plastic ﬂ a- mingo with paint, jewels, beads, buttons, ﬂ owers, and more. The cost of the session is a $5 contribution. You can also purchase a ﬂ amingo from the group for an additional $3 if you don’t have your own. To sign up in advance, visit the front desk. For more infor- mation call 301-475-4200, ext. *3101. Bowling Season Starts Sept. 14 The 2017-18 season of the senior mixed league, sponsored by the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services, will be starting soon. If you were registered and bowled last season, you will soon be contacted to conﬁ rm your continuation. For those interested in bowling in the league, here are a few particulars: the league meets at Esperanza Lanes at 12:45 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. You must be 50+ years of age. The cost will be ap- proximately $14-$15 (to be determined) for Water Bottle Challenge Leonardtown Library will hold a Water Bottle Challenge activity for ages 12 – 18 on Tuesday, August 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Flipping a water bottle to fall perfectly upright sounds easy enough, right? It may not be as easy as you think. Challenge your friends to see who can land their bottle upright, who can make the most successful ﬂ ips in 30 seconds, and who has the most artistic ﬂ ip. Learn techniques for proper ﬂ ipping and the sci- ence behind a successful ﬂ ip. Registration is recommended. Staying Safe Online Lexington Park Library will hold a Stay- ing Safe Online class on Thursday, August 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Learn how to stay safe online by creating strong pass- words, avoiding common Internet scams, and evaluating websites for reliability and security. Registration recommended. Mini Monet Lexington Park Library will hold Mini Monet on Friday, August 18 from 9:30 a.m. 3 games and includes shoe rental and use of a ball. Each team consists of 3 players. If you need a sub, you are responsible for obtaining one from the list of registered subs. You will still pay the cost of bowling that week and the sub will bowl for free. If you are interest- ed in joining in this fun-loving, easy-going group of men and women as either a league member or a sub, call Shellie Graziano at 301-475-4200, ext. *1655. Bowling League Kick-Off Meeting If you are planning to bowl in the 2017-18 season of the senior mixed league, spon- sored by the St Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services, please come to the Kick-off Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 12:30 p.m. at the Lofﬂ er Senior Activity Center. We will use this time to determine costs and make necessary adjustments and corrections to team rules, roster, schedule, team list, team and sub contact info, etc. Changes will be made and ﬁ nal copies will be printed and brought to the ﬁ rst game of the season (Sept. 14). If you have any ques- tions or interest, call Shellie Graziano at 301-475-4200, ext. *1655. Pickleball for Beginners A new session for those new to Pickleball will run through Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 10 am. The sessions will be held at the Leonard Hall Recreation Center. If you are new to the sport of Pickleball, it is highly suggested that you begin with this course. You will learn basic shot techniques, rules, scoring, court positioning and basic strategy. Over the 8-week period you will get plenty of court time to develop the conﬁ dence needed to compete against intermediate and advanced players. Your love for the game starts now! The cost for these sessions is $32. Payment is due at the time of reservation. Slots are still open to join this activity! To learn more, call 301-475-4200, ext. *1050. to 10:45 a.m. Come join us on a messy ad- venture as we explore the world of art in its various forms. A new experience at your library for our youngest customers and their caregivers. Please expect and prepare for a messy good time! Ages 6 months - 4 years old. Registration required on www. stmalib.org. Kindergarten Here We Come! Leonardtown Library will hold Kinder- garten Here We Come! on Saturday, Au- gust 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Let’s get ready to start Kindergarten (or PreKin- dergarten)! We’ll read stories about school, make crafts, learn how to stay healthy and safe at school, and take a practice ride on a real school bus! For kids about to enter Kindergarten or PreK and their adult care- givers. Registration required on www.st- malib.org.