St. Mary's County Times October 12, 2017 - Page 25

Calendars The County Times Thursday, October 12, 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 Day of Pink Northern Senior Activity Center. Fri- day, Oct. 13. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of our loved ones that have battled this disease, we at the Northern Senior Activity Center are asking that members wear pink on Friday, Oct. 13 to show their support. In addition to this, we will be collecting names of loved ones that have fought breast cancer and will use them to decorate our Pink Strong table. If you would like to bring in a photograph of a loved one to display, please bring a copy of the photo, not the original. R&B Line Dancing A NEW session is starting for this fun class on Monday, Oct. 16-Nov. 20 at 1:30 p.m. If you have ever wanted to learn some of the line dances that are all the rage right now come on in and join us! We will be taking it step by step and learning dances like the Cupid Shuffl e or The Wobble. The cost per class will be $2 & $12 for all 6 classes payable to Marie Bond; payment is due at time of reservation. Call the Garvey Senior Activity Center at 301-475- 4200, ext. *1050, for more information. Crafting with Deb The Garvey Senior Activity center will be offering a craft class with Deb on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. Deb will be helping you create beautiful marble mugs for your home or to give as gifts. The fee for this class is $2. Payment is due at the time of reservation. Class size is limited so register early. To make reservations call 301-475-4200, ext. *1050. YES Cycling on the Trail On Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. the Northern Senior Activity Center will have a cycling event on the Three Notch Trail brought to you by the YES Cycling Program. Each ride is customized to the needs of the group and is led by Dan Do- nahue, experienced cyclist and volunteer bicycle trip leader. The Northern Senior Activity Center has three bicycles and one trike available to borrow for the trip. The center does require that all participants wear a helmet and carry a cellphone on the ride. To sign up for the ride or to reserve a cycle, call 301-475-4200, ext. *3103. Wine Cork Art Every wondered what to do with all those wine corks you have been saving? At The Garvey Senior Activity Center on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 1:30 p.m. we will personalize your own letter using differ- ent wine corks. We will provide the wine corks all you have to provide is the letter sale is cash or check only and will be held rain or shine. To volunteer, arrive at the Leonardtown Library at 9 a.m. to help move books to the sale. Contact barlowkc@md.metrocast.net for more information. Friends of the Library Book Sale The Friends of the St. Mary’s County Library will hold a book sale on Sun- day, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Leonardtown Library. The book Publisher Associate Publisher General Manager Al Dailey Advertising Jen Stotler Ready, Set, Go! Starting Your Own Business Lexington Park Library will hold Ready, Set, Go! Starting Your Own Business in partners hip with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) on Monday, October 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This FREE workshop is for those Thomas McKay Eric McKay of your choice 12” or larger. While you are working on your masterpiece we will provide you with some sparkling cider and cheese! The cost for this program will be $2. Payment is due at the time of reserva- tion. Class size is limited so register early. To make reservations call 301-475-4200, ext. *1050. AARP Safe Driving The next AARP Safe-Driving course will be held at the Loffl er Senior Activ- ity Center on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (with an hour lunch break at 11:30). This program includes empha- sis on roundabouts, pavement markings, stop-sign compliance, red-light running, and safety issues such as speeding, seat belt and turn signal use. The cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members, payable to AARP on the day of class. Pre-registration is required and can be ac- complished by calling 301-475-4200, ext. *1658 (must press the star key) or stop by the registration desk at Loffl er. 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. Lunch can be ordered at the same time you register for the class. Breast Cancer Presentation October is the month dedicated to breast who are interested in starting their fi rst business but want to fi nd out more in- formation on what to expect before they begin. SBDC staff will share what to anticipate when starting a new business including resources to help you navigate information about legal and licensing requirements, the business plan, dif- ferent fi nancing options, preparing a marketing strategy and all the perks and drawbacks that come with the life of an entrepreneur. Registration recommend- ed on www.stmalib.org. A workshop for those who are dealing with or who have had cancer will take place at the Loffl er Senior Activity Center for six consecutive Thursdays from 1-3:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 26 and continuing through Dec. 7. This Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Pro- gram is being offered for free; topics in- clude healthy eating, creating a physical activity program, managing stress, work- ing with health care providers, better com- munication with family, friends, cowork- ers and providers, managing emotions and relationships, managing fatigue and effects of treatment. Pre-registration is re- quired. Sign up by calling 301-475-6019. Spending Plans Lexington Park Library will host Spending Plans in partnership with Uni- versity of Maryland Extension on Satur- day, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Families who have a spending plan say it is a crucial tool to help them get a grip on their money. A spending plan is a dif- ferent take on the traditional budget and can help you spend your hard earned dollars more effectively thus reducing debt and increasing savings. Presented by Patricia Maynard from the Univer- sity of Maryland Extension. Free. 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