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Aging Calendar

  • Jan 05 to Apr 26
    Basketball for Ages 50+

    Margaret Brent Recreation Center

    Fridays, January 5–April 26, 10-12 p.m.

    Cost: $30 (Payable in advance at the Garvey Senior Activity Center)

    Pick-up basketball games will be held in the gymnasium. Games are open to both males and females. Advance registration is required; a minimum of 8 players is needed to run the session. Advance registration is required. For more information, call 301-475-4200, ext. 1080.

  • Mar 27 to Nov 27
    Medicare Minute

    Garvey Senior Activity Center

    Wednesdays, March 27-November 27, 9 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    Join Melissa Craig, Senior Information & Assistance Division Manager, for a Medicare Minute! Call 301-475-4200, ext. 1654, to register. 

    March 27: Ending Care Appeals

     

    April 24: Part D Coverage Phases

     

    May 29: Medicare for Federal Employees and Retirees

     

    June 26: Preparing for Future Health Care Needs

     

    July 31: New to Medicare

     

    August 28: Cost Saving Programs

     

    September 25: Fall Open Enrollment

     

    October 30: Medicare and Immigration

     

    November 27: Medicare Preventive Services

  • Apr 25
    Northern Stars Movie Club: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023)

    Northern Senior Activity Center

    Thursday, April 25, 1-3:30 p.m.

    Cost: FREE

    Get your snacks and popcorn ready!

    This bi-monthly film club, led by Keilan Ruppert (Program Specialist), explores classic and modern movies. The club reviews each film based on specific criteria, then assigns a rating using 1 to 5 “Northern stars.” This month’s film selection is Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023, PG-13, Action/Adventure, 2 hr. 34 min), the fifth & final installment in the Indiana Jones franchise.

  • Apr 29
    Daily Energy Routine: Balancing Emotions

    Northern Senior Activity Center

    Monday, April 29, 1-2:30 p.m.

    Cost: $15

    Join certified instructor Judi Lyons for this brand-new class – the third in her Daily Energy Routine series!

    Emotions got you down? Frustration, worry, depression, grief, loss of inspiration, anger, fear? Emotions serve an important purpose in guiding and healing us. Emotions that aren’t dealt with when they occur get stuffed into the physical body. The Energy Medicine movement flows in this workshop teach us how to deal with emotions as they arise (instead of locking them away for an uncertain later) so that they don’t wreak havoc on our systems.

    Accessible to all. Judi Lyons/Mindful Motions Md. is YACEP®, E-RYT® 200, EMYoga® Certified, RYT® 500 Therapeutic. 

  • Apr 30
    Make & Take Projects with Jamie

    Loffler Senior Activity Center - Spring Cherry Blossoms, Watercolor

    Tuesday, April 30, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Cost: $25 per session

    Jamie’s classes are suitable for any skill level. Supplies included. Register and prepay for these workshops at www.stmaryscountymd.gov/aging.

  • May 03
    Loffler Book Club - The Great Alone

    Loffler Senior Activity Center

    Friday, May 3, 2 p.m. 

    Cost: FREE    

    Discuss The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

    Enjoy a friendly discussion on the first Friday of every month- everyone’s thoughts are appreciated. The Lexington Park Branch Library has been very helpful by holding several copies of the books for us. Call 301-475-4200, ext. 1658 to learn more about this group.

  • May 03
    Luncheon with Patricia Armstrong

    Garvey Senior Activity Center

    Doors Open: 11:30 a.m.

    Lunch Served: 12 p.m.

    Performance: 12:30 p.m.

    The Garvey Senior Activity Center is happy to present the musical stylings of Patricia Armstrong. Patricia plays a variety of genres and accompanies herself on her guitar. Be entertained by her sweet singing voice while enjoying a delicious meal. The cost for lunch is by donation for those ages 60 and above and $6 for those under the age of 60. Advanced Registration is required. Please visit www.stmarysmd.com/aging and click on the “View Sign Up for Activities and Programs” button for this special luncheon. 

  • May 03
    Loffler Book Club – The Great Alone

    2 p.m.

    Cost: Free

    The Loffler Book Club is a casual group that meets on the first Friday of each month at 2 p.m. On Friday, May 3, at 2 p.m. discuss The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.

    The group welcomes new members and feedback for future book choices. Enjoy a friendly discussion on the first Friday of every month! Everyone’s thoughts are appreciated. The Lexington Park library has been very helpful by holding several copies of the books for us. Call 301-475-4200, ext. 1658 to learn more about this group.

  • May 06 to Jun 10
    Wii Bowling League: Spring 2024

    Northern Senior Activity Center

    Mondays, May 6-June 10, 1-3 p.m.

    Cost: $2

    Ready to strike up a good time? Join us for this league-style Wii bowling event with staff-led teams and some fun, good ol’ group competition. The last game will take place on June 3 with individual and team prizes awarded on June 10. No play on May 27 – Senior Activity Centers closed. 

  • May 07 to May 21
    Art with Jamie

    Loffler Senior Activity Center

    Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21- Watercolor Sea Life

    10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

    Cost: $25 per session, supplies included

    Come and explore the many dimensions of watercolor and all the fun techniques as we paint beautiful sea life pictures. Classes are suitable for all skill levels.

    Register and prepay for any of these classes at www.stmaryscountymd.gov/aging or by calling 301-475-4200, ext. 1660. 

  • May 07
    Embroidery Card-Making Class

    Garvey Senior Activity Center

    1:30 p.m.

    Cost: $5

    This method of card-making is used to create stunning gifts or greeting cards that will be suitable for framing. The technique uses single-strand embroidery thread and a fine needle to make simple line designs on quality card stock. This would be a great opportunity to make personalized cards for those important people in your life! Omega will teach you everything you need to know to create these cards. The price includes supplies! Advanced registration is required.

  • May 07
    Introduction to Crystals & Chakras with Angel Willer

    Garvey Senior Activity Center

    6:30 p.m.

    Cost: $15

    This workshop will introduce you to the wonderful world of crystals and chakras. You will learn everything you need to know about crystals and chakras to start helping to recharge, re-energize, and rebalance your energy.

    Advance registration is required.

  • May 08
    Sweetheart Cupcake Decorating Class

    Garvey Senior Activity Center                      

    4 p.m.

    Cost: $30

    Join Rebecca of Sweetheart Cupcakes to learn techniques for decorating cupcakes for events, holidays, or birthdays. You will complete 4 cupcakes (vanilla, devil’s food, and/or lemon) with a summer theme. Supplies will be provided. Advanced registration is required.

  • May 08
    Downsizing 101

    Garvey Senior Activity Center

    10 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    Thinking about making life easier by moving to a smaller place? Is it time for you to downsize? If you are planning to downsize or are considering it Downsizing 101 will answer many of the questions and give easy solutions! Join us for a 1-hour session. Advance registration is required. 

  • May 08 to Jun 26
    Cycling Meetup

    Northern Senior Activity Center

    Wednesday, May 8 & 22, June 12 & 26, 10 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    Ready to ride? Join Dan Donahue and fellow cyclists for fun group rides on the Three Notch Trail! This group will meet monthly on the second and fourth Wednesday at 10 a.m. Registration is not required. Must bring a helmet, your phone, and water. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check-in, have your bike in ready-to-go shape, and fill up water bottles before the group departs.

  • May 09
    Ladies Tea Party: Derby Style

    Northern Senior Activity Center

    9:30-11 a.m.

    Cost: $2

    Rein it in with the gossip! This May event is in celebration of all the ladies in the month of Mother’s Day, with a Kentucky Derby kick. Get ready to enjoy a cup of tea, snacks, and stirrup a good time in Derby style – so make your hats grand! 

  • May 13
    Nutrition Presentations by Donna Taggert - Osteoporosis Awareness Month

    Loffler Senior Activity Center

    10 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    Join Registered Dietician, Donna Taggert, for Nutrition Education discussions at the Loffler Senior Activity Center.

    In May, learn how nutrition can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a common chronic disease characterized by a decrease in bone mineral density, impaired bone strength, and an increased risk of fragility fractures.

    To register go to www.stmaryscountymd.gov/aging or call our reservation line at 301-475-4200, ext. 1660. ADDITIONALY- If you would like to meet with Donna for a free personal nutritional education session, you can schedule an appointment with her by texting or calling 240-538-6539. 

  • May 14
    Watercolor with T.L. Ford

    Garvey Senior Activity Center

    1:30 p.m.

    Cost: $25

    Would you like to learn how to paint with watercolor on a smaller scale? Come join T.L.Ford of Cattail.Nu, LLC as she teaches you the basics of watercolor painting in a relaxing, informal setting. No experience or drawing skills are necessary. Supplies will be provided!

    Advanced registration is required.

  • May 14
    An Evening with Drama Speaks

    Garvey Senior Activity Center

    5:30 p.m.

    Cost: Free; $3 (optional snack pack purchase)

    Drama Speaks is Garvey Senior Activity Center’s very own Reader’s Theater group. Join us for an evening of comedy with Drama Speaks! There is no charge for this program, but there will be snack packs available for purchase. You can bring your dinner, but a meal will not be provided. Advance registration is required.

  • May 15
    Health Watch - Sunscreen 101

    Health Watch - Sunscreen 101

    Loffler Senior Activity Center

    9:30 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    In May, join the Loffler Health Watch Volunteers to get the scoop on sunscreen and how you can best protect your skin as you spend more time outside. To register go to www.stmaryscountymd.gov/aging or call our reservation line at 301-475-4200, ext. 1660. 

  • May 15
    Breakfast Café with Joe Norris

    Northern Senior Activity Center

    9-10 a.m.

    Cost: $5 for meal + free sponsored entertainment

    This special edition of Ginger’s Breakfast Café will feature the laidback guitar & vocal music of local artist, Joe Norris. Enjoy a delicious and affordable meal with good company.

  • May 16
    Freedom Hearing Screenings

    Northern Senior Activity Center

    8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Cost: Free

    Regular hearing screenings can help you identify gradually developing hearing problems before they can significantly impact your hearing and your quality of life. Dr. Becky Guy, Clinical Audiologist, of Freedom Hearing is providing free hearing screenings. Pre-registration is required to secure an appointment slot. 

  • May 16
    Bereavement Support Group

    Loffler Senior Activity Center

    10 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    Losing a friend or family member is never easy and grief can often feel like an invisible injury. We invite you to join us in a safe space to share your grief experience and learn new ways to cope while meeting friends for the journey. This group will be facilitated by the Bereavement Coordinator from Hospice of St. Mary's, Dr. Patricia Watson. No need to register, drop-ins are welcome.

  • May 16
    Movie Nights at Garvey – Top Gun – Maverick

    Garvey Senior Activity Center

    5:30 p.m.

    Cost: The movie is free.

    $3 (optional snack pack purchase)

    Come join us in the dining room on the third Thursday of the month to enjoy a movie on the large screen! There is no charge for this program, but there will be snack packs available for purchase. You can bring your dinner, but a meal will not be provided. Advance registration is required.

    Top Gun – Maverick starring Tom Cruise (PG-13)

    Set 30 years after its predecessor, it follows Maverick's return to the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program (also known as U.S. Navy-Fighter Weapons School - "TOPGUN"), where he must confront his past as he trains a group of younger pilots, among them the son of Maverick's deceased best friend Lieutenant Nick "Goose" Bradshaw, USN.

  • May 17 to May 31
    Pottery Throwing 101

    Northern Senior Activity Center

    Fridays, May 17 & 31, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Cost: Free

    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; a firing fee may apply.

  • May 21
    Acrylic Painting with Chris: Vase with Flowers

    Garvey Senior Activity Center

    5:30 p.m.

    Cost: $5

    Join artist, Chris Sisk, to create a lovely acrylic painting on canvas. You don’t need to have any experience to take this class. Chris will guide you through each step. Supplies will be provided. Advance registration is required. 

  • May 22
    Patriotic Rag Garland

    Garvey Senior Activity Center

    1:30 p.m.

    Cost: Free

    Create a one-of-a-kind patriotic rag garland with Toni. Add a patriotic rag garland to your home décor. You will hand-tie pre-cut fabric strips to a piece of twine for your very own rag garland. Supplies will be provided.

    Advance registration is required. 

  • May 23
    Movement Safety Education: Be Your Injury Prevention Advocate with Judi Lyons

    Garvey Senior Activity Center

    2 p.m.

    Cost: $20

    Judi’s workshop teaches and demonstrates how to move safely through various activities and fitness classes, as well as in everyday living. Learn how age-related changes affect the way we move in the world. Plus, special considerations, like what not to do if you have high blood pressure or glaucoma. Become your advocate for promoting function and independence with awareness, alignment, suitable progressions, modifications, and props. Judi is the founder of Mindful Motions Maryland Therapeutic Movement Education and is a Yoga Alliance Certified Education Provider with a focus on Somatics, Self-Myofascial Release, and Energy Medicine therapeutics. Accessible to ALL. Advance registration is required. 

  • May 23
    Author Susan Lantz Simpson Book Signing & Visit

    Northern Senior Activity Center

    10:30-11:30 a.m.

    Cost: Free + optional book purchase/cost

    Northern’s Book Chatter club is hosting local author, Susan Lantz Simpson, for an interactive book signing and discussion! Susan is an accomplished author and promoting her upcoming release, Amelia’s Hope; the second book in her Amish Romance series, Plain Paths. Learn more about Ms. Lantz Simpson at www.susanlantzsimpson.com.

  • May 28
    Sound Bath

    Garvey Senior Activity Center

    6:30 p.m.

    Cost: $20

    Join Angel in sound bath meditation. Sound bath meditation can promote deep relaxation, healing, and wellness, as the sound vibrations open, clear, and balance the energy centers of the body leaving you feeling blissful and replenished. Bring a yoga mat, pillow, and blanket for your comfort. Advance registration is required.

  • May 29
    Get Organized for Summer

    Northern Senior Activity Center

    9:30-11 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    If we are not diligent in clearing our home of unnecessary items, they begin to pile up and before we know it, our house is cluttered and disorganized. It is important to be proactive about keeping our home organized and clean on a regular basis, so it doesn’t get out of control. Local professional organizer, Wendy Small of RES Multiservices, will provide tips & tricks to help you organize while cleaning this season! This hour-long presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Handouts will be made available.

  • Jun 04
    Terracotta Pot and Succulent with Penny

    Garvey Senior Activity Center

    1:30 p.m.

    Cost: $20

    Join Penny B. and paint a terracotta pot with your unique design. Then, plant your succulents. Penny will provide tips for taking care of your succulent. Supplies will be provided. Advanced registration is required.

  • Jun 04
    Embroidery Card-Making Class

    Garvey Senior Activity Center

    1:30 p.m.

    Cost: $5

    This method of card-making is used to create stunning gifts or greeting cards that will be suitable for framing. The technique uses single-strand embroidery thread and a fine needle to make simple line designs on quality card stock. This would be a great opportunity to make personalized cards for those important people in your life! Omega will teach you everything you need to know to create these cards. The price includes supplies! Advanced registration is required.

  • Jun 06
    Evening Music with Patricia Armstrong

    Garvey Senior Activity Center

    5:30 p.m.

    Cost: Free; $3 (optional snack pack purchase)

    Patricia has performed many times at Garvey Senior Activity Senior. She plays pop, oldies, country, and folk accompanied by her acoustic guitar. There is no charge for this program, but there will be snack packs available for purchase. You can bring your dinner, but a meal will not be provided. Advance registration is required.

  • Jun 07
    Loffler Book Club – Nation

    2 p.m.

    Cost: Free

    The Loffler Book Club is a casual group that meets on the first Friday of each month at 2 p.m. On Friday, May 3, at 2 p.m. discuss The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.

    In June, discuss Nation by Terry Pratchett.

    The group welcomes new members and feedback for future book choices. Enjoy a friendly discussion on the first Friday of every month! Everyone’s thoughts are appreciated. The Lexington Park library has been very helpful by holding several copies of the books for us. Call 301-475-4200, ext. 1658 to learn more about this group.

  • Jun 10
    Nutrition Presentations by Donna Taggert - Label Reading

    Loffler Senior Activity Center

    10 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    Join Registered Dietician, Donna Taggert, for Nutrition Education discussions at the Loffler Senior Activity Center.

    In June, learn how to read and understand food labels to make quick, informed decisions to help you choose a healthy diet. To register go to www.stmaryscountymd.gov/aging or call our reservation line at 301-475-4200, ext. 1660. ADDITIONALY- If you would like to meet with Donna for a free personal nutritional education session, you can schedule an appointment with her by texting or calling 240-538-6539. 

  • Jun 11
    Stress-Buster Aromatherapy Workshop

    Garvey Senior Activity Center

    4 p.m.

    Cost: $15 per session

    Join Glori VanBrunt, Certified Professional Aromatherapy Practitioner and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, for some creative fun and learn how Aromatherapy can help balance mood and reduce Stress and Anxiety in mind and body.

    In this 60-minute workshop, you will:

    • Learn about the common culprits of stress and anxiety.

    • The benefits of using aromatherapy for emotional wellness.

    • Sample several stress-busting essential oils.

    • Choose your favorite oils based on your specific wellness goal.

    Create a custom Stress-Busting Aromatherapy inhaler to use as an extra tool to help lower stress and anxiety on the go!

    Advance registration is required. 

  • Jun 11
    Iris Folding Projects – Ice Cream Fun

    Garvey Senior Activity Center

    5:30 p.m.

    Cost: Free

    Join Toni as she guides you through creating two Iris Folding projects, an ice cream cone, and a popsicle card that can be personalized. By arranging and layering strips of paper you will create two crafts while learning the art of Iris Folding. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite scissors. Advanced registration is required.

  • Jun 11
    Watercolor with T.L. Ford

    Garvey Senior Activity Center

    1:30 p.m.

    Cost: $25

    Would you like to learn how to paint with watercolor on a smaller scale? Come join T.L.Ford of Cattail.Nu, LLC as she teaches you the basics of watercolor painting in a relaxing, informal setting. No experience or drawing skills are necessary. Supplies will be provided!

    Advanced registration is required.

  • Jun 11
    Chair Dance Connection: Grooving to the Best of ABBA

    Northern Senior Activity Center

    2-3:30 p.m.

    Cost: $15

    Join the Chair “Dancing Queens,” Judi Lyons and Paty Massón, for a fun workshop combining chair dance with timeless upbeat ABBA hits. These gentle, rhythmic movements revitalize and lift your spirit while enhancing blood flow and mind-body coordination. Accessible to all - please wear flexible clothing and bring water. Judi Lyons/Mindful Motions Md. is YACEP®, E-RYT® 200, EMYoga® certified, RYT® 500 Therapeutic and Paty Massón is certified in RYT® 500, CBT, and Qigong.

  • Jun 12
    Sound Bath - Restorative

    Garvey Senior Activity Center

    6:30 p.m.

    Cost: $20

    Join Angel in sound bath meditation. Sound bath meditation can promote deep relaxation, healing, and wellness, as the sound vibrations open, clear, and balance the energy centers of the body leaving you feeling blissful and replenished. Bring a yoga mat, pillow, and blanket for your comfort. Advance registration is required.

  • Jun 14
    Flag Presentation with Mike Barbour

    Garvey Senior Activity Center

    10 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    The United States flag stands for our nation and the shared history, pride, principles, and commitment of its people. When we properly display this powerful symbol, we signal our respect for everything it represents. Come join Mike Barbour as he presents on all things flag-related! He will discuss the history behind the development of the flag, proper display of the flag, proper disposal of the flag, and many more subjects related to our United States flag. This is a free educational presentation. Advanced Registration is required.

  • Jun 14
    Mom & Pop Breakfast

    Loffler Senior Activity Center

    9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    At Loffler, we have found that combining the celebration of moms and dads to be extra fun! We will serve you a simple but lovely breakfast and offer a tribute to the role you played in your life as a parent. Bruce Thomas will join us this day to play some soulful tunes? Advance registration is required. To register go to www.stmaryscountymd.gov/aging or call our reservation line at 301-475-4200, ext. 1660. 

  • Jun 18
    Evening Music with Folk Salad

    Garvey Senior Activity Center

    5:45 p.m.

    Cost: Free; $3 (optional snack pack purchase)

    Folk Salad is an eclectic, acoustic band that performs a wide variety of light pop, oldies, folk, and originals. They've performed at many Southern Maryland locations and events since 2009. Their music will get your feet moving! There is no charge for this program, but there will be snack packs available for purchase. You can bring your dinner, but a meal will not be provided. Advance registration is required. 

  • Jun 18
    Lūʻau: Polynesian Paradise

    Northern Senior Activity Center

    11 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Cost: $5 advance special event fee + lunch

    contribution collected that day

    Aloha! We’re bringing the essence of the Hawaiian Islands to Charlotte Hall. Join us for a fun afternoon lūʻau with lunch, mocktails, crafts, a special performance and more. Similar to last year’s Mardi Gras event, this is a Center-wide interactive format with the main event room kickoff and activities all around the Center. There is a $5 event/entertainment fee. See page 24 for how to register. Lunch contributions collected that day are by donation for those over 60, or $6 for under. 

  • Jun 20
    Bereavement Support Group

    Loffler Senior Activity Center

    10 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    Losing a friend or family member is never easy and grief can often feel like an invisible injury. We invite you to join us in a safe space to share your grief experience and learn new ways to cope while meeting friends for the journey. This group will be facilitated by the Bereavement Coordinator from Hospice of St. Mary's, Dr. Patricia Watson. No need to register, drop-ins are welcome.

  • Jun 20
    Movie Nights at Garvey - Mission Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One

    Garvey Senior Activity Center

    5:30 p.m.

    Cost: The movie is free.

    $3 (optional snack pack purchase)

    Come join us in the dining room on the third Thursday of the month to enjoy a movie on the large screen! There is no charge for this program, but there will be snack packs available for purchase. You can bring your dinner, but a meal will not be provided. Advance registration is required.

    Mission Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One starring Tom Cruise (PG-13)

    Ethan Hunt and his IMF team embark on their most dangerous mission yet: To track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands. With control of the future and the fate of the world at stake, and dark forces from Ethan’s past closing in, a deadly race around the globe begins. Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than this mission – not even the lives of those he cares about most.

  • Jun 21
    Luncheon with the Bushmill Band

    Garvey Senior Activity Center

    Doors Open: 11:30 a.m.

    Lunch Served: 12 p.m.

    Performance: 12:30 p.m.

    Come join us and enjoy the musical styles of the local Bushmill Band. Their music will get your toe tapping and your hands clapping! The cost for lunch is by donation for those ages 60 and above and $6 for those under the age of 60. Advanced registration is required. Please visit www.stmarysmd.com/aging and click on the “View Sign Up for Activities and Programs” button for this special luncheon. 

  • Jun 24
    Whole Body Bliss: An Introduction to Self-Myofascial Release

    Northern Senior Activity Center

    1-2:30 p.m.

    Cost: $20

    This interactive workshop teaches the fundamentals of Self-Myofascial Release or SMR, a therapeutic self-massage method that brings targeted pain relief to the muscles and connective tissue. SMR is known to improve mobility, posture, alignment, musculoskeletal function, energy, immunity, blood flow, and nerve function. This workshop is accessible to all but be sure to wear flexible clothing and bring water. Instructor Judi Lyons/Mindful Motions Md., will provide a full-color illustrated instruction e-handbook with the balls. 

  • Jun 25
    Granddad’s Cornhole Get-Together (Intergenerational)

    Northern Senior Activity Center

    1-3:30 p.m.

    Cost: $2

    This fun & casual competition is back with a twist and some intergenerational fun-- compete dressed as your grandfather! Bonus cool points if you can bring a reference photo. Grandkids are welcome to attend & compete (school-age and up). Game requires good dexterity, throwing, and hand-eye coordination and is held outdoors—weather permitting. The 1st and 2nd place winners will win a prize, along with best costume. The boards are nonregulation spacing to be most accommodating to all. 

  • Jun 26
    Health Watch - Garden Safety

    Loffler Senior Activity Center

    9:30 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    In June, learn tips and tricks to ensure you are tending to your garden safely! Advance registration is required for these presentations. To register go to www.stmaryscountymd.gov/aging or call our reservation line at 301-475-4200, ext. 1660. 

  • Jun 28
    Northern Stars Movie Club: True Grit (2010)

    Northern Senior Activity Center

    1-3:15 p.m.

    Cost: Free

    Get your snacks and popcorn ready! This bi-monthly film club, led by Program Specialist, Keilan Ruppert explores classic and modern movies. The club reviews each film based on specific criteria, then assigns a rating using 1 to 5 “Northern stars.” This month’s film selection is True Grit (2010, PG-13, Western/Action/Adventure, 1 hr. 50 min.) starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin, directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen. “Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. As the three embark on a dangerous adventure, they each have their "grit" tested in various ways.”