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>AARP Towson Chapter 1330, 501 Hampton Lane, presents the following. Call 410-561-9313.
*The annual luncheon, card and games party is Thursday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Eagle's Nest, 12801 Stonehill Road. Open to the public, cost is $22. Call 410-668-2436.
*A trip to Wildwood, N.J., Sept. 19-23. Call 410-668-6561.
*A cruise to Hawaii, Nov. 11-21. Call 410-668-6561.
>The Auburn Society, Towson University's Learning in Retirement Program, will hold its annual Fall Preview of Classes on Thursday, Aug. 12, Chesapeake Room, University Union, 10:30 a.m. For information call the Auburn office at 410-704-3437.
>Friday Night Swing Dance Club, 216 W. Seminary Ave., offers a variety of dance lessons from beginner to advanced, running through Aug. 11. Cost is $95 per couple, $50 per person, $12 per person for each one-hour, five-week class session. Call 410-583-7337.
>The Handel Choir of Baltimore is holding auditions for new members. Choral experience/sight-singing ability or musical training is required. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings in the Towson area. Call 410-366-6544 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
>The Pine Grove Tots preschool has openings in its 3- and 4-year-old program for the 2004-2005 school year. Please call 410-665-8681.
>Fire Museum of Maryland is open Tuesday-Saturday, June-August, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $6, $5 seniors/firefighters, $4 children. Call 410-321-7500.
>Hampton National Historic Site, 535 Hampton Lane, presents the following. Call 410-823-1309 or check out the Web site www.nps.gov/hamp.
*Free, 45-minute garden walks every other Thursday and every Saturday in July and August, 11 a.m.
>The Hospice of Baltimore, 6601 N. Charles St., offers the following. Call 443-849-8200.
*A parental grief support group for adults is Mondays, Aug. 2-Sept. 13, 6:30-8 p.m. Free, but preregistration is required.
>The Jezic Ensemble is offering auditions for new members. Rehearsals are at Epiphany Episcopal Church, 2216 Pot Spring Road, Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 410-374-9059 or visit Web site www.jezicensemble.org.
>Genesis Loch Raven Center and Genesis Cromwell Center are sponsoring a blood drive Friday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Genesis Loch Raven Center, 8720 Emge Road. Call 410-668-1961.
>Valley Presbyterian Church, 2200 West Joppa Road, is holding Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday, Aug. 2-6, 9 a.m.-noon. Call 410-828-6234.
>Think you're the best at playing Risk or Diplomacy? You can test your mettle by competing at the annual World Boardgame Championship, being held Tuesday-Sunday, Aug. 3-8, 9 a.m.-midnight daily at Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn. The event, will feature 100 tournaments of all sorts of games such as Axis & Allies, Settlers, Acquire and Battle Cry. This year's door admission prices range from $20-$80. For details, call 410-893-0380.
>The ladies of the Sherwood Episcopal Church, 5 Sherwood Road, are sponsoring an appraisal, yard and bake sale Sept. 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Spaces available. Call 410-666-0652.
>Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Road, holds Sunday services 10 a.m. Gallery Unicorn presents a photography exhibit by members and friends of the church. Hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 410-825-6045 or visit www.towsonuuc.org.
>Ascension Lutheran Church, 7601 York Road, offers a 12-step Recovery Workshop Thursdays, 7 p.m. Call 410-880-2409.
>Baltimore County Department of Health offers the following.
*Free mammograms and PAP tests. Call 410-887-3432.
*Free colonoscopies. Call 1-866-632-6566.
>Beginning Tai Chi classes are held Tuesdays, 8 p.m., Divinity Lutheran Church, 1220 Providence Road. Call 410-296-4946.
>The Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center in Towson offers free meditation classes. Call 410-828-5808.
>The Doctors Speakers Bureau presents "Natural Solutions to Digestive Disorders," a free lecture at the Towson Public Library, Monday, Aug. 23, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 410-464-0900
>Greater Baltimore Medical Center offers yoga classes for breast cancer survivors the first and third Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per class. Call 443-849-3301.
>Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine, 658 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 206, offers the following. Call 410-828-3585 or visit www.mcim.org.
*Tai Chi for seniors is every Friday, 1-2 p.m. Cost is $15, $80 for six weeks.
*Kripalu yoga is every Thursday, 7:45-8:45 p.m. Cost is $10.
*Healing Circle, a group to learn stress-reduction techniques, meets twice a month on Tuesday evenings, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $10.
>St. Joseph Medical Center, 7601 Osler Drive, holds the following. Call 410-337-1479.
*An eating disorder support group meets Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
*A support group to promote self-esteem meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m.
*A smoking cessation group meets Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. Cost is $25 per year.
*A Crohn's disease and colitis support group meets the first Monday of the month, 7 p.m.
*A pregnancy loss support group meets the first Monday of the month, 7-8 p.m.
*A diabetes support group meets the first Tuesday of the month, 1-2 p.m.
>Stroller Strides offers the following. Call 800-829-0416.
*Ongoing classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m., Meadowood Regional Park and Falls and Joppa roads. Visit www.strollerstrides.com.
*There is a total fitness program for moms and babies Mondays-Fridays at various outdoor and indoor locations throughout Baltimore City and County.
>Camp Invention offers weeklong camps at the following local elementary schools for children entering grades two-six. Camp times are 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with extended care available. Cost is $209, with discounts available. Call 1-800-968-4332 or 410-821-0772.
*Camp at Cromwell Valley Elementary School, 825 Providence Rd., meets Aug. 2-6.
>Cockeysville Library, 9833 Greenside Drive, offers the following. Call 410-887-7750.
*Drop-in story time is Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
>Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre presents "Meet Me in St. Louis," running through Aug. 8, Community College of Baltimore County-Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, $17, and 3 p.m. Sundays, $15. Tickets for children 12 and under is $12. Call 410-780-6369.
>Greetings and Readings, 809 Taylor Ave., offers story time with Miss Bonnie every Saturday, 11 a.m. Call 410-825-4225.
>Stroller Strides offers a total fitness program for moms and babies Mondays-Fridays at various outdoor and indoor locations throughout Baltimore City and County. Call 800-829-0416.
>Towson Library, 320 York Road, offers the following. Call 410-887-6166.
*Dreamtime puppetry by Barefot Puppets is Saturday, Aug. 7, 2 p.m.
*Friday story time is every Friday, 10:30 a.m.
Music and Dance
>The Chesapeake Concert Band seeks musicians on all instruments, especially flutes, clarinets and a creative conductor. Practices are Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., Ridgely Middle School. Call 410-252-3941.
>Timonium Dinner Theatre, 9603 Deereco Road, presents the following. Cost per ticket for groups of 15 or more is $26.75. Call 410-560-1113 or 1-877-560-1113.
*Sleeping Beauty runs through Saturday, Sept. 25.
*Razzle Dazzle runs through Saturday, Oct. 16.
*It's 11 p.m., Where Are Your Parents? runs through Oct. 31.
>The Fire Museum of Maryland, 1301 York Road, presents the following. Hours are Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., June-August. Admission is $6 adults, $5 firefighters and seniors, and $4 ages 2-12. Call 410-321-7500.
*Fire safety house tours on Wednesdays.
*Craft activity days on Thursdays.
*Family Storytime is Fridays, 11:30 a.m.
>Baltimore Road Runners Club offers the following. Check out the Web site www.brc.com for more information.
*Group long runs are every Saturday, 7:30 a.m., Paper Mill parking lot on NCR Trail.
>The Irvine Nature Center, 8400 Greenspring Ave, offers the following. Call 410-484-2413.
*Kids can go on an "Owl Prowl" and learn about what owls eat Wednesday, July 28, 8-9:30 p.m. Cost is $8, $5 members.
*"Meet the Animals" is Wedneday, Aug. 4, 6-7 p.m. Cost is $8, $5 members.
*"Storytime by the Pond" is Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1:15-2 p.m. Cost is $2, $1 members.
*A twilight canoe trip is Friday, Aug. 13, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $12, $10 members. Meet at Eden Mill Nature Center.
*A stream search and picnic is Sunday, Aug. 15, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $12, $10 members. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet.
>Maryland Fly Anglers meets the last Wednesday of each month, 7:30 p.m., Ridge Garden Apartment Complex Clubhouse, Old Harford Road. Call 410-284-7843.
>Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, offers the following. Call 410-887-1815.
*Experience butterfly mania on Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 7-8, 2-4 p.m. Call for reservations.
*"The Life and Times of Timothy Turtle" is Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 14-15, 2-4 p.m. Free.
>Team BBC presents a bike race for professional and amateur cyclists on Sunday, Aug. 22, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Western High School, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane. Entry fee is $22 with proceeds benefitting Western High School. Register at bikereg.com. Call 410-876-9184.
>Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Class of 1954 will hold its 50th reunion Oct. 15-16. Call 410-821-5957.
>Calvert Hall Class of 1946 will hold a monthly luncheon at the An Poitin Stil Irish Pub and Restaurant, 2323 York Road. Call 410-453-0900.
>Calvert Hall Class of 1954 will celebrate its 50th reunion at the Columbus Gardens on Friday, Sept. 25. Call 410-668-9563.
>Calvert Hall Class of 1984 is planning its 20th reunion this fall. E-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
>Calvert Hall Class of 1989 is planning its 15th reunion for September. E-mail email@example.com.
>Catonsville High Class of 1959 will hold its 45th reunion Saturday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Snyders Willow Grove. Call 410-750-6267 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
>Catonsville High Class of 1984 will hold its 20th reunion Saturday, Oct. 16, 8 p.m.-midnight, Knights of Columbus, Catonsville. Call 410-747-7347 or 410-247-1561.
>Chesapeake High Class of 1979 will hold its 25th reunion Oct. 2, 7-11 p.m., The Olde Philadelphia Inn, 9510 Philadelphia Road. Cost is $60, $70 after Sept. 1. Call 410-227-9917 or e-mail email@example.com.
>City College Class of 1939 will hold its 66th reunion. Call 410-486-1067.
>City College Class of 1949 will hold its 55th reunion Sunday, Oct. 10, Martin's West. Call 410-363-1646.
>Dulaney High Class of 1984 will hold its 20th reunion Saturday, Sept. 25. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
>Forest Park High Class of June 1964 will hold its 40th reunion Sunday, Oct. 17, noon-5 p.m., Garrett-Jacobs Mansion (Engineers Club), 11 W. Mount Vernon Place. Call 410-356-3161, 410-484-7559, or 410-602-6035.
>Perry Hall High Class of 1984 will hold its 20th year reunion. Call 410-329-6997 or 410-893-1017 or e-mail email@example.com.
>Landsdowne High Class of 1979 will hold its 25th reunion Oct. 23. Call Kelly 410-788-7238 or Darlene 410-242-2968.
>Owings Mills High Class of 1999 will hold its five-year reunion Saturday, July 31, Coburns Tavern and Grill. Cost is $35. Visit www.classmates.com. Call 443-386-7317.
>Perry Hall High Class of 1984 will hold its 20th year reunion. Call 410-329-6997 or 410-893-1017 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
>Towson High Class of 1934 will hold its 70th reunion Oct. 2. Call 410-472-4220 or 410-823-1195.
>Towson High Classes of 1950-1959 will hold a Fabulous Fifties Get-Together in October. Visit the Web site, www.thsgenerals.com
>Bykota Senior Center, 611 Central Ave., offers the following. Call 410-887-3094.
*Learn what to ask your insurance agent Friday, July 30, 10:30 a.m.
*Learn how to avoid the no-no's of downsizing Tuesday, Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m.
*The First Tuesday dance is Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1-3 p.m. Cost is $5.
*There is an ice cream social Wednesday, Aug. 4, 12:15-12:45 p.m. Cost is $1.
* "Warm Up America!" provides quilts to those in need. Learn more on Thursday, Aug. 5 at 10:30 a.m.
*Increase your independence with AMG Mobility on Friday, Aug. 6 at 11:00 a.m.
*Enjoy the musical sounds of Audrey Lane on Friday, Aug. 6 at 1:00 p.m.
*Learn about Maryland's new electronic voting system on Tuesday, Aug.10 at 10:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.
*Discuss current events and contemporary issues in the press Mondays in August, 1-2 p.m. Cost is $5.
*Registration for the college summer mini-semester runs through Sept. 17.
*Attend the "History of Feature Movie Production in Maryland" Wednesdays, through Sept. 14, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
>Charlestown Retirement Community, 713 Maiden Choice Lane, presents the Federal City Brass Band Sunday, Aug. 1, 3 p.m. Cost is $2. Call 410-737-8838, Ext. 8577.
>Cockeysville Senior Center, 10535 York Road, offers the following. Call 410-887-7694.
*Yoga classes are Mondays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., and Thursdays 11 a.m.-noon. The classes run separately for 10 weeks. Cost is $10.
*Chi gong classes are Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Classes run for 10 weeks. Cost is $10.
*Tai chi classes are Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Classes run for 10 weeks. Cost is $10.
*Ceramics classes are Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Classes run for 10 weeks. Cost is $20.
*Instructional art classes are Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon. Classes run for 10 weeks. Cost is $20.
>Two lucky ladies will win a makeover at the Baby Boomer Expo/Senior Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 4-6 p.m, Timonium Fairgrounds. Women are chosen through a contest. Nominations must be received by Sept. 24 and include a short letter and a picture to Expo, BCDA, 611 Central Ave., Towson, MD 21204. Call 410-887-2002.
>Bykota Senior Center, 611 Central Ave., offers the following. Call 410-337-7350.
*Travel to the Golden Isles of Georgia Sunday, Oct. 10. Cost is $480 per person.
*Travel to Greenbrier Hotel in W. Va., Saturday, Dec. 11. Cost is $279 per person.
>Cockeysville Senior Center, 1035 York Road, offers the following. Call 410-887-7694.
*Watch an Ironbirds baseball game at Ripken Stadium, Tuesday, Aug. 31. Cost is $35.
*Midway Slots is Wednesday, Sept. 15. Cost is $12.
>Senior Network of North Baltimore, 5828 York Road, offers the following. Call 410-323-7131.
*Visit Charlottesville, Va., Tuesday-Wednesday, Sept. 21-22. Cost is $175.
*Travel to Wildwood, N.J., Sunday-Thursday, Oct 3-7. Cost is $280 per person with double occupancy.
*Go on a seven-day cruise to Bermuda Sunday-Sunday, Nov. 14-21. Cost varies from $750-$940.
>Baltimore County Department of Aging's Home Team Program is looking for volunteers who can give one hour a week to help senior citizens remain independent by helping with errands or giving them a ride to medical appointments and stores. Call 410-887-4141 or e-mail email@example.com.
>Volunteers are need to raise puppies for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, an organization that places dogs with visually-impaired people. It involves a 10-month commitment.
GEB pays all veterinary fees. Raisers are asked to supply love and puppy food. Call 866-GEB-LABS or check out the Web site at www.guidingeyesbcweb.org.
>Pickersgill Retirement Community, 615 Chestnut Ave., is seeking adult volunteers to visit residents, organize the library and assist with activities. Call 410-842-0420.
>This is the last weekend to catch art by Michael Broere, Rick Janney, Michael Shapovalenko, Paul Trunk and Richard Wilson at Towson Framing Gallery, 410 York Road. Call 410-337-0211.
>Sheryl Salmon performs Friday, July 30, at 1 p.m. at Bykota Senior Center, 611 Central Ave., Call 410-887-3094.
>Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, offers a tubing trip down the Little Gunpowder Falls Sunday, Aug. 1, at 11:15 a.m. Cost is $2 per person plus $5 tube rental. Wear shoes that can get wet. Space is limited. Call 410-887-1815.
>Towson Library, 320 York Road, presents Kevin O'Malley telling fairy tales, Thursday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. Call 410-887-6166.