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Volunteer Information



Monthly Programs

You may sign up for any of our classes at the front desk
of the Glenwood 50+ Center.

September Programs

iPad and iPhone Class
Tuesday, September 6, 10 am
Friday, October 14, 10 am

Join Mike Vecera for his ongoing workshops on operating and understand your iPad and iPhone.
Thursday, September 8, 10 am
Thursday, October 13, 10 am
Join Dottie Aleshire for this monthly series on all topics Genealogy. Topics listed at front desk.
History of Broadway
Thursday, September 8, 11 am
Steve Friedman continues his popular lecture and performance series. See front desk for details.
Book Talk: Under This Roof
Friday, September 9, 11 am
Author Paul Brandus discusses his book about the White House and it's occupants, from George Washington to Barrack Obama.
Bagels with TED
Tuesday, September 13, 9:30 am
Join us for a thought provoking presentation and enjoy bagels and coffee. For topics visit the front desk.
New Member & Volunteer Coffee
Tuesday, September 13, 9 am
Tuesday, October 11, 9 am
Join the staff for coffee and an introduction to the center. Learn about center programs and ways you can get involved. Pick up your binder of information on the center, receive a tour and get your questions answered. Please sign up in advance at the front desk.
New Release Movies
Fridays, 1 pm, Cost: $1 donation
September 9, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2PG13, 1 hour, 34 minutes
September 23, Whiskey Tango FoxtrotR, 1 hour, 51 minutes
October 14, Money MonsterR, 1 hour, 38 minutes
October 28, The Man Who Knew InfinityPG13, 1 hour, 38 minutes
History Discussion Group
Wednesday, September 7, 10:30 - 12 noon
This month the topic will be, Causes of the Civil War. Feel free to join.
Medically Curious
Thursday, September 15, 1 pm
Dr. Larry Romaine is kicking off his popular series, this time on Thursdays. Explore a variety of relevant topics and get advice straight from the doc. This month's topic is "What is Cancer?"
Book Talk: Jailing the Johnston Gang
Friday, September 16, 10 am
Author Bruce Mowday draws on personal interviews with law enforcement and gang members to bring you this captivating story of a gang in Pennsylvania back in the 60's and 70's.
How to Save a Bundle
Tuesday, September 20, 1 pm

Torry, our resident guru on saving money will share her tips and tell you how to navigate Groupon, Living Social, Retail Me Not and more. She's an expert on finding deals, come learn how.
Civil War Series: Calamity in Carolina
Wednesday, September 21, 10 am
Author Daniel T. Davis presents Calamity in Carolina. Federal armies under Major General William Tecumseh Sherman had rampaged through Georgia, on their march to the sea. Learn about this march and how General Robert E. Lee responded. Sponsored by the Western Howard County Senior Council and Books with a Past Bookstore.
Pop Culture in Washington
Wednesday, September 21, 1 pm
Brad Berger talks about how popular culture ultimately found it's way to our National Parks. Learn how many of these icons of pop culture have blended with monuments, memorials and seats of power in Washington, DC.
Administering Estates in Maryland
Thursday, September 22, 1 pm
Byron McFarlane, Register of Wills, will be here to discuss what you need to know about administering an estate in Maryland. Smart planning and preparation can save money and stress during one of life's most difficult times. Space is limited so register early.
Trash to Treasure Pallet Palooza
Thursday, September 22, 1 pm
Thursday, October 13, 1 pm
Tuesday, November 15, 1 pm
Cost: $15 per session, 3 for $40
We are ready to get back into our Trash to Treasure series with a 3 part workshop on creating with pallets. Create fall and home d├ęcor and enjoy time with friends. All supplies are provided.
Pizza Party to Celebrate Fall
Thursday, September 22, 12 noon
Cost: Suggested lunch donation of $6
Join us for a pizza party, salad and ice cream to celebrate all things fall. Register and pay donation at the front desk when you register.
History of Women's Fashion
Fridays, September 23, 30
October 7, 10 - 12
Barbara Blumberg will be here for a 3 part course on this fascinating subject. Learn about how it all came about, from underwear to outerwear.
"Oatmeal Bar"
Monday, September 26, 9 am

Kick off Active Aging week with a healthy stop at the Oatmeal Bar in the lobby. Plan out your week at the center while you enjoy a delicious breakfast.
Nature Walk
Monday, September 26, 10:30 am
The staff will offer two different walks at Western Regional Park. Explore the beautiful woods behind the center. There is a 1 mile and 2 mile option. Bottled water is provided.
Monday, September 26, 1 pm

Join us out back for an afternoon of some good ole fashioned fun. No experience necessary, just come out and play.
Fly Fishing Lessons / Demo
Tuesday, September 27, 10 am
Back again for a second year, come learn about fly fishing, the lures, fly tying and more then demo it for yourself!
What to do before you call the Plumber
Tuesday, September 27, 1 pm

Center and Council member Carl Hood is a handyman extraordinaire. He will conduct a workshop on things you can do before you call the plumber and other quick tips for taking care of your home.
Waffle Bar
Wednesday, September 28, 9 am

What month is complete without our Waffle Bar? Come for the waffles, stay for the health fair and Paint it to Frame it workshop.
Paint it to Frame it
Wednesday, September 28, 1 pm

Hands on workshop presented by Susan Harry. Susan will lead participants as they create a beautiful 10x10 picture. Class is free, donations are accepted to benefit the flood victims on Main Street. #ECSTRONG. Limited to 30 participants.
Less Aches, Less Pains
Wednesday, September 28, 10 am

Carol Zehnacker, P.hd. presents, Why let aches and pains diminish your lifestyle when there's a good chance you can do something about them? Learn about methods to minimize pain and maximize mobility.
Health Fair
Wednesday, September 28 9-1 pm

Stop by for free health screenings and fee based flu shots during our Active Aging week celebration. Sign up at the front desk. The flu shots are provided by Medstar Visiting Nurses. Cost is $35. Pneumonia shots are $100 for Pneumovax and $200 for Prevnar 13. Must pre-register at the front desk or call (410) 313-5440.
A Decluttering Game Plan
Thursday, September 29, 10 am Lecture Free
Cost: $7 includes lecture & lunch

Direct from Womenfest and Expo, Elspeth Bell, Ph.D. will be here to share excellent ideas on how to de-clutter. She travels around the country sharing her expertise in a fun and engaging way. Get inspired!
Margarita Party
Friday, September 30, 11 am Cost: $8

Rex and his band are on the patio for this Jimmy Buffet tribute. Enjoy grilled Margarita chicken, sides, dessert and mocktails while you dance to the music!



October Programs and Events

Art Show
October 1 - October 31

Artist Susan Harry will display her original works of art on the wall of the center. Stop by and check out the show.
Culture, Conversation and Cuisine Puerto Rico
Wednesday, October 5, 12 noon
Cost: $6

Join us for an authentic meal and dessert from this beautiful island. Learn about the history and trivia and share photos and stories.
Sip & Swap
Thursday, October 6, 3 pm
Cost: 5 pieces of clothing or accessories

Be green, have fun. The fun is in the swapping! Please bring five gently used or lightly loved items, can be shoes, clothes, belts, scarves or jewelry. Bring a friend and enjoy this laid back swap, win door prizes and sport your new digs.
A Prisoner of War,
Reality Triumphs Myth
Tuesdays, Thursdays
October 11, 13, 18, 20 1:30 pm

Colonel John Fer will be on hand to share the isolated and shadowy universe of prisoner of war camps and the world of prisoners themselves. This course will explore the history of POW camps and treatment of POW's from ancient China to the Vietnam War. He was held prisoner in Vietnam for over six years.
Bus Trip to Leesburg Outlets & Lunch
Wednesday, October 12, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: TBD

Join Regina and Torry for another bus trip to the outlets. Get a jump start on holiday shopping or just enjoy a day out and lunch. Details will be available in the October newsletter and will include coupons, transportation with snacks and lunch at the delicious Public House in Leesburg.
Love Story
Thursday, October 13, 6:30 - 9 pm
Cost: $5

They are back, the dynamic duo we danced to last year. Sponsored by the Council, join us for heavy hors d'oeuvres and fun. Register in advance but walk ins are welcome.
Book Talk: Fire Underground
Friday, October 21, 10 am

Come learn about this fascinating story of a little town in Pennsylvania, which has been on fire since 1962. A modern day mine disaster in Centralia has created a ghost town today. Presented by David DeKok.