Encore programs are designed with the active aging adult in mind. Now is the time for you to reignite the excitement of years past and try something you've always wanted to do! Whether it is diving into a lecture series or trying your hand at a new art form, we strive to offer opportunities that will inspire and delight you. If you don't see something offered here that you would like to try, let us know! We are always looking for new ideas on how to better serve the community. For more information or to provide a suggestion, please contact Ruth Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-313-7311.
For more information about any of the programs below, please contact Curtis Gore at 410-313-7281 or email@example.com.
Learn how to use everyday and found objects, types of paint, paper, fiber, and other materials to create one wall mount mixed media piece and one 3-D mixed media piece. If time permits, create a third piece of your choice. Come focus on telling a visual story. Gain painting techniques to use with the materials. Instructor provides some materials and make recommendations for materials to bring.
Find your inner-artist in this user-friendly setting! Drawing and painting are teachable techniques. Beginners start with a foundations program using demos and assignments on drawing, design and color theory leading to readiness to create simple paintings. Advanced students enjoy demos, slide presentations, and projects that inspire. Create original work.
Learn the art of fusing glass! Join glass artist Tara Holl to make fused glass objects such as jewelry, an ornament, or other small items. Learn about different types of glass and how they can fire together. Whether you are experienced in working with glass or would like to try it for the first time, you are welcome! $30 materials fee.
This mini-course has been created as a prerequisite for Watercolors with Carol Zika. Learn the basic techniques of painting with transparent watercolors; and about paper, brushes and paint. Brush calisthenics, washes, glazing, color mixing, plus tricks of the trade are covered. Recommended supplies discussed at the first class. $10 materials fee due at first class.
This painting class is for students who have completed Watercolor Basics for the Very Beginner and those with previous watercolor experience. Instructor provides guided lessons, building technique and confidence. Bring materials to the first class.
Let your artistic expression soar in this congenial, fun and supportive open studio atmosphere. Bring watercolors, acrylics, oils, pastels or other materials. Explore your creative potential. Instructor provides direction/instruction in drawing and painting for beginners and experienced dabblers. Bring your own or discuss materials (purchased
separately) at the first class.
It's a "roll of the dice" game. Bunco is gaining in popularity and now you can get in on the fun! Join us for an hour of this exciting dice game. No experience necessary. Free!
Bain 50+ Center 10:30-11:30am Last Fri of the month
Stop by for some social bridge. Beginners welcome! Coffee, tea and light refreshments available. We gladly accept donations to t he snack fund. Free!
Kiwanis-Wallas Hall 9am-noon Wed.
Enjoy a few hours of drop-in duplicate bridge. Bring a bag lunch; coffee, tea and light refreshments available. We accept donations to the snack fund. Free!
Kiwanis-Wallas Hall Noon-3:30pm Wed.
Kiwanis-Wallas Hall 9:15am-12:45pm Fri.
Kiwanis-Wallas Hall 1-3:30pm Wed. Free
Kiwanis-Wallas Hall 9:30am-3:30pm Fri. Free
Who says, "close only counts in horseshoes?" In Toss Across, it counts! Try the latest backyard and tailgating craze. have fun and get a little exercise too. Meet in the Bain 50+ Center lobby. Free!
Bain 50+ Center 10:30-11:30am Fri.
Come show us what you know during this entertaining hour of group trivia! Fire up those brain cells while you help your team compete. Meet in the lobby. Free!
Bain 50+ Center 9:30-10:30am Last Fri. of the month
Why let the kids have all the fun? Bowl in a virtual alley without leaving the building. You improve hand-eye coordination and get some exercise while competing against your peers. Free!
Elkridge 50+ Center 10-11am Wed.
Bain 50+ Center 9:30-11:30am Thu.
Go 50+ Members, ask about upcoming drop-in opportunities for fitness classes and more at Gary J. Arthur Community Center, North Laurel Community Center and Roger Carter Community Center!
This is your opportunity to dabble in a variety of outdoor skills! Try your hand at paddling in a kayak or paddleboat, learn the basics of archery or go fishing around Centennial Lake. Earn a certificate and patch for completing at least five Encore Adventure activities within a two-year period! No experience necessary - equipment provided for use during the program. Detailed information emailed to participants in the week prior to the program.
More information? Contact Dawn Thomas, 410-313-1754 or Matt Medicus, 410-313-1769. Programs take place at Centennial Park; exact details and directions emailed to registrants in the week prior to the program. Complete Adventure & Outdoor program information available at howardcountymd.gov/adventure.
Intro to Fishing
New angler? Coming back to the sport? Want to fish but no longer have your gear? Learn or review how to cast, identify fish, rig a pole, tie knots and much more.
RP9171.301 May 9 9:30am-Noon Th $25
Guided Walk Exploring the Spring Migration CANCELLED
Join us for a guided walk around Centennial Lake to observe warblers, waterfowl and maybe catch a glimpse of an Oriole as the birds return. Receive a field guide to help start your own birdwatching checklist.
RP9171.302 May 16 9:30-11am Th $25
Try your hand at kayaking! Learn paddling techniques, safety and gear selection. This is an American Canoe Association instructional program.
RP9171.303 May 30 9:30-11:30am Th $30
Intro to Target Archery
Learn the basics of target archery including equipment, safety and elements of shooting with an USA Archery-certified instructor.
RP9171.304 June 6 9:30-11:30am Th $35
Call 410-313-7275 to register or click the RP number above to sign up online!
For more information about fitness programs, please contact Curtis Gore at (410) 313-7281 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Lifelong Learning programs, please contact Ruth Coleman at 410-313-7311 or email@example.com.
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Bridge is an enjoyable card game! It challenges your mind while making new friends. This class is for both those who have never played bridge and for those who would like a refresher.
This class is for those people who have taken Beginner Bridge or for those who would like to improve their bidding techniques, as well as declaring and defensive skills. Enjoy discussion of modern bidding. There is considerable time for participants to play hands with the advice of a mentor.
Begin with a review of the Standard American Bidding System including 1-level openings, weak & pre-emptive bids, strong bids, and slam bidding. Hand play and opening leads are discussed. Several of the commonly used conventions are presented, including Stayman, Jacoby Transfers, Bergen Raises, Jacoby 2NT, and Roman Key Card Blackwood. Bidding guides (rules of 9, 15, and 17) for specific situations are provided. In addition, approaches to opening light and doubling are examined. All material is supported by examples and play of hands during class; additional practice hands are provided for home study. Hand bidding and play analysis is provided for all hands.
Join us for a two-day seminar! Two Over One (2/1) Game Force is a straightforward adaptation of the Standard American bidding system that offers more bidding room and greater ease in getting to a game contract and investigating slam. Once the domain of only advanced players, today 2/1 is employed by players at all skill levels. 2/1 is compatible and easily integrated with the bidding approach you use today; NT openings, Stayman, transfers, weak 2s, pre-emptive bids, Gerber & Blackwood, and nearly all other conventions do not change. Conventions that fit well with 2/1, such as Bergen Raises, Drury, 4th
Suit Forcing, and New Minor Forcing, are discussed on Day 2. Lunch is on your own. Discussion is supported with handout material, hand play during the seminar, and supplementary material for after seminar practice. Bring your partner or come and meet a potential new partner.
Once the auction is complete and the contract determined, the partnership lines are drawn. Declarer’s job is to make a plan that satisfies the contract and squeezes out an overtrick or two; defender's job is to keep that from happening and grab as many undertricks as possible. Discussion is supported with handout material, hand play during the seminar, and supplementary material for after seminar practice. Bring your partner or come and meet a potential new partner.
Come enjoy topics such as art, culture, literature and history. You may pick up registration packets at the Bain 50+ Center or Recreation & Parks Headquarters starting April 1. This is co-sponsored with Howard Community College. To complete registration, download SASI packet (forthcoming) and return to Ruth Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All SASI sections are held at Howard Community College from 9:30am-3pm. The cost is $22 per section.
June 3- Joan of Arc Presenter: Cynthia Cupples
Explore the captivating life and legend of the fifteenth-century peasant girl who led French armies and became a Catholic saint. From her role in the 100 Years’ War to the royal court of Charles VII, you will learn about and discuss Joan’s military exploits and the prevailing ideas about women’s roles then. You will also examine medieval ideas of kingship and the transformation of Joan’s image over time, from witch or heretic to Catholic saint and national symbol.
June 4- Broadway Divas Presenter: Steven Friedman
Be introduced (or re-introduced) to the actresses who became Broadway musical stars because of their role in a particular play or whose acclaim made the show a hit. The lives and careers of Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, Carol Channing, Angela Lansbury and other glamorous and not-so-glamorous ladies will be discussed. Explore their lives, musical roles and a few of their big secrets that may or may not surprise you!
June 5- Deconstructing Frankenstein Presenter: Ryna Mae
Come along on a deep dive into Mary Shelley’s eponymous text to examine its romantic foundations, explore its ethical questions, and embrace its modern resonance. It is suggested that you read (or re-read) the selection (full or abridged version) to get the most from this session.
June 6- The Parthenon, Glory of Athens Presenter: Bill McGowan
Dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Parthenon was built to celebrate the triumph of Athens against the Persian invasions of Greece in the mid-5th century B.C. For over 2,500 years, it has stood on the Acropolis of Athens as a proud symbol of the enduring legacy of Classical Greek civilization. Explore the art, architecture and history of this magnificent temple through the ages as it remains a sentinel over the city of Athens, a testament to the triumph of Athenian democracy.
For more information about photography programs, please contact Ruth Coleman at (410) 313-7311 or email@example.com.
For more information about these sport programs, please contact Curtis Gore at 410-313-7281 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join senior men and women of various volleyball skill levels for competitive and fun volleyball play. Previous volleyball experience helpful. Prior to registration, visit the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex and see if this program is for you. The program meets twice a week. The fee is based on when you register and is good through the end of the calendar year.
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Through the lessons of ITTF Level 2 Certified Coach Jeff Smart, beginner students learn the proper techniques to execute the forehand (FH) and backhand (BH) topspin drive, FH&BH underspin push, basic footwork, and topspin. Also work on underspin, sidespin serves and how to return each one.
Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Sign up to be an Encore Volunteer! You will participate in industry-level trainings, have opportunities to socialize with other volunteers and share your time and/or skills with others in a Recreation & Parks program. Visit our volunteer website to sign up today!
we also offer Trips & Tours! Visit our website to see where we are going next.
The 2019 registration packet is available for download. Click on the link below to download the full descriptions of each course and the required registration forms. Please return completed registration forms to Ruth Coleman via email at email@example.com or mail at 7120 Oakland Mills Rd. Columbia, MD 21046.
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