Special Events at Seven Oaks

For planning purposes members are asked to sign up in advance for programs. You can call the front desk to sign up at 410-887-5192 or sign up in person. If there is a fee for an event then payment is required in advance to reserve a seat. You must be a member of the center to participate in any events, classes or activities. Membership is free! Scroll down to the bottom of this page for a speak peak at 2014 Special Events.

Meet Up: Basta Pasta
Thursday, January 25        4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Meet up for happy hour at Basta Pasta. Hangout with your friends from Seven Oaks and enjoy happy hour specials on drinks. Sign up in

 Movie: The Mountain Between Us
Friday, January 26                           12:45 pm
Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they   embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness. Hot popcorn and drinks served. An Eating Together lunch will be served at Noon for $2.50 donation. On the menu: Orange Juice, Dijon Cream Chicken Breast, Seasoned Red Skinned Potatoes, Stewed Tomatoes, Whole Wheat Dinner Roll, Cinnamon Applesauce & Milk. Sign up for lunch by Jan. 24.

 Lunch & Learn with ClearCaptions™
Tuesday, January 30                        12:00 pm
Learn how to qualify for an Ensemble Amplified Captioned Phone. This is a captioned phone that displays text of conversations on a large color touch screen. ClearCaptions will serve a light lunch. Sign up in advance so they know how much food to bring.

 TED Talk: How To Spot a Liar
Tuesday, January 30                          1:30 pm
Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows the manners and "hotspots" used by those trained to recognize deception -- and she argues honesty is a value worth preserving. Join Jim Lightner as he facilitates a lively discussion after the video.  Sign up in advance.
Transition Speaker Series
Friday, February 2         10:15 am
Burgess Law Transitions Speaker talks about Continuing Care Retirement Community options in the area. Sign up in advance.

Friday, February 2                  12:30 pm
With Super Bowl right around the corner lets celebrate with Soup! Do you make fantastic soup? Consider entering this Top Chef Cook Off contest by making your favorite pot of soup (1.5 gallon) for a chance to win a $25 gift card. Members and staff will judge. There will be bread and later cake for dessert. Your soup needs to be cooked at the Center so sign up for a time slot to use the kitchen. Sign up if you plan to attend. NY Life is sponsoring.                
 Smart Phone & Tablet Help
Monday, February 5 & 26
Schedule your one-on-one appointment with David Yoon in advance at the front desk. Bring your device with you and your passcodes.

 Learn About Alexa
Tuesday, February 6                         10:15 am
Join Leslie to see how the Amazon Echo works and to play some games and trivia using Alexa. Sign up in advance.

Tuesday, February 6 & 20              12:30 pm
Ann Knoerlein calls out the lucky numbers for afternoon Bingo with cash prizes; cost $7.00. An Eating Together lunch will be served at Noon for $2.50 donation. Menus are posted at the front desk. Sign up in advance for lunch.

 Blood Pressure
Friday, February 9              9:15 am
Karen Kansler, RN takes your blood pressure.

Card Making Workshop
Fridady, February 9         10:30 am-12:30 pm
Students will make 3 cards to take home. Samples are available at the front desk. Cost is $12. Advance registration required.

A Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904
Friday, February 9                           1:00 pm
Wayne Schaumburg will discuss the Great  Baltimore Fire which took place on Feb. 7, 1904. Sign up in advance.

 Computer Troubleshooting
Monday, February 12      10:00 am
Let Alvin Miller help you with your computer, laptop, smart phone or tablet issues. Bring your device and passwords and he can help with issues you’re having. Sign up in advance.

Movie on Tuesday, February 13 at 12:45 pm
I Am Not Your Negro is based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript, Remember This House. The film explores the history of racism in the US through Baldwin's reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr, as well as his personal observations of American history. An Eating Together lunch will be served at Noon for $2.50 donation.  On the menu: Multi Bean Soup, Apple Juice, Cottage Cheese Cold Plate, Peach/Pear Slices, Pineapple Ring, Grape Tomatoes, Leaf Lettuce, Wheat Crackers, Milk. Sign up in advance for lunch & the movie

Valentine’s Day Pancake Breakfast
Wednesday, February 14         8:30 am
Start your Valentine’s Day with a pancake and sausage breakfast for only $2. Limited to 48 members and advance tickets required. Special thanks to Ed Konig for cooking.

The Relationship between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease
Thursday, February 15                     1:00 pm
Alzheimer’s is an insidious fatal disease that currently has no cure. Diabetes is a deficiency disease which also has no cure but can be managed. Studies show that there is a strong correlation that a diabetic who’s disease isn’t under control has a high risk of getting        Alzheimer’s disease in their later years. This presentation will further speak about the      relationship and provide tips on how to lower your risk and lead a healthy diabetic lifestyle without Alzheimer’s. Sign up in advance.

Friday, February 16 at 1:45 pm
Two singers and a pianist present this delightful trip down Memory Lane featuring the music of Romberg, Herbert, Lehar, and Kern from works such as “Maytime”, “The Student Prince”, Naughty Marietta”, “The Desert Song”, and a special tribute to perennial favorites Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. The performance begins at 2:00 pm but come a little early for some Valentine’s Day treats to enjoy during the show. Sign up in advance.

 Center Closed - Presidents’ Day
Monday, February19

Nutrition Reset: Kickstarting Your Health and Wellness
Wednesday, February 21                   10:30 am
After a winter full of holiday parties and cookies, are you ready to hit the reset button to get your eating back on track? Join Mandy, Giant’s        in-store Nutritionist during our TOPS group to learn some easy strategies you can use to move your lifestyle closer to your health and wellness goals. Sign up in advance.

TED Talk: The Biology of our Best and Worst Selves
Wednesday, February 21                    1:30 pm
In this fascinating talk Robert Sapolsky shares his cutting edge research into the biology that drives our best and worst selves. Join Jim   Lightner as he facilitates a lively discussion after the video. Sign up in advance.

Brain Fitness
Thursday, February 22                     12:30 pm
Join Robin Zahor, RN for brain games. Sign up in advance.

Meet Up: Sizzle
Thursday, February 22       4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Meet up for happy hour at Sizzle on Pulaski Hgwy. Hangout with your friends from Seven Oaks and enjoy happy hour specials on drinks. Sign up in advance.

Medication Safety
Friday, February 23                          10:00 am
Join the Maryland Poison Center as they discuss medication safety. Sign up in advance.

Movie: Battle of the Sexes
Friday, February 23                          12:45 pm
The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but    off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. Hot popcorn and drinks served. An Eating Together lunch will be served at Noon for $2.50 donation. On the menu: Tomato Juice, Teriyaki Chicken Breast, Vegetable Fried Brown Rice, Diced Pineapple, Seasoned Greens, Whole Wheat Bread and milk. Sign up by 2/21.

Adventure Club: Monster Golf and Remo’s
Saturday, February 24                      11:00 am
Seven Oaks members and guests are invited to Monster Mini Golf in the Perring Plaza Shopping Center for a game of miniature golf followed by lunch at Remo’s. Cost for miniature golf is $8.99 for seniors. Sign up in advance so we can call in with a headcount.

Membership Meeting & Lunch
Monday, February 26                     12:30 pm
All members of Seven Oaks are asked to attend our bi-monthly Council meeting where members are asked to vote on proposed purchases, policy changes, etc. Refreshments served. Lunch for $4 is served at noon. We are serving soup and grilled cheese –advanced tickets. Everyone that attends the meeting will be entered in a drawing for a $50 gift card that we’ll give away at the end.

 Perry Hall Library Overview
Tuesday, February 27                       10:00 am
Starting this month the Perry Hall Library will come to the Center the 4th Tuesday of the month to share their knowledge and resources with our members. Learn about all the exciting events, resources and materials available at the Perry Hall Library. Need a library card? Bring your photo ID and receive a library card on the spot!

Interested in a Zentangle Class?
Tuesday, February 27                         1:00 pm
The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, fun and relaxing way to  create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It increases focus and creativity. Join Angie Gittles for a Zentangle demo to see if you’d be interested in a class in the near future. Sign up in advance.

Current Events
Wednesday, February 28                    1:00 pm
Join volunteer Joy Mays as she facilitates a lively Discussion. Sign up in advance.

 Baseball & Black History: Live from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Wednesday, February 28 at 2:00 pm
Join Dr. Raymond Doswell, Vice President of Curatorial Services (NLBM) as he introduces African American history through the lens of “America’s Pastime,” baseball, from the end of the Civil War through the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. Viewers will enjoy short film clips, photographs, artwork, and brief scenes from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Inc. in Kansas City, MO. This is a Virtual Program from the Senior Learning Network.

St. Patrick's Day Party

Tuesday, March 13 at 12:45 pm
The menu includes corned beef and cabbage, champs, carrots and Irish soda bread, cupcakes, beer, wine and soda. Entertainment by Tom Delaney with some good ole Irish songs like When Irish Eyes are Smiling and Sweet Rosie O’Grady. Tickets on sale Monday, Feb 12. Cost is $12 in advance.

Tuesday, April 3 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Come to Seven Oaks for a full day of BINGO! Tickets are $15 in advance and include 21 games, door prizes and lunch. Arrive at 9:30 and the early bird games will start at 10:00 am for $1 each. Arrive at 10:30 am and regular BINGO starts at 11:00 am. We will take a break for lunch. On the menu: Lasagna from DeSantis and salad, cake and drinks. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 20. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Open to the Community ages 18 and over.


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