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• Wednesday, March 18: It’s Mardi Gras! Noon

This exciting holiday tradition (also known as Fat Tuesday) is celebrated on the last day of the Carnival season. Let’s celebrate! Put on your festive purple, green, and gold attire. Be ready for live jazz from Blake Meister Jazz Ensemble with a meal catered by Cruisers. It includes jambalaya, gumbo and dessert. The cost is $15.

• Thursday, March 19: Blood Pressure Screening 10 a.m.

Free blood pressure screening by Elaine Welkie from Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

• Friday, March 20: Civic Works 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Civic Works has received a grant to provide free energy and water saving products to low-and moderate-income households in Baltimore County. Project Lightbulb makes homes more energy efficient. The install energy and water conservation equipment in homes. Installations include energy-efficient lightbulbs, efficient-flow showerheads and faucet aerators, and pipe wraps. Learn more by visiting the information table.

• Monday, March 23: Maryland Opera — The American Songbook 10:30 a.m.

An exploration of the American Songbook featuring composers such as Johnny Mercer, Heusen & Cahn, Duke Ellington, Gershwin, Loewe & Lerner and many others. Singers will sing songs that include classic hits of cabaret, jazz, Broadway and Hollywood while learning about the composers and singers who made them famous.

• Friday, March 27: Medication Check-Ups 9 a.m.-noon

Please plan on attending this special program to learn more about your medications and what you can do to ensure your safety. A blood pressure screening will be offered and you will leave with an updated list of all your mediations, medical information and most importantly with more knowledge about your health. Presented by BCDA in partnership with Notre Dame of Maryland University.

• Monday, March 30: Seated Chair Massage 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Massages by Doug Wittich, Licensed Massage Therapist. $8 for a 15-minute massage or double your time for $16. Take some time to relax and pamper yourself before you move on with your week. Payment due at the time you reserve your appointment.

Travel with Edgemere Senior Center

• March 5: Dutch Apple Theater, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

The story of two aging men, Max and John, neighbors who have been feuding for most of their lives. They are re-united in friendship through the love and compassion of their new neighbor across the street beautiful eccentric and charming Ariel. Price: $92.

• April 8: Live! Casino/Do or Die Murder Mystery, Glen Burnie, Maryland

After spending four hours at Arundel Mills Casino, we will enjoy a delicious dinner at the Sunset Restaurant. Following dinner, there will be an interactive murder mystery, Death by Taxes. Price: $90.

• May 19-20: Atlantic City Resorts Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Price: $155.00 double occupancy or $210.00 single occupancy. On our return home, we will stop at Delaware Park for five hours. Trip includes $25 food coupon in Atlantic city, $15.00 “Resort” slots and $30.00 Delaware Park Slots.

Contact the Travel Office at 410-477-2141 for more information on any of our trips.

• Membership Registration/Re-Registration. Now is a good time to register or re-register for the center. You must be a current member to participate in classes, events and programs. Volunteers will be on hand in the library to assist you. Ask a friend to join with you.

• Donations of Jewelry Needed. The Edgemere Senior Center is accepting donations of jewelry for our gift shop. Your donations are very much appreciated.

• CASH BINGO!!! Every Friday 12:30 p.m. Join us for our weekly CASH BINGO with 23 games, specials and jack pot. Win $10 on regular games, $20 for specials and a chance for a growing jackpot. Snacks provided. You must be a member to play.

• Fitness Studio: Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Make getting in shape your goal for before summer comes at Edgemere’s Fitness Studio. Membership is $15.00 for three months. Treadmills, recumbent bikes, and fitness equipment.