BY Caitlyn Kirby

As we fly into July, keep in mind the many new and reoccurring activities at the Emmitsburg 50+ Center. Want to find a general exercise or increase your mobility? There are exercise videos available with professionals to guide you through moderate and low-intensity exercises. There is also availability on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for an “open gym” if you desire to engage in your own exercise. Further, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, there will be Unrulies pickleball. Please note, the Unrulies pickleball players play for fun and exercise on Wednesdays. A new addition will start on Monday, July 8, and Emmitsburg 50+ Center will have a new instructor providing paid chair yoga at 1:00 p.m. 

Starting July 1 through September 30, we are offering Lunch Bunch meals for free for all eligible participants. This is an exciting opportunity to visit the center and bring a friend or to meet new people! We have Lunch Bunch every Monday at noon. All you need to do is call ahead at least three business days in advance to reserve your meal. Check out our calendar for bonus lunch opportunities, like the Independence Day Luncheon on July 3. 

If you are seeking recreation or socialization, please explore some of our crafts and games. Returning crafts are glass lab that includes instruction if needed. Also, paint by number will be returning its acrylics on canvas. On Thursday, July 18, there will be a “make and take” salt painting. Additionally, the very creative Dorothea Barrick will be back to guide participants through a Plein Air Painting. This experience is an outdoor painting using a real landscape of the Blue Ridge Mountains behind the center. As well as painting, the center will also be doing concrete stepping stones to adorn in your own fashion. Come uncage your creativity! Aside from crafts, come in to socialize and engage in various games. 

To see the full Activity Guide for summer, visit We have many exciting offerings, including some mini-day trips leaving from Emmitsburg.

Please call the Emmitsburg 50+ Center at 301-600-6350 or email if you have any questions.

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