LEWISTON – St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s Club 50, a free membership program for people over 50, announces the December and January calendar of events. For more information on Club 50 or to register for events, call 777-8823.

Caught on the Christmas Treadmill?, Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m., free: Longing for a less consumer-oriented, more meaningful Christmas celebration? Attend a session telling the real story of Christmas and hear tips on giving the priceless Christmas gifts of time, attention and fellowship. Presented by Linda Grant of St. Mary’s Pastoral Care, in d’Youville Resident Dining Room. Call 777-8823 to register.

Gorgeous Gift Wrapping, Thursday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m., $5: Join for a hands-on session that will include tips and ideas to turn any package into a spectacular display. Bring a shoebox with a lid. In Fleet Conference Center. Call 777-4000 to register.

Holiday Dinner Theatre with Susan Poulin, Thursday, Dec. 9, at 5:30 p.m., $15: Join for an evening with “Ida: Woman Who Runs with the Moose.” A healthy dinner will feature lobster bisque, Cornish hen w/stuffing, glazed baby carrots and sugar-free black forest parfait. Call 777-8823 to register and prepay by Dec. 3. Make checks payable to Entres to Health.

Foxwoods Casino trips, Dec. 7 and Jan. 11, $30, with $25 rebate from casino; Leaving from Ames parking lot at 4:45 a.m. with one stop at Burger King in Kennebunk. For information, call Jeanne Doyon, 784-5264, or Jackie Bouchard, 783-1654.

A Taste of Ballroom, six-week session, beginning Friday, Jan. 7, at 7p.m., $50/couple. Learn the basic steps to dances such as the fox-trot, waltz, tango, swing, rumba, cha-cha, polka and salsa. An introductory class for beginners or those wanting to brush up. Series runs Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28 and Feb. 4 and 11, in d’Youville Dining Room. Preregistration required; call 777-4000.

Living with Seasonal Affective Disorder, Thursday, Jan. 13, 6 p.m., free: SAD symptoms include difficulty enjoying life and other people, increased appetite with accompanying weight gain, loss of energy despite increased sleep and difficulty concentrating. Attend an informational session presented by Ann Marie Mullins, LSW, at Lepage Conference Center. Call 777-4000 to register.

Take Charge! mini-screening, Monday, Jan. 17, by appointment, free, offered by Prevention and Wellness: Get a free mini-screening of total cholesterol and HDL, blood pressure, risk factor assessment and a consultation with a health professional. A referral can be made to medical services if necessary. Register at 777-8898.

Affordable Medigap and Prescription Alternatives, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m., free as part of the Successful Aging Series: Attend a presentation on St. Mary’s Select Medigap Program, as well as Community Clinical Services affordable and simple 340B prescription program and FQHC discounts on physician services. Presented by Pintree Retirement and Jim Lysen of FQHC. Light refreshments will be served. Preregistration required. Call 777-8823.

Reshaping Your Body – Bodysculpting and Liposuction, Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m., free: Liposuction can remove stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond to traditional weight-loss methods. Although no type of liposuction is a substitute for dieting and exercise, it’s a procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms and neck. The session will give a basic understanding of the procedure, the risks and benefits, how it is performed and how a person might look and feel after surgery. Presented by Dr. Sanjay Mukerji of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, PA. Register by calling 777-8823.

The Fat Wars: What You Don’t Know About Fat, Thursday, Jan. 27, at 5:30 p.m., $10, part of the Entrees to Health Series: Learn the latest research on fat, including genetics, hormones and human evolution in the modern food environment, as well as sound recommendations for healthy weight loss. Bring questions and an appetite for a well-balanced, reduced calorie meal, at Lepage Conference Center. Register by calling 777-8823; payment must be received by Jan. 21 to hold a spot.


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