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For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385.

The Bain Center

5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213.

•Another Way to See It Laughter Club. Mondays, 9 a.m. $2 instructor fee at class each week.

•Bain Council Dance. Fri., Aug. 12, 1:30 p.m. Featuring the Baltimore County Swing Band. $6.

•Bain Friday Documentaries. Aug. 19, 1 p.m. "Babies."

•Bain Thursday Afternoon Movies. Thu., Aug. 11, 1 p.m. "Red."

•Brain Fitness Neurobics. Aug. 23, 10 a.m. Instructor Robin Zahor teaches how to keep the mind sharp. Free.

•Chess. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

•Computer Seniors of America. Day classes available for basic, advanced and specialized courses. Stop in or call for description and offerings.

•E.S.L. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Help improve your conversational English. Participate in small groups with tutors. 410-313-7213. Free.

•Health Insurance Assistance. Information and counseling services. Medicare beneficiaries, regardless of age, as well as people ages 60 and older, and people with disabilities ages 55 and older. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 410-313-7391.

•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

•Medicare 102: Why Medicare Isn't Enough. Aug. 24, 7 p.m. 410-313-7391 to register. Free.

•Parkinson's Support Group. First Saturdays, 11 a.m. For individuals with an early onset/diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. Malcolm Wolf, 301-490-7288 or mhwolf@comcast.net.

Red Sofa Morning Movies. Aug. 24, 10 a.m. "Citizen Kane."

•Reflexology. Second Thursday and Friday. $53 for 55 minutes. Experience a foot massage as an alternative form of stress management. 410-313-7213 to schedule an appointment.

•Say it with Music. Tue., Aug. 16, 11 a.m. Join Leo Bianco and Lynn Hubin in a one-hour musical cabaret with favorite Broadway and popular songs. Call the center to reserve a seat.

•Scrabble. Tuesdays, 1 p.m.

•Table Tennis. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30-4:15 p.m., Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m., and Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-noon.

•Thursday Night Bridge. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. 410-313-7213 to reserve a seat. $2.

•Wii Club. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Improve hand-eye coordination and get exercise while competing against peers. Free.

•Work up the Beat. Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. Freestyle dancing, no instructor. Free.

East Columbia 50+ Center

6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7680.

•Agewell Exercise. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m., for 10 weeks.

•Belly Dance Class. Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m. $23 a month.

•Bid Whist. Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Lunch available.

•Bridge. Fridays, 12:30 p.m.

•Chair Yoga. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. $5 a class, paid monthly.

•Chess Club. Thursdays, 1 p.m. Join seasoned and novice players.

•Computer Seniors of America. Day classes available for basic, advanced and specialized courses. Stop in or call for description and offerings.

•Harmonize Exercise. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Boost your metabolism and get your brain in gear for the day. $24.

•Healthy Food Support Group. Second and fourth Fridays, 10 a.m. The new Senior Peer Resources: Individuals, Networks and Groups support group. Discuss and share topics related to healthy food and food choices. Elaine Widom, 410-313-7283. Free.

•Kukuwa (African) Dance. Thursdays, through Aug. 25, 10 a.m. Try this low-impact, high-energy choreography designed to target the cardiovascular system and improve circulation. $28.

•Line Dance with Mary McCormick. Mondays, 3:30 p.m. advanced; 4:30 p.m. beginners. $43.

•Mah Jongg. Mondays, noon; and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Open game for serious players.

•Pilates. Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

•Reflexology. Mondays, 5:15-7:45 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Make an appointment for a soothing and stress-management experience. $53 hour.

•Tai Chi for beginners. Wednesdays, 6 p.m.

•Yoga for 50+. Seated yoga, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. Traditional yoga, Mondays, 11 a.m. and Tuesdays, 2 p.m. $18-$23 depending on class.

Elkridge Senior Center

6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5192.

•Age Well Exercise. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Low-impact exercise designed for any fitness level. $32 for 16-week session.

•Basic Art Class. Tue., Aug. 16, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy the therapy of art. $5.

•Book Club. Second Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

•Cards and games. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

•Cooking with Becky. Aug. 26, 10:30 a.m. Becky will make empanades. $3.

•Computer Seniors of America. Day classes available for basic, advanced and specialized courses. Stop in or call for description and offerings.

•Golden Corral Bingo Breakfast. Second Fridays, 8:30 a.m. Breakfast for $7.95 and play free bingo.

•Healthy Eating on the Go. Thu., Aug. 11, 10 a.m. Stay healthy while traveling. Free.

•Just Bead It. Second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Make a craft with beads. $6 per craft.

•Let's Dish It. Wed., Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m. Make your favorite dish and share with the group. Free.

•Legal Aid Help and Assistance. Second and fourth Fridays, 10 a.m. Free.

•Line Dance. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m.

•Rummikub. Second Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.

•St. Augustine Bingo Lunch. Third Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free homemade lunch and cash bingo.

Ellicott City Senior Center

9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1421.

•Blood Pressure Screenings. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Free.

•Brain Fitness. Thu., Aug. 11, 11 a.m. Robin Zahor teaches how to keep the mind sharp. Free.

•Computer Seniors of America. Call center for details.

•Genealogy Class. Aug. 24, 10 a.m. Seminar focusing on elements necessary to reach the breakthrough: good research, good analysis and dumb luck. Sign up at front desk or 410-313-1400 to reserve a seat. Free.

•Kings and Queens Bridge. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon.

•Mah Jongg. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon.

•Massage Therapy. Mondays, noon-3 p.m.; and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

•Monthly Bingo. Aug. 30, 1 p.m. Ten rounds, $3.

•Piano Lessons. Fridays, 12:30 p.m. Diane Waslick will teach piano lessons. Diane, 410-531-9569, to schedule half-hour appointment. $28.

•Pinochle. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

•Senior Safety Awareness Day. Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Learn the latest safety initiatives from professionals from the Howard County Police Department, the Howard County Fire Department and the Howard County Consumer Affairs Office. Free and open to entire family.

•Sixty Plus Wills/Legal Screening. Fourth Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m. Services include simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills, small estates and deed changes. 410-313-1400 to schedule an appointment.

•Table Tennis. Mondays and Fridays, 1-4 p.m.

•Talk to a MAP Specialist. Fri., Aug. 12, 10 a.m. A specialist will be available to help with homeowners and rental tax credit paperwork. Free.

•Terry Marsh Sings. Wed., Aug. 17, 11 a.m. Enjoy an hour of Broadway, the classics and some new standards performed by Marsh. Free.

Gary J. Arthur Community Center at Glenwood

2400 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5440.

•Age Well Sit and Fit. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. $35 for 16 classes.

•Billiards. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

•Cards and Games. Fridays, noon.

•Come to Margaritaville. Fri., Aug. 19, 11 a.m. $7 includes lunch. Registration requested.

•Computer Seniors of America. Call the center for class information.

•Drop-in Painting. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Free.

•Duplicate Bridge. Wednesdays, 1 p.m. $1.

•Hatha Yoga 1-2. Fridays, 8 a.m. $45.

•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 6 p.m.

•Men's basketball. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.

•Pinochle. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

•Silver Sneakers Walking Club. Weekdays, 8 a.m.

•Sittercize. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1 p.m. $39 for 18 classes.

•Table Tennis. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

•Volleyball. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

Jewish Federation of Howard County

Century Plaza 1000, Suite 400, 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-730-4976.

•jGroup. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at the Bain Center; third Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at the federation office. Sophie Novinsky, 410-730-4976, ext. 103.

Kiwanis-Wallas Recreation Center

10481 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-2637.

•Bingo. First Fridays, 1 p.m.

•Blood Pressure Screenings. First Wednesdays and third Fridays, 9:15-10:45 a.m.

•Bridge and Pinochle. Bridge, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; pinochle, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Drop in for bridge and pinochle or bring a table game. Bring a bag lunch; coffee, tea and treats will be available.

•Community Knitting and Crocheting Group. Second and fourth Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. Knit and crochet afghans, blankets, baby wear and more for local charities, hospitals and senior centers.

•Duplicate Bridge. Wednesdays, noon-3:30 p.m.; and Fridays, 9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Drop in for a few hours of duplicate bridge. Bring a bag lunch; coffee, tea and treats will be available.

•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Cathy Vigus, 410-313-7311 or cvigus@howardcountymd.gov.

North Laurel 50+ Center

9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel. 410-313-0380.

•Mah Jongg. Fridays, 12:30 p.m.

•Pinochle. Thursdays, 9 a.m.

•Walking Club. Weekdays, 8 a.m.

Office on Aging

6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia. 410-313-5980.

•Maryland Access Point (MAP) — Part of the Howard County Office on Aging, is an information and assistance gateway for older adults, people with disabilities, family members, caregivers and professionals. Types of information offered include respite and home care, long-term care, in-home evaluation, aging in place/home modifications, retirement/planning for the future, Medicare and health insurance, chronic disease management, housing, transportation, income management and legal services. Appointments are conducted at the Columbia office, the senior centers or in your home, weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact MAP at the number above, map@howardcountymd.gov or http://www.howardcountyaging.org.

Phelps Senior Center

701 Montgomery St., Laurel. 301-776-6168.

•Blood pressure screenings. Second Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon.

•Laurel Senior Friendship Club. Second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Meetings are preceded by an hour of mingling and refreshments. Lunch provided after the meetings. 301-725-0661.

Social Group For Singles 50+

Sundays, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Complimentary coffee and snack. Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. 410-997-0739.

Senior Wheels USA Program

Power wheelchairs available for seniors and people with disabilities. No cost to the recipient, if qualified. No deposit required. Provided to those who can no longer walk or propel a manual wheelchair. 1-800-246-6010.

Trips

Sponsored by Howard County Recreation and Parks, unless otherwise noted. 410-313-7320 or 410-313-7279.

•Guys and Dolls at Wolf Trap. Sun., Aug. 14, noon. Winner of Best Musical in 1951, this play has been wowing audiences for more than 50 years, just enjoyed a revival on Broadway and is now touring the country. The Filene Center has under-cover seating. Enjoy the show from the orchestra section. Ages 18 and older. $99

•A Day in D.C. Wed., Aug. 17, 8:30 a.m. Several stops will be made: the White House, the. Capitol, the Smithsonian Museum and more. Walking involved, the day and the lunch are on your own. Ages 6 and older. $45.

Volunteers

Second and fourth Saturdays, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Volunteers needed to sing or play an instrument to perform for the elderly at the Lorien Health Center. All ages are welcome. Tim Belton, 410-730-6006, 410-908-7805 or vesselbelton@yahoo.com.

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