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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. Jan 10. Pity the Poor Slave: American Jews in the Civil War. Presentation by Avi Decter, Jewish Museum of Maryland executive director. Presentation will explore the role Jews played in the American Civil War; Jan. 24. The liberation of Buchenwald: A first–person account by Sol Goldstein, who served as a Captain in the European Theater of Operations during WWII and was a liberator at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp in 1945; and third Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. at the federation office. Jan. 18. Larry Cohen, retired school principal will perform comedy. Sophie Novinsky, 410-730-4976, ext. 103, or Sophie@JewishHowardCounty.org.

Kiwanis-WallasRecreation Center

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

•Bingo. First Fridays, 1 p.m. Ages 55 and older.

•Brush Up Bridge. Jan. 13, 9:30 a.m. A class designed to review the basics. Eight weeks for $72. Ages 55 and older.

•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. Ages 55 and older. Free.

North Laurel50+ Center

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

•Agewell Exercise Class. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. Sixteen classes for $35.

•Billiards. Weekdays, 9 a.m.

•Blood Pressure Screening. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.

•Chase Away the Blues Dance Party. Jan. 25, 11 a.m. $3 plus lunch donation. Register by Jan. 18.

•Computer Classes. Call for descriptions of offerings.