•Sit, Stitch and Give. Fridays, 11 a.m.

•Sittercize. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:30 p.m. Sixteen classes for $36.

•Tap Aerobics. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Six classes for $33.

•Walking Club. Weekdays, 8 a.m.

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•Zumba Gold. Mondays, 10 a.m. Eight classes for $43.

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, at 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.

Social GroupFor 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.




Sponsored by Howard County Recreation and Parks, unless otherwise noted. 410-313-7275 or 410-313-7279.

•Saint Patrick Celebration. Fri., March 16, 10 a.m. Eat at Killarney's in Davidsonville. Ages 55 and older. $63.

•Frederick. Tue., March 20, 9 a.m. A Civil War journey through historic Frederick. Ages 55 and older. $49.

•National Gallery of Art. March 28, 9 a.m. See the oldest object on display at the gallery, the golden chalice of the great Abbott Suger of Saint Denis. Ages 55 and older. $45.

•Cherry Blossoms and Odyssey Cruise. April 3, 9:30 a.m. Ages 55 and older. $93.

•Cherry Blossoms and D.C. Memorials. April 5, 9 a.m. Spend time amid the cherry trees and visit memorials. Ages 55 and older. $49.

•Wayne's World. April 12, 9 a.m. Meet Wayne Schaumburg, local historian, as he tours through Mount Vernon. Ages 55 and older. $73.


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 welcome. Tim Belton, 410-730-6006, 410-908-7805 or vesselbelton@yahoo.com.