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.
•Acting Up! Most Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater club at the center. Call center to confirm attendance. Free.
•American Indian Experience. Second Mondays, 1 p.m. Call center to register.
•Another Way to See It Laughter Club. Mondays, 9 a.m. $2 instructor fee at class each week.
•Army Field Band's Chamber Brass. April 12, 10:30 a.m. Free.
•Bain Council Dance. Fri., April 13, 1:30 p.m. $6.
•Beginner Soul Line Dance. Thursdays, April 5-June 21, 2:45 p.m. $64.
•Brain Fitness-Neurobics. April 17, 10 a.m. Call center to register. Free.
•Bridge. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. $2.
•Chess. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Computer Seniors of America. Day classes available for basic, advanced and specialized courses.
•Drop-in Sewing Circle. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Free.
•Duplicate Bridge. Tuesdays, noon. Free.
•Earth Day Presentation. April 20, 11 a.m.
•E.S.L. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Help improve your conversational English. Participate in small groups with tutors. 410-313-7213. Free.
•Gathering of the Arts. Mondays, 1 p.m. and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Drop-in class, bring your own supplies.
•Health Insurance Assistance. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Information and counseling services. Medicare beneficiaries, people age 60 and older and those with disabilities age 55 and older. 410-313-7391.
•Jim Ellis Book Club. Third Thursdays, 1 p.m. free. 410-313-7213 for reservation information.
•Let's Walk and Move. Tuesdays, 1 p.m.
•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Medicare 101. This free workshop by the Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging will look at gaps in Medicare coverage and how those gaps can be covered. Wed., May 9, at 7 p.m.
•Nutrition Tips for Women over 50. April 23, 9:30 a.m.
•Nutritional Counseling. April 23, 10 a.m. Call center to schedule an appointment.
•Parkinson's Support Group. First Saturdays, 11 a.m. For individuals with a diagnosis of early onset Parkinson's disease. Malcolm Wolf, 301-490-7288 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Ping pong. Call center for availability.
•Reflexology. Second Friday. $53 for 55 minutes. Experience foot massage as a form of stress management. 410-313-7213 to schedule an appointment.
•Scrabble. Tuesdays, 1 p.m.
•Sixty-Plus Wills/Legal Screening. Third Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Services include simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills, small estates and deed changes. 410-313-1400 to schedule an appointment.
•Water Color Workshop for Fun. April 19, 9:30 a.m. $33.
•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 Columbia50+ Center
6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7680.
•Mary McCormick's Line Dance. Mondays, 3:30 p.m. A class for dancers with little experience. Monthly fees.
•Sew Who Cares. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Join a group for people who want to improve knitting, crochet and cross-stitch skills.
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.
•Book Club. Second Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
•Cards and games. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
•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; free bingo.
•Just Bead It. Second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Make a craft with beads. $6 per craft.
•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 CitySenior Center
9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1400.
•AARP Class (Driver Safety Program). Mon., April 16, 10 a.m. Call center to register. $14 for non-AARP members; $12 for current members.
•Billiards. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
•Brain Fitness. April 26, 11 a.m. Learn how sleep can affect brain performance.
•Dorothy Bailey, author and book signing. Tue., April 17, 1 p.m. "In a Different Light."
•Insighters Group. Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
•Open Bridge. Fridays, 1 p.m.
•Painting Together. Thursdays, 9 a.m.
•Pinochle. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.
•Rainbow Theater Lunch and Show. Thu., April 12. Depart the center at 9:30 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m. Travel to Paradise, Pa., to the Rainbow Dinner Theater to see "The Dixie Swim Club." $79.
•Shingles Clinic. April 27, 10 a.m. Get the Shingles vaccine. Call the center to schedule an appointment by April 20.
Gary J. ArthurCommunity Centerat Glenwood
2400 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5440.
•Ask the Pharmacist. Monday, April 9 and May 14, 9 a.m.
•Billiards. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
•Cards and Games. Fridays, noon.
•Civil War Series. Wed., April 18, 10 a.m.
•Computer Seniors of America. Call the center for class information.
•Drop-in Basketball. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.
•Drop-in Painting. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Free.
•Drumming. April 27, 10 a.m.
•Duplicate Bridge. Mondays and Wednesdays, 1 p.m. $1.
•Free Vascular Screenings. Tue., April 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free.
•Let's Do Larriland. April 20, 11:30 a.m.
•Love your Mother-Earth. April 20, 10:30 a.m.
•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 6 p.m.
•Pinochle. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
•Silver Sneakers Walking Club. Weekdays, 8 a.m.
•Sittercize. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1 p.m. beginning April 23. Eighteen classes for $39.
•Table Tennis. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
•Volleyball. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
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; and third Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. Sophie Novinsky, 410-730-4976, ext. 103, or Sophie@JewishHowardCounty.org.
3300 Norbert's Way, Ellicott City. 410-313-2637.
•Bingo. First Fridays, 1 p.m. Ages 55 and older.
•Bridge. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Ages 55 and older.
•Community Knitting and Crocheting Group. 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.
•Pinochle. Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. Ages 55 and older.
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.
•Computer Classes. Call for descriptions of offerings.
•Enhance Fitness. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:15 a.m. Sixteen classes for $51.
•Exercise Counseling. Second Thursday, 10 a.m. Call the center for an appointment.
•Handbuilding with Clay. Mondays, 1 p.m. Four classes for $42.
•Line Dance Drop In. Tuesday, 11 a.m. $1.
•Mah Jongg. Fridays, 12:30 p.m.
•MD Access Point. Thu., April 12 and 25, 9:30 a.m.
•Open Art Studio. Mondays and Wednesdays, noon.
•Power Over Pain. Wed., April 18, 1 p.m. Sponsored by Senior Peer Resources: Individuals, Networks and Groups. Open to anyone living with chronic pain. Karen Hull, 410-313-7466 or email@example.com or Carmen Faye, 410-313-0380 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
•Shingles Vaccination Clinic. April 25, 10 a.m.
•Sit, Stitch and Give. Fridays, 11 a.m.
•Sittercize. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:30 p.m. Sixteen classes for $36.
•SPRING Bereavement Group. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Find comfort in this short-term group for anyone mourning the loss of a loved one. Nominal fee. Karen Hull, 410-313-7466.
•Tap Aerobics. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Six classes for $33.
•Walking Club. Weekdays, 8 a.m.
•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, email@example.com 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.
•Wayne's World. Thu., April 12, 9 a.m. Meet Wayne Schaumburg, local historian, as he tours through Mount Vernon. Ages 55 and older. $73.
•'Into the Woods' at CenterStage. Sat., April 14, 12:30 p.m. Ages 13 and older. $60.
•Gertrude's at Baltimore Museum of Art. Wed., April 18, 9 a.m. Ages 55 and older. $69.
•LEGOS at the National Building Museum. April 28, 9 a.m. See large scale models of famous structures. Ages 5 and older. $49.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun