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Activity Pals

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! Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater club. Call center to confirm attendance. Free.

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

•Artful Journaling with Carol Zika. Thursdays, for 12 weeks beginning Sept. 13, 9:30 a.m. Ages 55 and older. $100 plus materials fees.

•Bain Council Dance. Fri., Sept. 14, 1:30 p.m. $6.

•Brain Fitness. Sept. 25, 10 a.m. Free.

•Chess. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

•Computer Seniors of America. Day classes available for basic, advanced and specialized courses.

•Duplicate Bridge. Tuesdays, noon. Free.

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

•Evening of Live Music Celebrating National Senior Center Month. Sept. 28, 6 p.m. Sponsored by Zeta Alpha Sigma Chapter. An evening of pop, R&B and contemporary music with Dr. Phil Butts and The Sunset Band. Tickets $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Tables for four or more can be reserved.

•Friday Documentaries. Sept. 28, 1 p.m. "Trumbo."

•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.

•Music Appreciation. First and third Fridays, 10 a.m. The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works. Free. Call center to reserve a seat.

•National Senior Center Month. Sept. 26, 11 a.m. Reservations required by Sept. 19. Free.

•Parkinson's Support Group. First Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. For individuals with a diagnosis of early onset Parkinson's disease. Malcolm Wolf, 301-490-7288 or mhwolf@comcast.net.

•Ping pong. Call center for availability.

•Politics and Pulpit: Religion and the American Civil War: Sept. 20, 1 p.m. Learn different perspectives on the role of religion and clergy. Register through HCC, 443-518-4972.

•September is Emergency Preparedness month. Wed., Sept. 19, 9 a.m.

•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.

•Toss Across. Fridays, Sept. 14, 21 and Oct. 5 and 12, 10:30 a.m. Free.

•Thursday Afternoon Movies. Sept. 13, "Maxed Out," 1 p.m.; and Sept. 20, "Bonneville," 1 p.m.

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

•You Can Draw and Paint with Carol Zika. Thursdays, for 12 weeks beginning Sept. 13, 1:15 p.m. Ages 55 and older. $100 plus materials fee.

East Columbia50+ Center

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

•Belly Dance. Tuesdays, 1 p.m.

•Chess Club. Thursdays, 1 p.m.

•Dayna Brown. Wed., Sept. 19, noon. Speak to Brown, Office on Aging administrator. Lunch donation.

•Focus on the Caregiver. Sept. 30, 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by SPRING program.

•Harmonize Exercise. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.

•Latin Jam Dance Movement. Thursdays, 1 p.m.

•Mah Jongg. Mondays, noon; Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

•Pencil Drawing and Rendering. Sept. 17 and 24, Oct. 1, 1 p.m. $43.

•Reflexology. Fridays, 9 a.m. $53 an hour. Jessica Rowe will discuss the challenges caregivers face every day and explore resources for the future. Light refreshments and Office on Aging resources will be available. Karen Hull, 410-313-7466 or khull@howardcountymd.gov. Register by Sept. 27.

•You Can Draw and Paint with Carol Zika. Fridays, for 12 weeks beginning Sept. 14, 9:15 a.m. Ages 55 and older. $100 plus materials fee.

Elkridge Senior Center

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

•Age Well Exercise. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Low-impact exercise for any fitness level.

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

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

•Chair Yoga. Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.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.

•Free Bread Day. Wednesdays, all day.

•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.

•Ravens Kickoff Tailgate Party. Wed., Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m. Call center to reserve a spot.

•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.

•Zumba Gold. Mon., Sept. 17, 2:45 p.m. Six-week session for $40.

•Walking Club. 8 a.m. for the summer; 9 a.m. starting in October.

Ellicott CitySenior Center

9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1400.

•Ask the Pharmacist. Sept. 24, 11 a.m.

•Book and Bake Sale Fundraiser. Sept. 20, 9 a.m.

•Bingo. Sept. 25, 1 p.m.

•Blood Pressure Screening. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon.

•Brain Fit. Sept. 20, 11 a.m.

•Howard County Garden Club and Flower Show. Fri., Sept. 14, 11 a.m.

•Insighters Group. Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.

•Needlework Club. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.

•Nutrition Counseling. Mon., Sept. 17, 1:30 p.m. Call the center to schedule and appointment.

•Pinochle. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.

•September Bus Trip Crab Feast on the Eastern Shore. Sept. 21, 11 a.m. Crab feast at Fisherman's Inn Crab Deck. $65.

•Sixty-Plus Wills/Legal Screening. Fourth 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.

•SPRING Insighters Group. Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.

Gary J. ArthurCommunity Centerat Glenwood

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

•Billiards. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

•Blood Pressure Screenings. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.

•Caricatures. Sept. 26, 9 a.m.

•Community Police Chat. Sept. 27, 9 a.m.

•Culture, Conversation and Cuisine Greece. Fri., Sept. 14, noon. $6.

•Drop-in Basketball. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.

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

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

•Listening Session with Dayna. Sept. 21, 9 a.m.

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

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

•Walk to End Alzheimer's. Sept. 29, 10 a.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; and Sept. 19, 11:30 a.m. Al Biegel presents "Iran's nuclear program: US and Israeli Countermeasures" at the federation office. Sophie Novinsky, 410-730-4976, ext. 103, or Sophie@JewishHowardCounty.org.

Kiwanis-WallasRecreation Center

3300 Norbert's Way, Ellicott City. 410-313-7311.

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

•Bridge for Beginners. Fridays, for eight weeks beginning Sept. 21. Ages 55 and older. $72 plus $20 materials fee.

•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.

•Pinochle. Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. Ages 55 and older.

•What to be Alert to After Signing up for Medicare. Learn how to get the most out of coverage and reduce problems or confusion. To register, 410-313-7391.

Longwood Senior Center

6150 Foreland Garth, Columbia. 410-313-7217.

•Art Therapy. Second and fourth Friday, 11 a.m.-noon.

•Coffee and Game Social. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

•Computer Classes. Monthly, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Call center for dates and description.

•Group Exercise. Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-10 a.m. Free.

•Line Dance. Mondays, 1-2 p.m.

•Yoga. Most Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. Call center to confirm dates. Donation.

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 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.

•Open Art Studio. Mondays and Wednesdays, noon.

•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. Information on 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.

SPRING Peer Program

•Peking Chef Restaurant. Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m. Register by Sept. 14. Peking Chef Restaurant, 6420 Freetown Road, Hickory Village Center, Columbia. Elaine Widom, 410-313-7283 or ewidom@howardcountymd.gov. $17.50.

Trips

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

•Riverboat Cruise. Fri., Sept. 14, 9 a.m. A lunchtime cruise down the Choptank River. Ages 55 and older. $84.

•Occoquan Fall Festival. Sept. 29, 9 a.m. Ages 18 and older. $45.

•Cirque du Soleil – Totem. Sept. 30, 10 a.m. Under the Grand Chapiteau at the Plateau in National Harbor. Ages 6 and older. $81.

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

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