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.


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•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. Ages 55 and older.

•Bereavement Group. Thursdays, beginning Nov. 1 for seven weeks, 10 a.m. Sponsored by SPRING peer program of the Howard County Office on Aging. A supportive time to explore the process of mourning, coping strategies, and how to reconnect with life after loss. $15 for all seven weeks. Registration required. Karen Hull, 410-313-7466 or khull@howardcountymd.gov

•Bunco. Fri., Oct. 26; Nov. 30; Dec. 21, 10:30 a.m. Free.

•Bridge. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. $2.

•Canasta. Mondays, 1 p.m.

•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.

•Gathering of the Arts. Mondays, 1 p.m.; and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Drop-in class, bring your own supplies.

Halloween Wii Thriller Contest. Wed., Oct. 31, 10 a.m. Sign up in the lobby.

•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.