•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.


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

•Smithsonian Air and Space. Sat., Oct. 27, 9 a.m. Go to the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Center in Chantilly, Va. Ages 6 and older. $45.

•'Wicked.' Sun., Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m. Playing at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore. Ages 18 and older. $159.

•Museum of the American Indian. Nov. 7, 9 a.m. Located on the National Mall in Washington. Ages 55 and older. $45.

•American Music Theatre and Shady Maple. Nov. 29, 8:30 a.m. An early lunch at Shady Maple Smorgasbord for an all-you-can-eat Pennsylvania Dutch feast, then off to the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., for its 2012 Christmas show. Ages 55 and older. $125.


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.