•Line Dance Drop-In. Tuesday, 11 a.m. $1.

•Mah Jongg. Fridays, 12:30 p.m.

•News Talk. Second and fourth Thursdays, 10 a.m. A discussion group focusing on current news locally, nationally and globally featuring facilitators Jacquelyn Barnes and Julia Murray. 410-313-0380 to register. Free.

•Open Art Studio. Mondays and Wednesdays, noon.

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•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.

•SPRING Wellness Seminar. Thu., June 20, 6 p.m. Topic: We Can...and We Do. Betty Holston Smith, marathon runner, entrepreneur and doctoral graduate, will give the keynote presentation. Register, 410-313-0380. Information, Karen Hull, 410-313-7466 or khull@howardcountymd.gov.

•Walking Club. Weekdays, 8 a.m.

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

Nutrition Seminar

Tue., June 25, 7 p.m. Dr. Neal Barnard discusses nutrition's surprising effects on the brain and the diet changes that shield the brain from memory loss, stroke, and Alzheimer's. Barnard will highlight easy ways to protect your mind and strengthen your memory, and sign copies of his new book, "Power Foods for the Brain." Miller Branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. For more information, Shaina Chimes, 202-527-7314, toll-free 888-913-8733, or schimes@pcrm.org. Free. To register, http://www.HCLibrary.org or 410-313-1950. The lecture is presented in partnership with the Howard County Department of Citizen Services and Office on Aging.

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 and home modifications, retirement and 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, 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.

•Wednesday in Washington. June 26, 9 a.m. Ages 6 and older. $45.

•Infinity Theatre. June 27, 11 a.m. Infinity Theatre Company's production of "Always...Patsy Cline." Ages 55 and older. $79.


Second and fourth Saturdays, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Volunteers needed to sing or play an instrument for the elderly at the Lorien Health Center. All ages welcome. Tim Belton, 410-730-6006, 410-908-7805 or vesselbelton@yahoo.com.

Winter Growth Senior Services seeking volunteers to share life stories with older adults at Winter Growth Day Program. Bob Heron, 410-964-9616 or ruthkeetoncenter@wintergrowthinc.org. WinterGrowthInc.org for available times.