•"Abstractions," an exhibit featuring artworks by Laurence Chandler and Cathy Leaycraft and photographs by Bob Paulding runs through Saturday, July 13, at the Meeting House Gallery, 5885 Robert Oliver Place in the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center in Columbia. Information: 410-730-4090.
•A mixed-media exhibition by the Maryland Art League will be on view through Thursday, Aug. 15, in the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Information: 410-730-3987.
English conversation The Howard County Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, offers Let's Get Together: English Conversation Club, an opportunity for those for whom English is a second language to practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting. It meets at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Register with the library before your first meeting. Information: 410-313-7850.
Wii Club The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks offers a Wii Club for those 55 and older from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. The first game is free. Information: 410-313-7213.
Single Again Changing Focus Single Again, a nonprofit program for adults who are separated, widowed or in the process of divorce, provides weekly presentations and small-group discussions in a confidential, comfortable atmosphere. The group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at First Presbyterian Church, 9325 Presbyterian Circle. An orientation for new members is offered at 6:30 p.m. Information: changingfocus.org.
Chair yoga The East Columbia 50+ Center at the East Columbia branch of the Howard County Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, offers chair yoga, an introduction to yoga aimed at easing the pain of arthritis, reducing fatigue and improving circulation and breathing, at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Reservations: 410-313-7680.
Basket weaving Stephanie Jacob will provide materials and instruction from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 10. This month's project is a large oblong tray with rosewood handles. Cost is $48.
Creative writing Shana Johnson leads a five-week session for beginner and advanced classes from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays beginning July 12. Cost is $106.
Caregivers support group Informational session about services, equipment and programs will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, July 15. Free.
Financial class Learn about investment strategies and financial planning before and during retirement at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16. Presented by Michael Feranec of Morgan Stanley financial services. Free.
'Bring Your Own Beads Club' Create, repair and discuss jewelry projects from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 19. Small fee if supplies are needed.
Medicare Get updated on important Medicare topics, including changes in how you obtain and pay for medical equipment and diabetic testing supplies and staying current with preventive services from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, July 24. Refreshments will be served.
Also at the 50+ Center
•Age Well Exercise classes with Joyce DiTomaso will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost for an eight-week session is $35.
•A belly dance class will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Learn hip movements, stretches, arm and hand techniques, and veil dancing. The first class is free, then a monthly fee is due.
•A yoga class is offered at 11 a.m. Mondays and 2 p.m. Tuesdays. The cost is $24 per month.
•A chess club for novice and veteran players meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Free.
•View newly released DVD movies on a big screen at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Free.
Free guitar lessons
Fred Petrogallo, a retired Harford County Community College instructor, teaches how to read music and tune a guitar at 10 a.m. Mondays at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. Students must furnish their own guitars and purchase the training manual. Registration is required. Information: 410-313-7469.
The Long Reach Community Association offers Chicago-style stepping classes for adults from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Stepping offers fellowship opportunities while exercising to music. Information: 410-730-8113.
Singles social group
The Phoenix Cultural Singles Group, a Columbia social group for those 50 and older, meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Sundays at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Coffee, tea and a light snack are served. The group plans events and trips. Information: 410-997-0739.