Art exhibits

•"Season of Light," an exhibit featuring the works of  Fran Abrams, Beth Kosterich, Coriolana Simon, Douglas Wolters, Lauren Kingsland and Joyce Ritter, is on view through Saturday, Jan. 11, in the Meeting House Gallery, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place. Information: 410-730-4090 or themeetinghouse.org.

•Raquel Arias will exhibit her works in embossed metal, titled "Transitions," in the Bill White Room Gallery, and a group exhibit, "Cross-Continental Connection," will be on view in the Lobby Gallery from Jan. 9 through Feb. 15 at the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. A reception will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12. 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 or 301-596-4883.

Around town

Stepping out The Long Reach Community Association offers classes in Chicago-style stepping for adults from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The class offers fellowship opportunities while exercising to music. Information: 410-730-8113.

Guitar lessons Fred Petrogallo, a retired Harford County Community College instructor, gives lessons on how to read music and tune a guitar at 10 a.m. Mondays at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. Students must brings their own guitars and purchase the training manual. Registration is required. Information: 410-313-7469.

English conversation The Howard County Public Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, offers Let's Get Together: English Conversation Club, an opportunity to practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting, for those who speak English as a second language. It meets at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. 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.

Food addicts recovery An Informational and support meeting for those suffering from food addiction, food obsession, obesity, bulimia or undereating will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sundays at Harper House, 5495 Cedar Lane, Suite 1. Free. Information: 443-285-2603.

Singles social 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.

Chair yoga The East Columbia 50+ Center at the East Columbia branch of the Howard County Public 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.

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 will be offered at 11 a.m. Mondays and 2 p.m. Tuesdays. 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.