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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.

•Acting Up! Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater club. Call center to confirm attendance. Free.

•AcuDetox. Thursdays, 10 a.m. $20.

•American Indian Experience. Second Mondays, 1 p.m.

•Another Way to See It Laughter Club. Mondays, 9 a.m. $2 instructor fee at class each week.

•Ask the Pharmacist. Last Monday of the month, 9 a.m. Call center to register. Free.

•Bain 'Buzz' Book Club. Third Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Free.

•Best Seller's List Book Club. First and third Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

•Bid Whist. Mondays, 1 p.m. Free.

•Bridge. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Free; and 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.

•Drop-in Zumba. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Free.

•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.

•Guitar Lessons. Mondays, 10 a.m. Must register. Free.

•Health Insurance Assistance. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Information and counseling services. Medicare beneficiaries, people ages 60 and older, and those with disabilities ages 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.

•Music Appreciation. First and third Fridays, 9:30 a.m. The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works. Free. Call center to reserve a seat.

•New-Best Seller's Book Club. First and third Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Free.

•Parkinson's Support Group. First Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. For individuals with a diagnosis of early onset Parkinson's disease. Malcolm Wolf, 301-490-7288 or mhwolf@comcast.net.

•Ping pong. Call center for availability.

•Qigong. Thursdays, 10 a.m.

•Reflexology. Second Friday. $53 for 55 minutes. Experience foot massage as a form of stress management. 410-313-7213 to schedule an appointment.

•Scrabble. Tuesdays, 1 p.m.

•Sixty-Plus Wills/Legal Screening. Third Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Services include simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills, small estates and deed changes. 410-313-1400 to schedule an appointment.

•Theatre Club "New Day." Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

•Toss cross. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Free.

•Wii Club. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.

Cycle2Health

A noncompetitive, peer-led, bicycling club featuring weekday rides during daytime hours. Adults of all ages and riding abilities welcomed. Rides vary in length and difficulty and depart from various county senior center locations. Jennifer Lee, 410-313-5940 or jlee@howardcountymd.gov. http://www.howardcountyaging.org/cycle2health.

East Columbia50+ Center

6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7680.

•AARP Driver Safety Class. Aug. 23, 10 a.m. $14 for non AARP members; $12 for AARP members.

•Authentic Latin Jam Dance. Thursdays, 1 p.m. Monthly fee.

•Bring Your Own Beads. Fri., Aug. 16, 11 a.m.

•Chess Club. Thursdays, 1 p.m.

•Clutter Busters. Wed., Aug. 21, 11 a.m.

•Emotional Freedom Techniques. Tue., Aug. 20, 10 a.m. An ancient Chinese form of acupuncture. $12.

•Harmonize Exercise. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Monthly fee.

•Nutrition Consultations. Mon., Aug. 19, 3:30 p.m.

•Pilates. Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. Monthly fee.

•Soul Line Dance. Mondays, 7 p.m. advanced; Wednesdays, 7 p.m. beginners; and Tuesdays, 4 p.m., urban line dance.

•SPRING Caregiver Support Group. Third Mondays, 7 p.m. For adult caregivers of other adults. For information, Karen Hull, 410-313-7466 or khull@howardcountymd.gov. Free.

•Strength Training. Wednesdays, 3 p.m. $23.

•Summer Games. Aug. 30, 11 a.m. Lunch donation.

•Yoga. Seated yoga, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.; traditional yoga, Mondays, 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., and Tuesdays, 2 p.m.

Elkridge Senior Center

6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5192.

•Age Well Exercise. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Low-impact exercise for any fitness level.

•Book Club. Second Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

•Brain Fitness with Robin Zahor. Aug. 27, 10 a.m. Learn techniques to help keep the brain sharp.

•Computer Seniors of America. Day classes available for basic, advanced and specialized courses. Stop in or call for description and offerings.

•Free Bread Day. Wednesdays, all day.

•Gentle Chair Yoga. Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.

•Line Dance. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m.

•Qigong. Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.

•Rummikub. Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.

•Walking Club. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.

Ellicott CitySenior Center

9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1400.

•Ask the Pharmacist. Aug. 26, 11 a.m.

•Beauty with a Purpose. Thu., Aug. 15, 11 a.m. Learn beauty tips and techniques. Free.

•Bingo. Aug. 27, 1 p.m. $4.

•Blood Pressure Screening. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon.

•Brain Fitness. Aug. 22, 11 a.m. Learn how to keep the mind sharp.

•Geek Squad. Aug. 28, 1 p.m. Learn about taking and sharing pictures with a cell phone or iPad and more. Free.

•Olde Golde Music. Wed., Aug. 21, 12:30 p.m. An hour of oldies with Larry and Jim from Olde Golde Music.

•Piano Lessons with Diane. $30 per half-hour session with piano instructor Diane Waslick. Call center for available time slots.

•SPRING Men's Forum. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

•SPRING Insighters Group. Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.

Gary J. Arthur

Community Center

at Glenwood

2400 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5440.

•Acupuncture. Mondays, appointments between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $77.

•Blood Pressure Screenings. Aug. 27, 9 a.m.

•Civil War Series: Monocacy and the Medal of Honor. Wed., Aug. 21, 10 a.m.

•Computer Course: Microsoft Publisher. Thursdays, Aug. 15 and 22, 10 a.m. $43.

•Computer Seniors. First and third Wednesday, 10 a.m.

•Drop-in Basketball. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.

•Drop-in Painting. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Free.

•Duplicate Bridge. Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:45 p.m.

•Genealogy. Aug. 29, 10 a.m.

•Hannah and Sophie on Violin. Aug. 23, 11 a.m.

•One Stroke Painting Workshop. Thursdays, 10 a.m.

•Pinochle. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.

•Silver Sneakers Walking Club. Weekdays, 8 a.m.

•Sittercize. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1 p.m. Eighteen classes for $39.

Jewish Federation

of Howard County

Century Plaza 1000, Suite 400, 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-730-4976.

•jGroup. Programs for ages 55 and older. One Tuesday a month, 10:30 a.m. Meets at The Bain Center; and third Wednesday, 11:30 a.m Meets at the Jewish Federation of Howard County Office. snovinsky@jewishhowardcounty.org, 410-730-4976, ext. 103, or http://www.jewishhowardcounty.org.

Kiwanis-WallasRecreation Center

3300 Norbert's Way, Ellicott City. 410-313-7311.

•Bingo. First Fridays, 1 p.m. Ages 55 and older.

•Blood Pressure Screening. First Wednesdays and third Fridays, 9:15 a.m. Ages 55 and older. Free.

•Community Knitting and Crocheting Group. Second and fourth Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. Knit and crochet afghans, blankets, baby wear and more for local charities, hospitals and senior centers.

•Duplicate Bridge. Wednesdays, noon-3:30 p.m.; and Fridays, 9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Drop in for a few hours of duplicate bridge. Bring a bag lunch; coffee, tea and treats will be available.

•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Ages 55 and older. Free.

•Medicare 102 – Why Medicare Isn't Enough. Wed., Aug. 21, 11 a.m. Ages 55 and older. Free with registration.

•Pinochle. Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. Ages 55 and older.

Longwood Senior Center

6150 Foreland Garth, Columbia. 410-313-7217.

•Art Therapy. Second and fourth Friday, 11 a.m.-noon.

•Coffee and Game Social. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

•Computer Classes. Monthly, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Call center for dates and description.

•Group Exercise. Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-10 a.m. Free.

•Line Dance. Mondays, 1-2 p.m.

•Yoga. Most Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. Call center to confirm dates. Donation.

North Laurel50+ Center

9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel. 410-313-0380.

•Agewell Exercise Class. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. Sixteen classes for $35.

•Billiards. Weekdays, 9 a.m.

•Blood Pressure Screening. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.

•Computer Classes. Call for descriptions of offerings.

•Exercise Counseling. Second Thursday, 10 a.m. Call for an appointment.

•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.

•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.

•Walking Club. Weekdays, 8 a.m.

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

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.

Trips

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

•Wednesday in Washington. Aug. 28, 9 a.m. Ages 55 and older. $45.

•Leaders of the Pack. Aug. 31, 9:30 a.m. Ages 12 and older. $99.

•Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. Sept. 3-17. A 15-day trip out west. Ages 55 and older. Double, $2,000; single, $2,500.

Volunteers

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.

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