For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385.
Aging Successfully in the Community
•Sept. 12, 1:30-4:30 p.m. A fall question and answer forum. Get answers to questions about putting together a successful plan for aging in Howard County. Topics include information on tax credits, shared transportation options, inter-generational concerns, social needs, the village concept and more. Sponsored by the Howard County Citizens Association, the Coordinating Center, and the League of Women Voters of Howard County. Register and additional forum information, http://www.howardcountyhcca.org/aging-in-place. Miller Branch library, Ellicott Room, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City.
The Bain Center
5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213.
•Acupuncture. Thursdays, 10 a.m. $20 group setting.
•Another Way to See It Laughter Club. Mondays, 9 a.m. $2 instructor fee at class each week.
•Artful Journaling with Carol Zika. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 12, 9:30 a.m., for 12 weeks. Ages 55 and older. $102 plus materials fee.
•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.
•Bain Center Council Dance. Sept. 13, 1:30 p.m. Featuring ByHeart. $6.
•Brain Fitness-Neurobics. Sept. 19, 10 a.m. Build brain capacity. Registration required. Free.
•Bridge. Thursdays, 1 p.m. Free; and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. $2.
•Bunco. Sept. 27, 10:30 a.m. Free.
•Canasta. Mondays, 1 p.m.
•Chess. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Cooking 101: The Culinary Institute of America. Thursdays, Sept. 5-19, 10 a.m. Free.
•Computer Seniors of America. Day classes available for basic, advanced and specialized courses.
•Drop-in Zumba. Fridays, 10:45 a.m. Free.
•Duplicate Bridge. Tuesdays, noon. Free.
•Evening of Live Music. Sept. 20, 6 p.m. An evening of pop, R&B and contemporary music with Dr. Phil Butts and the Sunset Band. $6 in advance.
•Foreign Films, Lunch and Discussion. Last Wednesday of the month, 11:30 a.m. "Eat Drink Man Woman." Register by Sept. 18.
•Friday Documentaries. Sept. 20, 1 p.m. "They Came to Play."
•KASA – Annual Vivian Reid Thrift Sale Fundraiser. Sept. 12, 9 a.m.
•Kick-Off to Health – A Wellness Event for Men. Sept. 17, 10 a.m. Free health screenings, physician-led seminars and more. Ages 18 and older welcomed.
•Let's Walk and Move. Tuesdays, 1 p.m.
•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Meet the Author: Dr. John Parascandola. Sept. 10, 11 a.m. "King of poisons: A History of Arsenic." Registration required. Free.
•Music Appreciation. First and third Fridays, 9:30 a.m. The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works. Free. Call center to reserve a seat.
•National Preparedness Month. Tue., Sept. 3, 10 a.m. A showing of "Emergency Preparedness – Awareness and Survival." Free.
•Nutritional Individual Counseling at the Men's Health Fair. Sept. 17, 10 a.m. Learn the right foods to eat for daily fiber needs. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Ping pong. Call center for availability.
•Reflexology. Second Friday. $53 for 55 minutes. Experience foot massage as a form of stress management. 410-313-7213 to schedule an appointment.
•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.
•Toss cross. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Free.
•Trivia Time. Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m. Free.
•You be the Judge. Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m. Step behind the bench and decide by going through all the facts. Registration required. Free.
•You Can Draw and Paint with Carol Zika. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 12, 1:15 p.m., for 10 weeks. Ages 55 and older. $84 plus materials fee.
•Wii Bowling. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
•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 email@example.com. http://www.howardcountyaging.org/cycle2health.
East Columbia50+ Center
6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7680.
•Authentic Latin Jam Dance. Thursdays, 1 p.m. Monthly fee.
•Chess Club. Thursdays, 1 p.m.
•Harmonize Exercise. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Monthly fee.
•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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
•Strength Training. Wednesdays, 3 p.m. $23.
•Summer Games. Fri., 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.
•You Can Draw and Paint with Carol Zika. Fridays, beginning Sept. 13, 9:15 a.m., for 10 weeks. Ages 55 and older. $84 plus materials fee.
•Watercolors with Carol Zika. Fridays, beginning Sept. 13, 1 p.m., for 12 weeks. Ages 55 and older. $102 plus materials fee.
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.
•Atlantic City Taj Mahal. Sept. 27, 8 a.m. $35 per person. Price includes transportation on coach bus and $25 in slot play. Call center for tickets.
•Birth of the Chocolate King. Sept. 25, 12:30 p.m. Watch a documentary on Milton Hershey.
•Book Club. Second Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
•Computer Seniors of America. Day classes available for basic, advanced and specialized courses. Stop in or call for description and offerings.
•Cozy Inn Restaurant and Gettysburg Outlets. Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m. Travel to Thurmont on a coach bus. $25 per person. Call center for tickets.
•Free Bread Day. Wednesdays, all day.
•Friendly Farms Restaurant. Sept. 23, 10:30 a.m. After lunch, free bingo. $40 per person. 410-313-5192 or 410-313-4930 for reservations.
•Gentle Chair Yoga. Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
•Line Dance. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m.
•Luncheon Time History Series with Gary Kavanagh. Sept. 6, 12:30 p.m. "Discovery to the Revolution"; Sept. 13, 12:30 p.m. "Constitution to Civil War"; Sept. 20, 12:30 p.m. "Civil War Reconstruction to WWI"; and Sept. 27, 12:30 p.m. "WWI to the Present."
•The Origin and History of the Bible. Tuesdays, Sept. 3, 17 and 24, and Oct. 1, noon. 410-313-5192 or 410-313-4930 for information or to register.
•Qigong. Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.
•Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. Nov. 20, 7:30 a.m. Ride a coach bus to New York, walk the city and meet at Radio City at 2 p.m. for the show featuring the Rockettes. $220 per person. Call center for reservations.
•Rummikub. Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.
•Walking Club. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.
•Wii. Second Wednesday, 10 a.m. Join for Wii bowling.
Ellicott CitySenior Center
9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1400.
•Blood Pressure Screening. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon.
•SPRING Men's Forum. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
•SPRING Insighters Group. Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
Gary J. Arthur
2400 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5440.
•Acupuncture. Mondays, appointments between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $77.
•Computer Seniors. First and third Wednesday, 10 a.m.
•Drawing and Painting with Zina. Mondays, beginning Sept. 9, 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. for 14 weeks. Ages 55 and older. $100 plus $50 materials fee.
•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. Thu., Aug. 29, 10 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.
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. email@example.com, 410-730-4976, ext. 103, or http://www.jewishhowardcounty.org.
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.
•Bridge for Beginners. Fridays, beginning Sept. 20, 9:30 a.m. for eight weeks. Ages 55 and older. $72 plus $20 materials fee.
•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.
•More Basics of Defense. Fridays, beginning Sept. 20, 12:30 p.m. for four weeks. Ages 55 and older. $36.
•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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
•Leader of the Pack. Sat., 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.
•The Supreme Court. Sept. 19, 9 a.m. Ages 18 and older. $49.
•U.S. National Arboretum. Sept. 21, 9 a.m. Ages 6 and older. $49.
•Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m. Ages 18 and older. $73.
•St. Michaels. Sept. 28, 8 a.m. Ages 6 and older. $99.
•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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. WinterGrowthInc.org for available times.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun