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.
•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.
•Brain Fitness-Neurobics. Thu., 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.
•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. Fri., 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. Fri., Sept. 20, 1 p.m. "They Came to Play."
•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.
•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.
•Thursday Afternoon Movies. Sept. 26, 1 p.m., "Hitchcock."
•Toss cross. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Free.
•Trivia Time. Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m. Free.
•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.
•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.
•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. Wed., 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. Mon., 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. Fri., 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. 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.
•Ask the Pharmacist. Sept. 30, 11 a.m. Bring questions, drug lists or prescription containers to discuss any current medical concerns. Free.
•Bingo. Tue., Sept. 24, 1 p.m. $4.
•Blood Pressure Screening. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon.
•Book and Bake Sale Fundraiser. Sept. 24-27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Find a good book and pick up fresh baked bread while shopping.
•Fall Presentation. Wed., Sept. 25, 1 p.m. Learn how to stay safe at home. Free.
•NIH Ocular Presentation. Thu., Sept. 19, 11 a.m. Presentation focusing on different eye diseases and disorders of the eye.
•Wellness Seminar. Oct. 8, 6 p.m. Topic is "Success in Aging." Sponsored by SPRING Peer Outreach Program in the Howard County Office on Aging. A look at how older adults define success as individuals, members of society and the value success has on aging with quality and self-esteem. Keynote presentation by Dr. Mary Carter, associate professor of gerontology at Towson University. To register, 410-313-0380; information, Karen Hull, 410-313-7466 or email@example.com. Free.
Gary J. Arthur
2400 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5440.
•Ask the Pharmacist. Oct. 14, 9 a.m.
•Blood Pressure Screenings. Tuesdays, Sept. 24, and Oct. 7 and 22, 9 a.m.
•Caricatures. Wed., Sept. 25, 9 a.m. Free.
•Computer Seniors. First and third Wednesday, 10 a.m.
•Crab Cake Luncheon. Sept. 27, noon. Tickets on sale at the front desk or call the center. $14.
•Culture, Conversation and Cuisine. Tue., Sept. 24, noon. History, fun facts and food from Australia.
•Drop-in Basketball. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.
•Drop-in Painting. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Free.
•Drumming Circle. Mon., Sept. 23, 10 a.m.
•Duplicate Bridge. Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:45 p.m.
•Flu Shots. Sept. 26, 10 a.m.
•Genealogy. Sept. 26, 10 a.m. A look at the types of Civil War records available.
•Pinochle. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.
•Silver Sneakers Walking Club. Weekdays, 8 a.m.
•The Titanic. Fri., Sept. 20 and 27, 10 a.m. $10.
•Waffle Bar. Wed., Sept. 25, 9 a.m.
of Howard County
Century Plaza 1000, Suite 400, 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-730-4976.
•jGroup. Programs for ages 55 and older. Tue., Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m. "A Jewish Child Growing Up in Tientsin, China 1939-1948." Presentation by Rena Rotenberg. Meets at The Bain Center; and Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m. Al Biegel, retired US Army colonel, will present an update of the contemporary challenges facing Israel. He will highlight prospects for resumption of the aborted Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. Meets at the Jewish Federation of Howard County Office. firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-730-4976, ext. 103, or http://www.jewishhowardcounty.org.
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, email@example.com 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.
•The Supreme Court. Thu., Sept. 19, 9 a.m. Ages 18 and older. $49.
•U.S. National Arboretum. Sat., Sept. 21, 9 a.m. Ages 6 and older. $49.
•Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Tue., 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Winter Growth Senior Services seeking volunteers to share life stories with older adults at Winter Growth Day Program. Bob Heron, 410-964-9616 or email@example.com. WinterGrowthInc.org for available times.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun