•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 khull@howardcountymd.gov. Free.

Gary J. Arthur

Community Center

at Glenwood


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

•Ask the Pharmacist. Oct. 14, 9 a.m.

•Blood Pressure Screenings. Oct. 7 and 22, 9 a.m.

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

•Crab Cake Luncheon. Fri., Sept. 27, noon. Tickets on sale at the front desk or call the center. $14.

•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.

Flu Shots. Thu., Sept. 26, 10 a.m.

•Genealogy. Thu., 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.

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. Oct. 8, 10:30 a.m. "JAFFA." Written by Vennela Kishore, the film revolves around the story of a Muslim man, who is accidentally caught by Hyderabad police under suspicion of having connections with Pakistani terrorist. How he struggles to get out of the jail will form the rest of the story. Hebrew with English subtitles. 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. snovinsky@jewishhowardcounty.org, 410-730-4976, ext. 103, or http://www.jewishhowardcounty.org.