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, 9 a.m. $20 group setting.
•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.
•Bain Travel Chatter Club. Second Wednesday, 10 a.m. Share experiences, pictures, magazine websites and apps. Learn the dos and don'ts of planning a trip. Registration requested.
•Bridge. Thursdays, 1 p.m. Free.
•Bunco. Fri., Dec. 20, 10:30 a.m. Sign-up in the lobby. Free.
•Chess. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Computers Seniors of America. Check with the center for description and offerings.
•Computer Tutoring. Wednesdays, 10 a.m., and Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. Scheduled an appointment.
•Cooking 101. Mondays, through Jan. 13, 10 a.m. Free.
•Drop-in Zumba. Thursdays, 11 a.m. $1 donation accepted.
•Duplicate Bridge. Tuesdays, noon. Free.
•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.
•Ping pong. Call center for availability.
•Toss Across. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Free.
•Trivia Time. Fri., Dec. 20, 9:30 a.m. Free.
•Wii Bowling. Tuesdays, 10 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.howardcountyaging.org/cycle2health.
East Columbia50+ Center
6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7680.
•SPRING Caregiver Support Group. Third Mondays, 7 p.m. For adult caregivers of other adults. For information, Karen Hull, 410-313-7466 or email@example.com. Free.
Elkridge Senior Center
6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5192 or 410-313-4930.
•Age Well Exercise. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Low-impact exercise for any fitness level. Sixteen classes for $32.
•AARP Driver Safety Class. Feb. 7, 10 a.m. Learn the new laws and road safety. Call center to reserve a spot.
•Card Players Wanted. The center is looking for groups that are interested in starting card games and/or tournaments. Call center for information.
•Computer Seniors of America. Day classes available for basic, advanced and specialized courses. Stop in or call for description and offerings.
•Gentle Chair Yoga. Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Six-week session for $40.
•The Origin and History of the Bible. Tuesdays in December, noon.
•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.
•Brain Fitness. Thu., Dec. 19, 11 a.m. Learn techniques to keep the brain sharp.
•Marriotts Ridge Women's Ensemble Sings. Thu., Dec. 19, 11 a.m. The ensemble will perform a holiday/winter concert.
•Qigong. Fridays, Jan. 10-March 14, 9:30 a.m. Ten classes for $58.
Gary J. Arthur
2400 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5440.
•Acupuncture. Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $125 initial appointment, $75 a session.
•Age Will Sit and Fit. Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.
•Billiards/Table Tennis. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.
•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. Thu., Dec. 19, 10 a.m. This session will look at evaluating photos for clues which can give timing, location and meaning.
•The Holiday Go Retro. Fri., Dec. 20, noon. Kick off the holidays The Retro Rockets. Purchase tickets at the front desk. $7.
•Pinochle. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.
•Silver Sneakers Walking Club. Weekdays, 8 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. 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. 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.
•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, and sing or play instruments for older adults at Winter Growth Day Program. Bob Heron or Vivian Golden, 410-964-9616 or email@example.com. WinterGrowthInc.org for available times. Also seeking volunteers to visit with bed-bound older adults. Vivian Golden, 410-964-9616 or firstname.lastname@example.org or WinterGrowthInc.org.