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.
•Brain Fitness-Neurobics. Feb. 25, 10 a.m. Learn to keep the mind sharp. Call center to register.
•Bridge. Thursdays, 1 p.m. Free.
•Bunco. Jan. 31, 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. Scheduled an appointment.
•Drop-in Zumba. Thursdays, 11 a.m. $1 donation accepted.
•Duplicate Bridge. Tuesdays, noon. Free.
•Friday Documentaries. Jan. 31, 1 p.m. "Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel."
•Interactive Brian Fitness Program. Tue., Jan. 28, 10 a.m. A new interactive group to help sharpen your brain. Registration required.
•Let's Walk and Move. Tuesdays, 1 p.m.
•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Music Appreciation. First and third Fridays, 10 a.m. The Symphony. Free. Call center to reserve a seat.
•Nutrition Individual Counseling and Healthy Cooking for One. Thu., Jan. 23, 9 a.m. Learn the right foods to eat for a healthy diet. 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.
•Thursday Afternoon Movies. Jan. 23, 1 p.m. "Django Unchained."
•Toss Across. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Free.
•Trivia Time. Jan. 31, 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 email@example.com. http://www.howardcountyaging.org/cycle2health.
East Columbia50+ Center
6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7680.
Administering Estates in Maryland. Wed., Jan. 29, 10 a.m. Byron E. Macfarlane, register of wills for Howard County, will answer questions regarding administering an estate in Maryland. Call center to register.
•Harmonize Exercise. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Light aerobics.
•Seated Yoga. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
•Agewell Aerobic Strength and Stretch Class. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. $35 for eight-week session.
•Authentic Latin Jam Dance. Thursdays, 1 p.m. Monthly fee.
•Belly Dance. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Monthly fee.
•Bid Whist. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Bridge. Fridays, 1 p.m.
•Chess Club. Thursdays, 1 p.m.
•Creative Writing with Shana Johnson. Mondays, 1 p.m.
•Harmonize Exercise. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Monthly fee.
•Latin Jam Dance Movement. Thursdays, 1 p.m.
•Mah Jongg. Mondays, noon; Wednesdays, 10 a.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
•Qigong. Mondays, 6 p.m. Monthly fees.
•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 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.
•Harrington Slots. Feb. 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A ride on a coach bus to Harrington, Del. $10 includes free slot play and free buffet. Call center for tickets.
•Luncheon Time History Series with Gary Kavanagh. Fridays, Jan. 24," "The Nixon and Carter Years: China and Watergate (1968-1980)," Jan. 31, "The Reagan Years: Conservatism (1980-1992)," and Feb. 7, "The Clinton Years: Looking Back (1992-2000)," 12:30 p.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. Mon., Jan. 27, 11 a.m.
•B Games. Brainbusters, Mon., Jan. 27, 10 a.m.
•Bingo. Tue., Jan. 28, 1 p.m. $4.
•Blood Pressure Screening. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon.
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.
•Baltimore Museum of Industry: The Needles Trade. Feb. 5, 10 a.m.
•Billiards/Table Tennis. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.
•Blood Pressure Screenings. Tue., Jan. 28, 9-11 a.m.
•Chili Challenge. Wed., Jan. 29, noon. Free for entrants. $4.
•Civil War Series: Lincoln Sanctuary. Feb. 19, 10 a.m.
•Computer Seniors. First and third Wednesday, 10 a.m.
•David Hildebrand Presents: Music of 1812. Fri., Jan. 24, 11 a.m.
•Denny Lynch Presents: Photo History of Washington, D.C. Jan. 31, 11 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.
•Folk Music: Featuring Bruce Hutton. Feb. 28, 11 a.m.
•Friendship Brunch-Chef Event. Feb. 12, noon. Suggested lunch donation.
•Pinochle. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.
•Silver Sneakers Walking Club. Weekdays, 8 a.m.
•Souper Bowl Celebration. Jan. 31, noon. Food, football and Super Bowl trivia.
•Valentine Treats Cooking Demo. Feb. 6, 10 a.m. $5.
•Waffle Bar. Feb. 25, 9 a.m.
•What a Dump: The Career of Bette Davis. Feb. 14 and 21, 10 a.m. Ernest Liotti presents an in-depth look at the career of Bette Davis. $10.
of Howard County
Century Plaza 1000, Suite 400, 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-730-4976.
•jGroup. Programs for ages 55 and older. Feb. 4,10:30 a.m. Movie: "Orchestra of Exiles." In the early 1930s, Hitler began firing Jewish musicians. Overcoming obstacles, violinist Bronislaw Huberman moved musicians to Palestine and formed a symphony that would become the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Meets at The Bain Center; and Feb. 19, 11:30 a.m. Gal Perlmoter, Israeli Shalihah, will do a program about the "Women of the Wall." Meets at the Jewish Federation of Howard County Office. email@example.com, 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.
•Chair Yoga. Mondays. Eight classes for $52.
•Computer Classes. Call for descriptions of offerings.
•Enhance Fitness. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. Fifteen classes for $48.
•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. 410-884-3848 or 410-992-0794.
•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 spend time with older adults during the day at Winter Growth's Medical Day program. Christine Cuttino, 410-964-9616, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.WinterGrowthInc.org for more information.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun