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Wii bowling at the Bain Center

Activity Pals

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. Feb. 24, 9 a.m. Free.

•Bain 'Buzz' Book Club. Feb. 19, 10 a.m. "State of Wonder" by Anne Patchett. Free.

•Bain Council Dance. Feb. 14, 1:30 p.m. $6.

•Bain Travel Chatter Club. Fourth Monday, 1 p.m. Learn the dos and don'ts of planning a trip.

•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. Feb. 28, 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.

•Food Trends for 2014. Feb. 13, 10:30 a.m. Learn the right foods to eat for a healthy diet. Free.

•Friday Documentaries. Feb. 7, 1 p.m. "The Loving Story," and Feb. 21, 1 p.m. "Roadmap to Apartheid."

•Income Tax Preparation and Assistance. Monday and Tuesday afternoon; Wednesday-Saturday mornings; and Thursday evenings. AARP and the IRS are sponsoring free personal income tax preparation for Howard County residents. The tax service is available to all middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special emphasis on ages 60 and older. Self-employment returns with more than $10,000 in expenses and complex returns are not eligible for this service. 410-313-7387.

•Journey Through the African American Poetic Tradition. Feb. 18, 10 a.m. Melvin E. Brown will read and discuss African American poetry. Register by Feb. 11 for special lunch.

•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. Feb. 13, 9 a.m. Appointment required.

•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 mhwolf@comcast.net.

•Ping pong. Call center for availability.

•Thursday Afternoon Movies. Feb. 13, 1 p.m. "Beyond the Sea," and Feb. 27, "The Shipping News."

•Toss Across. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Free.

•Trivia Time. Feb. 28, 9:30 a.m. Free.

•Use it or Lose it. Feb. 18, 2 p.m. Various exercises for those who may or may not experience movement and coordination challenges. Free.

•Valentine's Day Celebration. Feb. 14, 11 a.m. Featuring The Fabulous 50+ Players. Sign up by Feb. 7.

•Wii Bowling. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.

•Zumba. Thursdays, 11 a.m. $1 donation accepted.

Cycle2Health

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 jlee@howardcountymd.gov. http://www.howardcountyaging.org/cycle2health.

East Columbia50+ Center

6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7680.

•Harmonize Exercise. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Light aerobics.

•Income Tax Preparation and Assistance. Select Wednesdays. AARP and the IRS are sponsoring free personal income tax preparation for Howard County residents. The tax service is available to all middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special emphasis on ages 60 and older. Self-employment returns with more than $10,000 in expenses and complex returns are not eligible for this service. 410-313-7680.

•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 khull@howardcountymd.gov. 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. Fri., 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.

•Income Tax Preparation and Assistance. Select Wednesdays. AARP and the IRS are sponsoring free personal income tax preparation for Howard County residents. The tax service is available to all middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special emphasis on ages 60 and older. Self-employment returns with more than $10,000 in expenses and complex returns are not eligible for this service. 410-313-5192.

•Luncheon Time History Series with Gary Kavanagh. Fri., 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. Feb. 24, 11 a.m.

•B Games. Brainbusters, Feb. 24, 10 a.m.

•Bingo. Feb. 25, 1 p.m. $4.

•Black History Month Film Series. Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Feb. 12, "Voices of Civil Rights"; Feb. 19, "A Fragile Freedom: African-American Historic Sites"; and Feb. 26, "Up From Slavery."

•Blood Pressure Screening. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon.

•Brain Fitness. Feb. 13, 11 a.m. Learn to keep the mind sharp.

•Can You Hear Me Now – Cell Phone Help. Feb. 13 and 14, 10 a.m. Learn basic instructions on retrieving messages, how to access contact numbers and listen to or delate voice messages.

•Income Tax Preparation and Assistance. Monday and Thursday afternoon; Friday mornings; and Tuesday evenings. AARP and the IRS are sponsoring free personal income tax preparation for Howard County residents. The tax service is available to all middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special emphasis on ages 60 and older. Self-employment returns with more than $10,000 in expenses and complex returns are not eligible for this service. 410-313-1400.

•Nutrition Counseling with Rona. Thu., Feb. 6, 11:30 a.m. Call the center to schedule an appointment with Rona Martiyan, registered dietitian and nutritionist.

•Pfc. Andre Lingham, Howard County Police Department. Tue., Feb. 11, 11:30 a.m. Pfc. Lingham, senior citizen liaison, will address current scams as well as safety concerns in and around the community.

•Valentine's Day Brunch, Chef Event, Music by Two for the Show. Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m. brunch; 12:30 p.m. music. A chef from Overlea Catering will create and customize omelets. Call center to reserve a seat.

Gary J. Arthur

Community Center

at Glenwood

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.

•Civil War Series: Lincoln Sanctuary. Feb. 19, 10 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.

•Folk Music: Featuring Bruce Hutton. Feb. 28, 11 a.m.

•Friendship Brunch-Chef Event. Wed., Feb. 12, noon. Suggested lunch donation.

•Income Tax Preparation and Assistance. Thursdays. AARP and the IRS are sponsoring free personal income tax preparation for Howard County residents. The tax service is available to all middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special emphasis on ages 60 and older. Self-employment returns with more than $10,000 in expenses and complex returns are not eligible for this service. 410-313-5440.

•Pinochle. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.

•Silver Sneakers Walking Club. Weekdays, 8 a.m.

•Valentine Treats Cooking Demo. Thu., 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.

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. One Tuesday a month, 10:30 a.m. 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. snovinsky@jewishhowardcounty.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.

•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.

•Income Tax Preparation and Assistance. Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoons. AARP and the IRS are sponsoring free personal income tax preparation for Howard County residents. The tax service is available to all middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special emphasis on ages 60 and older. Self-employment returns with more than $10,000 in expenses and complex returns are not eligible for this service. 410-313-0380.

•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, map@howardcountymd.gov 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.

 

Volunteers

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 vesselbelton@yahoo.com.

Winter Growth Senior Services seeking volunteers to sing or play an instrument for older adults; volunteers to share life stories with older adults; and volunteers to visit with bed-bound adults. Vivian Golden, 410-964-9616, ruthkeetoncenter@wintergrowthinc.org or http://www.WinterGrowthInc.org for more information.

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