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.
•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 Center Council Dance. Fri., Oct. 11, 1:30 p.m. Featuring the Good Timers. $6.
•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.
•Bereavement Group. Beginning Thu., Oct, 17, 10:30 a.m. for seven weeks. A group for adults mourning the loss of a loved one. $15. Registration required. Karen Hull, 410-313-7466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Blood Drive. Thu., Oct. 10, 9 a.m. Scheduled appointment at the front desk.
•Bridge. Thursdays, 1 p.m. Free; and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. $2.
•Bunco. Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m. Free.
•Canasta. Mondays, 1 p.m.
•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, Oct. 14-Jan. 13, 10 a.m. Free.
•Drop-in Zumba. Thursdays, 11 a.m. $1 donation accepted.
•Duplicate Bridge. Tuesdays, noon. Free.
•Foreign Films, Lunch and Discussion. Last Wednesday of the month, 11:30 a.m. "Monsieur Lazhar." Register by Oct. 23.
•Friday Documentaries. Oct. 25, "Daughters of Wisdom," 1 p.m.
•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 email@example.com.
•Ping pong. Call center for availability.
•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. Oct. 10, "Greenfingers," 1 p.m., and Oct. 17, "The Town," 1 p.m.
•Toss cross. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Free.
•Trivia Time. Oct. 25, 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.
•Authentic Latin Jam Dance. Thursdays, 1 p.m. Monthly fee.
•BYOB. Tue., Oct. 15, 10 a.m. Bring your own beads to create or repair necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more.
•Chess Club. Thursdays, 1 p.m.
•Clutter Busters. Wed., Oct. 16, 11 a.m.
•Emotional Freedom Techniques. Mon., Oct. 14, 10 a.m. for beginners; Oct. 21, 10 a.m. for advanced. $12.
•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 email@example.com. Free.
•Strength Training. Wednesdays, 3 p.m. $23.
•Yoga. Seated yoga, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.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.
•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.
•Gentle Chair Yoga. Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
•Line Dance. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m.
•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.
•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, $77 a session.
•Age Will Sit and Fit. Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. Next session begins Nov. 19.
•Artists Reception. Wed., Oct. 16, 1 p.m. The art of Yolanda Koh, a Chinese brush and watercolor artist.
•Ask the Pharmacist. Mon., Oct. 14, 9 a.m.
•Ballroom Dancing. Oct. 14, noon, for eight weeks. $40.
•Baltimore History: Green Mount Cemetery. Oct. 25, 11 a.m.
•Billiards/Table Tennis. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.
•Blood Pressure Screenings. Oct. 22, 9 a.m.
•Civil War Series: The Civil War at Sea. Wed., Oct. 16, 10 a.m. Register at the front desk.
•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.
•Fish Fry'ght' Chef Event. Oct. 25, noon. Sign up at the front desk.
•Food for Life. Oct. 17, 9:30 a.m. Rona Martiyan, a registered dietician, will conduct 30-minute individual counseling sessions.
•Genealogy: Land Deeds. Oct. 31, 10 a.m.
•Introduction to Internet and Email. Oct. 29 and 31, 10 a.m. Two-part course. $43.
•Introduction to Windows. Oct. 24 and 25, 10 a.m. Two-day workshop. $43.
•Latin Jam. Mondays, beginning Oct. 25, 11 a.m. Eight classes for $68.
•Maryland Zoo. Fri., Oct. 11, 11 a.m. Maryland Zoo staff will share a variety of animals.
•Medically Curious. Fri., Oct. 11, 10 a.m. Register at the front desk.
•Movie – New Releases. Fri., Oct. 11, 1 p.m. "Anna Karenina"; and Oct. 25, 1 p.m. "Oz the Great and Powerful."
•PC Maintenance. Oct. 17, 10 a.m. $23.
•Pinochle. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.
•Silver Sneakers Walking Club. Weekdays, 8 a.m.
•War of 1812. Oct. 17, 10 a.m. Vince Vaise, National Park Service Ranger from Fort McHenry, will present on the War of 1812.
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 at Winter Growth Day Program. Bob Heron, 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.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun