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.
•Acting Up! Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater club. Call center to confirm attendance. Free.
•Another Way to See It Laughter Club. Mondays, 9 a.m. $2 instructor fee at class each week. Ages 55 and older.
•Bain Council Dance. Fri., Oct. 12, 1:30 p.m. Featuring the Good Timers. $6.
•Bunco. Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m. Free.
•Bridge. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. $2.
•Canasta. Mondays, 1 p.m.
•Chess. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Computer Seniors of America. Day classes available for basic, advanced and specialized courses.
•Duplicate Bridge. Tuesdays, noon. Free.
•E.S.L. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Help improve your conversational English. Participate in small groups with tutors. 410-313-7213. Free.
•Gathering of the Arts. Mondays, 1 p.m.; and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Drop-in class, bring your own supplies.
•Health Insurance Assistance. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Information and counseling services. Medicare beneficiaries, people age 60 and older, and those with disabilities age 55 and older. 410-313-7391.
•Jim Ellis Book Club. Third Thursdays, 1 p.m. free. 410-313-7213 for reservation information.
•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.
•Music and Art Traveling Heart Show. Oct. 23, 11 a.m. Pre-Halloween party. Free with refreshments.
•Ping pong. Call center for availability.
•Qigong. Thursdays, through Dec. 20, 10 a.m. $59.
•Red Hatters. Tue., Oct. 16, 10:30 a.m. Tie-dye T-shirt. To RSVP, Ginny Russ, 410-313-7279.
•Reflexology. Second Friday. $53 for 55 minutes. Experience foot massage as a form of stress management. 410-313-7213 to schedule an appointment.
•Scrabble. Tuesdays, 1 p.m.
•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. 11, 1 p.m. "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"; Oct. 25, 1 p.m. "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."
•Toss Across. Fri., Oct. 12, 10:30 a.m. Free.
•Wii Club. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Improve hand-eye coordination and get exercise while competing against peers. Free.
6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7680.
•Agewell Aerobic Strength and Stretch Class. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. $35 for eight-week session.
•Authentic Latin Jam Dance. Mondays and Thursdays, 1 p.m. Monthly fee.
•Belly Dance. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Monthly fee.
•Chess Club. Thursdays, 1 p.m.
•Creative Writing with Shana Johnson. Mondays, through Oct. 29, 1 p.m. Release inner stories to print. $43.
•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.
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.
•Cards and games. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
•Carfit. Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m. Stay safe behind the wheel. Free.
•Chair Yoga. Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
•Computer Seniors of America. Day classes available for basic, advanced and specialized courses. Stop in or call for description and offerings.
•Cozy Inn and Gettysburg Outlets. Oct. 26, 9 a.m. $30.
•Golden Corral Bingo Breakfast. Second Fridays, 8:30 a.m. Breakfast for $7.95; free bingo.
•Free Bread Day. Wednesdays, all day.
•Just Bead It. Second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Make a craft with beads. $6 per craft.
•Legal Aid Help and Assistance. Second and fourth Fridays, 10 a.m. Free.
•Line Dance. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m.
•Rummikub. Second Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.
•Walking Club. 9 a.m.
Ellicott CitySenior Center
9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1400.
•Art Show and Reception. Oct. 24, 2 p.m. Meet and greet senior center artists.
•Author John Hauserman. Oct. 18, 11 a.m. Discussion with Hauserman on his newest book, "Retirement Quest: Make Better Decisions."
•Blood Pressure Screening. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon.
•Clarity Audiology and Hearing Solutions. Wed., Oct. 17, 1 p.m. Dr. Mary Carson will perform free hearing screenings. Call center to schedule an appointment.
•Community Listening Forum. Mon., Oct. 15, 1 p.m. Find out what residents can expect from the Office on Aging.
•Friends Fall Prevention Screening. Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m.
•Insighters Group. Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
•Mah Jongg. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
•Monthly Bingo. Oct. 22, 1 p.m. $3.
•Needlework Club. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Nutrition Counseling. Wed., Oct. 17, 12:30 p.m. Registered dietitian Rona Martiyan will present nutrition tips and answer questions. Call center to schedule individual appointments.
•Pinochle. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.
•Social Security Administration Chorus. Oct. 25, 12:30 p.m.
•Sixty-Plus Wills/Legal Screening. Fourth 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.
•SPRING Mens Forum. Thursdays, 10 a.m.
•SPRING Insighters Group. Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
Gary J. ArthurCommunity Centerat Glenwood
2400 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5440.
•Billiards. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
•Blood Pressure Screenings. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
•Bridge Boot Camp. Oct. 29, 9 a.m.
•Civil War Series: New Orleans. Wed., Oct. 17, 10 a.m.
•Culture, Conversation and Cuisine. Oct. 31, noon. $5.
•Drop-in Basketball. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.
•Drop-in Painting. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Free.
•Duplicate Bridge. Mondays and Wednesdays, 1 p.m. $1.
•Energize I.T. Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 29, 8:20 a.m. $75 for 20 classes.
•La Boehme and Lunch. Fri., Oct. 12, 10 a.m.
•Look at Our City. Oct. 25, 11 a.m.
•One Stroke Painting Workshop. Thursdays, 10 a.m.
•Pinochle. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.
•Silver Sneakers Walking Club. Weekdays, 8 a.m.
•Sittercize. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, beginning Oct. 15, 1 p.m. $39 for 18 classes.
•Tai Sophia: Care Giving with Herbs. Fri., Oct. 12, 11 a.m.
•Tai Sophia: How to Balance Inflammation with Food and Herbs. Oct. 26, 11 a.m.
•Waffle Bar. Oct. 24, 9 a.m.
of Howard County
Century Plaza 1000, Suite 400, 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-730-4976.
•jGroup. Oct. 16, 10:30 a.m. "In Our Own Hands." His Majesty's Jewish Brigade — the only all-Jewish fighting unit in World War II — goes into combat against the Nazis and comes away victorious. It is after the war, though, that the real story of the brigade begins, at the Bain Center; and Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m. "No, Virginia, the Jews didn't build the pyramids" looks at both the biblical account of the Israelites in Egypt and known Egyptian sources, including pictures. No bible or knowledge of Egyptian history needed. Federation office. Sophie Novinsky, 410-730-4976, Ext. 103, or Sophie@JewishHowardCounty.org.
3300 Norbert's Way, Ellicott City. 410-313-7311.
•Bingo. First Fridays, 1 p.m. Ages 55 and older.
•Community Knitting and Crocheting Group. Second and fourth Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. Knit and crochet afghans, blankets, baby wear and more for local charities, hospitals and senior centers.
•Duplicate Bridge. Wednesdays, noon-3:30 p.m.; and Fridays, 9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Drop in for a few hours of duplicate bridge. Bring a bag lunch; coffee, tea and treats will be available.
•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Ages 55 and older. Free.
•Pinochle. Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. Ages 55 and older.
•What to be Alert to After Signing up for Medicare. Learn how to get the most out of coverage and reduce problems or confusion. To register, call 410-313-7391.
The Laurel Senior Friendship Club
•Craft Show. Sat., Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jewelry, pottery, baskets, cross stitch articles, homemade sweaters, baby blankets and dolls are just some of the crafts offered. Food concession will serve hot dogs, chips, pizza (after 11 a.m.), sodas and coffee. Laurel Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road, Laurel, located behind the Laurel Regional Hospital. Betty, 301-953-2503.
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.
•Enhance Fitness. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:15 a.m. Sixteen classes for $51.
•Exercise Counseling. Second Thursday, 10 a.m. Call for an appointment.
•Handbuilding with Clay. Mondays, 1 p.m. Four classes for $42.
•Line Dance Drop-In. Tuesday, 11 a.m. $1.
•Mah Jongg. Fridays, 12:30 p.m.
•Open Art Studio. Mondays and Wednesdays, noon.
•Sit, Stitch and Give. Fridays, 11 a.m.
•Sittercize. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:30 p.m. Sixteen classes for $36.
•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.
•Tap Aerobics. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Six classes for $33.
•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/home modifications, retirement/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, at 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. 410-997-0739.
Sponsored by Howard County Recreation and Parks, unless otherwise noted. 410-313-7275 or 410-313-7279.
•Apple Harvest Festival. Sat., Oct. 13, 7 a.m. Located in Pennsylvania near Gettysburg. Ages 6 and older. $59.
•Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library. Wed., Oct. 17, 7 a.m. Begin your visit with an early on-your-own lunch in downtown Staunton, Va. Ages 55 and older. $79.
•OctoberFest and Hagerstown Outlets. Oct. 23, 9 a.m. Eat at Schmankerl Stube in Hagerstown and walk around the outlets. Ages 55 and older. $69.
•Smithsonian Air and Space. Oct. 27, 9 a.m. Go to the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Center in Chantilly, Va. Ages 6 and older. $45.
•'Wicked.' Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m. Playing at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore. Ages 18 and older. $159.
Second and fourth Saturdays, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Volunteers needed to sing or play an instrument to perform for the elderly at the Lorien Health Center. All ages welcome. Tim Belton, 410-730-6006, 410-908-7805 or email@example.com.