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.
•American Indian Experience. Mon., Nov. 19, 10 a.m. Free.
•Another Way to See It Laughter Club. Mondays, 9 a.m. $2 instructor fee at class each week. Ages 55 and older.
•Arthritis Lunch and Learn Event. Fri., Nov. 16, 11 a.m. Nominal lunch donation.
•Beginner Soul Line Dance Class. Thursdays, through Nov. 29, 2:45 p.m. $23.
•Bid Whist. Mondays, 1 p.m. Free.
•Brain Fitness-Neurobics. Tue., Nov. 20, 10 a.m. Call center to register. Free.
•Bridge. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. $2.
•Bridgeway Community Church Kid's Choir. Wed., Nov. 21, 10 a.m. Call center to reserve a seat.
•Bunco. Nov. 30; Dec. 21, 10:30 a.m. Free.
•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.
•Fall Line Dance Extravaganza. Nov. 30, 6 p.m. This is a free event, however in support of the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County, the center requests that you bring in an unwrapped holiday gift for children ages 1-16. Register by Nov. 26.
•Friday Documentaries. Nov. 30, "Sunset Story," 1 p.m.
•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.
•Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids. Tue., Nov. 20, 11 a.m. Informational seminar on hearing loss. Free, with refreshments.
•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.
•Murder Mystery Luncheon. Nov. 27, 11 a.m. Play detective at this interactive mystery dinner. $5.
•Music Appreciation. First and third Fridays, 9:30 a.m. The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works. Free. Call center to reserve a seat.
•Nutrition and Arthritis: What is the Latest? Nov. 28, 10:30 a.m. Call to reserve a space.
•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.
•Qigong. Thursdays, through Dec. 20, 10 a.m. $59.
•Red Hatters. Tue., Nov. 20. 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. Nov. 15, "Juno."
•Toss Across. Fri., Nov. 16. 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.
•Box Lunch Book Club. Mon., Nov. 19, noon. "Drawing in the Dust," by Zoe Klein.
•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.
•Chess Club. Thursdays, 1 p.m.
•Floral Design for the Holidays. Fri., Nov. 16, 10 a.m. $5 materials fee.
•Harmonize Exercise. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Monthly fee.
•Holiday Tea Luncheon. Nov. 28, 12:30 p.m. Suggested donation, $6.
•Latin Jam Dance Movement. Thursdays, 1 p.m.
•Mah Jongg. Mondays, noon; Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
•Tai Chi beginners. Mondays, 6 p.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.
•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.
•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.
•Al and Anne 'Plus and Us.' Tue., Nov. 20, 11 a.m. Music and song with Al Callahan.
•Ask the Pharmacist. Nov. 26, 11 a.m.
•Blood Pressure Screening. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon.
•Friday Flicks/Documentaries. Fridays, 1 p.m.
•'Hearts Away, Bombs Away' with author Vincent Gisriel Jr. Nov. 29, 12:45 p.m.
•History with Brad Beger: Arlington National Cemetery Post WWII. Thu., Nov. 15, 12:30 p.m.
•Insighters Group. Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
•Mah Jongg. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
•Monthly Bingo. Nov. 27, 1 p.m. $3.
•Needlework Club. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Pinochle. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.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.
•Table Tennis. Mondays and Fridays, 1 p.m.
Gary J. ArthurCommunity Centerat Glenwood
2400 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5440.
•Ask the Pharmacist. Mondays, 9 a.m.
•Billiards. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
•Blood Pressure Screenings. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
•Civil War Series: Human Interest at Antietam. Wed., Nov. 21, 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, 1 p.m.
•Gifts from the Kitchen. Nov. 30, 10 a.m. $6.
•One Stroke Painting Workshop. Thursdays, 10 a.m.
•Paint Your Santa Red. Wed., Nov. 21, 1:30 p.m.
•Pinochle. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.
•Retirement Quest. Tue., Nov. 20, 11 a.m.
•Rona's Nutrition Talk. Nov. 29, noon.
•Silver Sneakers Walking Club. Weekdays, 8 a.m.
•Tai Sophia Herbs. Fri., Nov. 16, 11 a.m.
•WWI talk with Brad Berger. Thu., Nov. 15, 10 a.m.
•Waffle Bar. Tue., Nov. 20, 9 a.m.
of Howard County
Century Plaza 1000, Suite 400, 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-730-4976.
•jGroup. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at the at the Bain Center; and Wed., Nov. 21, 11:30 a.m., at the federation office. Talk and presentation by Michael Meyerson, the author of "Endowed by Our Creator: The Birth of Religious Freedom in America." 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.
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.
•Pets Are Us, Explore the Connection. Tue., Nov. 20, 6 p.m. Explores the human/pet relationship, caring for pets and pet bereavement (a pet honoring ceremony is planned). Local speakers — including Karen Brewer, Animal Advocates of Howard County; Noreen Javornick, Acupuncture for Animals; and Dr. Kristine Covert, DVM, North Arundel Animal Hospital; and others — will present. Sponsored by Pets On Wheels and SPRING: Senior Peer Resources, Individuals, Networks and Groups. Karen Hull, 410-313-7466 or email@example.com for more information, or register at the center. Free.
•Power over Pain. Wed., Nov. 21, 1 p.m. Open to anyone living with chronic pain. Sponsored by Senior Peer Resources: Individuals, Networks and Groups. To register, Carmen Faye, 410-313-0380 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, Karen Hull, 410-313-7466 or email@example.com. Free.
•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.
Village Crest Social Committee Holiday Bazaar
•Sat., Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Villagecrest Senior Center, 8165 Cyprus Cedar Lane, Ellicott City. email@example.com.
Sponsored by Howard County Recreation and Parks, unless otherwise noted. 410-313-7275 or 410-313-7279.
•American Music Theatre and Shady Maple. Nov. 29, 8:30 a.m. An early lunch at Shady Maple Smorgasbord for an all-you-can-eat Pennsylvania Dutch feast, then off to the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., for its 2012 Christmas Show. Ages 55 and older. $125.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.