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! Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater club. Call center to confirm attendance. Free.
•AcuDetox. Thursdays, 10 a.m. $20.
•American Indian Experience. Second Mondays, 1 p.m.
•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.
•Best Seller's List Book Club. First and third Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
•Bid Whist. Mondays, 1 p.m. Free.
•Bridge. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Free; and 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.
•Drop-in Zumba. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Free.
•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.
•Guitar Lessons. Mondays, 10 a.m. Must register. Free.
•Health Insurance Assistance. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Information and counseling services. Medicare beneficiaries, people ages 60 and older, and those with disabilities ages 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.
•Medicare 102 – Why Medicare Isn't Enough. July 24, 7 p.m. Registration required. Ages 55 and older. Free.
•Music Appreciation. First and third Fridays, 9:30 a.m. The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works. Free. Call center to reserve a seat.
•New-Best Seller's Book Club. First and third Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. 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 email@example.com.
•Ping pong. Call center for availability.
•Qigong. Thursdays, 10 a.m.
•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.
•Theatre Club "New Day." Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
•Toss cross. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Free.
•Wii Club. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
•A non-competitive, 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.
•Bring Your Own Beads Club. July 19, 11 a.m. Create, repair and discuss jewelry projects.
•Caregivers Support Group. Mon., July 15, 7 p.m.
•Chess Club. Thursdays, 1 p.m.
•Clutter Busters. Wed., July 17, 11 a.m.
•Harmonize Exercise. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Monthly fee.
•Medicare Tune-Up. July 24, 11 a.m.
•Pilates. Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. Monthly fee.
•Position Your Investment Portfolio. Tue., July 16, 7 p.m. Learn about key investment strategies and financial planning for before and during retirement.
•Rona Martiyan. July 22, 4:30 p.m. Nutrition consults. Call center to schedule an appointment.
•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.
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.
•Free Bread Day. Wednesdays, all day.
•Gentle Chair Yoga. Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
•Golden Corral Bingo Breakfast. Second Fridays, 8:30 a.m. Breakfast for $7.95; free bingo.
•Just Bead It. Second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Make a craft with beads. $6 per craft.
•Legal Aid Help and Assistance. First Wednesday, and second and fourth Fridays, 10 a.m. Free.
•Line Dance. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m.
•Rummikub. Second Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.
•Walking Club. Weekdays, 9 a.m.
Ellicott CitySenior Center
9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1400.
•Blood Pressure Screening. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon.
•Brain Fitness. Thu., July 11, 11 a.m. Learn techniques to keep the mind sharp.
•Diabetes Awareness. July 18, 1 p.m.
•Downsizing Made Easy. Tue., July 16, 11 a.m. A RE/MAX representative presents specialty services to address the challenges associated with a senior move.
•Medicare Tune-Up. July 18, 11 a.m.
•Monthly Bingo. July 23, 1 p.m. $4.
•New History Series with Gary Gavanagh. Wednesdays, July 17, 24 and 31, 1 p.m.
•Piano Lessons with Diane. $30 per half-hour session.
•SPRING Men's Forum. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
•SPRING Insighters Group. Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
Gary J. Arthur
2400 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5440.
•Acupuncture. Mondays, appointments between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $69.
•Advance Word Processing. July 18 and 25, 10 a.m.
•Ask the Pharmacist. Aug. 12, 9 a.m.
•Basic Digital Photography. July 11, 10 a.m.
•Billiards. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
•Blood Pressure Screenings. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
•Civil War Series: The Underpinnings of Women's Fashions. Wed., July 17, 10 a.m.
•Cooking Demo: Cool Salads for Hot Days. July 24, 10 a.m. $6.
•Computer Seniors. First and third Wednesday, 10 a.m.
•Crab Cake Luncheon. July 19, 11:30 a.m. $14.
•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.
•Food for Life. July 31, 9:30 a.m.
•History's Mysteries – Amelia Earhart. July 25, 9:30 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. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1 p.m. Eighteen classes for $39.
•Waffle Bar. Wed., July 17, 9 a.m.
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.
3300 Norbert's Way, Ellicott City. 410-313-7311.
•Bingo. First Fridays, 1 p.m. Ages 55 and older.
•Blood Pressure Screening. First Wednesdays and third Fridays, 9:15 a.m. Ages 55 and older. Free.
•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.
•Medicare 103 – I Have Medicare, Now What? Wed., July 17, 11 a.m. Registration required. Ages 55 and older. Free.
•Pinochle. Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. Ages 55 and older.
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.
Sponsored by Howard County Recreation and Parks, unless otherwise noted. 410-313-7275 or 410-313-7279.
•Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. July 20, 7:30 a.m. Visit Liberty State Park in New Jersey, and then catch a ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Ages 6 and older. $83.
•Valley of the Shadow. Wed., July 17, 8 a.m. Travel to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts for a exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Ages 55 and older. $74.
•Wednesday in Washington. July 31, 9 a.m. Ages 6 and older. $45.
•Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. Sept. 3-17. A 15-day trip out west. Ages 55 and older. Double, $2,000; single, $2,500.
•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.