East Columbia 50+ offers morning harmonize exercise

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.


•50+ LGBT Support and Social Group. First Thursday, 6 p.m. Support, resources and conversation in a welcoming, safe and confidential setting. For reservations and questions, Jessica Rowe, 443-980-2914 or jessicarowe100@gmail.com.

•AcuDetox and Acupuncture. AcuDetox, Thursdays, 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. $20 group setting. Acupuncture, Thursdays, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. $55 one-on-one session.

•Ask Dr. Dan Presents: Finding My Happiness Keeps Me Healthy. April 15, 11 a.m. Registration required. Free.

•Ask the Pharmacist. April 27, 9 a.m. Register in the lobby.


•Bain Buzz Book Club. Third Mondays, 10 a.m. Free.

•Bain Center Council Dance. April 10, 1:30 p.m. Baltimore County Senior Swing Band. $6.

•Beginner Soul Line Dance Class. Thursdays, April 2-30, 2:45 p.m. $28.

•Brain Fitness-Neurobics. Tue., April 7, 10 a.m. Learn to keep the mind sharp.

•Bunco. Last Friday, 10:30 a.m.

•Chess. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

•Computer/iPad and iPhone Clinic. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

•Essential Touch Massage Therapy. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Call center to schedule an appointment. Sixty minutes for $45.

•E.S.L. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Call center for more information. Free.

•Friday Afternoon Documentaries. April 17, 1 p.m. "Spinning Plates."

•Give My Regards to Broadway. April 14, 11 a.m. Olde Golde will perform. Sign up in the lobby. Free.

•Holocaust Remembrance Day. April 16, 11 a.m. The Path to Nazi Genocide. Space is limited; registration requested.

•Let's Walk and Move. Tuesdays, 1 p.m.

•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

•Music Appreciation. First and third Fridays, starting April 17, 10 a.m. "The New Stanford Series." Free.

•Nutrition Individual Counseling. April 9, 9 a.m. Call center to schedule an appointment.

•Old Time Music Jam Session. Tuesdays, April 7 and 14, 2 p.m. Old Time musicians are welcomed to bring string instruments and join in the informal jam session led by Kathy Marshall and Bill McCarthy.

•Open Studio. Thursdays, 1 p.m.

•Opera Lovers and Lunch Presents: Lohengrin. April 28, 10 a.m. Presented by Dr. Sam Stern. Register by April 21. $13.

•Phase 10 Card Game. Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. Sign up in the lobby. Free.

•Ping Pong. Weekdays, 8:30-4:30 p.m., and until 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

•Seniors are still Acting Up. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Learn improv, new skills and meet new friends.

•Share your Apps. April 22, 1:30 p.m. Learn to add new apps to your smart device. Reservations requested.

•Sing with your Feet. Tuesdays, 10:45 a.m.

•Social Dance Class. Wednesdays, April 1-29, 2:30 p.m. Learn to salsa, merengue, swing and cha cha. $28.

•Spring Clean your Diet: Catered Lunch and Learn. April 17, 11 a.m. Get a ticket from the front desk by April 10.

•Spring Fever Fashion Show: Taylor Marie's Spring Collection. April 21, 11 a.m. Call the center for reservation information and to sign up to be a model.

•The Job Support Group. April 16, 5 p.m. Resume and/or letter of interest must be provided. Ginny Matthias, MAP specialist, 410-313-7288.

•Toss Across. Fridays, 10:30 a.m.

•Thursday Afternoon Movies. April 9, "Gone Girl," 1 and 6:30 p.m.; April 23, "Boyhood," 1 p.m.; and April 30, "Heaven is for Real," 1 p.m.

•Trivia Time. Last Friday, 9:30 a.m.

•Wii Bowling. Thursdays, 10 a.m.

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


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 Columbia

50+ Center

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

•Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. May 20, 8 a.m. departure. Travel to New York City to see the musical. $250. Call center for reservation details.

•Morning Harmonize Exercise. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.

•Pilates. Thursdays, 2:30 p.m.

•Soul Line Dance. Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

•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.

•Strength Training. Wednesdays, 3 p.m.

•Technology Labs. Second and Third Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. Get answers to questions about cell phones, tablets or computers from Columbia Association Youth and Teen members. Appointments required.

•Urban Line Dance. Tuesdays, 3 p.m.

•Yoga. Traditional: Mondays, 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. and Tuesdays, 2 p.m. Seated Yoga: Tuesdays, 10 a.m.

•Zumba and Authentic Latin Jam Dance. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m.

Elkridge Senior Center

6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5192 or 410-313-4930.

•Aroma Therapy. April 16, 10 a.m. Great scents, and learn about the healing benefits. $4.

•Knitting Made Easy. Tue., April 7, 11 a.m. Learn basic steps for knitting. $2.

•Maryland Insurance Administration Presentation. April 30, 10:30 a.m. Experts will offer advice on insurance scams and ways to save money. Free.

•Spring Breakfast Concert. April 17, 10 a.m. Fresh omelets, and Anthony Brown performs gospel favorites. $4.

Ellicott City

Senior Center

9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1400.

•Acupuncture. Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-8 p.m. and Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Initial consultation visit $125 for 1.5 hours; following visits $75 for an hour. Call center to schedule an appointment.

•Ask the Pharmacist. April 27, 11 a.m.

•B Games. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Bunco, Brainbusters, Baggo and Wii bowling.


•Billiards. Weekdays, 9 a.m.


•Bingo. April 24, 10:30 a.m. $4.

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

•Brain Fitness. April 9, 9:15 a.m. Learn to keep the mind sharp.

•Genealogy. Wed., April 8, 10 a.m. Church Records.

•Mah Jongg. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.

•Needlework Club. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

•Pfc. Andre Lingham, Howard County Police Department. April 14, 11 a.m. Learn about current scams and safety concerns in and around the county.

•Piano Lessons. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. $30 per half-hour session. Call center for information.

•Seniors Together Men's Forum. Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. Social support group featuring weekly topics on current events, news, finance and more. Karen Hull, 410-313-7466.

Free Income Tax Preparations and Assistance

Evening and weekend appointments available.No age limitation. AARP and the IRS are sponsoring free personal income tax preparation for county residents. The tax service is available to all middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special emphasis on ages 60 and older, at senior centers in the county. Self-employment returns with more than $10,000 in expenses and complex returns are not eligible for this service. To schedule an appointment call: Bain Center, 410-313-7387: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, Wednesday through Saturday mornings, and Thursday evenings. East Columbia Senior Center, 410-313-7680: select Wednesdays. Elkridge Senior Center, 410-313-5192: select Wednesdays. Ellicott City Senior Center/Miller Annex,410-313-1400: Tuesday evenings. Miller Branch library Avalon Room, 410-313-1400:Friday mornings and afternoons. Glenwood Community Center, 410-313-5440: Thursdays. North Laurel Community Center, 410-313-0380: Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.

Glenwood 50+ Center

2400 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5440.

•A Look at World Religions. Wednesdays, April 1 and 8, 1 p.m.

•Acupuncture. Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $125 initial appointment, $75 a session.

•Age Well Sit and Fit. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. Eight weeks for $35.

•Billiards/Table Tennis. Weekdays, 8 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.

•History of Broadway. Mon., April 6, 11 a.m.

•Lee's Surrender. April 23, 10 a.m.

•Line Dancing Beyond Beginners. Thursdays, 1:45 p.m. Ten weeks for $53.

•Lunch and Learn. April 29, noon. Evaluate carbohydrate consumption. 410-313-3506 to register. Registration closes April 23. Ages 60 and older make a donation; all others pay $4.01.

•Mah Jongg. Tuesdays, 1 p.m.

•Montpelier Trip. April 9. Travel to James Madison's Montpelier for a guided tour of the newly-renovated mansion and visitor's center. $65.

•Open Studio. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.

•Pickleball. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.

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

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

•WomenFest. April 25, 10 a.m.

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. April 22, 11:30 a.m. A Crash Course in Jewish Italian History: From Maccabeesto World War II. Loretta Saks' visual and oral presentation willengage attendees as she recounts the story of Jews in Italy told through the eyes of her mother. She will focus especially on the life of her family in Mussolini's fascist Italy during WWII.Was the Italian WWII experience the same for Jewsas it was in Germany et al.?"Racial" laws, separation from family members, and a "cat and mouse" experience of being hidden by righteous Italians who saved their lives, and led to their coming to freedom inAmerica. Federation Building Lobby Conference Room. Sophie Novinsky, 410-730-4976, Ext. 103, or snovinsky@jewishhowardcounty.org.

Longwood Senior Center

6150 Foreland Garth, Columbia. 410-313-7217.

•Art with Joyce. Second and fourth Friday, 11 a.m.-noon.

•Ageless Grace and Strength Exercise. 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 Laurel

50+ Center

9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel. 410-313-0380.

•Blood Pressure Screening. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.

•Computer Seniors of America Classes. Open computer lab first and third Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Inquire at front desk for prices and times. computerseniors.org.

•Enhance Fitness. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. Fifteen classes for $48.

•News Talk. Thursdays, 10 a.m. Facilitated group.

•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.

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 Group

For 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.


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 WinterGrowthInc.org for more information.

Vitality Concierge Services

Personal assistant service organization based in Columbia offers specialized packages mixing a variety of services that are customized to fit specific needs. The featured package focuses on compassionate in-home care for seniors and includes the non-medical services needed most by independent elderly. http://vitalityconciergeservices.com or 410-884-6972.