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! Most Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater club at the center. Call center to confirm attendance. Free.
•Afternoon movies. March 22, 1 p.m."Water for Elephants." Free.
•American Indian Experience. Second Mondays, 1 p.m. Call center to register.
•Another Way to See It Laughter Club. Mondays, 9 a.m. $2 instructor fee at class each week.
•Brain Fitness-Neurobics. Tue., March 20, 10 a.m. Call center to register.
•Bridge. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. $2.
•Chess. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Computer Tutoring and Q&A. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Call center to schedule appointment.
•Drop-in Sewing Circle. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Free.
•Duplicate Bridge. Tuesdays, noon. Free.
•E.S.L. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Free.
•First Day of Spring Luncheon. Tue., March 20, noon. Chef Jeff Keeney, of Brighton Gardens of Columbia, presents a cooking demonstration.
•Friday documentaries. March 16"Life in a Day," and March 30,"Waste Land," 1 p.m. Free.
•Gathering of the Arts. Mondays, 1 p.m. and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Drop-in class, bring your own supplies.
•E.S.L. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Help improve your conversational English. Participate in small groups with tutors. 410-313-7213. Free.
•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.
•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Maryland Car Clinic. Fri., March 16, 9 a.m. Get a free 15 minute, 26-point inspection. Call center to schedule an appointment.
•Nutrition and Breakfast Series. Wed., March 21, 9:30 a.m. Heart disease prevention.
•Parkinson's Support Group. First Saturdays, 11 a.m. For individuals with a diagnosis of early onset Parkinson's disease. Malcolm Wolf, 301-490-7288 or email@example.com.
•Ping pong. Tuesdays, noon-4:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.; Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.; and Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Free.
•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.
•SPRING Wellness Seminar. March 22, 5:30 p.m. Topic: Brain fitness. A presentation on exercising the brain and an overview of the latest research on memory and the aging brain. Presented by Dr. Marcella Wilding from the University of Maryland. For information or to register, Karen Hull, 410-313-7466 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration deadline Tue., March 20.
•Vision and Glaucoma Screenings. March 22, 9 a.m. Call center to schedule appointment.
•Water Color Workshop for Fun. Thu., March 15, 9:30 a.m. Call center to register. $33.
•Wii Club. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Improve hand-eye coordination and get exercise while competing against peers. Free.
•Work up the Beat. Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. Freestyle dancing, no instructor. Free.
•Yoga. Wednesdays, April 4-June 20, 11 a.m. $64.
East Columbia50+ Center
6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7680.
•AARP Free Tax Assistance. March 28, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. By appointment only. Free.
•Mary McCormick's Line Dance. Mondays, 3:30 p.m. A class for dancers with little experience. Monthly fees.
•Sew Who Cares. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Join a group for people who want to improve knitting, crochet and cross-stitch skills.
Elkridge Senior Center
6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5192.
•AARP Tax Assistance. March 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 410-313-5192 or 410-313-4930 for appointments. Free.
•Age Well Exercise. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Low-impact exercise designed for any fitness level. $32 for 16-week session.
•Ballet Mobile. Fri., March 16, 11 a.m.
•Book Club. Second Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
•Cards and games. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
•Charmed by Chocolate. Mon., March 19, 11:30 a.m. $4.
•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.
•Harrington Slots. March 28, 8:30 a.m. $30. Call center to register.
•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.
•St. Augustine Bingo Lunch. Third Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free homemade lunch and cash bingo.
Ellicott CitySenior Center
9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1400.
•AARP Class (Driver Safety Program). April 16, 10 a.m. Call center to register. $14 for non-AARP members; $12 for current members.
•Blood Pressure Screenings. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Free.
•JVQ Quartet and Spring Luncheon. March 22, 1 p.m. Join for a catered luncheon to celebrate spring. Call center to reserve a seat. $10.
•Maryland Senior Idol. April 4, 1 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. $6 travel on your own; $10 bus trip from the senior center to Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Road, Bowie. Vicki Stahly, 410-313-1421.
•Rainbow Theater Lunch and Show. April 12. Depart the center at 9:30 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m. Travel to Paradise, Pa., to the Rainbow Dinner Theater to see "The Dixie Swim Club." $79.
Gary J. ArthurCommunity Centerat Glenwood
2400 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5440.
•Billiards. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
•Cards and Games. Fridays, noon.
•Computer Seniors of America. Call the center for class information.
•Drop-in Painting. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Free.
•Duplicate Bridge. Mondays and Wednesdays, 1 p.m. $1.
•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 6 p.m.
•Men's basketball. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.
•Pinochle. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
•Silver Sneakers Walking Club. Weekdays, 8 a.m.
•Table Tennis. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
•Volleyball. Wednesdays, 1 p.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 Bain Center; and third Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. Sophie Novinsky, 410-730-4976, ext. 103, or Sophie@JewishHowardCounty.org.
10481 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-2637.
•Bingo. First Fridays, 1 p.m. Ages 55 and older.
•Bridge. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Ages 55 and older.
•Community Knitting and Crocheting Group. 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.
•Playing the Hand Brush Up. Fridays, for four weeks, beginning April 13, 9:30 a.m. Ages 55 and older. $36.
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.
•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.
•Power Over Pain. Wed., March 21, 1 p.m. Sponsored by Senior Peer Resources: Individuals, Networks and Groups. This group is open to anyone living with chronic pain. Karen Hull, 410-313-7466 or email@example.com for information; Carmen Fayne, 410-313-0380 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
•Sit, Stitch and Give. Fridays, 11 a.m.
•Sittercize. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:30 p.m. Sixteen classes for $36.
•Tap Aerobics. Wednesdays, 10 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. Types of information offered include 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, 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.
•Saint Patrick Celebration. Fri., March 16, 10 a.m. Eat at Killarney's in Davidsonville. Ages 55 and older. $63.
•Frederick. Tue., March 20, 9 a.m. A Civil War journey through historic Frederick. Ages 55 and older. $49.
•National Gallery of Art. March 28, 9 a.m. See the oldest object on display at the gallery, the golden chalice of the great Abbott Suger of Saint Denis. Ages 55 and older. $45.
•Cherry Blossoms and Odyssey Cruise. April 3, 9:30 a.m. Ages 55 and older. $93.
•Cherry Blossoms and D.C. Memorials. April 5, 9 a.m. Spend time amid the cherry trees and visit memorials. Ages 55 and older. $49.
•Wayne's World. April 12, 9 a.m. Meet Wayne Schaumburg, local historian, as he tours through Mount Vernon. Ages 55 and older. $73.
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.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times