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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.

•Acting Up! Most Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater club at the center. Call center to confirm attendance. 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.

•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.

•Friday documentaries. 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.

•Medicare 101. This free workshop by the Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging will look at gaps in Medicare coverage and how those gaps can be covered. Wed., May 9, at 7 p.m.

•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 mhwolf@comcast.net.

•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.

•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.

•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.

•Age Well Exercise. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Low-impact exercise designed for any fitness level. $32 for 16-week session.

•Book Club. Second Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

•Cards and games. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.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.

•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.

•Billiards. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.

•Brain Fitness. April 26, 11 a.m. Learn how sleep can affect brain performance.

•Dorothy Bailey, author and book signing. April 17, 1 p.m. "In a Different Light."

•Genealogy Class. April 11, 10 a.m. After a 72-year wait, the 1940 Federal Census will be unveiled on April 2.  At this session, explore the format, composition and value of this new genealogy tool.

•Insighters Group. Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.

•Maryland Senior Idol. Wed., 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.

•Open Bridge. Fridays, 1 p.m.

•Painting Together. Thursdays, 9 a.m.

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

•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.

•Shingles Clinic. April 27, 10 a.m. Get the Shingles vaccine. Call the center to schedule an appointment by April 20.

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.

Jewish Federation

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.

Kiwanis-WallasRecreation Center

3300 Norbert's Way, 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.

•Medicare 101. This free workshop by the Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging will look at gaps in Medicare coverage and how those gaps can be covered. Wed., April 4, at 11 a.m.

•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.

•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, map@howardcountymd.gov 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.

 

 

Trips

Sponsored by Howard County Recreation and Parks, unless otherwise noted. 410-313-7275 or 410-313-7279.

•Cherry Blossoms and Odyssey Cruise. Tue., 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.

Volunteers

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 vesselbelton@yahoo.com.

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