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 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.
•Book Club. July 19, 1 p.m. Discuss Sue Grafton's books.
•Brain Fitness-Neurobics. July 31, 10 a.m. Strengthen your brain. Free.
•Bunco! July 27, 10:30 a.m. Simple dice game. Free.
•Canasta. Mondays, 1 p.m. Card game of the rummy family.
•Chess. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Computer Seniors of America. Day classes available for basic, advanced and specialized courses.
•Drop-in Sewing Circle. Thursdays, 6:30 p.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.
•Friday Documentaries. July 20, 1 p.m. "Page One: Inside New York Times."
•Gathering of the Arts. Mondays, 1 p.m. and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Drop-in class, bring your own supplies.
•Grands and Grands. Mon., July 16, "Alvin and the Chipmunks: ChipWrecked"; July 25,"Dolphin Tale." Grandparents can spend time watching a movie with their grandchildren.
•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.
•Let's Walk and Move. Tuesdays, 1 p.m.
•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Music Appreciation. First and third Fridays, 10 a.m. "The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works." Free. Call center to reserve a seat.
•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.
•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. July 12,"Horrible Bosses."
•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.
East Columbia50+ Center
6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7680.
•Arts and Crafts Fair. Thu., July 12, 4:30 p.m.
•Belly Dance. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. $28.
•Bid Whist. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Bridge. Fridays, 1 p.m.
•Farmers Market Coupon Distribution. Tue., July 17, 9 a.m.
•Juggling Academy. Wed., July 18, 10:30 a.m. $15.
•Latin Jam Dance Movement. Thursdays, 1 p.m
•Mah Jongg. Mondays, noon; Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
•Reflexology. Fridays, 9 a.m. $53 an hour.
•Tai Chi beginners. Wednesdays, 6 p.m.
Elkridge Senior Center
6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5192.
•AARP Driver Safety Program. Mon., July 16, 10:30 a.m. $10.
•Age Well Exercise. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Low-impact exercise designed for any fitness level. $32 for 16-week session.
•Bone Density Screenings. July 20, 10 a.m. Free.
•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.
•Ask the Pharmacist. July 30, 11 a.m.
•Blood Pressure Screening. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon.
•Brain Fit. Thu., July 12, 11 a.m.
•Friday Flicks/Documentaries. Fridays, 1 p.m.
•Insighters Group. Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
•Needlework Club. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.
•Nutrition Counseling. July 18, 12:30 p.m. Call the center for appointments.
•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 Insighters Group. Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
Gary J. ArthurCommunity Centerat Glenwood
2400 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5440.
•Billiards. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
•C&O Canal Talk. July 19, 10 a.m. Registration requested.
•Clara Barton – History Alive. Wed., July 18, 10 a.m.
•Crab Cake Lunch and Fundraiser. Fri., July 13, 11 a.m. $14. Registration requested.
•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. $1.
•Food for Life. Mon., July 16, 9:30 a.m. Free. Registration requested.
•Food Fun and Fiction. July 12 and 13. All day.
•Fused Glass. July 20 or Aug. 18, 1:30 p.m. $30.
•Ice Cream Demo. July 27, 10 a.m. $6. Registration requested.
•Pinochle. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
•Silver Sneakers Walking Club. Weekdays, 8 a.m.
•Terra Cotta Soldiers. July 25, 10 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 Bain Center; and third Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. at the federation office. 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.
•Bridge. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.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. After signing up for Medicare, learn how to get the most out of coverage and reduce problems or confusion. To register, 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. to 2 p.m.
•Computer Classes. Monthly, 11 a.m. to 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 the center 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.
•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. 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, 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.
Sponsored by Howard County Recreation and Parks, unless otherwise noted. 410-313-7275 or 410-313-7279.
•Strasburg Rail Road. Sat., July 14, 9 a.m. Travel to Lancaster, Pa. Ages 5 and older. $83.
•The Sound of Music at Allenberry. Wed., July 18, 8:30 a.m. Travel to Boiling Springs, Pa. Ages 10 and older. $97.
•Crab Feast. July 24, 10:30 a.m. Annual visit to Fisherman's Village Crab Deck. Ages 55 and older. $69.
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 email@example.com.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times