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.
•Bunco! Fri., May 25, 10:30 a.m. Free.
•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.
•Gathering of the Arts. Mondays, 1 p.m. and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Drop-in class, bring your own supplies.
•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.
•Let's Walk and Move. Tuesdays, 1 p.m.
•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Ping pong. Call center for availability.
•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.
•The Mental Health Players. Thu., May 31, 6 p.m. Drama troupe presents unique way of looking at the challenges and demands of life as we age. Free.
•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.
•Belly Dance. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. $28.
•Latin Jam Dance Movement. Thursdays, 1 p.m. $28.
•Sew Who Cares. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Join a group for people who want to improve knitting, crochet and cross-stitch skills.
•Watercolors. Fridays, for six weeks beginning June 8. $51.
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.
•Billiards. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
•Blood Pressure Screening. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon.
•Brain Fitness. May 31, 11 a.m.
•Insighters Group. Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
•Mah jongg. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
•Open Bridge. Fridays, 1 p.m.
•Painting Together. Thursdays, 9 a.m.
•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.
•The Surrender on the USS Missouri. Thu., May 24, 12:30 p.m. Call center to reserve a seat for this program. Free.
Gary J. ArthurCommunity Centerat Glenwood
2400 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5440.
•Age Well Sit and Fit. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Session begins May 10. $35 for 16 classes.
•Billiards. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
•Bridge Boot Camp. Mon., May 14, 9 a.m. $65.
•Cards and Games. Fridays, noon.
•Computer Seniors of America. Call the center for class information.
•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.
•Hatha Yoga 1-2. Fridays, 8:15 a.m. Session begins May 18. Eight classes for $46.50.
•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 6 p.m.
•Meditation. Fridays, 9:30 a.m. Session begins May 18. Ten weeks for $29.
•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.
•World War II Talk. Thu., May 24, 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.
National Senior Health and Fitness Day
•Y of Central Maryland 19th annual National Senior and Health Fitness Day. Wed., May 30, 9 a.m.-noon at all Family Y location, excluding aquatic centers. ymaryland.org or call local Family Center Y.
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.
•Our Mind, Our Body. June 7, 5:30 p.m. Learn about the connection between physical wellness and mental well-being. Carmen Faye, 410-313-0380 to register; Karen Hull, 410-313-7466 for information. Register by June 6. Free.
•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, email@example.com or http://www.howardcountyaging.org.
•Interviews with Older Adults — The Opting for Independence program is interviewing people 65 and older that want to remain in their homes as they grow older. The confidential interview process is open to persons with annual household incomes below $50,000 who are county residents living in ZIP codes 21043, 21044, 21045 or along the Route 1 corridor between Elkridge and north Laurel. The interview is conducted in the person's home at a time they select in May or June and is sponsored by The Coordinating Center, Howard County Office on Aging, Association of Community Services, Community Action Agency, and Coalition of Geriatric Services. Anne Arrington, Office on Aging, 410-313-6110 or firstname.lastname@example.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.
•'The Music Man.' June 16, noon. The musical will be presented at the Mead Center for American Theatre. Ages 10 and older. $99.
•National Gallery of Art Presents George Bellows. June 20, 9 a.m. Ages 55 and older. $45.
•Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. June 27, 9 a.m. Ages 55 and older. $71.
•Kutztown Folk Festival. June 30, 7 a.m. Ages 6 and older. $78.
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.