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! Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater club. Call center to confirm attendance. Free.
•AcuDetox. Thursdays, 10 a.m.
•Another Way to See It Laughter Club. Mondays, 9 a.m. $2 instructor fee at class each week. Ages 55 and older.
•Ask the Pharmacist. Last Monday of the month, beginning Jan. 28, 9 a.m. Call center to register. Free.
•Bereavement Group. Seven-week group beginning Jan. 24, at 10 a.m. For adults mourning the loss of a loved one. Registration required. Karen Hull, 410-313-7466 or email@example.com. $15.
•Bid Whist. Mondays, 1 p.m. Free.
•Bridge. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. $2.
•Canasta. Mondays, 1 p.m.
•Chess. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Computer Seniors of America. Day classes available for basic, advanced and specialized courses.
•Cognitive-Communication Screenings. Jan. 30, 9 a.m. Register in the lobby.
•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.
•Focus on Fitness. Jan. 25, 10 a.m. Register at front desk. Free.
•Friday Documentaries. Fri., Jan. 18. "Hiding and Seeking."
•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.
•In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tue., Jan. 22, 10:30 a.m. What will 2013 mean to you, your community, and your family? In 300 words or less, submit in the form of an essay or poem. Jan. 17 deadline.
•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.
•Music Appreciation. First and third Fridays, 9:30 a.m. The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works. Free. Call center to reserve a seat.
•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.
•Theatre Club 'New Day.' Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
•Thursday Afternoon Movies. Jan. 24, 1 p.m. "New Year's Eve."
•Toss Across. Fri., Jan. 18, 10:30 a.m.
•Urban Line Dance. Mondays, beginning Mon., Jan. 21, 2:30 p.m. Ten-week class. Ages 55 and older. $50.
•Wii Club. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Improve hand-eye coordination and get exercise while competing against peers. Free.
6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7680.
•Agewell Aerobic Strength and Stretch Class. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. $35 for eight-week session.
•'Around the World in 80 Minutes.' Jan. 24, 7 p.m. Mimi O'Donnell shares her photographic travelogue from her voyage of seven continents, four oceans and 37 ports.
•Authentic Latin Jam Dance. Mondays and Thursdays, 1 p.m. Monthly fee.
•Belly Dance. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Monthly fee.
•Chess Club. Thursdays, 1 p.m.
•Creative Writing with Shana Johnson. Mondays, 1 p.m.
•Harmonize Exercise. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Monthly fee.
•Latin Jam Dance Movement. Thursdays, 1 p.m.
•Mah Jongg. Mondays, noon; Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
•SPRING Caregiver Support Group. Third Mondays, 7 p.m. For adult caregivers of other adults. For information, Karen Hull, 410-313-7466 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
•Tai Chi beginners. Mondays, 6 p.m.
Elkridge Senior Center
6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5192.
•Age Well Exercise. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Low-impact exercise for any fitness level.
•Book Club. Second Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
•Cards and games. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
•Chair Yoga. Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
•Computer Seniors of America. Day classes available for basic, advanced and specialized courses. Stop in or call for description and offerings.
•Eating Healthy for the New Year. Jan. 24, 10 a.m. Free.
•Golden Corral Bingo Breakfast. Second Fridays, 8:30 a.m. Breakfast for $7.95; free bingo.
•Fitness Test. Jan. 29, 10 a.m. Free.
•Free Bread Day. Wednesdays, all day.
•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.
•Music of the War of 1812. Tue., Jan. 22, 2:30 p.m. $4.
•Pancake Breakfast. Wed., Jan. 23, 9:30 a.m. $4.
•Rummikub. Second Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.
•Walking Club. 9 a.m.
•What a Dish. Fri., Jan. 18, 11 a.m. $4.
Ellicott CitySenior Center
9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1400.
•Ask the Pharmacist. Jan. 28, 11 a.m.
•Bingo. Jan. 29, 1 p.m. $3.
•Blood Pressure Screening. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon.
•Fabulous 50+ Players. Jan. 24, 1 p.m.
•Insighters Group. Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
•Lyric Opera House. Jan. 25, 1 p.m. Seating is limited. $5.
•Mah Jongg. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
•Needlework Club. Wednesdays, 1 p.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.
•SPRING Mens Forum. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
•SPRING Insighters Group. Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
•Table Tennis. Mondays and Fridays, 1 p.m.
Gary J. ArthurCommunity Centerat Glenwood
2400 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5440.
•Alfred Hitchcock: The Watchful Eye. Fridays, beginning Jan. 18, 1 p.m. Three-week class for $15.
•Ask the Pharmacist. Mondays, 9 a.m.
•Billiards. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
•Blood Pressure Screenings. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
•Cooking Demos: Sassy Saute. Fri., Jan. 18, 10 a.m. $6.
•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.
•One Stroke Painting Workshop. Thursdays, 10 a.m.
•Pet Rock. Jan. 25, 11 a.m.
•Pinochle. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.
•Silver Sneakers Walking Club. Weekdays, 8 a.m.
•Young at Art. Thursdays, beginning Jan. 17, 10 a.m. Four-week class to enjoy creative projects with your children and grandchildren. Ages 55 and older. $40 plus materials.
of Howard County
Century Plaza 1000, Suite 400, 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-730-4976.
•jGroup. Jan. 29, 10:30 a.m.-noon. "Immigration Trunk-Living History." Discover the lives of actual Jewish immigrants to Baltimore at the turn of the 20th century through dramatic living history performance by a professional actor. Presented by the Jewish Museum of Maryland. 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. Age 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. Age 55 and older. Free.
•Pinochle. Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. Age 55 and older.
•What to be Alert to After Signing up for Medicare. Learn how to get the most out of coverage and reduce problems or confusion. To register, call 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.-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 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 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. Information on 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.
•'Hot Nostalgia' at Toby's. Wed., Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m. Annual trip to Mrs. K's Toll House in Silver Spring, and then travel to the Mormon Temple Visitors' Center in Kensington. Age 55 and older. $49.
•Wednesday in Washington. Jan. 30, 9 a.m. Travel to the U.S. Botanic Garden and to see the National Christmas Tree. Ages 55 and older. $45.
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.