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.

•Wednesday in Washington. Feb. 27, 9 a.m. Visit the museums and galleries around the National Mall. Ages 55 and older. $45.

•Philadelphia Flower Show. March 4, 8 a.m. The 2013 Philadelphia International Flower Show prepares for a British Invasion as the culture and horticulture of the United Kingdom takes center stage. Ages 55 and older. $83.

•MusicaliTea. March 7, 9:30 a.m. Levine School of Music presents a recital by its students and faculty at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda. Ages 55 and older. $45.

•Cherry Blossoms and Odyssey Cruise. March 25, 9:30 a.m. Cruise down the Potomac River in Washington. Ages 55 and older. $90.

•Cherry Blossoms and D.C. Memorials. March 27, 9 a.m. Annual trip to Washington. Ages 55 and older. $49.

•D.C. Ducks. March 27, 9 a.m. Board an authentic, fully restored 1942 World War II vehicle, and enjoy a narrated one-and-a-half-hour tour. Ages 6 and older. $89.


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

2012 Income Tax Preparation and Assistance

Evening and weekend appointments available. No Age limitation. AARP and the IRS are sponsoring free personal income tax preparation for Howard County residents. The tax service is available to all middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special emphasis on ages 60 and older. Self-employment returns with more than $5,000 in expenses and complex returns are not eligible for this service.

•Bain Center - 410-313-7387. Monday and Tuesday afternoons; Wednesday through Saturday mornings; and Thursday evenings.

•East Columbia Senior Center - 410-313-7680. Selected Wednesdays.

•Elkridge Senior Center – 410-313-5192. Selected Wednesdays.

•Ellicott City Senior Center – 410-313-1400. Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings; and Tuesday evenings.

•Glenwood Community Center – 410-313-5440. Thursdays.

•North Laurel Community Center – 410-313-0380. Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.