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. $20.
•American Indian Experience. Second Mondays, 1 p.m.
•Another Way to See It Laughter Club. Mondays, 9 a.m. $2 instructor fee at class each week.
•Ask the Pharmacist. Last Monday of the month, 9 a.m. Call center to register. Free.
•Best Seller's List Book Club. First and third Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
•Bid Whist. Mondays, 1 p.m. Free.
•Bridge. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Free; and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. $2.
•Bunco. April 26, 10:30 a.m. Sign up in the lobby. Free.
•Canasta. Mondays, 1 p.m.
•Chess. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Computer Seniors of America. Day classes available for basic, advanced and specialized courses.
•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. Fri., April 19, "With One Voice."
•Gathering of the Arts. Mondays, 1 p.m.; and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Drop-in class, bring your own supplies.
•Guitar Lessons. Mondays, 10 a.m. Must register. 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.
•Let's Walk and Move. Tuesdays, 1 p.m.
•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Medicare 101: What You Can Expect from Medicare. May 15, 7 p.m. Age 55 and older. Registration, 410-313-7391.
•Medicare 102: Why Medicare Isn't Enough. May 22, 7 p.m. Age 55 and older. Registration, 410-313-7391.
•Music Appreciation. First and third Fridays, 9:30 a.m. The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works. Free. Call center to reserve a seat.
•New-Best Seller's Book Club. First and third Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Free.
•Nutrition Workshop: Food and Stress. April 25, 12:30 p.m. Learn to eat the right foods even during stressful events.
•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.
•Spring Fever Fashion Show. Tue., April 23, 11 a.m. Call center for information. To model, 410-313-7469.
•Spring Plant Sale. April 29 and 30, 10:30 a.m.
•Theatre Club "New Day." Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
•Thursday Afternoon Movies. April 25, 1 p.m. "War Horse." Free.
•Wii Club. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
•May 2, 10 a.m. Program kick-off event. A non-competitive, peer-led, bicycling club featuring weekday rides during daytime hours. Adults of all ages and riding abilities welcomed. Rides vary in length and difficulty and depart from various county senior center locations. The program kick-off event will be held rain or shine in the parking lot of the East Columbia 50+ Center, 6600 Cradlerock Way. The event will feature complimentary bike checks and free presentations on bike-related topics. First ride departs at 10:30 a.m. Registration required, $10. Jennifer Lee, 410-313-5940 or firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.howardcountyaging.org/cycle2health.
East Columbia50+ Center
6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7680.
•Authentic Latin Jam Dance. Thursdays, 1 p.m. Monthly fee.
•Bring Your Own Beads Club. Tue., April 23, 2 p.m. Learn to make jewelry or complete previous projects.
•Evening Meditation. April 23, 25 and 30; and May 2, 6 p.m. $43.
•Latin Jam Dance Movement. Thursdays, 1 p.m.
•Pilates. Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. Monthly fee.
•Sari Lunch. Wed., April 24, 1 p.m. Learn to wrap and style a sari. Suggested $5 donation.
•SPRING Caregiver Support Group. Third Mondays, 7 p.m. For adult caregivers of other adults. For information, Karen Hull, 410-313-7466 or email@example.com. Free.
Elkridge Senior Center
6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5192.
•AARP Driving Class. June 7, 10 a.m. Interactive class designed to teach driver safety.
•Age Well Exercise. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Low-impact exercise for any fitness level.
•Bingo. April 29, 11 a.m. Ten cents per card.
•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.
•Free Bread Day. Wednesdays, all day.
•Gentle Chair Yoga. Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
•Golden Corral Bingo Breakfast. Second Fridays, 8:30 a.m. Breakfast for $7.95; free bingo.
•How Much Calcium Do You Need? April 25, 10 a.m.
•Just Bead It. Second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Make a craft with beads. $6 per craft.
•Legal Aid Help and Assistance. First Wednesday, and second and fourth Fridays, 10 a.m. Free.
•Line Dance. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m.
•Perfect Pottery. Mon., April 22, 10:30 a.m. Make a spring creation to decorate.
•Rummikub. Second Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.
•Spring Fest Celebration. Fri., April 19, 10 a.m. Lunch, games and music. $3 plus lunch donation.
•Using our Communication Tool Box. Tue., April 23, 12:30 p.m. Improve communication tools.
•Walking Club. Weekdays, 9 a.m.
9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1400.
•Ask the Pharmacist. April 29, 11 a.m. Free.
•Billiards. Weekdays, 9 a.m.
•Bingo. Wed., April 23, 1 p.m. $3.
•Blood Pressure Screening. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon.
•Canasta. Thursdays, 1 p.m.
•Insighters Group. Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
•Mah Jongg. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
•Movies. Fridays, 1 p.m.
•Needlework Club. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Piano Lessons with Diane. $30 per half-hour session.
•Pinochle. Mondays and Fridays, noon.
•SPRING Men's Forum. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
•SPRING Insighters Group. Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
•Table Tennis. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1 p.m.
Gary J. ArthurCommunity Centerat Glenwood
2400 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5440.
•Acupuncture. Mondays, appointments between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $69.
•Billiards. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
•Blood Pressure Screenings. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
•Computer Seniors. First and third Wednesday, 10 a.m.
•Drop-in Basketball. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.
•Drop-in Painting. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Free.
•Duplicate Bridge. Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:45 p.m.
•Hatha Yoga 1-2. Fridays, beginning April 26, 9 a.m. Ten weeks for $58.
•Introduction to Spreadsheets with Excel. April 26, 10 a.m. Contact the center to sign up. $43.
•Netherlands. April 24, 10 a.m. Jim Heinz from the National Park Service will provide a photo tour of the Netherlands. Register at the front desk.
•One Stroke Painting Workshop. Thursdays, 10 a.m.
•Pet Rock Friday. April 26, 11 a.m. Join for the music of Pet Rock.
•Pinochle. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.
•Silver Sneakers Walking Club. Weekdays, 8 a.m.
•Sittercize. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1 p.m. Eighteen classes for $39.
•Soup and Salad Bar. May 24, noon. Suggested lunch donation.
•Titanic. Fri., April 19, and May 3, 1:30 p.m. Learn the facts of the sinking. $10.
•Womenfest. April 27, 10 a.m. Lunch is available for purchase. Event is for women of all ages.
Century Plaza 1000, Suite 400, 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-730-4976.
•jGroup. Programs for age 55 and older. Safety, effectiveness and use of medical and dental devices. Presentation by Dr. Zory R. Glaser, adjunct associate professor in the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Glaser will describe ways the Food and Drug Administration classifies and categorizes products as "devices" and the potential for risk or injury. Suggestions as to how the patients might help to minimize some of the risks associated with the use of devices will be discussed. Meets at the Jewish Federation of Howard County Office. firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-730-4976, Ext.103, or http://www.jewishhowardcounty.org.
3300 Norbert's Way, Ellicott City. 410-313-7311.
•Bingo. First Fridays, 1 p.m. Ages 55 and older.
•Blood Pressure Screening. First Wednesdays and third Fridays, 9:15 a.m. Ages 55 and older. Free.
•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.
•Long-Term Living: Covering the Costs. May 15, 11 a.m. Explore realm of long-term care insurance and consider whether to buy or not. Registration, 410-313-7391. Age 55 and older. Free.
•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.
Master Gardener Series: Gardening for Seniors
•May 14, 7 p.m. This presentation highlights modifications that can be made to garden areas to accommodate the more limited mobility and flexibility of older or disabled gardeners. Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia. To register, email@example.com or 410-730-4744.
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.
•News Talk. Second and fourth Thursdays, 10 a.m. A discussion group focusing on current news locally, nationally and globally featuring facilitators Jacquelyn Barnes and Julia Murray. 410-313-0380 to register. Free.
•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 and home modifications, retirement and 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, 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.
Senior Adult Summer Institute
•May 28, 29, 30 and 31, 9:30 a.m. Join for a day of "learning for the love of it" on the Howard Community College campus. Focus on a single topic in the humanities and the arts, featuring such topics as archaeology, art and culture, literature, and history. Pick up a registration packet at the Bain Center or Recreation and Parks headquarters after Friday, April 19. This is co-sponsored with Howard Community College. 410-313-7311. Ages 18-59, $18; ages 60 and older, $15.
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.
•D.C. Ducks. Sat., April 20, 9 a.m. Travel aboard an authentic, fully restored 1942 World War II vehicle and enjoy a narrated 90-minute tour through D.C. Ages 6 and older. $89.
•Barry Manilow. Sat., April 20, 6 p.m. Enjoy Manilow at 1st Mariner Arena. Age 55 and older. $120.
•Wednesday in Washington. April 24, 9 a.m. Enjoy visiting museums and galleries in D.C. Age 55 and older. $45.
•Around the World Embassy Tour. May 4, 8:30 a.m. Join the Embassy Tour and step into other lands. Ages 18 and older. $49.
•Villa Roma Resort. May 6-May 10. Travel to the Catskill Mountains and the Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon, N.Y. Age 55 and older. $890 double; $1050 single.
Second and fourth Saturdays, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Volunteers needed to sing or play an instrument for the elderly at the Lorien Health Center. All ages welcome. Tim Belton, 410-730-6006, 410-908-7805 or email@example.com.