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These groups meet regularly.

Activity Pals — For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, go shopping, sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385.

The Bain Center — 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213.

•AARP Driving Safety Program. June 7, 9 a.m. Learn current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. 410-313-7213 to register. $12 AARP members and $14 for non-AARP members.

•Bain Council Book Sale. June 15-17, 8:30 a.m. Purchase slightly used books for enjoyment this summer.

•Bain Friday Documentaries. June 3, 1p.m. "The Fall of Fujimori." Free.

•Bain Thursday Afternoon movies. June 9, 1 p.m. "The Kids Are All Right."

•Brain Fitness-Neurobics. Thu., June 2, 10 a.m. Instructor Robin Zahor, R.N., B.S.N teaches how to keep the mind sharp using techniques to improve cognitive performance. 410-313-7213 to register. Free.

•Chess. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

•Computer Seniors of America. Day classes available for basic, advanced and specialized courses. Stop in or call for description and offerings.

•Diabetes Prevention Presentation. June 7, 1 p.m. Obtain a better understanding of what pre-diabetes is and what you can do about it. 410-313-7213 to register.

•E.S.L. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Help improve your conversational English. Participate in small groups with tutors. 410-313-7213. Free.

•First Day of Summer Ice Cream Social. June 21, noon. $.50.

•Health Insurance Assistance. Information and counseling services. Medicare beneficiaries, regardless of age, as well as senior citizens ages 60 and older, and people with disabilities ages 55 and older. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 410-313-7391.

•It's All Dancing. Tuesdays, through June 7, 1 p.m. $51 per person/ $91 per couple for nine weeks.

•Juneteenth: Howard County Center of African American Culture Inc. presents "Stony the Road We Trod-The 145th Re-enactment From Slavery to Freedom: A Living History." June 19, 3 p.m. A living history of James Too (a.k.a. O.H. Laster). Enjoy this educational and entertaining event that falls on the actual day of the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. The program will feature an African Dancer, Negro Spiritual and question and answer session. 410-313-7213 to sign up.

•Mah jongg. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

•Medicare 101: What You Can Expect from Medicare. June 8, 7 p.m. This workshop reviews how Medicare works, how to enroll, what the benefits are and how it relates to supplemental health insurance. Register with the Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program, 410-313-7391. Free.

•Parkinson's Support Group. First Saturday, 11 a.m. For individuals with an early onset/diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease. Malcolm Wolf, 301-490-7288 or

•Reflexology. Second Thursday and Friday. $53 for 55 minutes. Experience the art of foot massage as an alternative form of stress management. 410-313-7213 to schedule an appointment.

•Senior Pamper Event. June 9, 10 a.m. Dr. Radas donates 10 minute massages. 410-313-7213 to sign up.

•Thursday Night Bridge. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. 410-313-7213 to reserve a seat. $2.

•Work up the Beat. Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. Freestyle dancing. No instructor just music to practice the latest moves. Free.

•Yoga. Wednesdays, through June 22, 11 a.m. $64 for 12 weeks.

•You Can Draw and Paint with Carol Zika. Beginning June 16, 1:15 p.m. Bring watercolors, acrylics, oils, pastels or whatever materials you may have and explore your creative potential. $75 for nine weeks, plus materials.

•Zumba at Bain. Fridays in May, 10:30 a.m. Dance your way to a fitter you with Latin moves and rhythms. 410-313-7213 to register. Free.

East Columbia 50+ Center — 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7680.

•AARP Tax assistance. Tuesdays. Appointments start at 9:15 a.m. and are required. 410-313-7680.

•Agewell Exercise. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m., for 10 weeks.

•Belly dance class. Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m. $23 a month.

•Bid Whist. Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Lunch available.

•Bridge. Fridays, 12:30 p.m.

•Chair Yoga. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. $5 a class, paid monthly.

•Chess Club. Thursdays, 1 p.m. Join seasoned and novice players.

•Computer Seniors of America. Day classes available for basic, advanced and specialized courses. Stop in or call for description and offerings.

•Harmonize Exercise Class. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m. Learn from a certified instructor the fitness method of stamina, strength, stretch and synergy.

•Healthy Food Support Group. Second and fourth Fridays, 10 a.m. The new Senior Peer Resources: Individuals, Networks and Groups support group. Come discuss and share topics related to healthy food and food choices. Elaine Widom, 410-313-7283. Free.

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