Senior events in Howard County

July 22, 2011

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.

•Another Way to See It Laughter Club. Mondays, 9 a.m. $2 instructor fee at class each week.

•Bain Friday Documentaries. July 29, 1 p.m. "Blue Gold: World Water Wars."

•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.

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

•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.

•Libretto and Lunch. Tue., July 26, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Hear Tom Glenn present Gounod's Faust, the crowning jewel of French romantic opera. Morning session, prologue and acts one and two, lunch served at 12:15 p.m. Afternoon session will be act three and epilogue 1:15-2:45 p.m. $11.

•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

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

•Qigong. Thursdays, through Sept. 22, 10 a.m. $64 for 12 weeks.

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

•Scrabble. Tuesdays, 1 p.m.

•Table Tennis. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30-4:15 p.m., Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m., and Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-noon.

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

•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 Columbia 50+ Center

6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 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.

•ChairYoga. 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. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Try this tried-and-true program to boost your metabolism and get your brain in gear for the day. $24.

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

•Kukuwa (African) Dance. Thursdays, through Aug. 25, 10 a.m. Try this low-impact, high-energy choreography designed to target the cardiovascular system and improve circulation. $28.

•Latin Jam. Thursdays, 2 p.m. Dance instructor Laurie Anderson will take you away with music and movement. $23 for July.

•Line Dance with Mary McCormick. Mondays, 3:30 p.m. advanced; 4:30 p.m. beginners. $43.

•Mah Jongg. Mondays, noon; and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Open game for serious players.

•Pilates. Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

•Reflexology. Mondays, 5:15-7:45 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Make an appointment for a soothing and stress management experience. $53 hour.

•Soul Line or Urban Dance. Soul Line Dance – Wednesdays, 7 p.m. and Urban Line Dance –Tuesday, 3 p.m. $23 for July.

•Tai Chi-beginners. Wednesdays, 6 p.m.

•Yoga for 50+. Seated yoga, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. Traditional yoga, Mondays, 11 a.m. and Tuesdays, 2 p.m. $18-$23 depending on class.

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 and play 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.

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