Seniors: Scrabble at the Bain Center

January 05, 2012

Activity Pals

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.

•A New Year, a New You. Jan. 30, 10 a.m. Free.

•Acting Up! Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater club at the center. Free.

•American Indian Experience. Second Mondays, 1 p.m. Call center to register.

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

•Artful Journaling. Thu., Jan. 5, 9:30 a.m. No training needed. Ten weeks for $83. Ages 55 and older.

•Bain Council Dance. Jan. 13, 1:30 p.m. $6.

•Chair Yoga. Fri., Jan. 6-March 9, 9:30 a.m. $53.

•Chess. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

•Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Jan. 13, 9:30 a.m. Free.

•Drop-in Sewing Circle. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Free.

•Gathering of the Arts. Mondays, 1 p.m. and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Drop-in class, bring your own supplies.

•Drop-In Sewing. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Free.

•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, people ages 60 and older and those with disabilities ages 55 and older. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 410-313-7391.

•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

•New Year-New Wishes Ballet. Jan. 24, 10:30 a.m. Free.

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

•Ping Pong. Tuesdays, noon-4:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.; Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.; and Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Free.

•Qigong. Thu., Jan. 5-March 7, 10 a.m. $53.

•Reflexology. Second Friday. $53 for 55 minutes. Experience a 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.

•Thursday Night Bridge. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. $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.

•Zumba. Fri., Jan. 6-March 9, 10:30 a.m. $53.

East Columbia50+ Center

6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7680.

•A Cup or Tea and a New Focus. Jan. 18, 2 p.m. Explore personal 2012 options. Free.

•Agewell Exercise. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Feb. 2. Sixteen classes for $48.

•Belly Dance. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. $28 for January.

•Box Lunch Book Club. Jan. 10, noon. "On Chesli Beach," by Ian McEwan. Lunch donation.

•Chess Club. Thursdays, 1 p.m.

•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. Boost your metabolism and get your brain in gear for the day. $27.

•Is Fracking in Maryland's Future. Jan. 31, 7 p.m.

•Kukuwa Dance. Mondays, 12:30 p.m.

•Latin Jam. Thursdays, 1 p.m. $23 for January.

•Line Dance with Mary McCormick. Mondays, 3:30 p.m. for advanced; Mondays, 4:30 for beginners. Eight-week session for $38.

•Pilates for the New Year. Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. $23 for January.

•Sew Who Cares. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Join a group for people who want to improve knitting, crochet and cross stitch skills.

•Time Banking Howard County. Jan. 31, noon. Consider this as an alternative economy using time as a currency. Lunch donation. Call center to reserve a seat.

•Urban Line Dance with Jessie Barnes. Tuesdays, 3 p.m. $28 for January.

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.

•Beading with Cindy. Jan. 11. Make a craft with beads. $6. Call center to register.

•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; free bingo.

•Introductory Computer Class. Jan. 9 and 10, 17 and 18. $40 per session. Call center to register.

•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.

•Matter of Balance. Jan. 18-March 7. A class designed to keep you safe on your feet. $23 per person. Call center to register.

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