Scrabble at the Bain Center


March 09, 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.

•Acting Up! Most Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater club at the center. Call center to confirm attendance. Free.

•Afternoon movies. March 22, 1 p.m."Water for Elephants." 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.

•Bain Council Dance. Fri., March 9, 1:30 p.m. Featuring ByHeart. $6.

•Beginner Soul Line Dance Class. Thu., March 8, 2:45 p.m. Free demo class.

•Brain Fitness-Neurobics. March 20, 10 a.m. Call center to register.

•Bridge. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. $2.

•Chair Yoga. Fri., March 9, 9:30 a.m. Free demo class.

•Chess. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

•Computer Tutoring and Q&A. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Call center to schedule appointment.

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

•Duplicate Bridge. Tuesdays, noon. Free.

•E.S.L. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Free.

•First Day of Spring Luncheon. March 20, noon. Chef Jeff Keeney, of Brighton Gardens of Columbia, presents a cooking demonstration.

•Friday documentaries. March 16"Life in a Day," and March 30,"Waste Land," 1 p.m. Free.

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

•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. 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.

•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

•Maryland Car Clinic. March 16, 9 a.m. Get a free 15 minute, 26-point inspection. Call center to schedule an appointment.

•Nutritional Counseling. Mon., March 12, 9 a.m. Rona Martiyan. Call center to schedule appointment.

•Nutrition and Breakfast Series. March 21, 9:30 a.m. Heart disease prevention.

•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., March 8, 10 a.m. Free demo class.

•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 Wellness Seminar. March 22, 5:30 p.m. Topic: Brain fitness. A presentation on exercising the brain and an overview of the latest research on memory and the aging brain. Presented by Dr. Marcella Wilding from the University of Maryland. For information or to register, Karen Hull, 410-313-7466 or Registration dedadline March 20.

•Vision and Glaucoma Screenings. March 22, 9 a.m. Call center to schedule appointment.

•Water Color Workshop for Fun. March 15, 9:30 a.m. Call center to register. $33.

•Wii Club. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Improve hand-eye coordination and get exercise while competing against peers. Free.

•Women's History Month Recognition Luncheon. Wed., March 14, noon. Call 410-313-7390 to sign up.

•Work up the Beat. Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. Freestyle dancing, no instructor. Free.

•Yoga. Wednesdays, April 4-June 20, 11 a.m. $64.

•Zumba. Fri., March 9, 10:30 a.m. Free demo class.

East Columbia50+ Center

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

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

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

Elkridge Senior Center

6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5192.

•AARP Tax Assistance. March 14 and 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 410-313-5192 or 410-313-4930 for appointments. Free.

•Age Well Exercise. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Low-impact exercise designed for any fitness level. $32 for 16-week session.

•Ballet Mobile. March 16, 11 a.m.

•Book Club. Second Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

•Cards and games. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

•Charmed by Chocolate. March 19, 11:30 a.m. $4.

•Cookin' with Becky. Fri., Feb. 24, 10:30 a.m. Pesto with pasta. $4.

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