9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1400.
•Art Show and Reception. Oct. 24, 2 p.m. Meet and greet senior center artists.
•Author John Hauserman. Oct. 18, 11 a.m. Discussion with Hauserman on his newest book, "Retirement Quest: Make Better Decisions."
•Blood Pressure Screening. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon.
•Clarity Audiology and Hearing Solutions. Oct. 17, 1 p.m. Dr. Mary Carson will perform free hearing screenings. Call center to schedule an appointment.
•Community Listening Forum. Oct. 15, 1 p.m. Find out what residents can expect from the Office on Aging.
•Early Bird Bingo. Fri., Oct, 5, 10 a.m. $2.
•Friends Fall Prevention Screening. Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m.
•Genealogy. Wed., Oct. 10, 10 a.m.
•Insighters Group. Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
•Mah Jongg. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
•Monthly Bingo. Oct. 22, 1 p.m. $3.
•Needlework Club. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Nutrition Counseling. Oct. 17, 12:30 p.m. Registered dietician Rona Martiyan will present nutrition tips and answer questions. Call center to schedule individual appointments.
•Pinochle. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.
•Social Security Administration Chorus. Oct. 25, 12:30 p.m.
•Sixty-Plus Wills/Legal Screening. Fourth 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 Mens Forum. Thursdays, 10 a.m.
•SPRING Insighters Group. Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
Gary J. ArthurCommunity Centerat Glenwood
2400 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5440.
•Billiards. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
•Blood Pressure Screenings. Tuesdays, 9 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, 1 p.m. $1.
•Pinochle. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
•Silver Sneakers Walking Club. Weekdays, 8 a.m.
of Howard County
Century Plaza 1000, Suite 400, 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-730-4976.
•jGroup. Oct. 16, 10:30 a.m. "In Our Own Hands." His Majesty's Jewish Brigade — the only all-Jewish fighting unit in World War II — goes into combat against the Nazis and comes away victorious. It is after the war, though, that the real story of the brigade begins, at the Bain Center; and third Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. at the federation office. Sophie Novinsky, 410-730-4976, Ext. 103, or Sophie@JewishHowardCounty.org.
3300 Norbert's Way, Ellicott City. 410-313-7311.
•Bingo. First Fridays, 1 p.m. Ages 55 and older.
•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.
•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Ages 55 and older. Free.
•Pinochle. Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. Ages 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, 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.
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.
•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.