Wii bowling at the Bain Center

SENIORS

January 30, 2014

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.

•Acupuncture. Thursdays, 9 a.m. $20 group setting.

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

•Ask the Pharmacist. Feb. 24, 9 a.m. Free.

•Bain 'Buzz' Book Club. Feb. 19, 10 a.m. "State of Wonder" by Anne Patchett. Free.

•Bain Council Dance. Feb. 14, 1:30 p.m. $6.

•Bain Travel Chatter Club. Fourth Monday, 1 p.m. Learn the dos and don'ts of planning a trip.

•Brain Fitness-Neurobics. Feb. 25, 10 a.m. Learn to keep the mind sharp. Call center to register.

•Bridge. Thursdays, 1 p.m. Free.

•Bunco. Fri., Jan. 31, and Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m. Sign up in the lobby. Free.

•Chess. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

•Computers Seniors of America. Check with the center for description and offerings.

•Computer Tutoring. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Scheduled an appointment.

•Drop-in Zumba. Thursdays, 11 a.m. $1 donation accepted.

•Duplicate Bridge. Tuesdays, noon. Free.

•Food Trends for 2014. Feb. 13, 10:30 a.m. Learn the right foods to eat for a healthy diet. Free.

•Friday Documentaries. Jan. 31, 1 p.m. "Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel"; Feb. 7, 1 p.m. "The Loving Story," and Feb. 21, 1 p.m. "Roadmap to Apartheid."

•Income Tax Preparation and Assistance. Monday and Tuesday afternoon; Wednesday-Saturday mornings; and Thursday evenings. AARP and the IRS are sponsoring free personal income tax preparation for Howard County residents. The tax service is available to all middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special emphasis on ages 60 and older. Self-employment returns with more than $10,000 in expenses and complex returns are not eligible for this service. 410-313-7387.

•Journey Through the African American Poetic Tradition. Feb. 18, 10 a.m. Melvin E. Brown will read and discuss African American poetry. Register by Feb. 11 for special lunch.

•Let's Walk and Move. Tuesdays, 1 p.m.

•Lyric Opera House Presents: A Celebration of African American Music in Honor of Black History Month. Feb. 11, 11 a.m. Sign up by Feb. 4.

•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

•Music Appreciation. First and third Fridays, 10 a.m. The Symphony. Free. Call center to reserve a seat.

•Nutrition Individual Counseling. Feb. 13, 9 a.m. Appointment required.

•Parkinson's Support Group. First Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. For individuals with a diagnosis of early onset Parkinson's disease. Malcolm Wolf, 301-490-7288 or mhwolf@comcast.net.

•Ping pong. Call center for availability.

•Revive Physical Therapy Presents: Healthy and Active Aging. Mon., Feb. 3, 10 a.m. Free seminar and trivia game to learn about healthy and active aging.

•Thursday Afternoon Movies. Feb. 13, 1 p.m. "Beyond the Sea," and Feb. 27, "The Shipping News."

•Toss Across. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Free.

•Trivia Time. Fri., Jan. 31, and Feb. 28, 9:30 a.m. Free.

•Use it or Lose it. Feb. 18, 2 p.m. Various exercises for those who may or may not experience movement and coordination challenges. Free.

•Valentine's Day Celebration. Feb. 14, 11 a.m. Featuring The Fabulous 50+ Players. Sign up by Feb. 7.

•Wii Bowling. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.

•Zumba. Thursdays, 11 a.m. $1 donation accepted.

Cycle2Health

A noncompetitive, peer-led, bicycling club featuring weekday rides during daytime hours. Adults of all ages and riding abilities welcomed. Rides vary in length and difficulty and depart from various county senior center locations. Jennifer Lee, 410-313-5940 or jlee@howardcountymd.gov. http://www.howardcountyaging.org/cycle2health.

East Columbia50+ Center

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

•Harmonize Exercise. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Light aerobics.

•Income Tax Preparation and Assistance. Select Wednesdays. AARP and the IRS are sponsoring free personal income tax preparation for Howard County residents. The tax service is available to all middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special emphasis on ages 60 and older. Self-employment returns with more than $10,000 in expenses and complex returns are not eligible for this service. 410-313-7680.

•Seated Yoga. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.

•Agewell Aerobic Strength and Stretch Class. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. $35 for eight-week session.

•Authentic Latin Jam Dance. Thursdays, 1 p.m. Monthly fee.

•Belly Dance. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Monthly fee.

•Bid Whist. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

•Bridge. Fridays, 1 p.m.

•Chess Club. Thursdays, 1 p.m.

•Creative Writing with Shana Johnson. Mondays, 1 p.m.

•Harmonize Exercise. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Monthly fee.

•Latin Jam Dance Movement. Thursdays, 1 p.m.

•Mah Jongg. Mondays, noon; Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

•Pilates. Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. Monthly fee.

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