Wii bowling at the Bain Center


March 05, 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.

•ABC's of Herbs and Spices. wed., March 5, 11 a.m. Free.

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

•Ask the Pharmacist. March 31, 9 a.m.

•Balance '4' All. Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27, 9:15 a.m. Learn strength, posture and flexibility. $18.

•Bain 'Buzz' Book Club. March 19, 10 a.m. "A Moveable Feast" by Ernest Hemingway. Free.

•Bain Center Council Dance. March 14, 1:30 p.m. Enjoy big band music. $6.

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

•Brain Fitness-Neurobics. March 18, 11 a.m. Learn to keep the mind sharp. Free.

•Bridge. Thursdays, 1 p.m. Free.

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

•Bykota on Stage Presents: 'The Gambler.' March 25, 11 a.m. Call center to register.

•Candlelight Society Chamber Music Concert. March 18, 11 a.m. Register by March 11. 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.

•Consumer Affairs Q&A. March 25, 10 a.m.

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

•Duplicate Bridge. Tuesdays, noon. Free.

•Faith, Spirituality and Your Brain. March 28, 10 a.m. Dr. Majid Fotuhi, chief medical officer and principal of the NeurExpand Brain Center. Free.

•Flood Safety Awareness Month. March 31, 10 a.m. Learn the appropriate type of insurance to protect a home in case of a flood.

•Foreign Films, Lunch and Discussion. March 26, 11:30 a.m. "Fill the Void." Register by March 19. $10.

•Friday Documentaries. March 7, 1 p.m. "Word Wars"; and March 21, 1 p.m. "Side by Side."

•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.

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

•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 Workshop. March 12, 10:30 a.m. Learn to take the right supplements. Call center for an appointment. Free.

•Ping pong. Call center for availability.

•Recreation and Parks: Fat Tuesday Pancake Breakfast. Tue., March 4, 9:30 a.m. Free. Register by Fri., Feb. 28.

•St. Patrick's Day Celebration. March 17, noon. Featuring the Teelin Irish Dancers. Register by March 10. Free.

•Thursday Afternoon Movies. March 13, 1 p.m. "Dallas Buyers Club"; and March 27, 1 p.m. "Lee Daniels' The Butler."

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

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

•Wii Bowling. Thursdays, 10 a.m.

•Zumba. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. $1 donation accepted.


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.

•AARP Tax Assistance. Through April 2. Call center to schedule an appointment.

•Brain Fitness. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. A class that focuses on improving memory, problem solving, critical thinking and word retrieval.

•Chess Club. Thursdays, 1 p.m.

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

•Latin Jam Dance. Thursdays, 1 p.m.

•Pilates. Thursdays, 2:30 p.m.

•SPRING Caregiver Support Group. Third Mondays, 7 p.m. For adult caregivers of other adults. For information, Karen Hull, 410-313-7466 or khull@howardcountymd.gov. Free.

•Strength Training. Wednesdays, 3 p.m.

•Urban Line Dance. Tuesdays, 3 p.m.

Elkridge Senior Center

6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5192 or 410-313-4930.

•Active Aging: Preventing Back and Joint Pain. March 20, noon. Learn about arthritis, common causes of back pain, and more.

•Age Well Exercise. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Low-impact exercise for any fitness level. Sixteen classes for $32.

•Boost Your Brain. March 6, 10 a.m. "Six Steps to a Better Brain."

•Card Players Wanted. The center is looking for groups that are interested in starting card games and/or tournaments. Call center for information.

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