•Zumba Gold. Mondays, 10 a.m. Eight classes for $43.
Office on Aging
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia. 410-313-5980.
•Maryland Access Point (MAP) — Part of the Howard County Office on Aging, is an information and assistance gateway for older adults, people with disabilities, family members, caregivers and professionals. Information on respite and home care, long-term care, in-home evaluation, aging in place/home modifications, retirement/planning for the future, Medicare and health insurance, chronic disease management, housing, transportation, income management and legal services. Appointments are conducted at the Columbia office, senior centers or in your home, weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact MAP at the number above, email@example.com or http://www.howardcountyaging.org.
Social GroupFor Singles 50+
Sundays, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Complimentary coffee and snack. Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. 410-997-0739.
Sponsored by Howard County Recreation and Parks, unless otherwise noted. 410-313-7275 or 410-313-7279.
•George Washington Masonic Memorial and Torpedo Factory. Sat., Feb. 9, 8 a.m. Travel to the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, Va. Ages 18 and older. $51.
•U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Tue., Feb. 12, 10 a.m. Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington. Ages 55 and older. $45.
•Wednesday in Washington. Feb. 27, 9 a.m. Visit the museums and galleries around the National Mall. Ages 55 and older. $45.
•Philadelphia Flower Show. March 4, 8 a.m. The 2013 Philadelphia International Flower Show prepares for a British Invasion as the culture and horticulture of the United Kingdom takes center stage. Ages 55 and older. $83.
Second and fourth Saturdays, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Volunteers needed to sing or play an instrument to perform for the elderly at the Lorien Health Center. All ages welcome. Tim Belton, 410-730-6006, 410-908-7805 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who will be Howard County's Next Senior Idol?
The Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging will hold auditions Feb. 14, 12:30-2:30 p.m., at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, in Ellicott City. Singers must be age 60 or older to try out. A Howard County winner and a runner up will be selected, and will go on to compete in the seventh annual Maryland Senior Idol competition to be held at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Road, Bowie, on April 3. http://www.howardcountyaging.org or Vicki Stahly at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 410-313-1421.
2012 Income Tax Preparation and Assistance
Evening and weekend appointments available. No Age limitation. 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 $5,000 in expenses and complex returns are not eligible for this service.
•Bain Center - 410-313-7387. Monday and Tuesday afternoons; Wednesday through Saturday mornings; and Thursday evenings.
•East Columbia Senior Center - 410-313-7680. Selected Wednesdays.
•Elkridge Senior Center – 410-313-5192. Selected Wednesdays.
•Ellicott City Senior Center – 410-313-1400. Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings; and Tuesday evenings.
•Glenwood Community Center – 410-313-5440. Thursdays.
•North Laurel Community Center – 410-313-0380. Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.