These groups meet regularly

BBW and Admirers Maryland Chapter event— March 2, 2-6 p.m. There are more than 100 board games and card games in the game room at the Family Game store. After the game store, there will be free time for shopping the stores. A 7 p.m. dinner will be at the Rams Head Tavern. Family Game store, Savage Mills Mall, 8600 Foundry Drive, Savage, on the second floor. Larry, 609-870-8853 or bbwadmirer2007@aol.com.

Columbia Area Mothers of Multiples — First Monday, 7 p.m. Mothers of twins and multiples. Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. 410-750-1322.

Columbia Toastmasters — First and third Monday, 7:30 p.m. Public speaking and leadership skills. Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Terry Meyers, 443-831-0069, http://www.progress.org/toast or vpcolumbiatm@gmail.com.


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Cross Country Garden Club — March 8, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The club will hold an open house in the Avalon Room of the Charles E. Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. Meet garden club members and learn about the club's activities and projects. 410-465-5424.

Hola! Toastmasters — First and third Tuesday, 7:30-9 p.m. 8830 Stanford Blvd., First Floor, Room 3, Columbia. Diane or Rene, 410-381-8459.

Howard County Democratic Central Committee — First Wednesday, 7 p.m. 410-730-8683.

Howard County Republican Club — First Friday. Happy hour. Chick Chickanis, chickcncinc@verizon.net.

Laurel Moms Club — First Thursday, 7 p.m. Learn something new, develop adult friendships and become a part of the Laurel community. Our Savior Lutheran Church, 13611 Laurel-Bowie Road. 301-776-4989 or laurelmomsclub@yahoo.com.

MOMS Club of Ellicott City-South — First Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. Glen Mar United Methodist Church, 8430 Glen Mar Road, Ellicott City. momsclubofec_south@yahoo.com or http://www.geocities.com/momsclubofec.

The Special Education Community Advisory Committee — First Tuesday, 7 p.m. Faulkner Ridge Center, 10598 Marble Faun Court, Columbia. http://www.howardsecac.org.

Vegan Potluck Dinner, Ellicott City — Usually the first Saturday, 7 p.m. Bring a vegan dish for the number in your party plus eight and tableware. bssorak@yahoo.com or 410-465-0427.

50+ Professionals — Singles social group for professionals ages 50 and older. New members are currently being accepted. Group meets for social events such as happy hours, brunches, dinners, theater, concerts, book clubs and more. 410-813-4071.

Chapelgate Presbyterian Church — Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m. Free classes for adults learning English as their second language. Free child care is available for ages birth-12 years. 2600 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville. 410-442-5800. http://www.chapelgate.org.

Christian Singles Fellowship — Sundays, 7 p.m. Join for a meeting of connection, friendship, spiritual growth, learning and worship. Crossroads Church of the Nazarene, 2750 Rogers Ave., Ellicott City. http://www.christiansinglesfellowship.net.

Columbia Bridge — The group plays Thursdays at members' houses and is looking for intermediate and above duplicate bridge players. Mike Gray, 410-992-7498.

Columbia International Folk Dancers — Wednesdays, 8-10:30 p.m. Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia. 410-997-1613.

Faithful Circle Quilters — Mondays, 7-9 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia. 410-730-9561.

First Place Singles — A group for singles 40 and older offers social events such as happy hours, dances, potluck parties, bowling, hikes and field trips. Join for $18. Membership form and calendar, http://www.firstplacesingles.org or 410-243-7344.

Howard County Mage Wars Society — Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Come learn and play Mage Wars, a new board game by Arcane Wonders. Beginners welcome, but please no unaccompanied minors. Savage Mill's Family Game Store. teachrichardson@gmail.com to RSVP.