These groups meet regularly.
Chavurah — Second Sunday and fourth Friday. A secular-humanist Jewish group. 410-337-0100.
Columbia Ski Club — Second Monday, 7:30 p.m. Skiing, biking, hiking and community service. Columbia Hilton, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia. 410-715-4564 or http://www.columbiaskiclub.org.
Columbia Volksmarch Club — Second Monday, 7:30 p.m. Fun, fitness, fresh air and fellowship in noncompetitive walking program. Meets at member homes. 410-313-8499.
FreeState Arrow Modelers — Second Friday, 7:30 p.m. Owen Brown Village Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-715-0566.
Howard County Bird Club — Second Thursday, 8 p.m. Meeting. Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, 7120 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. Meetings are canceled when schools are closed. 410-418-8731, 410-461-3361 or http://www.howardbirds.org Front doors lock at 8:15 p.m. Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia. Free. howardbirds.org.
Howard County Genealogical Society — Second Wednesday. Informal workshop with help table, browsing table and surname file table; 7:30 p.m. Miller Branch Library, 9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. Sign language interpretation available upon advance request. 410-381-6797. Meeting is canceled when Howard County schools are closed.
Howard County Order Sons of Italy, Lodge 2364 — Second Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Turf Valley Country Club, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City. 410-465-0073 or 410-379-0431.
Howard County Republican Central Committee — Second Wednesday, 7 p.m. http://hocogop.org or 410-997-8683.
Jibber Jabber — Second Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Poetry and music open mic with a featured poet. Might include adult content. Java Grande, 9050 Baltimore Pike, Ellicott City. 410-480-3865 or myspace.com/JibberJabberOpenMic.
The Laurel Lions Club — Second and fourth Tuesday. Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, 7411 Cherry Lane, Laurel. 301-483-9807 or http://www.laurelions.org.
LAVA Writer's Group — Second Thursday. 410-507-2373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOMS Club of Clarksville — Second Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Social and support group for stay-at-home moms of Clarksville, Columbia-west, Highland, Fulton, Dayton, Glenwood and Glenelg offers activities and playgroups. email@example.com or http://www.momsclubofclarksvillemd.org.
MOMS Club of Ellicott City North/Woodstock — Second Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Activities for stay-at-home moms and their children. First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Route 144/Chatham Road. 410-795-7758 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patapsco Valley Republican Club — Second Wednesday, 7 p.m. A membership organization promoting conservative values and supporting Republican candidates in southwest Baltimore County and eastern Howard County. Bloomsbury Community Center, 106 Bloomsbury Ave., Catonsville. http://www.patapscovalleygop.org or email@example.com.
Patuxent Toastmasters Club — Second and fourth Thursday, 7:30-9 p.m. Do you need to improve your public speaking and leadership skills? Patuxent Toastmasters Club offers an environment to assist you to build confidence and competence. Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia. Ron Dietrich, 443-472-5446, or http://www.patuxenttoastmasters.org.
Photo Organizing — Second Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon. Learn the tricks of sorting and organizing old photos, and then transform them into meaningful albums. Nancy Apted, 410-480-1811. Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, in the Medical Pavilion at Howard County, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite G050, Columbia.
Quilting Support Group — Second and fourth Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. Quilting and hand-piecing class for beginners and advanced stitchers. Free. Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite G050, Columbia. 410-740-5858.
Sunday Singles — Second Saturday. Dennis, 301-916-0275.
Western Howard County Cattail River Garden Club — Second Tuesday, 10 a.m. 410-489-5636 for location and directions.
Wh'Y' Not Toastmasters Club — Second and fourth Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Guests are invited to attend and learn more about the club. http://1542797.toastmastersclubs.org. Audrey McLendon, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Glen Mar Church, 4701 New Cut Road, Ellicott City.
XY professionals group — Second Wednesday. Networking for young professionals ages 21-40. For time and location, 443-677-8870.
Yingling-Ridgely Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary No. 7472 — Second Thursday, 8 p.m. A community service organization. VFW, 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City. 410-242-4036.
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