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 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.
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 p.m. Conquer your fear of public speaking. Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia. http://www.patuxenttoastmasters.org or meetup.com.
Photo Organizing — Second Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon. Learn the tricks of sorting and organizing old photos, and then transforming 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. Audrey McLendon, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. http://1542797.toastmastersclubs.org. 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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