These groups meet regularly.
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.
The Columbia Fiction Critique Group — Wednesday evenings. Currently open to new members. A small group that provides serious and honest feedback about original fiction, in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Work ranges from short stories to novels and open to most genres of fiction. Meets at members' homes. ColumbiaFictionCritiqueemail@example.com.
Columbia International Folk Dancers — Wednesdays, 8-10:30 p.m. Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia. 410-997-1613.
Drop-In Life Sessions — Tuesdays, 7:30-10 p.m. Draw, paint from a live, nude model at each session. Participants younger than 18 must have parental consent to participate. A monitor coordinates sessions, but instruction is not provided. Bring own materials. Discounts for sessions purchased in advance. $12 per session or $60 for six sessions purchased in advance. Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-2787, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.hocoarts.org.
Drop-In Portrait Sessions — Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Draw, paint from a live, clothed model at each session. A monitor coordinates sessions, but instruction is not provided. Bring own materials. Discounts for sessions purchased in advance. $10 per session or $42 for six sessions purchased in advance. Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-2787, email@example.com or http://www.hocoarts.org.
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 spiritual discussion group — Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Open to all faiths. Bethany Lane Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City. 410-730-7417.
Kiwanis Club — Mondays, 6:45 p.m. Kiwanis-Wallis Building, 3300 Norberts Way, Ellicott City. Harry Slade, 410-418-8218.
Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City —Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Bob Evans off of Executive Park Drive at Route 100. http://www.ellicottcitykiwanis.com.
Logos ministry for children and adults — Thursdays, 5:30-8 p.m. For children ages 4 through high school and their families, and volunteers. Registration currently being accepted. Program comprises Bible study, family time, recreation and play, and worship skills. Christ United Methodist Church, Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-381-6329 or http://www.gbgm-umc.org/christcolumbia/index.html and look for Logos under kids' programs.
Logos youth program — Wednesdays, 5 p.m., for kindergarten-eighth grade; 6 p.m. for high school. Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church, in Columbia. http://www.cmpcusa.org, or Liz Perraud, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Church — Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m; Wednesdays, noon. Prayer and Bible study. Brenda Greene, 240-456-0561 or email@example.com. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Church, 9385 Guilford Road, Columbia.
Men's Program — Mondays, 7 p.m., Grace Community Church, Fulton. Steve Girard, 240-553-1090.
Phoenix Cultural Singles — Sundays, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.; presentation at noon. For attendees 50 and older. Social, and complimentary cup of coffee and snacks. Meeting House Room A, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. 410-730-7568 or 410-997-0739.
Rotaract Club of Howard County — Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Community service group for young professionals ages 18-30. Nora Cafe, 8450 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City. Joe, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.hcrotaract.com.
Rotary Club of Clarksville — Tuesdays, 7:45-8:45 a.m. Luna C Grille, River Hill Shopping Center, Clarksville. Karen Krehs, 410-465-3434; Hamp Fields, 410-531-7869; Susie Davis, 410-531-7900; Nancy Forrest, 410-531-2113.
Rotary Club of Columbia — Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Social hour, and community and international service programs. Eggspectation, 6010 University Blvd., Ellicott City. Becky Magnus, 410-740-7300.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Club — Mondays. Weigh-in, 6:30-6:45 p.m.; meeting begins at 7 p.m. Hall of the Pythians, 850 Montgomery Ave. (Seventh and Montgomery), Laurel. 410-531-1283.
Voix de Femmes — Thursdays, 7:45-9:15 p.m. All women's chamber choir based in Laurel. Good sight readers preferred. Annick, 301-520-8921 or email@example.com.
Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Groups must be open to the public, and priority will be given to those that meet in Howard County. Send information to: Let's Get Together, Patuxent Publishing Co., 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; fax to 410-332-6495; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun