Soccer

Registration is open for the coed Elkridge Youth Organization spring soccer program for ages 4-18. Registration ends Feb. 28. No tryouts are required, and all players receive substantial playing time. Games are played at Rockburn Park. Registration and/or information: eyosoccer.org or send an email with "EYO" in the subject field to eyosoccer@verizon.net.

Comedy

The James Munsey Comedy Hypnosis Show takes place at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Mount Hebron High School, 9940 Old Frederick Road. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Information: vikingbackers.org.

'Gifts of Time'

An exhibition of works by Susan Stockman, Leora Smith, Diana Marta and Robyn Hall is on view through Jan. 31 at Perspectives Gallery, 8191 Main St. Hours and information: 410-461-7763.

Around town

Blood pressure screenings Stop in from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at the Ellicott City Senior Center for free blood pressure readings by a registered nurse. Information: 410-313-1425.

English conversation The Miller branch of the Howard County Public Library, 9421 Frederick Road, offers "Let's Get Together: English Conversation Club," a chance for those for whom English is a second language to practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting. The club meets at 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays. Register with the library before your first meeting. Information: 410-313-1950.

Kiwanis meets The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Bob Evans, 4900 Beaver Run Court. Information: 410-418-8218 or ellicottcitykiwanis.com.

Ellicott City Senior Center:

Diet talk Nutritionist Rona Martiyan will discuss the proper way to stay healthy as you age at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. Learn to eat the right foods for a healthy heart and sign up for an individual nutrition counseling session after the program. Call 410-313-1400 for appointments.

Concert The Howard County Arts Council presents the Fabulous 50+ Players at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. Free.

Ask the Pharmacist Don Hamilton will provide the most recent updates and information concerning medications at 11 a.m. Jan. 28. Bring questions, drug lists or prescription containers for discussion of medication concerns.

Monthly bingo will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29. Cost is $3.

Also at the center:

•Pingpong, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays.

•Pinochle, noon to 3 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.

•Mah-jongg, 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays.

•Spring Insighters, 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

•Needlework Club, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays.