Soccer registration

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

Around town

Blood pressure screenings Stop in from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, 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.

These events take place at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, 410-313-1421:

'The Gambler' The Bykota On-Stage Players present this musical production at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, preceded by a catered lunch at noon. Cost is $10 per person.

Health tips Nutritionist Rona Martiyan will discuss the proper way to keep your body healthy as you age at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. People can sign up for a counseling session after the program. Call for an appointment.

Brain fitness Instructor Robin Zahor presents tips on fighting Alzheimer's and keep the brain in top form at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.

'Ask the Pharmacist' Don Hamilton will provide the latest updates and information regarding your medications at 11 a.m. Feb. 25. Bring questions, drug lists, or prescription containers to discuss any medication concerns. Free.

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.