The Cross Country Garden Club will host an open house from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, in the Avalon Room of the Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road. Visitors can meet club members and learn about activities and projects. Light refreshments will be served. Information: 410-465-5424.
Rebecca Whitman Koford will lead a meeting of the Howard County Genealogical Society at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, and make a presentation on the War of 1812. She and will detail records available at the National Archives and in state collections. Free. Information: 410-381-6797.
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.
These events take place at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, 410-313-1421:
Wireless Broadcasting: The Early Years The Baltimore Museum of Industry presents a look back at the history of radio broadcasting in Baltimore from the 1920s through the '60s at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6. Free.
Brain fitness Instructor Robin Zahor presents tips on fighting Alzheimer's and keeping the brain in top form at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7.
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.