Call to artists

The Howard County Arts Council is accepting applications for the juried portion of "Paint It! Ellicott City 2014," a plein air paint-out and exhibit in Ellicott City. A minimum of $5,000 in awards will be presented to participating artists. The event will be held July 11-14. For a prospectus and entry form, go to hocoarts.org/exhibits.php. The application deadline is April 30.

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. Information: 410-313-1950.

Ellicott City Senior Center

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

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

Ask the Pharmacist Don Hamilton will provide information on medications at 11 a.m. Monday, March 24. Bring your questions, drug lists or prescription containers for discussion.

Bingo Enjoy an afternoon of bingo beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 26. Cost is $4.

Tapping with Jackie Dance class meets from 2 p.m to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through April 16. Cost is $40.

Watercolor with Carole Zink Art class meets from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, April 2 through May 7. Cost is $40.

Also at the center:

Billiards 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays.

Gentle beginning yoga Classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Mah-jongg 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays.

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

Movies/documentaries 1 p.m. Fridays.

Painting Together 10 a.m. to noon Mondays; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays.

Piano lessons Tuesdays through Thursdays. Cost is $30 per half-hour session.

Zumba Gold Classes meet at 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.