The Howard County Genealogical Society offers a free help desk at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road. Research help is available. Information: 410-480-3250.
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.
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.
Recital Recently graduated tap dance students perform at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 16. Family and friends are welcome.
Magic show Robert Niccolini performs at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. Free.
'Music with Al Callahan' Al sings classic oldies at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 23.
Ask the Pharmacist Don Hamilton will provide information on medications at 11 a.m. Monday, April 28. Bring your questions, drug lists or prescription containers for discussion.
Line Dancing with Mary McCormick Class meets at 3:30 p.m. Thursdays through June 12. Call for fee.
Watercolor with Carole Zink Art class meets from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through May 7. Call for more information.
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.