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Ellicott City

July 26, 2013

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'Paint It'

An exhibition featuring artwork by 25 juried artists during the three-day plein-air painting event in Ellicott City will be on view through Friday, Aug. 23, in Gallery I at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road. For hours and information, call 410-313-2787.

Around town

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:

Piano lessons Diane Waslick teaches a half-hour session Mondays through Fridays and has several openings. Cost is $30.

Early Bird Bingo will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2. Cost is $3.

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.

Also at the center:

•Billiards, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

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

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

•Mah-jongg, 9 a.m. Tuesdays.

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

•Needlework Club, 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

•Canasta, 1 p.m. Thursdays.

•Spring Men's Forum, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

•Movies/documentaries, 1 p.m. Fridays.

Soccer registration

The coed Elkridge Youth Organization fall 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 Aug. 15. For more information, go to eyosoccer.org or send an email with "EYO" in the subject field to eyosoccer@verizon.net.