Youth baseball

The Elkridge Hurricanes 11-and-under travel baseball team will hold tryouts Aug. 5 and Aug. 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Rockburn Branch Park Field No. 7. Interested players must be younger than 12 as of May 1, 2013. Those who plan to try out should email Cary Connell at cjconnell@comcast.net. The team will play a limited fall schedule and compete in the MABA spring league and a number of local tournaments next summer.

Coed soccer

Registration is open for the Elkridge Youth Organization's coed fall soccer league. The program is for players ages 4-18, and all games are played at Rockburn Park. There are no tryouts, and everyone is given substantial playing time. Registration ends Aug. 15. To register and for more information, go to eyosoccer.org or email eyosoccer@verizon.net.

Seeking coaches

The Ellicott City Patriots Youth Football & Cheer Program is looking for volunteers to serve as head coaches, assistant coaches, stunt coaches, dance coaches, gymnastics coaches, fitness trainers and competition-level coaches. Information: Linda Lagala-Spano, 410-461-1225 or cheer@ecpatriots.com

Around town

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

Kiwanis meets The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City meets at 6:45 p.m. Mondays at 3300 Norberts Way. Information: 410-418-8218 or ellicottcitykiwanis.com.

Ellicott City Senior Center events:

•Pinochle, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.

•Mah-jongg, 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays.

•Billiards, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

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

•Painting Together, 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays.

•Bridge, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays.

•Computer Seniors of America; call for class information and offerings.