'Flowers for Algernon'

Mount Hebron High School presents its fall production of Daniel Keyes' novel at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 15-17, at 9440 Route 99. Tickets and information: 410-313-2880.

Luncheon

Glen Mar United Methodist Church hosts the third annual Gala Luncheon celebrating the work of the Institute of Grace's Miracia Hospital at noon Saturday, Nov. 17, at 47-1 New Cut Road. There will be a video presentation, speakers, music and Haitian food. Cost is $25. Information: 301-310-6698.

Benefit concert

Five area church choirs join for "Choirs Sing for a Cure," a benefit concert for the American Cancer Society, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane. The concert includes music by the choirs of Bethany United Methodist Church, Bethel Baptist Church, Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church, Glenelg United Methodist Church and Glen Mar United Methodist Church. Also featured is the Baltimore Lyric Brass Quintet. A free-will offering will be taken. Information: 410-465-2919.

Bazaar

The Village Crest Social Committee holds a "Holiday Bazaar" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Village Crest Senior Center, 8165 Cyprus Cedar Lane. Information: 443-574-8970.

Family breakfast

A pancake breakfast sponsored by the Men's Club of the Church of the Resurrection will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Nov. 11, at the church, 3175 Paulskirk Drive. Breakfast consists of all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage, breakfast drinks and juices. Cost is $5 per person, with a maximum family fee of $20. Free for children 6 and younger. Information: 410-465-3519.

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.

English conversation The Miller branch of the Howard County Public Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, 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.

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:

'Ask the Pharmacist' Don Hamilton will provide updates and important information concerning medications at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26. Bring questions, drug lists or prescription containers to discuss medication concerns.

'Hearts Away, Bombs Away' Vincent Gisriel Jr. discusses a book about his father, Vincent Gisriel Sr., a bombardier during World War II, at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29.

Oldies music Al Callahan perform classics and standards beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Early Bird Bingo Carol Patterson leads an hour of morning bingo fun beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets are $2.

Also at the center:

•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.