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 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Bob Evans, 4900 Beaver Run Ct. 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.

Bingo The monthly bingo game will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Also at the center:

•Pinochle, noon 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.

•Bridge, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays.