Holiday teas at Montpelier

The annual holiday teas take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Dec. 15-16, and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Participants can enjoy finger sandwiches, cakes, pastries and a choice of loose-leaf teas. Tea will be served in the mansion's East Wing, which will be decorated for the holidays. Cost is $27.50 per person in advance. Information: 301-377-7817.

Tai Sophia open house

Tai Sophia Institute will offer a graduate school open house featuring all of the institute's programs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7750 Montpelier Road in Laurel. Prospective students will be able to discuss the programs with faculty, students and alumni, meet with admissions and financial aid counselors, and tour the facility's healing arts library, wellness clinic and the campus. Registration and information: 410-488-9048 or go to tai.edu.

Laurel Park history

"And They're Off! 100 Years at Laurel Park," a centennial exhibit at the Laurel Museum, explores the history and racing highlights of Laurel Park and the track's impact on the community. The museum is at 817 Main St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Information: laurelhistoricalsociety.org.

50+ events

Events at the North Laurel 50+Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Information: 410-313-0380:

Walking Club: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Mondays-Fridays.

Blood pressure screenings: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

Open Art Studio: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Billiards: 9 a.m. to noon Mondays-Fridays.

Sit, Stitch and Give: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays.

Line Dance Drop In: 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, $1.

Mahjong: noon to 4 p.m. Fridays.

Massage Therapy with Myra Dorsey: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

Agewell Exercise Class: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, $33 for 15 classes.

Enhance Fitness: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, $51 for 16 classes.

Sittercize: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, $36 for 16 classes.

Tap Aerobics with Ronnie Mack: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Six classes for $33.

Around town

Volunteers needed The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, with the Community Emergency Response Network, is recruiting for nonprofit agencies. Information: 410-715-3179.