GOP Women's Club

The Howard County Republican Women's Club meets on Wednesday, May 29, with a discussion of current GOP issues. A social hour begins at 6:30 p.m., with the meeting beginning at 7 p.m., at VFW No. 7472 Yingling-Ridgley Post, 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City.

Around town

Blood pressure screenings Stop in from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, 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, 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:

Monthly bingo will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 28. Cost is $4.

Music The Social Security Administration Chorus performs at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4.

Brain fitness Robin Zahor teaches how to keep the mind sharp and improve cognitive performance at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6.

Genealogy class "Geography and Maps" will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 12.

Recital Graduates of Jackie Dunphy's tap class will perform at 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 14. All are welcome.

Nutrition talk Rona Martiyan will discuss nutrition and how to eat right to keep the body healthy from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 19.

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.