The Howard County Genealogical Society offers a free help desk at 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road. Research help is available. Information: 410-480-3250.
Festival of Trains
The B&O Railroad Station Museum's annual Holiday Festival of Trains is on display through Jan. 25 at 2711 Maryland Ave. The exhibit includes a LEGO layout with lights, motors and sounds, and an O-scale and N-scale layout. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Information: 410-461-1945.
Ellicott City Senior Center
These events take place at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, 410-313-1421:
Blood pressure screenings Stop in from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays for free blood pressure readings by a registered nurse. Information: 410-313-1425.
Also at the center:
'B' Games Bunco, Brainbusters, Baggo and Wii Bowling at 10 a.m. Mondays.
Billiards 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays.
Bingo 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Cost is $4.
Canasta 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays.
Gentle beginning yoga Classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
Mah-jongg 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays.
Movies 1 p.m. Fridays. Call for information.
Needlework Club 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays.
Painting Together 10 a.m. to noon Mondays; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays.
Piano lessons Tuesdays through Thursdays. Cost is $30 per half-hour session.
Pinochle 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.
Men's forum Support group featuring discussion on current events, news, finance and more meets 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Thursdays.