These groups meet regularly.
Baltimore Bead Society — Second Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Sept.-July. Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City. 410-480-2711, 410-451-3622 or http://www.baltobead.org.
Chavurah — Second Sunday and fourth Friday. A secular humanist Jewish group. 410-337-0100.
Columbia Ski Club — Second Monday, 7:30 p.m. Skiing, biking, hiking and community service. Columbia Hilton, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia. 410-715-4564 or http://www.columbiaskiclub.org.
Columbia Volksmarch Club — Second Monday, 7:30 p.m. Fun, fitness, fresh air and fellowship in noncompetitive walking program. Meets at member homes. 410-313-8499.
FreeState Arrow Modelers — Second Friday, 7:30 p.m. Owen Brown Village Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-715-0566.
Howard County Bird Club — Second Thursday, 8 p.m. Meeting. Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, 7120 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. Meetings are canceled when schools are closed. 410-418-8731, 410-461-3361 or http://www.howardbirds.org.
The Howard County Conservancy — Second Saturday, May-October, 10 a.m. Guided hikes at Mount Pleasant Farm. 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock. 410-465-8877 or http://www.hcconservancy.org.
Howard County Fire and Rescue's Office of Emergency Management — Second Tuesday, 10 a.m. Local Emergency Planning Committee monthly meeting. Discuss local hazardous materials issues and facilities in Howard County. Lt. James Singletary, 410-807-5340. No meetings July, August or December.
Howard County Order Sons of Italy, Lodge 2364 — Second Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Turf Valley Country Club, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City. 410-465-0073 or 410-379-0431.
Howard County Republican Central Committee — Second Wednesday, 7 p.m. hocogop.org or 410-997-8683.
Jibber Jabber — Second Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Ellicott City's newest poetry and music open mike with a featured poet. Might include adult content. Java Grande, 9050 Baltimore Pike, Ellicott City. 410-480-3865 or myspace.com/JibberJabberOpenMic.
The Laurel Lions Club — Second and fourth Tuesday. Laurel VFD-7411 Cherry Lane, Laurel. 301-483-9807 or http://www.laurelions.org.
LAVA Writer's group — Second Thursday. 410-507-2373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOMS Club of Clarksville — Second Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Social and support group for stay-at-home moms of Clarksville, Columbia-west, Highland, Fulton, Dayton, Glenwood and Glenelg offers activities and playgroups. email@example.com.
MOMS Club of Ellicott City North/Woodstock — Second Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Activities for at-home moms and their children. First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Route 144/Chatham Road. 410-795-7758 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patuxent Toastmasters Club — Second and fourth Thursday, 7:30-9 p.m. Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia. 410-313-8915 or http://www.patuxenttoastmasters.org.
Photo Organizing — Second Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon. Learn the tricks of sorting and organizing old photos and then transform them into meaningful albums. Nancy Apted, 410-480-1811. Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, in the Medical Pavilion at Howard County, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite G050, Columbia.
Sunday Singles — Second Saturday. http://home.comcast.net/~pat.dawson/site/?/home/ or Dennis, 301-916-0275.
Western Howard County Cattail River Garden Club — Second Tuesday, 10 a.m. 410-489-5636 for location and directions.
XY professionals group — Second Wednesday. Networking for young professionals ages 21-40. For time and location, 443-677-8870.
Yingling-Ridgely VFW and Ladies Auxiliary No. 7472 — Second Thursday, 8 p.m. A community service organization. VFW, 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City. 410-242-4036.
Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Groups must be open to the public, and priority will be given to those that meet in Howard County. Send information to: Let's Get Together, Patuxent Publishing Co., 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; fax to 410-332-6495; or email email@example.com.