Let's Get Together around Howard County

These groups meet regularly.

Adams, Hannah Moore Memorial Post 156, American Legion — Third Thursday, 7 p.m. VFW Post 7472, 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City. Keith Jones, post 156 commander, s_keith_jones@hotmail.com or 410-868-8802; John Horan, post adjutant, repairguy9052@comcast.net or 410-696-2343; or post156@yahoo.com.

Central Maryland User Group for Windows — Third Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. East Columbia Branch Library. 301-774-0331 or http://www.myCMUG.org.

Columbia Knitting Group —Third Monday, 7 p.m. Panera Bread, 6345 Dobbin Road, Columbia. Coleen, 240-381-3911.

Habitat for Humanity of Howard County — Development teams meet third Tuesday, 7 p.m. 9192 Red Branch Road, Columbia. 410-997-4949 or info@howardhabitat.org.

Home Buying Seminar — Third Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m. Learn the steps you need to know when buying and selling a home, why is credit important, understanding your finance options, and what you need to protect your greatest asset and maintain your lifestyle. Hear the advice of local business professionals and ask questions. If you are on the road to buying your first home or downsizing to a smaller one, learn the steps to get you ready and able to move. Kahler Hall, Village of Harper's Choice, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia. 410- 262-2254.

Hot Topics-Lunch 'n' Learn — Third Wednesday. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Howard County. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The Federation Community Room. 410-730-4976.

Howard Astronomical League — Third Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, 7120 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. 410-531-7602 or http://www.howardastro.org.

Howard County NAACP Youth Council — Third Monday, 6 p.m. Ridgelys Run Community Center, 8400 Mission Road, Jessup. 443-280-1935.

Journeys Community — First and third Sundays, 10 a.m. Explore spirituality in this nontraditional group. Homewood Suites, 8320 Benson Drive, Columbia. 410-546-6624 or http://www.journeyscommunity.org.

The Maryland Art League — Third Monday, 7:30 p.m. Offers opportunities for artists to exhibit their work. Group does not meet in January, July, August and December. Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City. 410-992-4051 or http://www.marylandartleague.com.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)-South Columbia — Third Thursday, September-May, 7-9:30 p.m. South Columbia Baptist Church, 8814 Guilford Road, Columbia. 410-381-1877, http://www.mops.org or http://www.scbc-md.org or MOPSofColumbia@gmail.com.

The Howard County chapter of the Maryland Writers Association — Third Thursday, except November and December. The meetings are open to the public and free to members. Nonmembers may attend free for their first meeting and will be asked to pay $5 thereafter. The MWA is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art, business and craft of writing. http://www.mwahocowriters.com.

The Newcomers Club — Third Thursday, 11:30 a.m. General meeting. Learn about the group's activities. River Hill Sports Grille, 6040 Daybreak Circle, Clarksville. Nancy, 410-730-3209.

Parents at Home of Howard County — Third Monday, 10-11:30 a.m. Newsletters, email group, playgroups, activities, and outings for stay-at-home moms and dads of Howard County. http://www.parentsathome.org, parents_at_home@hotmail.com or 410-992-9291.

Philosophy Book Group — Third Sunday, 4 p.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Long Gate Shopping Center, Montgomery Road, Ellicott City. 410-203-9001.

Sunday Suppers for Consumers — Third Sunday, 4 p.m. The Bain Center. Harvey Zorbaugh, 410-730-3852, or Joe Friend, 410-730-5977.

Sustainable Community Supper — Fourth Friday, 7 p.m. Vegetarian potluck dinner and dialogue for people concerned about the environment. Eden Valley Center, 5085 Green Bridge Road, Dayton. Bette Hoover, 410-531-5610 or bette@justpeacecircles.org.

Weekend play group — Third Saturday. 410-740-1035 for time and location.

Women Walking in Wisdom Inc. — Third Saturday. A monthly prayer group. The group meets to build relationships while boldly announcing the lordship of Jesus Christ. All are welcome. Join for prayer, food, fun and fellowship. The morning session is hosted by group president Alegra, alegrabh@yahoo.com, 410-975-8052, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Sleep Inn, 10127 Washington Blvd., Laurel. The evening session is hosted by Director Minister Ingrid ingie@earthlink.net, 301-459-7722, from 6:30-9 p.m., at 3507 Saville Lane, Mitchellville.

Writers Circle — Third Monday, 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Long Gate Shopping Center, Montgomery Road, Ellicott City. 410-203-9001.

WinSIG — Third Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Windows special interest group for personal computers, tips and techniques for using and maintaining Windows operating systems. http://www.myCMUG.org.

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 hccalendar@patuxent.com.

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