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Band fundraiser

The Mount Hebron High School Marching Unit will hold its inaugural fundraising event, "Band A Thon," from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the school, 9440 Route 99. The event is free; donations will help support the 225-member marching band. Information: 410-480-2249 or email


Benefit breakfast

Bethany United Methodist Church will host a pancake breakfast and flea market to raise money to support its Imagine No Malaria campaign from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at 2875 Bethany Lane. Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and will include pancakes, sausage, fruit cocktail, hot apples, orange and apple juice, coffee and milk. Tickets are $7, $4 for children 12 and younger, $20 per family of four or more. The flea market takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: 410-465-2919.


Spring music

The St. Louis Church Concert Series presents "Spring at St. Louis," featuring violinist Shannon Lock, winner of the 2013-14 Concerto Competition at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at 12500 Clarksville Pike in Clarksville. Admission is free. Information: 410-531-6040.

Plant, bake sale

The Cross Country Garden Club will hold a plant and bake sale from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 3, at 9041 Chevrolet Drive in Ellicott City. Annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and homemade baked goods will be for sale. Information: 410-992-7680.

Call to artists

The Howard County Arts Council is accepting applications for the juried portion of "Paint It! Ellicott City 2014," a plein air paint-out and exhibit in Ellicott City. A minimum of $5,000 in awards will be presented to participating artists. The event will be held July 11-14. For a prospectus and entry form, go to The application deadline is April 30.

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. Information: 410-313-1950.


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.

'Music with Al Callahan' Al Callahan sings classic oldies at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 23.

Nutrition counseling Dietitian Rona Martiyan will be available for half hour private consultations from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 23. Call for an appointment.

Ask the Pharmacist Don Hamilton will provide information on medications at 11 a.m. Monday, April 28. Bring your questions, drug lists or prescription containers for discussion.


Hearing screenings Clarity Audiology will conduct hearing screenings from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 29. Call for an appointment.

Bingo Enjoy an afternoon of bingo beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 30. Cost is $4.

Line Dancing with Mary McCormick Class meets at 3:30 p.m. Thursdays through June 12. Call for fee.

Watercolor with Carole Zink Art class meets from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through May 7. Call for more information.

Also at the center:

Billiards 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays.


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Gentle beginning yoga Classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Mah-jongg 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays.

Needlework Club 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays.

Movies/documentaries 1 p.m. Fridays.

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.


Zumba Gold Classes meet at 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.