Ellicott City

'Les Miserables'

Howard County Summer Theatre presents the Broadway version of this Victor Hugo classic through July 12 at Mount Hebron High School, 9440 Route 99. Tickets are $17, $13 for seniors and children. For show times and information, go to


Celtic concert

The Howard County Historical Society presents Ocean Celtic Fusion performing as part of its Music at the Museum Concert Series at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at 8328 Court Ave. The quartet's program includes traditional Celtic music. Tickets are $15. Information:

'As You Like It'

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company In-The-Ruins presents the comedy, "As You Like It," through July 20 at the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, 3691 Sarah's Lane. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and at 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15-$38, free for those 18 and younger with a paying adult. Gates open 90 minutes before each performance; picnics are welcome. Information: 410-313-8661 or

Soccer registration

The coed Elkridge Youth Organization fall soccer program is accepting registration for ages 4-18. No tryouts are required, and all players receive substantial playing time. Games are played at Rockburn Park. Registration ends Aug. 31 with reduced fees in July. For more information, go to or send an email with "EYO" in the subject field to

Genealogical help

The Howard County Genealogical Society offers a free help desk at 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the Howard County Library's Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Road. Research help is available. Information: 410-480-3250.

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.

Genealogy A program "Census Search Secrets" will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 9.

Music The Billy Finch Stage Show takes place at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9.

Ask the Pharmacist Don Hamilton will provide the latest information on medications at 11 a.m. Monday, July 28. Bring questions, drug lists or prescription containers to discuss concerns.


Nutrition counseling Dietitian-nutritionist Rona Martiyan will be available for half-hour private consultations on nutrition from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 23.

Calling pool players Beginners can learn the basics of shooting pool at an instructional session from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 17. A tournament for the more experienced players will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register by July 16. All are welcome.

'Brain Fitness' Instructor Robin Zahor leads a class on how to keep the mind sharp at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24.

Also at the center:

'B' Games Bunco, Brainbusters, Baggo, Wii Bowling at 10 a.m. Mondays.

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

Bingo 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 23. Cost is $4.

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

Line dancing with Mary McCormick (Beyond Beginners Class) 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays through July 31. Cost is $38.

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

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.