Summer outdoor movies

The "Saturdays at the Wine Bin" summer movie series continues with the film "Life of Pi" at 9 p.m. July 20 at 8390 Main St. Popcorn and bottled water will be sold to benefit Voices for Children. Information: 410-465-7802.


Around town

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. Register with the library before your first meeting. Information: 410-313-1950.

These events take place at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, 410-313-1421:

'Downsizing Made Easy' Victoria Hathaway presents specialty services to address the challenges associated with a senior move at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 16. Topics include downsizing, searching for your senior living community and managing the move.

Medicare Get updated on important Medicare topics, including durable medical equipment and diabetic supplies, preventive services, fraud protection and benefit programs at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18.

Diabetes awareness Craig Weinsweig of the Ellicott City Pharmacy will present the latest diabetes information, along with tips on managing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 18.

Monthly Bingo will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 23. Cost is $4.

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:

•Billiards, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

•Pingpong, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.

•Pinochle, noon to 3 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.

•Mah-jongg, 9 a.m. Tuesdays.

•Spring Insighters, 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays.


•Needlework Club, 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

•Canasta, 1 p.m. Thursdays.

•Spring Men's Forum, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

•Movies/documentaries, 1 p.m. Fridays.

Soccer registration

The coed Elkridge Youth Organization fall soccer program is accepting registrations for ages 4-18. No tryouts are required, and all players receive substantial playing time. Games are played at Rockburn Park. Registration ends Aug. 15. For more information, go to or send an email with "EYO" in the subject field to

Genealogical help desk

The Howard County Genealogical Society offers a free help desk at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road. Help is available for research in all areas of the U.S., Europe and other countries. Information: 410-480-3250.