Art exhibits

•Works by local painter Alison Menke are on view through Sunday, Oct. 19, at Still Life Gallery Fine Art and Custom Framing, 8173 Main St. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Information: 410-461-1616 or


•The Howard County Arts Council presents the exhibits "Building Perspectives" by Ashley DuRoss, Lillian Hoover, Robert Tennenbaum, April Rimpo and K. Velis Turan in Gallery I and "Kaleidoscope" by Katie Chen in Gallery II, Sept. 5 through Oct. 17 at 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Information: 410-313-2787 or

Outdoor movies

The Saturdays at the Wine Bin summer outdoor movie series continues with "Star Trek" (2009, rated PG-13) at 9 p.m. Sept. 6 at 8390 Main St. Popcorn and bottled water will be sold to benefit Voices for Children. Information: 410-465-7802 or

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.

Country music Chuck Fisher performs at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Oldies concert Al Calahan sings oldies at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Genealogy A presentation at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, on how valuable family information can be uncovered, not by going through dusty old family records but by tapping into today's social networking websites.

Paper Crafting with Diane Program for beginners and advanced paper crafters will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. Cost is $7.50 with a $2.50 supply fee to the instructor.

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. Tuesday, Sept. 23. Cost is $4.


Canasta 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays.

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

Beyond Beginners Line Dancing Class is designed for students who are familiar with basic line dancing. Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 25-Dec. 4. $74 for 10 classes.

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

Movies 1 p.m. Fridays. Call for information.

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.

Pinochle 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.

Men's forum Support group featuring discussion on current events, news, finance and more meets 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Thursdays.

Watercolor with Carole Zink Learn the fundamentals of drawing, shapes, values, textures and design from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 15. Cost is $43. In addition, a four week mini-session of evening classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 3 through Sept. 24. Cost is $30. For a supply list, call 443-546-3587.