Ellicott City

Art gallery

The HorseSpirit Arts Gallery has reopened at 13554 Triadelphia Road, and a reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Information: Robin Holliday at 410-782-5677 or email horsespiritarts@verizon.net.


Outdoor movies

The Saturdays at the Wine Bin summer outdoor movie series concludes with "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (rated PG) at 9 p.m. Sept. 27 at 8390 Main St. Popcorn and bottled water will be sold to benefit Voices for Children. Information: 410-465-7802 or winebinec.com/summer-movies.php.


Art exhibits

•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 through Friday, 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 hocoarts.org/exhibits.php.

•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 stilllifegallery.net.

Knitting and crocheting

The group seeks volunteers 55 and older to knit afghans, blankets, baby wear and other items for local charities, hospitals and senior centers at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Kiwanis Wallas Recreation Center, 3300 Norberts Way. Acrylic yarn donations are appreciated. Information: 410-313-4704.

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.

Ask the Pharmacist Don Hamilton will provide the latest information on medications at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22. Bring questions, drug lists or prescription containers to discuss concerns.

'Clutter Free for Life' Sonal Adamson, a professional organizer, will make a presentation on how to make your life clutter-free at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24.


Nutrition counseling Dietitian-nutritionist Rona Martiyan will discuss nutrition tips at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Brain fitness Robin Zahor presents a brain exercise program to help keep the mind sharp at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25.

Paper Crafting with Diane A 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 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 through Oct. 15. Cost is $43. For a supply list, call 443-546-3587.

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