Ellicott City

Fall festival

Rockland United Methodist Church hosts its annual Fall Festival featuring a flea market, food, music, games and family activities from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at 8971 Chapel Ave. Information: 410-761-5733.


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.

Genealogical help

The Howard County Genealogical Society offers a free help desk at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 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.

'Olde Golde Music' Singers Larry and Jim perform golden oldies at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16.

'Food Matters' Become aware of your food choices and how they can impact your health and wellness during a program highlighting some of the current trends in nutrition at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16.

Concert Pianist-vocalist Greg Lupton performs at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Brain fitness Robin Zahor presents a brain exercise program to help keep the mind sharp at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23.

Ask the Pharmacist Don Hamilton will provide the latest information on medications at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27. Bring questions, drug lists or prescription containers to discuss concerns.

'Halloween Spooktacular' A baked potato bar lunch and show with musical entertainment by the Grey Legends will begin at noon Friday, Oct. 31. Cost is $15. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

Also at the center:

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

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

Bingo 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28. 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. through 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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