Holiday House Tour
The Howard County Historical Society will hold its 38th annual Holiday House Tour from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. This year's tour features five historic properties around Elkridge, including Rockburn, the newly renovated Belmont Manor, Maycroft, Elkridge Assembly Rooms and Grace Episcopal Church. Tickets are $40 to $60, and for a $10 donation, a snack pack that includes a sandwich, chips and choice of wine or water is available. Bus boarding begins at 12:45 p.m. at the Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road. Buses leave at 1 p.m., so participants should arrive early to park, check in, pick up snack packs and board buses. Wear low-heeled shoes and bring a flashlight for assistance in seeing and walking. For tickets and information, go to hchsmd.org/events or call 410-480-3250.
Craft and bake sale
People can start their Christmas shopping with a variety of classic and unusual gifts and decorations, cookies, cakes, breads, pies and more for the Thanksgiving table beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at Church of the Resurrection, 3175 Paulskirk Drive. Information: 410-461-6710.
The multimedia juried exhibit is on view through Friday, Dec.12, at the Howard County Arts Council, 8510 High Ridge Road. 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.
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, Nov. 24. Bring questions, drug lists or prescription containers to discuss concerns.
Also at the center:
'B' Games Bunco, Brainbusters, Baggo and Wii Bowling at 10 a.m. Mondays.
Billiards 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays.
Bingo 1 p.m. Tuesdays. 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. 3:30 p.m. Thursdays 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.