History lecture series
Michael Bosworth, a naval architect and historian specializing in the War of 1812 and the Federal period, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Free. Refreshments will be served. Information: 301-377-7817.
Tai Sophia open houses
Tai Sophia Institute will offer Graduate School Open Houses featuring all of the institute's programs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7750 Montpelier Road in Laurel. Prospective students will be able to discuss the programs with faculty, students and alumni, meet with admissions and financial aid counselors, and tour the facility's healing arts library, wellness clinic and the campus. Registration and information: 410-488-9048 or go to tai.edu.
"Sara Steele: Watercolors" is on view through Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Himmelfarb Gallery at Tai Sophia Institute, 7750 Montpelier Road in Laurel. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 410-888-9048.
Laurel Park history
"And They're Off! 100 Years at Laurel Park," a centennial exhibit at the Laurel Museum, explores the history and racing highlights of Laurel Park and the track's impact on the community. The museum is at 817 Main St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Information: laurelhistoricalsociety.org.
Events at the North Laurel 50+Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Information: 410-313-0380:
Walking Club: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Mondays-Fridays.
Blood pressure screenings: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays.
Open Art Studio: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Billiards: 9 a.m. to noon Mondays-Fridays.
Sit, Stitch and Give: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays.
Line Dance Drop In: 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, $1.
Mahjong: noon to 4 p.m. Fridays.
Massage Therapy with Myra Dorsey: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
Agewell Exercise Class: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, $33 for 15 classes.
Enhance Fitness: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, $51 for 16 classes.
Sittercize: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, $36 for 16 classes.
Tap Aerobics with Ronnie Mack from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, beginning Nov. 9. Six classes for $33.
Fun at the library
"Picture Book Parade!" for children ages 2-5 with an adult will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursdays at the Savage branch of the Howard County Public Library. "Pajama Time," when children may wear pajamas and bring teddy bears and blankets, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. The branch is at 9525 Durness Lane in Laurel. Information: 410-880-5980.
Latest Howard County
Volunteers needed The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, with the Community Emergency Response Network, is recruiting for nonprofit agencies. Information: 410-715-3179.