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Ellicott City

Theatrical production

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents "Titus Andronicus" in the Haunted Ruins at Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, 3691 Sarah's Lane, through Nov. 1. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15-$30. Tickets and information: 866-811-4111 or


Decorator show house

Historic Ellicott City Inc. presents its 26th annual Decorator Show House. Witching Hour Farm at 15475 Old Frederick Road in Woodbine was built 100 years ago and named for an owner's favorite horse. It is a seven-bedroom home on 80 acres. The event includes a tour, with items for sale, a boutique, antique shop and garden shop. Open through Sunday, Oct. 17. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Information: 410-461-6908 or


Water main construction

A project to replace a 30-inch water main with a 48-inch main near U.S. 29 and Montgomery Road is continuing, with completion expected in late April. Information: 410-313-3440.

Quilt exhibit

"Stitches in Time/Threads of Change: An Exhibition of Maryland Community Quilts" continues through March 31 at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, 300 Oella Ave. The "Banneker Historical Quilt," a project more than five years in the making, is the centerpiece of the exhibit. Information: 410-887-1081.

'Roads to Rails: The Thomas Viaduct'

The exhibit, running through Nov. 7 at the B&O Railroad Museum, 2711 Maryland Ave. in Ellicott City, explains how the Thomas Viaduct was built and includes pictures of it in use. Visitors can learn about Phillip Thomas, president of the B&O, for whom the bridge is named, and the engineer, Benjamin Latrobe. The viaduct, which spans the Patapsco River in Relay, was completed July 4, 1835. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Information: 410-461-1945.

Seeking coaches

The Ellicott City Patriots Youth Football & Cheer Program is looking for volunteers to serve as head coaches, assistant coaches, stunt coaches, dance coaches, gymnastics coaches, fitness trainers and competition-level coaches. Information: Linda Lagala-Spano, 410-461-1225 or


Around town

Exercise Essentials to Manage Arthritis Classes will be held 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road. Information: 410-313-1425.

Nutrition counseling Dietitian Rona Martiyan will hold half-hour counseling sessions with a focus on food for life from 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Ellicott City Senior Center. Free.

Workshop Madline Taylor hosts a journaling workshop at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays the Ellicott City Senior Center. Free.

Needlework club Bring knitting, sewing or needlework projects and supplies to the Ellicott City Senior Center at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Free.

Movies Afternoon screenings take place at 12:45 p.m. Fridays at the Ellicott City Senior Center. Cost is $1.


Genealogy class Bill Amos is your guide in finding out important information about your family history at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Ellicott City Senior Center. Putting the gene in genealogy is the topic. Free.

Blood pressure screenings Stop in from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays (except Oct. 26) at the Ellicott City Senior Center for free blood pressure readings administered by a registered nurse. Information: 410-313-1425.

Chess The Elkridge branch of the Howard County Library, 6540 Washington Blvd., sponsors a chess club for ages 13 and older from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Players of all abilities are welcome. Information: 410-313-7723.

English conversation The Miller branch of the Howard County Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, offers Let's Get Together: English Conversation Club. It's 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. Register with the library before your first meeting. Information: 410-313-1950.

Kiwanis meets The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City meets at 6:45 p.m. Mondays at 3300 Norberts Way. Information: 410-418-8218 or