Howard County Times
Howard County

Ellicott City


The orchestra of St. John's Episcopal Church performs music by Schubert, Mahler and Beethoven at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at the church, 9120 Frederick Road. Tickets are $15, free for those younger than 18 accompanied by an adult. Information: 410-461-7793.


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, ending Sunday, 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. 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 program

A stroke exercise program will be held 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road. Information: 410-313-1425.

Clarity audiology

Clinical audiologist Mary Carson will discuss common misconceptions about hearing loss, the effectiveness of hearing aids and hearing health concerns at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9. Free.

Genealogy class

Bill Amos shows how to find important information about family history at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10. Free.


'Wonderfully Watercolors'

Class on learning the fundamentals of drawing shapes, values and textures to create a watercolor will be held 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Nov. 9 through Nov. 30. Cost is $27.

'Exploring Oils'

A six-week painting class will be held 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays through Dec. 8, at the Ellicott City Senior Center. Cost is $38.

Table tennis

Play pingpong from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Ellicott City Senior Center. Free.



Play pinochle from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Ellicott City Senior Center. Free.


Play pool from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and 9 4 p.m. Fridays at 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.



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


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


Camera club meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Ellicott City Senior Center. Free.


Blood pressure screenings

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


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