Ellicott City

'Man of La Mancha'

Drama students at Mount Hebron High School present this classic about Don Quixote and his idealism at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, through Saturday, Nov. 20, in the school's auditorium, 9440 Old Frederick Road. Tickets are $10. Information: 410-313-2880.

Volunteers needed

Adults and high school students are needed who can help with "Project Prom Dress," a fundraiser for the Red Cross of Central Maryland. A meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Eggspectations Restaurant, 6010 University Blvd. RSVP to redcross@gmail.com. Refreshments will be served.

'Walk to Bethlehem'

Glen Mar United Methodist Church sponsors its annual "Walk to Bethlehem" Dec. 4-5 at the church, 4701 New Cut Road. This free indoor-outdoor theatrical event runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors can see the Christmas story with live animals, hear carols and experience a Biblical marketplace. Information: 410-465-4995 or go to glenmarumc.org.


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.

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 linda3athome@msn.com.

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.

'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 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.

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

Billiards Play pool from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and 9 a.m.to 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.

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

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

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.

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 ellicottcitykiwanis.com.

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