Howard County Times
Howard County

Ellicott City


Baltimore Folk singer David Glaser performs songs from his newest CD, "Caffeine & Nicotine," inspired by his family, life and times, at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the Howard County Historical Society Museum, 8328 Court Ave. Tickets are $20; $18 for society members. Information: 410-480-3250.


Welcoming new members

The Soroptimist Club of Howard County, a service organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls in their community and around the world, is holding an event for new members from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Miller Branch of the county library, 9421 Frederick Road. Jeanne Allert, executive director of Samaritan Women, will speak about the need to work against human trafficking locally and beyond. The event will also feature information about the club's projects. For more information, call Karen Trennepohl at 410-750-9413 or email the club at


Special-needs festival

The Church of the Resurrection Men's Club sponsors a Fall Fun Festival for People with Special Needs from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the church hall at 3165 Paulskirk Road. All special-needs persons, their families and counselors are invited. There will be pizza, soda, comedy, magic and a puppet show. Free. Information: 410-465-4483.

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

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

English conversation The Miller branch of the Howard County Public Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, offers "Let's Get Together: English Conversation Club," 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


Ellicott City Senior Center events:

Early Bird Bingo Carol Patterson leads an hour of early morning bingo fun beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets are $2.

Bingo The monthly bingo game will be held at 1 p.m.

Also at the center:

•Pinochle, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.

•Mah-jongg, 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays.


•Billiards, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

•Needlework Club, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays.

•Painting Together, 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays.

•Bridge, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays.

•Computer Seniors of America; call for class information and offerings.