Howard County Times
Howard County

Ellicott City

'As You Like It'

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company In-The-Ruins presents the comedy "As You Like It" June 12-July 20 at the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, 3691 Sarah's Lane. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and at 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15-$38, free for those 18 and younger with a paying adult. Gates open 90 minutes before each performance; picnics are welcome. Information: 410-313-8661 or


Bible school

Bethany United Methodist Church offers Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday, June 23-27 at 2875 Bethany Lane. The theme is "Weird Animals." Information: 410-465-2919 or go to


Art exhibits

The Howard County Arts Council hosts "Resident Visual Artists Exhibit 2014" and "Weaving Outside the Box: Exploring Idioms in Fiber" through Friday, June 27, at 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. A free reception Thursday, June 19, in conjunction with the Columbia Festival of the Arts, will include entertainment by All County Improv at 6:30 p.m. and Resident Artists' Open Studios from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Information: 410-313-2787.

Genealogical help

The Howard County Genealogical Society offers a free help desk at 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road. Research help is available. Information: 410-480-3250.

English conversation

The Miller branch of the Howard County Public Library, 9421 Frederick Road, 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. Information: 410-313-1950.

Ellicott City Senior Center

These events take place at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, 410-313-1421:


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

Concert Terry Marsh will perform Broadway tunes, classics and standards at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 10.

Genealogy: The Interview How to uncover hidden details about your family history by talking to unlikely people who might know more than you do. 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 11.

Brain Fitness Robin Zahor teaches techniques to keep the mind sharp at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 12.

Concert Frank and Trish Curreri perform "The Glory of Love," a program of classic music, oldies and standards, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17.

Ask the Pharmacist Don Hamilton will provide the latest information on medications at 11 a.m. Monday, June 23. Bring questions, drug lists or prescription containers to discuss medication concerns.


Nutrition counseling Dietitian-nutritionist Rona Martiyan will be available for half-hour private consultations on nutrition tips and personal nutrition from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 25.

Also at the center:

'B' Games Bunco, Brainbusters, Baggo, Wii Bowling at 10 a.m. Mondays.

Billiards From 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays.

Bingo 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 25. Cost is $4.

Gentle beginning yoga Classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.


Line dancing with Mary McCormick (Beyond Beginners Class) 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 18-July 31. Cost is $38.

Mah-jongg 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays.

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

Movies/documentaries 1 p.m. Fridays.

Painting Together 10 a.m. to noon Mondays; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays.

Piano lessons Tuesdays through Thursdays. Cost is $30 per half-hour session.


Zumba Gold Classes meet at 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.