•The Howard County Arts Council presents the exhibits "Building Perspectives" by Ashley DuRoss, Lillian Hoover, Robert Tennenbaum, April Rimpo and K. Velis Turan in Gallery I and "Kaleidoscope" by Katie Chen in Gallery II through Friday, Oct. 17, at 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. 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 or hocoarts.org/exhibits.php.
•Works by local painter Alison Menke are on view through Sunday, Oct. 19, at Still Life Gallery Fine Art and Custom Framing, 8173 Main St. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Information: 410-461-1616 or stilllifegallery.net.
A community knitting and crocheting group seeks volunteers 55 and older to knit afghans, blankets, baby wear and other items for local charities, hospitals and senior centers. The group meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Kiwanis Wallas Recreation Center, 3300 Norberts Way. Acrylic yarn donations are appreciated. Information: 410-313-4704.
Waverly Elementary School, 10220 Wetherburn Road, will host its Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, with food, games, children's activities, scarecrow-making, a bake sale, cake walk and a visit from Princess Elsa and Spider-Man. Information: 410-707-7200.
The Knights of Columbus host an Italian dinner fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the Church of the Resurrection, 3175 Paulskirk Drive. The all-you-can-eat menu includes pasta and meatballs, pizza, salad, dessert and drinks. There will be live music, a raffle and door prizes. Free-will donations suggested. Information: 410-461-9112.
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.
Genealogy workshop The workshop on immigration runs from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 8. At some point, every person's ancestors came from somewhere else. There are two basic types of immigration records, ship's lists and naturalization papers.
'Halloween Spooktacular' A baked potato bar lunch and show with musical entertainment by the Grey Legends will begin at noon Friday, Oct. 31. Cost is $15. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.
Ask the Pharmacist Don Hamilton will provide the latest information on medications at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27. Bring questions, drug lists or prescription containers to discuss concerns.
Brain fitness Robin Zahor presents a brain exercise program to help keep the mind sharp at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23.
Also at the center:
'B' Games Bunco, Brainbusters, Baggo and Wii Bowling at 10 a.m. Mondays.
Billiards From 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays.
Canasta 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays.
Gentle beginning yoga Classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
Beyond Beginners Line Dancing Class is designed for students familiar with basic line dancing. Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. through Dec. 4. $74 for 10 classes.
Mah-jongg 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays.
Movies 1 p.m. Fridays. Call for information.
Needlework Club 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays.
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.
Pinochle 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.
Men's forum Support group featuring discussion on current events, news, finance and more meets 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Thursdays.
Watercolor with Carole Zink Learn the fundamentals of drawing, shapes, values, textures and design from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 15. Cost is $43. For a supply list, call 443-546-3587.