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These groups meet regularly.

The Bet Aviv Camera Club — A presentation on cell phone photography, by professional photographer and instructor Tony Sweet. ( The presentation will be at The Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, in the Oakland Mills village center, on Dec. 23, 7:30 p.m., in the Quad rooms. Guests are welcome to attend this free event. or Jeff Friedhoffer, 410-997-5366,


Central Maryland Photographers Guild — Fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m. A premier photographic organization. Chapelgate Presbyterian Church, 2600 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, rooms 212 and 213.

Committee for Palestinian Rights — Monthly meetings. Howard County Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia.


The Howard County Celestial Searchers — Fourth Monday, 7-8 p.m. Astronomy club for kindergarten through eighth grade. Parents welcome. Bushy Park Elementary School, Art Room, 14601 Carrs Mills Road, Glenwood. Joel Goodman, 410-531-6600, or, or

Howard County Libertarian Party — Fourth Sunday, 5 p.m. For location, 410-579-1123.

Howard County NAACP — Fourth Monday, 7 p.m. Ridgely's Community Center, Jessup.

Howard County Republican Club — Fourth Thursday, 7 p.m. Yingley-Ridgely VFW Post 7472, 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City.

Howard County Republican Women's Club — Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Yingley-Ridgely VFW Post 7472, 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City.

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Patuxent Toastmasters — Special holiday schedule. Meeting Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m. Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia. or find on

Phoenix Cultural Singles — Sundays, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.; presentation at noon. For attendees 50 and older. Social with complimentary coffee and snacks. Meeting House Room A, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. 410-997-0739.

Speak Always With Confidence Toastmasters — Second and fourth Wednesdays, 5:10 p.m. Come develop your speaking and leadership skills in a fun, supportive environment. Leidos/SAIC building, 6841 Benjamin Franklin Drive, in Columbia Gateway.


St. Andrew's Community Feasts — Fourth Thursday. In the parish hall, 2892 Route 97, Glenwood, between Union Chapel Road and the Glenwood Post Office. The cook will be Brett Arnold of Smokin' Hot! or 410-442-5445.

The Society of Military Widows — Fourth Sunday, 11 a.m. Groups meet for brunch at Club Meade at Fort Meade. Betty Jones, 410-730-0127.

Wh'Y' Not Toastmasters — Second and fourth Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. A nonprofit organization that provides communication and leadership training, invites visitors to attend and learn more about the organization. Glen Mar United Methodist Church, 4701 New Cut Road, Ellicott City. Audrey McLendon, or

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