These groups meet regularly.
The Bet Aviv Camera Club — Fourth Monday, 7:30 p.m. Learn about the many facets of photography. Meetings appeal to photographers of all skill and experience levels. Oakland Mills Meeting House, in Columbia. 410-992-7498 or 410-730-0440.
Central Maryland Photographers Guild — Fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m. A premier photographic organization. Chapelgate Presbyterian Church, 2600 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, rooms 212 and 213. http://www.cmpg.org.
Columbia Families in Nature — Most Sundays, 2-4 p.m. This community organization provides free, fun, friendly opportunities for Columbia-area families to spend time together in nature. Outings take place in natural areas in and around Columbia and include lightly guided time to play and explore as well as hands-on education activities. http://www.columbiafamiliesinnature.org.
Committee for Palestinian Rights — Monthly meetings. Howard County Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. email@example.com.
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 StardocJG@aol.com, or http://www.goodteeth.com.
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. howardcountynaacp.com.
Howard County Republican Club — Fourth Thursday, 7 p.m. Yingley-Ridgely VFW Post 7472, 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City. http://www.facebook.com/groups/hocogopclub/.
Howard County Republican Women's Club — Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Yingley-Ridgely VFW Post 7472, 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City. hcrepublicanwomen.org.
Patuxent Toastmasters — Second and fourth Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Conquer the fear of public speaking. Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia. http://www.patuxenttoastmasters.org or meetup.com.
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. 410-884-3848 or 410-992-0794.
Speak Always With Confidence Toastmasters — Second and fourth Wednesdays, 5:10 p.m. Come develop speaking and leadership skills in a fun, supportive environment. Leidos/SAIC building, 6841 Benjamin Franklin Drive, in Columbia Gateway. http://saic.toastmastersclubs.org.
St. Andrew's Community Feasts — Fourth Thursday. In the parish hall, 2892 Route 97, Glenwood, between Union Chapel Road and the Glenwood Post Office. http://www.standrewsglenwood.org 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. http://1542797.toastmastersclubs.org. Audrey McLendon, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
These groups meet regularly.
50+ Professionals — Singles social group for professionals ages 50 and older. Group meets for social events such as happy hours, brunches, dinners, theater, concerts, book clubs and more. 410-813-4071.
A Course in Miracles — A self-study spiritual thought system that teaches the way to universal love through forgiveness. Join fellow seekers to connect, share, learn and heal to deepen the connection to the divine within. Recurring weekly at four locations and times. NRSsolutions@yahoo.com or 410-833-7440.
Chapelgate Presbyterian Church — Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m. Free classes for adults learning English as their second language. Free child care is available for children up to age 12. 2600 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville. 410-442-5800. http://www.chapelgate.org.
Christian Singles Fellowship — Sundays, 7 p.m. Join for a meeting of connection, friendship, spiritual growth, learning and worship. Crossroads Church of the Nazarene, 2750 Rogers Ave., Ellicott City. http://www.christiansinglesfellowship.net.
Columbia Families in Nature — Most Sundays, 2-4 p.m. This new community organization provides free, fun, friendly opportunities for Columbia-area families to spend time together in nature. Outings take place in natural areas in and around Columbia and include lightly guided time to play and explore as well as hands-on education activities. http://www.columbiafamiliesinnature.org.
Ellicott City spiritual discussion group — All faiths welcome. Meeting weekly at KolacheKreations, 10455 Frederick Road at Route 40. 410-833-7440 or NRSsolutions@yahoo.com.
Faithful Circle Quilters — Mondays, 7-9 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia. 410-730-9561.
Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City —Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Bob Evans, 4900 Beaver Run Court, off of Executive Park Drive at Route 100. http://www.ellicottcitykiwanis.com. Harry Slade, 410-418-8218.
Phoenix Cultural Singles — Sundays, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.; presentation at noon. For attendees 50 and older. Social, complimentary cup of coffee and snacks. Meeting House Room A, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. 410-884-3848 or 410-992-0794.
Rotary Club of Clarksville — Tuesdays, 7:45-8:45 a.m. Luna C Grille, River Hill Shopping Center, Clarksville. Karen Krehs, 410-465-3434; Hamp Fields, 410-531-7869; Susie Davis, 410-531-7900; Nancy Forrest, 410-531-2113.
Rotary Club of Columbia — Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Social hour, and community and international service programs. Eggspectation, 6010 University Blvd., Ellicott City. Becky Magnus, 410-740-7300.
Spiritual discussion — Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Find peace through spiritual discussion and support. Meeting Route 108, Columbia. 410-465-5467.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Club — Mondays. Weigh-in, 6:30-6:45 p.m.; meeting begins at 7 p.m. Hall of the Pythians, 850 Montgomery Ave. (Seventh and Montgomery), Laurel. 410-531-1283.
Voix de Femmes — Thursdays, 7:45-9:15 p.m. All women's chamber choir based in Laurel. Good sight readers preferred. Annick, 301-520-8921 or firstname.lastname@example.org.