Friends of the Howard County Library will present Family Movie Night at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Miller library branch, 9421 Frederick Road.
The Iron Giant will be shown. Refreshments will be provided and registration is not necessary.
The Secret Garden will be shown at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway.
County offers classes in drawing, painting
Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor drawing and painting classes for ages 55 and older from 10 a.m. to noon and 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 10 through Dec. 10, at the Kiwanis-Wallas Recreation Center in Ellicott City.
Participants will work in a variety of media and learn about the contributions of past and contemporary artists. A supply list will be discussed at the first class.
The cost is $60. Materials, which must be purchased separately, cost about $50.
Registration is requested as soon as possible. Information: 410-313-7320 or 410-313-7279.
Line dancing class at Ellicott City center
A Beginner Plus Country Line Dancing class for ages 55 and older will be offered at the Ellicott City Senior Center from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 19 through Nov. 21.
Wear leather-soled shoes (no sneakers) to the high-energy class. The cost is $27. Information: 410-313-7279.
Teachers sought -- A group of former Centennial High School teachers is seeking other members of the faculty who taught at the school during its first two years, 1977-1979. An event is being planned in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of Centennial's opening. Former teachers who were at the school during those years are asked to e-mail Ken Katzen at email@example.com; include an address, telephone number and e-mail address.
Wanted -- Fire Department units, marching bands, color guards, antique cars, motorcycles and community organizations are needed to participate in the Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department's annual parade, to be held Oct. 6. To request an application: Mike Barnett, 410-966-2831, or Russell Pryor, 410-984-1988.
Learning English -- The Miller library branch offers an English conversation club from 7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Mondays for people who speak English as a second language and would like to practice conversation in a group setting. First-time participants must register in advance. 410-313-1950.
Knitting for charity -- A community-service group meets to knit and crochet blankets, baby clothes and other items for charities, hospitals and senior centers. The group meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Kiwanis-Wallas Recreation Center. 410-313-7279.
Chess club -- The Elkridge library, 6540 Washington Blvd., will hold a chess club for ages 13 and older from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Players of all abilities are welcome, but they must know how to play chess. Snacks will be provided. 410-313-5077.
Feast -- The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department will hold a bull, oyster and shrimp feast from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 8 at the fire hall, 6275 Old Washington Road, Elkridge. On the menu are roast beef, raw oysters, oyster fritters and stew, steamed shrimp, salads, chips, sodas and beer. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Additional parking is to be available at the Norbel School. A shuttle to the fire hall will be available. Tickets are $40. Kristi Harvey, 410-379-1013.
Study courses -- Registration is open for fall Stressless Tests study-skills courses for middle-schoolers, to be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 1 at Burleigh Manor Middle School. Afternoon classes are to meet from 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 11 through Oct. 2 at Burleigh Manor.
Classes for high school students will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 19 through Oct. 10, at Centennial High.
The cost is $165, and includes a copy of the DVD Study for Success. Information or registration: Betty Caldwell, 410-740-4659.