The Howard County Arts Council hosts the exhibits "Resident Visual Artists Exhibit 2014" and "Weaving Outside the Box: Exploring Idioms in Fiber" through June 27 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.
The Columbia Orchestra invites the public to an open rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 12, at the Gathering Place, 6120 Day Long Lane in Clarksville. Visitors can enjoy wine and cheese with the musicians during their breaks. Information: 410-465-8777.
The Howard County Genealogical Society offers a free help desk at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road. Research help is available. Information: 410-480-3250.
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.
'Brain Fitness' Robin Zahor leads a class on how to keep the mind sharp at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 15.
Concert The ShowTime Singers perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18. Free, but tickets are required.
Music with Al Callahan at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 21. Free.
Cabaret luncheon and show with Leo & Diane at noon Friday, May 23. Cost is $15.
Nutrition counseling Rona Martiyan, a registered dietitian and nutritionist, will be available for half-hour private consultations from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 21. Call for appointment.
Line Dancing with Mary McCormick Class meets at 3:30 p.m. Thursdays through June 12. Call for fee.
Also at the center:
Billiards 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays.
Gentle beginning yoga Classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
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.