Ellicott City

Bible school

Bethany United Methodist Church offers Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday, June 23-27, at 2875 Bethany Lane. The theme is "Weird Animals." Information: 410-465-2919 or go to bethanyum.org.

Art exhibits

The Howard County Arts Council hosts "Resident Visual Artists Exhibit 2014" and "Weaving Outside the Box: Exploring Idioms in Fiber" through Friday, 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.

'As You Like It'

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company In-The-Ruins is presenting the comedy "As You Like It" through Sunday, July 20, at the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, 3691 Sarah's Lane. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and at 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15-$38, free for those 18 and younger with a paying adult. Gates open 90 minutes before each performance; picnics are welcome. Information: 410-313-8661 or chesapeakesheakespeare.com.

Genealogical help

The Howard County Genealogical Society offers a free help desk at 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road. Research help is available. Information: 410-480-3250.

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.

Ask the Pharmacist Don Hamilton will provide the latest information on medications at 11 a.m. Monday, June 23. Bring questions, drug lists or prescription containers to discuss medication concerns.

Nutrition counseling Dietitian-nutritionist Rona Martiyan will be available for half-hour private consultations on nutrition from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 25.

Also at the center:

'B' Games Bunco, Brainbusters, Baggo, Wii Bowling at 10 a.m. Mondays.

Billiards From 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays.

Bingo 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 25. Cost is $4.

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.

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