These groups meet regularly.
Acupuncture Happy Hour — First and third Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Relax and recharge with 20 minutes of auricular (ear) acupuncture. Classical Acupuncture and Healing Center, 8821 Columbia 100 Parkway, Suite 5, Columbia. $20. http://www.peacefulpointsmd.com or http://www.vitalityacupuncture.org.
Adams, Hanna, Moore Memorial Post 156, American Legion — Third Thursday, 7 p.m. VFW Post 7472, 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City. Edward A. Hall, commander, Post 156, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-340-7892; John Horan, post adjutant, email@example.com or 410-696-2343; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Maryland User Group for Windows — Third Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. East Columbia Branch library. 301-774-0331 or http://www.myCMUG.org.
Columbia Knitting Group — Third Monday, 7 p.m. Panera Bread, 6345 Dobbin Road, Columbia. Coleen, 240-381-3911.
Elkridge Chapter of Dining for Women — Third Monday. Open to Howard County women who would like to impact women and girls in developing countries through monthly informal potluck dinners.The premise is to contribute what would have been spent dining out, while dining in. diningforwomen.org.Donna, ElkridgeDFW@gmail.com.
Haven on the Lake — Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. These one-hour workshops are an enjoyable and educational experience that also provide an introduction to the types of services and programs at Haven on the Lake. Haven on the Lake Café, lower level of the Whole Foods Market, 10275 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. To register, HavenWorkshops.EventBrite.com. For information, HavenontheLake.org, 410-715-3020, or HOL.info@ColumbiaAssociation.org.
Home Buying Seminar — Third Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m. Learn the steps you need to know when buying and selling a home. Kahler Hall, Village of Harper's Choice, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia. 410-262-2254.
Howard Astronomical League — Third Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Learn about astronomy and other space-related sciences with people of all ages. Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia. http://www.howardastro.org.
Howard County NAACP Youth Council — Third Monday, 6 p.m. Ridgely's Run Community Center, 8400 Mission Road, Jessup. 443-280-1935.
Journeys Community — First and third Sundays, 10 a.m. Explore spirituality in this nontraditional group. Homewood Suites, 8320 Benson Drive, Columbia. 410-546-6624 or http://www.journeyscommunity.org.
Marine Corps League Auxiliary — Join the Department of Maryland Marine Corps League Auxiliary and help the community and support Marines and veterans. Enjoy comradeship and have fun with activities which include but are not limited to Toys for Tots, Operation Little Angel, assisting the elderly and child welfare programs. Regular membership is open to wives, widows, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, granddaughters, stepmothers, stepdaughters, daughters-in-law, aunts, nieces, mothers-in-law and sisters-in-law of a Marine or a U.S. Navy Corpsman, who have served or are currently serving. Associate membership open to all others. Chris, email@example.com.
Voice of a Woman Toastmasters Club — Third Wednesday, 7 p.m. networking; 7:30 p.m. meeting. Improve speaking skills in a small, friendly and supportive group. Beginners and seasoned speakers welcomed. Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. VoiceofaWoman.ToastmastersClubs.org.
Weekend play group — Third Saturday. 410-740-1035 for time and location.
Women Walking in Wisdom Inc. — Third Saturday. A monthly prayer group. All are welcome. Join for prayer, food, fun and fellowship. The morning session is hosted by group President Alegra Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-975-8052, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Sleep Inn, 10127 Washington Blvd., Laurel.
WinSIG — Third Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Windows special interest group for personal computers, tips and techniques for using and maintaining Windows operating systems. http://www.myCMUG.org.
Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Groups must be open to the public; priority will be given to those that meet in Howard County. Send information to: Let's Get Together, Baltimore Sun Media Group, Targeted Media, 501 N. Calvert St., Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21278; or email email@example.com.