Afternoon Tea at Historic Oakland — One Thursday a month, 4:30-6 p.m. Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia. Tea, sandwiches, desserts and more will be served. 410-730-4744, 800-730-4802 or http://www.historic-oakland.com.
A Novel Idea — Fourth Thursday, 7 p.m. Discussion of recently published novels. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Long Gate Shopping Center, Montgomery Road, Ellicott City. 410-203-9001.
Awakening Minds — Fourth Monday, 7:15 p.m. Monthly book club that focuses on ecology, social change and green living. Great Sage Restaurant, 5809 Clarksville Square Drive, Clarksville. Anastasia, 443-535-0212.
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.
Committee for Palestinian Rights — Monthly meetings. 410-730-2777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Howard County Art Guild — Fourth Monday, 7:30 p.m. Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City. Cher Compton, 301-854-3478 or http://www.howardcountyartguild.com. For directions, 410-313-2787.
The Howard County Celestial Searchers — Fourth Monday, 7-8 p.m. Astronomy club for grades K-8. Parents welcome. 14601 Bushy Park Elementary School, art room, 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. Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church, 7178 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia. 301-483-8770.
Howard County Republican Club — Fourth Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Yingley-Ridgely VFW Post 7472, 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City. Karen Winterling, email@example.com.
Howard County Republican Women's Club — Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Yingley-Ridgely VFW Post 7472, 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City. hcrepublicanwomen.org.
Laurel Amateur Radio Club — Fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m. John/N3GXA, 301-725-1641; Jerry/N3WSG, 301-937-1174; or http://www.webtrek.com/md/larc.
Patuxent Toastmasters — Second and fourth Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia (off I-175 and Vantage Point Road). Ron Dietrich, 443-472-5446 or www.patuxenttoastmasters.org.
Phoenix Cultural Singles — Sundays, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.; presentation at noon. For attendees 50 and older. Social and complimentary cup of coffee and snacks. Meeting House Room A, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. 410-997-0739.
St. Andrew's Community Feasts — Fourth Thursday. In the Parish Hall, 2892 Rt. 97, Glenwood, between Union Chapel Road and the Glenwood Post Office. The cook will be Brett Arnold of Smokin' Hot! 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.
Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Groups must be open to the public, and priority will be given to those that meet in Howard County. Send information to: Let's Get Together, Patuxent Publishing Co., 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; fax to 410-332-6495; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.