Slow pitch -- Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will offer spring and summer slow-pitch softball leagues - co-rec, women's, men's and 40+ and 50+ for men - starting in mid-April. The season is 10 to 14 weeks. The cost is $850 a team; a rec league that plays Monday nights costs $475. An organizational meeting to discuss policy and rule changes will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Recreation and Parks headquarters, 7120 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. Mark Pendleton, 410-313-4703, or www.hcrpsports.com.