Baseball Camp

July 19, 2009

The Eagle Baseball School, geared toward boys ages 9-14, will hold a camp July 31 through Aug. 4 at Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane. The camp offers:

* Station instruction and drills that emphasize improvements in throwing, hitting, fielding, base running, pitching, catching and strategy.

* Coaches to analyze players' skills on an individual basis.

* Modified scrimmages and contests.

* Demonstrations from top players and coaches in the area.

Cost is $165. Call 410-750-6709 for more information.

Football and cheerleading

The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is accepting registrations for Elkridge Hurricanes flag and tackle football and cheerleading.

Flag football, for ages 5-6, is $85; tackle football, for ages 7-14, is $160; cheerleading, for ages 5-14, is $125. Practice begins in August at Elkridge Landing Middle School, 7085 Montgomery Road.

Tackle football participants are placed on teams based on age and weight.

Master gardening advice

Master gardeners will answer questions about plants and gardening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the Miller library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City.

Information: 410-313-1950.

Music Matters Showcase

Sarah Fridrich, Andy Luttrell and Hank Alinger perform 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Java Grande Cafe, 9050 Baltimore National Pike. Free. 410-480-3865.

Soccer registration

Registration is open for the Elkridge Youth Organization fall soccer league. Cost is $65 for U6/U7 clinic and $75 for U8 through U18. Regular registration ends July 30, late registration ends Aug. 31. EYO Soccer is a co-ed program that places an emphasis on instruction, fitness and fun. There are no tryouts required and all players will receive substantial playing time. Leagues fill up quickly, early registration is recommended. To register, go to eyosports.org or e-mail to eyosoccer@verizon.net.

To register, call 410-313-7275 or go to hcrpsports.com.

Sunset Serenades

Howard County Recreation and Parks presents local and national bands at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Centennial Park. The Deb Callahan Band is there Wednesday and the Unity Reggae Band performs July 29. Admission is free, $3 per car for parking. For directions and more information, call 410-313-4640.

Stretch and pray clinic

Isometric exercises, deep breathing and stretching postures, scriptural reflection and meditation will be combined in 90-minute sessions on Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Aug. 13 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, bring a padded exercise mat and go to firstlutheranec.org for a list of suggested scriptural readings. All ages are welcome. Free. 410-465-2977.

Theater performance

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents the comedy Twelfth Night through today at 8510 High Ridge Road. Showtime is 5 p.m. Admission is $15-$30. Call 866-811-4111 or go to chesapeakeshakespeare.com.

Around town

Chess : The Elkridge library, 6540 Washington Blvd., sponsors a chess club for ages 13 and older from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Players of all abilities are welcome. 410-313-5077.

Kiwanis meet Mondays: The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City meets at 6:45 p.m. Mondays at 3300 Norbet's Way. All are welcome. Call 410-418-8218 or go to ellicottcitykiwanis.com for more information.

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