Events, screenings, support groups and more

November 23, 2009

•Symphony of Lights, a drive-through display of holiday lights benefitting Howard County General Hospital, begins today from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and runs daily through Jan. 3 in Symphony Woods, Columbia. Call 410-740-7570 or go to, where a $5 discount coupon can be found. $20 per car; $5 per person for private group walks of 50 or more.

•Franklin Square Hospital Center will hold its annual Circle of Light, Circle of Love tree-lighting ceremony at 5:45 p.m. today, with refreshments in the Kotzen Auditorium lobby starting at 4:30 p.m. and a program beginning at 5 p.m. Dr. Michael Pipkin, the hospital's chair of emergency services, will discuss the emergency department's new Patient Care Tower, which is to open next year. Donations will benefit the tower. Call 443-777-7240 or go to

•Baltimore Washington Medical Center will hold free blood pressure screenings from 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Harundale Presbyterian Church, Eastway and Guilford Road, Glen Burnie. Reservations are not needed. Call 410-787-4367 or go to

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