Ellicott City briefs

May 21, 2010

Workshop

Lois Wolford, a member of the National Watercolor Society and the Baltimore Watercolor Society, leads "Basics of Acrylic Painting" from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 12 at Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road. Cost is $65, $55 for members. Information: 410-313-2787.

Music Matters Showcase

Majolica Buzz, Tribe of Five and Happy Haines perform 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at Sweet Bakery and Cafe, 8143 Main St. Information: 410-461-9275.

Day camp

Glen Mar United Methodist Church will offer eight nondenominational day camps for elementary school-age children at 4701 New Cut Road. The different camps run June 28 through Aug. 6, and offer outdoor exploration, summer sports and science experimentation. Registration and information: 410-465-4995, ext. 212, or glenmarumc.org.

Civil War exhibit

"Civil War: The Maryland Story," an exhibit highlighting the presidential election of 1860, continues through June 27 at the B&O Railroad Museum, 2711 Maryland Ave., Ellicott City. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for children 2-12 and free for children younger than 2. Information: 410-461-1945 or ecborail.org.

Art show

Works by members of the Visual Artists Alliance of Maryland will be on display at Barnes & Noble, Long Gate Shopping Center, 4300 Montgomery Road, through Sunday, May 30. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Information: 410-203-9001.

Cheer coaches

The Ellicott City Patriots Youth Football & Cheer Program is looking for volunteers to serve as head coaches, assistant coaches, stunt coaches, dance coaches, gymnastics coaches, fitness trainers and competition-level coaches. Information: Linda Lagala-Spano, 410-461-1225, or linda3athome@msn.com.

Spring art classes

Howard County Center for the Arts is holding registration for its visual and performing arts programs running through June 13. Adult courses include beginner watercolor painting, sumi painting and knitting. Youth courses for ages 5-12 include creating comics and cartoons. Brochures are available at 8510 High Ridge Road or hocoarts.org. Information: 410-313-2787.

Around town

Chess The Elkridge branch of the Howard County 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. Information: 410-313-7723.

English conversation The Miller branch of the Howard County Library, 9421Frederick Road, Ellicott City, offers "Let's Get Together: English Conversation Club." It's a chance for those for whom English is a second language to practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting. The club meets at 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays. Register with the library before your first meeting. Information: 410-313-1950.

Kiwanis meets The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City meets at 6:45 p.m. Mondays at 3300 Norberts Way. Information: 410-418-8218 or ellicottcitykiwanis.com.

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