Ellicott City

August 06, 2010

Soccer registration

Registration for the Elkridge Youth Organization fall soccer program for players ages 4-18 ends Aug. 15. Games will be played at Rockburn Park. No tryouts are required, and all players will get substantial playing time. Information: eyosports.org.

Baseball

Tryouts for the Elkridge Hurricanes 12U baseball team will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 at Rockburn Park, Field 8. Directions and information: Chris Jakubek at chris.jakubek@verizon.net or eyosports.org.

Youth dance

The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department's Junior Firefighters will sponsor a "Summer Bash" youth dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 28 at the firehouse, 6275 Old Washington Road in Elkridge. Dance is for ages 9-15. Tickets are $10. Information: 410-761-6633 or go to elkridgevfd.org.

'Roads to Rails: The Thomas Viaduct'

Exhibit running through Nov. 7 at the B&O Railroad Museum, 2711 Maryland Ave. in Ellicott City, explains how the viaduct was built and contains images and pictures of the viaduct in use. Visitors can learn about Phillip Thomas, president of the B&O, for whom the bridge is named, and the engineer, Benjamin Latrobe. The viaduct, which spans the Patapsco River in Relay, was completed July 4, 1835. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Information: 410-461-1945.

Quilt exhibit

"Stitches in Time/Threads of Change: An Exhibition of Maryland Community Quilts" exhibit continues through March 31 at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, 300 Oella Ave. The "Banneker Historical Quilt," a project more than five years in the making, is the centerpiece of the exhibit. Information: 410-887-1081.

Seeking 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.

Around town

Toastmasters club A new club is forming in Ellicott City. Meetings will be held at the YMCA, 4331 Montgomery Road, from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 14, and Aug. 28. Information: 410-965-7690.

Blood-pressure screenings Stop in from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, for free blood pressure readings administered by a registered nurse. Information: 410-313-1425.

Music Al Callahan performs oldies music at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at the Ellicott City Senior Center. Free. Information: 410-313-1425.

Crab cake dinner Annual crab cake dinner fundraiser will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at the Ellicott City Senior Center. There will also be raffles to benefit the center's events and programming. Cost is $15 per person. Information: 410-313-1425.

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.

Piano lessons Diane Waslick offers half-hour lessons at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, by appointment. Cost is $28 per session. Information: 410-313-1400.

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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