Ellicott City

September 03, 2010

'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 bridge 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.

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.

Quilt exhibit

"Stitches in Time/Threads of Change: An Exhibition of Maryland Community Quilts" 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.

Around town

Brain fitness Class with Robin Zahor will teach techniques to keep the brain in top form and improve cognitive performance; 11 a.m. Sept. 16 at the Ellicott Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road. Free. Information: 410-313-1425.

Exercise essentials to Manage Arthritis Classes will be held 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 15-Oct. 20, at the Ellicott City Senior Center. Cost is $33.

Line dancing Classes for beginners as well as more advanced students will be held 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 16-Oct. 21, at the Ellicott City Senior Center. Cost is $27.

Dance to the hits Workout class meets from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 16-Oct. 21, at the Ellicott City Senior Center. Cost is $65.

'Tappin with Jackie' Learn basic tap dance moves with Jackie Dunphy from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Ellicott City Senior Center. Classes run Sept. 15-Oct. 20. Cost is $38. Information: 410-313-1421.

'Working With Watercolors' Learn the fundamentals of drawing shapes, values, textures and designs, using pencil, watercolor paints, pen and ink, with resident artist Carole Zink from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at the Ellicott City Senior Center. Classes run Sept. 15-Oct. 20. Cost is $38. Information: 410-313-1421.

Blood pressure screenings Stop in from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at the Ellicott City Senior Center for free blood pressure readings administered by a registered nurse. 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.

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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