Ellicott City

March 02, 2011

Art show

The Howard County Public School System and the Howard County Arts Council present the annual spring exhibit of student artwork at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road. This year's Youth Art Month exhibit, titled "Art & Social Justice," features hundreds of works by students in grades K-12 and is on view in Gallery I. In Gallery II, work by the schools' faculty is on display in a show titled "Artist as Teacher: HCPSS Faculty Show." Both exhibits open Friday, March 11, and run through April 22. A free reception, which includes beverages and snacks, will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 1. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. The center is closed Easter Sunday, April 24. Information: 410-313-2787 or go to hocoarts.org.

Youth dance

The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department's Junior Firefighters sponsor a "St. Patrick's" youth dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 12, for ages 9-15 at the firehouse, 6275 Old Washington Road. Tickets are $10. Food and beverages, which include pizza, hot dogs, pretzels, nachos, candy, water and sodas, will be for sale at the dance. Information: 410-761-6633 or go to elkridgevfd.org.

Quilt exhibit

"Stitches in Time/Threads of Change: An Exhibition of Maryland Community Quilts" continues through March 31 at 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.

Softball registration

Howard County Youth Program (HCYP) is holding registration for its spring Girls Fastpitch Softball league. Teams are being formed for girls ages 6-17. Games start in early April. Registration and information: hcyp.org.

Spring baseball

Elkridge Youth Organization is holding early registration for youth league baseball, which includes T-ball, coach pitch and machine pitch, minors through pony. Information: jfhaberern@verizon.net or eyosports.org.


The Elkridge Hurricanes' 8U baseball team seeks players for its travel teams this spring and summer. Parents should contact Scott Anderson at 443-517-3178 or e-mail him at snl6700@verizon.net to arrange a tryout for the player at one of the organization's winter workouts. Information: eyosports.org.

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 cheer@ecpatriots.com.

Around town

'Tappin with Jackie' Tap dancing class led by Jackie Dunphy takes place 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, March 9 through April 13, at the Ellicott City Senior Center. Cost is $38.

Genealogy class "Family Trees," a class on how to chart family connections, building family trees and the advantages and disadvantages of using them, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, at the Ellicott City Senior Center. Free.

Luncheon concert The Lyric Opera presents a program of Broadway and light opera selections featuring vocalist Sarah Mahon and pianist Andrew Stewart at 11:45 a.m. Friday, March 11, at the Ellicott City Senior Center. Reservations: $5.

Bereavement group Eight-week program for seniors mourning a loss will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Fridays through March 25 at the Ellicott City Senior Center. $10 class fee.

Exercise classes Zumba Gold classes will be held at 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through March 16 at Ellicott City Senior Center. 18 classes, $99.

Yoga classes Designed for the novice, these classes take place at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through March 16 at Ellicott City Senior Center. 18 classes, $99.

Dance to the Hits Learn and practice choreography at 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 17 at Ellicott City Senior Center. 20 classes, $109.

Exercise program A stroke exercise program will be held 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road. Information: 410-313-1425.

Table tennis Play pingpong from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Ellicott City Senior Center. Free.

Cards Play pinochle from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Ellicott City Senior Center. Free.

Billiards Play pool from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays at the Ellicott City Senior Center. Free.

Needlework club Bring knitting, sewing or needlework projects and supplies to the Ellicott City Senior Center at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Free.

Workshop Madline Taylor hosts a journaling workshop at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Ellicott City Senior Center. Free.

Shutterbugs Camera club meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ellicott City Senior Center. Free.

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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