Howard County Youth Program (HCYP) is holding registration…
Yingling-Ridgely VFW Post 7472 sponsors its annual car show from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at 4225 VFW Lane. Rain date is Sunday, April 10. Food and drinks will be available at the concession stand. Admission is free. Proceeds benefit veteran's programs and community outreach efforts. Information: 410-465-4240.
Saint Peter's at Ellicott Mills holds a "Celebration Vigil and Jazz Mass" at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at 3695 Rogers Ave. for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Music will be performed by the Ellington-Adderly African-American Community Jazz Ensemble. The Rev. Eddie Blue, rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Baltimore, will preach. Free. A reception with refreshments will follow the service. Information: 410-465-2273.
A screening of "Despicable Me" takes place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, and "Toy Story 3" on April 20 at the Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road. Free popcorn and drinks. All ages welcome. Information: 410-313-5077.
The Junior Firefighters of the Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department sponsor a "Spring Fling" dance for ages 9-15 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 16 at the fire hall, 6275 Old Washington Road. Tickets are $10. Pizza, hot dogs, pretzels, nachos, water and sodas will be on sale. Information: 410-761-6633 or go to elkridgevfd.org.
The Howard County Historical Society presents "10,000 Years of Howard County History: A Hands-On Document and Artifact Workshop," at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at 8328 Court Ave. Cost is $5, $3 for society members. Information: 410-750-0370.
Howard County public schools 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 run through April 22. 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.
Howard County Youth Program (HCYP) is holding registration for its spring girls fast-pitch softball league. Teams are being formed for girls ages 6-17. Games start in early April. Registration and information: hcyp.org.
Elkridge Youth Organization is holding early registration for youth league baseball, which includes T-ball, coach pitch and machine pitch, minors through pony. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email him at email@example.com to arrange a tryout for the player at one of the organization's winter workouts. Information: eyosports.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oil painting A class with Shirley Treadwell will be held 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays through April 21, at the Ellicott City Senior Center. Cost is $38.
'Tappin with Jackie' Tap dancing class led by Jackie Dunphy takes place 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through April 13, at the Ellicott City Senior Center. Cost is $38.
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.
Blood pressure screenings Stop in from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at the Ellicott City Senior Center for free blood pressure readings 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," 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.