Ellicott City

April 08, 2011

Family movie

A screening of "Toy Story 3" takes place at 6:30 p.m. April 20 at the Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road. Free popcorn and drinks. All ages welcome. Information: 410-313-5077.

Youth dance

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. Saturday, 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.

Easter egg hunt

The Elkridge Senior Center holds its annual Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the center, 6540 Washington Blvd. Free, donations accepted. Information: 410-313-5192.

Art show

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.

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

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 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Ellicott City Senior Center.

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, April 14, 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.

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