Ellicott City

May 20, 2011

Theater

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare" June 10-July 24 at Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, 3691 Sarah's Lane in Ellicott City. Shows at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15-$36, free for children younger than 18. Information: 410-313-8661 or go to chesapeakeshakespeare.com.

Choral concerts

The Alleluias, an interdenominational Christian choral group, performs its final concert of the season at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Howard County Historical Society, 8328 Court Ave. in Ellicott City. The concert is free, but a love offering will be taken. Information: 410-461-1050 or go to thealleluias.org.

Youth dances

The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department's Junior Firefighters sponsor a "Luau" dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and an "End of School" dance on Saturday, June 4, for ages 9-15 at the firehouse, 6275 Old Washington Road. Tickets are $10. Food and beverages, including 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.

Summer camps

Glen Mar United Methodist Church, 4701 New Cut Road, will hold weekly summer day camp sessions June 27 through Aug. 5 for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. Full-day and half-time sessions are available. Costs range from $145 to $225 per week. A $50 deposit is required for each camp at time of registration; the balance is due by June 1. Each participating sibling will receive a 5 percent discount. Sessions include "Pioneer Outdoor Camp"; "Mix It Up Camp"; "What's Cooking?"; "Summer Fun and Games"; "Lights, Camera, Action"; "Celebrate"; and "Talent Camp." Information: Andrea Calomeris at 410-465-4995, ext. 212, or email her at camp@glenmarumc.org. Registration forms at glenmarumc.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

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 Public 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 Public 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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