These groups meet regularly.
50+ Professionals — Singles social group for professionals ages 50 and older. New members are currently being accepted. Group meets for social events such as happy hours, brunches, dinners, theater, concerts, book clubs and more. 410-813-4071.
Chapelgate Presbyterian Church — Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m. Free classes for adults learning English as their second language. Free childcare is available for ages birth-12 years. 2600 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville. 410-442-5800. http://www.chapelgate.org.
Christian Singles Fellowship — Sundays, 7 p.m. Join for a meeting of connection, friendship, spiritual growth, learning and worship. Crossroads Church of the Nazarene, 2750 Rogers Ave., Ellicott City. http://www.christiansinglesfellowship.net.
Columbia International Folk Dancers — Wednesdays, 8-10:30 p.m. Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia. 410-997-1613.
Columbia Singles Bridge Club — Thursdays, 8 p.m. For intermediate players. Club meets at members homes. 410-992-7498.
Columbia Women Writers Group — Thursdays, 7 p.m. This group is a support, learning and critique partnership. Interested writer enthusiasts can email email@example.com with a sample of their writing and availability on at least one Thursday a month to be considered for membership. Central Branch, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia. 410-313-7800. http://ColumbiaWomenWritersGroup.blastgroups.com.
Drop-In Life Sessions — Tuesdays, 7:30-10 p.m. Draw, paint from a live, nude model at each session. Participants younger than 18 must have parental consent to participate. A monitor coordinates sessions, but instruction is not provided. Bring own materials. Discounts for sessions purchased in advance. $12 per session or $60 for six sessions purchased in advance. Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-2787, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.hocoarts.org.
Drop-In Portrait Sessions — Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Draw, paint from a live, clothed model at each session. A monitor coordinates sessions, but instruction is not provided. Bring own materials. Discounts for sessions purchased in advance. $10 per session or $42 for six sessions purchased in advance. Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-2787, email@example.com or http://www.hocoarts.org.
Ellicott City moms meet up group — Meet friendly local moms and kids, and have fun. Share experiences, find advice, give support and make new friends. http://moms.meetup.com/1264.
Faithful Circle Quilters — Mondays, 7-9 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia. 410-730-9561.
Hathayoga — Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Six-week sessions. CA assessed $72, non-CA assessed $78. Drop-in $16 per class. Kings Contrivance Community Association, 7251 Eden Brook Drive, Columbia. 410-381-9600.
Howard County spiritual discussion group — Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Open to all faiths. Bethany Lane Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City. 410-730-7417.
The Kiwanis Club — Mondays, 6:45 p.m. Kiwanis-Wallis Building, 3300 Norberts Way (Route 40 and Route 144) (Kiwanis-Wallis Park), Ellicott City. Harry Slade, 410-418-8218.
Logos ministry for children and adults — Thursdays, 5:30-8 p.m. For children ages 4 through high school and their families and volunteers. Registration currently being accepted. Program is composed of Bible study, family time, recreation/play and worship skills. Christ United Methodist Church, Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-381-6329 or http://www.gbgm-umc.org/christcolumbia/index.html and look for LOGOS under kids' programs.
Logos youth program — Wednesdays, 5 p.m., for kindergarten-eighth grade; 6 p.m. for high school. Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church, in Columbia. http://www.cmpcusa.org, or Liz Perraud, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Magic night — Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Magic: The Gathering. Play one-on-one or in a group. Hone your skills against a variety of decks. The Family Game Store, Historic Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry St., Savage. 301-776-5980.
Maryland Search and Rescue — Mondays, 7-9 p.m. For young men and women, ages 14-21, and adult advisors. Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 12430 Scaggsville Road, Highland. Program focuses on wilderness, lost-person searching. Training consists of hiking, backpacking and land navigation. Alex Sehman, 410-461-0027, Art Ross, 410-740-2913 or http://www.msar616.com.
Men's Program — Mondays, 7 p.m., Grace Community Church, Fulton. Steve Girard, 240-553-1090.