Ellicott City

July 29, 2011

Yard sale

Gary Memorial United Methodist Church, Rockland United Methodist Church and the Korean Church of Goodness combine to hold a yard sale from 8 a.m.. to noon Saturday, Aug. 6, at 8971 Chapel Ave. in Ellicott City. Event includes a bake sale and craft items. Information: 443-812-1037.

Exhibition

Artwork from the recent plein air event will be on display through Aug. 26 at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 410-313-2787.

Renovation

A construction project to renovate and restore the Historic Ellicott City post office at 8267 Main St. is under way and will include new office space and a visitors center with an open floor. The project is expected to be completed by late October. Traffic will not be affected. Information: 410-313-3440.

Summer camps

Space is available for visual- and performing-arts summer camps at the Howard County Arts Council, 8510 High Ridge Road. Programs are for those in kindergarten through seventh grade, and campers must be at least 5 years old by Sept. 1 to be eligible. Campers are grouped by age and may be enrolled for a full day or half-day. Before-care beginning at 8 a.m. and after-care until 6 p.m. is available. Students may select from age-appropriate visual and performing arts camps. Camps conclude with an exhibit or performance of student work on the last day of each session. Classes are limited to 20 campers. Camps are under way and continue through the week of Aug. 15. For information or registration, call 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

Exercise program A stroke exercise program will be held from 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.

Art class "The Joy of Illustrating" will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 24, at the Ellicott City Senior Center. $38. Information: 410-660-1746.

Brain Fitness Class with Robin Zahor teaches how to keep the mind sharp using techniques designed to keep the brain in top form and improve cognitive performance. 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Ellicott City Senior Center. Free. Information: 410-313-1400.

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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