Registration is open for the coed Elkridge Youth Organization spring soccer program for ages 4-18. Regular registration ends Jan. 31, and late registration ends Feb. 28. No tryouts are required, and all players receive substantial playing time. Games are played at Rockburn and Waterloo parks. Registration or information: eyosports.org or send an email with EYO in the subject field to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Howard County Genealogical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road. Three members will give short presentations. An informal workshop will be held at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Information: 410-730-7917.
The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department's Junior Firefighters will sponsor a "Winter Wonderland" dance for ages 9-15 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at 6275 Old Washington Road. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Food and beverages, including pizza, corn dogs, pretzels, nachos, candy, water and sodas, will be for sale. Information: 410-761-6633 or go to elkridgevfd.org.
The annual Holiday Festival of Trains is on display through Jan. 29 at the B&O Railroad Museum, 2711 Maryland Ave. The exhibit features custom-built model train layouts. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Admission is $5, $4 for seniors 60 and older, $3 for children 2-12, free for B&O members. Information: 410-461-1945.
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.
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, Jan. 12, 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.