Tryouts for the Elkridge Hurricane 13U metro travel baseball team will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Mid-Atlantic Sports Complex, 301 Nojoles Road in Millersville. Information: Chris Jakubek at email@example.com.
Registration is open for the coed Elkridge Youth Organization spring soccer program for ages 4-18. Regular registration ends Tuesday, 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 annual Holiday Festival of Trains ends Sunday, 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. Admission is $5, $4 for seniors 60 and older, $3 for children 2-12, and free for B&O members. Information: 410-461-1945.
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.
Genealogy class Presented by Bill Amos from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 8 at the Ellicott City Senior Center, this session tells how to examine courthouse records to see the types of information available for family research. Information: 410-313-1425.
Brain fitness Instructor Robin Zahor will show how to keep the mind sharp using techniques designed to keep the brain in top form and improve cognitive performance at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Ellicott Senior Center. Information: 410-313-1425.
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.