'Hope for Homeless'
The Route 1 Day Resource Center, the Mid-Maryland Baptist Association and County Councilman Calvin Ball will host the "Hope for the Homeless" 5K run at Rockburn Park Saturday, May 5, at 9 a.m. The run will be on a trail course with a low-impact surface. This year's event will also feature a one-mile fun run/walk. Early-bird registration is $20 before April 15, then increases to $30 per runner. For more information, visit http://www.hopeforhomeless5K.com.
Meet the authors
•Dorothy Bailey will discuss and sign "In a Different Light" at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ellicott City Senior Center. Information: 410-313-1400.
•John Elder Robison, author of two books about his life with , will speak at 7:30 p.m. May 1 at Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane. A book-signing precedes his talk at 6:30 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required. Registration and information: 301-431-5675 or go to tinyurl.com/robison2012.
Registered nurse Robin Zahor presents "Healthy Sleeping Habits" at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Ellicott City Senior Center. Learn how sleep can affect brain performance. She will also offer tips to keep the mind sharp with diet, exercise, nutrition, sleep and stress management. Information: 410-313-1400.
Glen Mar United Methodist Church will hold one-week summer camp sessions June 18 through July 27 at the church, 4701 New Cut Road. Sessions are for children who will be 4 years old by June 1 through children now in fifth grade. Registration and information: 410-465-4995, ext. 212 or go to glenmarumc.org.
Blood pressure screenings Stop in from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at the Ellicott City Senior Center for free blood pressure readings by a registered nurse. Information: 410-313-1425.
Driver safety program The Ellicott City Senior Center presents the American Association of Retired Persons' driver safety program from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday. The class covers rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to adjust to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. The cost is $14, $12 for AARP members. Registration and information: 410-313-1400.
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.
Also at the Ellicott City Senior Center in April:
•Pinochle, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.
•Mah-jongg, 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays.
•Billiards, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.
•Needlework Club, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays.
•Painting Together, 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays.
•Bridge, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays.
•Movies and documentaries, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays.
•Computer Seniors of America, call for class information and offerings.