American Association of University Women -- Second Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-772-7977 or e-mail email@example.com.
Baltimore Bead Society -- Second Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City. 410-480-2711, 410-451-3622, www.baltobead.org.
Child Study Association -- Educational speakers and social activities for mothers, children and family. Second Tuesday. Debbie, 410-531-5391.
Columbia Ski Club -- Skiing, biking, hiking and community service. Second Monday, 7:30 p.m. Columbia Hilton, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia. Call 410-715-4564 or go to www.columbiaskiclub.org.
Columbia Volksmarch Club -- Fun, fitness, fresh air and fellowship in noncompetitive walking program. Second Monday, 7:30 p.m., at member homes. 410-313-8499.
Elks Excellent Reads -- Second Tuesday, noon and 7:30 p.m. Attend either meeting. Elkridge Branch Library, 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5088.
The Eta Zeta Sigma Graduate Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority -- Second Monday, 7 p.m. Wilde Lake High School (in the conference room), 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia. firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Place Singles -- Oct. 30, 6 p.m. Happy Hour, Rams Head Tavern, 8600 Foundry Street, Savage; Oct. 31, 6 p.m., Halloween in Fells Point. For more information, 410-206-0391 or 410-744-1288.
Free blood pressure screenings -- Second Monday, noon-3 p.m. No appointment, just walk-in. Savage Branch Library, 9525 Durness Lane, Laurel. 410-740-4601 or go to www.hcgh.org.
FreeState Arrow Modelers -- Second Friday, 7:30 p.m. Owen Brown Village Center, 6800 CradlerockWay, Columbia. 410-715-0566.
Freestate Happy Wanderers -- Walking club. Second Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Faith and Ministry, 9032 Baltimore St., Savage. Bill or Linda, 410-437-2164.
Glenwood community book club -- Second Wednesday, 10 a.m. Glenwood Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5577.
Good Reads -- Second Wednesday, 7 p.m. East Columbia Branch Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7700.
High School Literary Society -- Second Wednesday, 7-8:15 p.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Long Gate Shopping Center, Montgomery Road, Ellicott City. 410-203-9001.
Holistic Choices -- Workshops offering information and tips for healthful living. Second and fourth Monday, 7-9 p.m. Columbia Center for the Healing Arts, 10450 Shaker Drive, Suite 110, Columbia. $20 per class. 410-884-7995.
Howard County Bird Club -- Second Thursday, 8 p.m. Meeting. Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, 7120 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. Meetings are canceled when school are closed. 410-418-8731, 410-461-3361 or go to www.howardbirds.org.
The Howard County Conservancy -- Second Saturday, 10 a.m. Guided hikes at Mt. Pleasant Farm. 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock. 410-465-8877.
Howard County Fire and Rescue's Office of Emergency Management -- Second Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Local Emergency Planning Committee monthly meeting. Discuss local hazardous materials issues and facilities in Howard County. Location to be determined. Lt. James Singletary, 410-807-5340.
Howard County Genealogical Society -- Second Wednesday, September-June, 7 p.m. Informal workshop with help table, browsing table and surname file table; 7:30 p.m. Frank Herron, president of the Society, will present a project to assist an individual tracing the land records of his ancestral farm site, as well as one unknown branch of his family tree. Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. In case of inclement weather, meeting will be canceled. Sign language interpretation available upon advance request. 410-730-7917. Meeting is canceled when Howard County schools are closed.
Howard County Green Party -- Second and fourth Monday, 7-9 p.m. The Blue Cow Café, 5134 Thunder Hill Road, Columbia. Michael Ratcliffe, 301-604-7013.
Howard County Independents -- Unaffiliated voters. Second Tuesday, 7 p.m. Mona Brinegar, 443-889-9070 or e-mail email@example.com.
Howard County Order Sons of Italy, Lodge #2364 -- Second Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Turf Valley Country Club, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City. $23 per person. Lou, 410-465-0073 or Joy, 410-740-2261.
Howard County Republican Central Committee -- Second Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. 5550 Sterrett Place, Suite 213, Columbia. Trent Kittleman, 301-661-3344.
Jibber Jabber -- Second and Fourth Thursday, 8:30 p.m. Ellicott City's newest poetry and music open mic with a featured poet. Might include adult content. Show hosted by spoken word artist, Ryan Mergen. Java Grande, 9050 Baltimore Pike, Ellicott City. For more information, call 410-480-3865.
Knights of Columbus -- Charity Bingo, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia. Admission, $5 and $10. Proceeds donated to Howard County Charities. For more information, 443-271-7790.
Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City -- Nov. 1, 8 a.m.-noon. Pancake breakfast, including pancakes, sausage gravy, eggs and more. Proceeds will fund the public service projects of the club. $6. For more information, call 410-465-1891.
Marylanders for a Free Palestine and a Secure Israel -- Second and fourth Monday, 7:30 p.m. Call for directions. 410-465-3493. Howard County Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. E-mail HCCEIO@yahoo.com.
MOMS Club of Ellicott City Central -- Second Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. Social and business meeting. Glen Mar United Methodist Church, 8430 GlenMar Road. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOMS Club of Ellicott City North/Woodstock -- Activities for at-home moms and their children. Second Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Route 144/Chatham Road. 410-795-7758 or email@example.com.
Monday night book club -- Second Monday, 7 p.m. Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1950.
Mother/Daughter book club -- For moms and daughters ages 11-17. Second Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. Glenwood Branch Library, 2350 State Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5577.
Mystery book club -- Second Wednesday, 7 p.m. Savage Branch Library, 9525 Durness Lane, Laurel. 410-880-5980.
Mystery Lovers book group -- Second Wednesday, 7 p.m. Borders, Columbia Crossing Shopping Center, Dobbin Road, Columbia. 410-290-0062.
The National Council of Negro Women -- Second Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Slayton House, 10451 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia. T.L. Pope, 301-725-4372.
Natural Approach to Parenting -- Support and playgroup for naturally minded parents. Second Thursday, 10 a.m. 301-252-4843, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.takeanap.org.
Natural Health Forum -- Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Discuss and disseminate current alternative health methods. The forum does not diagnose or prescribe. Baltimore First Seventh Day Adventist Church, gymnasium, 3291 St. John's Lane, Ellicott City. For more information, call Dr. John Vandenberge, 410-599-9665.
Patuxent Toastmasters Club -- Second and fourth Thursday, 7:30-9 p.m. Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia. 410-313-8915.
Pins and Needles -- Second and fourth Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon. Bring your current stitching, knitting or crocheting projects. Meet new people and trade ideas and tips. 410-313-1950 or visit the Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City.
Teen chess club at Miller Branch -- Second and last Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. Ages 9-17. Players of all abilities welcome. Must know how to play. No registration. Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, 410-313-1950.
Teen'Zine at Miller Branch Library -- Second Monday, 7-8 p.m. 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. Ages 13-17. Add your voice to the all new online newsletter--written by teens, for teens. www.hclibrary.org/teenzine. No registration. 410-313-1950.
The Upper Patuxent Archeology Group -- Second Monday, September-June, 7:30 p.m. Mount Ida, 3691 Sarah's Lane, Ellicott City. Lee Preston, 443-745-1202; Alison Polley, 410-747-1973; or the Mount Ida Mansion, 410-465-8500.
Western Howard County Cattail River Garden Club -- Second Tuesday, 10 a.m. 410-489-5636 for location and directions.
Wine Glass Court Poets -- Second Sunday, 2 p.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Long Gate Shopping Center, Montgomery Road, Ellicott City. 410-203-9001.
Writers' Circle at Savage Library -- Second Monday, 7 p.m. Share your original writing with other aspiring authors for mutual support and feedback. Savage Branch Library, 9525 Durness Lane, Laurel. 410-880-5980.
XY professionals group -- Networking for young professionals age 21-40. Second Wednesday. For time and location, 443-677-8870.
Yingling-Ridgely VFW and Ladies Auxiliary No. 7472 -- A community service organization. Second Thursday, 8 p.m. VFW, 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City. 410-242-4036.
Groups included in this listing must be open to the public. Send information to: Let's Get Together, Flier/Times, 10750 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia, MD 21044, fax to 410-997-4564 or e-mail email@example.com. Include the name, regular meeting days and location, and a phone number, with area code, for publication. Listings for "Let's Get Together," which appears periodically, are accepted on a space-available basis.