The following events are open for registration. They are sponsored by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks unless otherwise noted.
ADULT KICKBALL LEAGUE, registration is open for a co-rec kickball league, which includes eight double-headers for a total of 16 games; play occurs on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings; registration deadline, March 30. $460 per team, including a $60 forfeit bond. 410-313-7275, 410-313-4703, TTY: 410-313-4665 or http:/
"ANNIE" TRIP, for ages 55 and older and their guests, a trip to the Hippodrome Theatre of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in Baltimore for the musical based on "Little Orphan Annie"; orchestra seating. Noon-5:30 p.m. March 24, call for departure points in Howard County. $105; registration required. 410-313-7320 or 410-313-7279.
WAGNER OPERA TRIP, for ages 55 and older, a trip to the Kennedy Center in Washington for a performance of Richard Wagner's "Die Walkure" by the Washington National Opera, conducted by Placido Domingo; German with English subtitles. 4-9 p.m. March 24, call for departure points in Howard County. $100; registration required. 410-313-7320 or 410-313-7279.
FARM BUSINESS WORKSHOP,"Controlling Energy Costs: Practical Solutions for Small Farms." Topics include solar power, wind energy and resources for farmers; sponsored by the Howard County Economic Development Authority. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 22, Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Rd., West Friendship. $25. Mail checks payable to HCEDA to Howard County Economic Development Authority, 6751 Columbia Gateway Dr., Suite 500, Columbia, Md. 21046. Deadline, March 15. Include your name, organization, address, phone, fax and e-mail. 410-313-6500 or http:/
NEW YORK THEATER TRIP, for all ages, a bus ride to New York City to explore or to see the musical "Altar Boyz," sponsored by Howard Community College. 7:45 a.m.-midnight March 10, meet at the Alfred J. Smith Jr. Theatre parking lot, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Bus trip, $45; Howard Community College students, $35. Play tickets, $125; community college students, $100; tickets must be purchased in advance at the campus bookstore. 410-772-4896.
-- Compiled by CARRIE DONOVAN