The following events are open for registration. They are sponsored by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks unless otherwise noted.
BUSINESS BREAKFAST, a "Signature Breakfast" with remarks by John B. Catoe Jr., manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, sponsored by the BWI Business Partnership. 7:45-9:30 a.m. next Thursday, Holiday Inn BWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Rd., Linthicum. $40; members, free or $25 depending on membership; registration due Tuesday. 410-859-1000 or http:/
PENNYSLVANIA COUNTRY-WESTERN TRIP, for age 55 and older, a trip to the historic Star Theatre in Mercersburg, Pa., for a variety show featuring country music, gospel, patriotic tunes, cowboy songs, oldies and ballads. A family-style lunch at Antrim House Restaurant is included. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Call for departure points in Howard County. $89; registration required. 410-313-7320 or 410-313-7279.
NORA ROBERTS BOOK EVENT, for age 55 and older, a trip to Boonsboro, Md., for a meet-the-author event at Turn the Page Bookstore Cafe, operated by Bruce Wilder, husband of author Nora Roberts. Roberts and several other authors will be present to sign books; timed tickets for signing will be provided that day. Lunch is on your own at Hagerstown Prime Outlets. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 3. Call for departure points in Howard County. $43; registration required. 410-313-7320 or 410-313-7279.
MUSIC SEMINAR, for age 18 and older, "Senior Adult Saturday Institute: Music and the Sea," a lesson on maritime music, including ancient Greek naval war songs, Debussy's "La Mer" and Benjamin Britten's "Billy Budd"; bring lunch; sponsored by Howard County Recreation and Parks and Howard Community College, Office of Continuing Education. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Howard Community College Business Training Center, 6751 Gateway Dr., Columbia. Ages 18-59, $12; age 60 and older, $10; registration required. 410-313-7320 or 410-313-7279.
HALLOWEEN BINGO LUNCHEON, for age 55 and older, lunch, games and prizes for all costumed participants. 2-3:15 p.m. Oct. 31, Colonial Landing Apartments, 6391 Rowanberry Dr., Elkridge. $10; registration required. 410-796-4399.