The following events are open for preregistration. They are sponsored by the

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks unless otherwise noted.

BUCKS COUNTY, PA., TRIP, open to the public, March 1, to visit the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, Fonthill and the Mercer Museum, sponsored by the Columbia Association Art Center, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., coach bus departs from 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia. $16, admission fee; $20, transportation fee; preregistration required. 410-730-0075.

SENIORS SPECIALITY BRIDGE CLASS, for ages 55 and older, 10 a.m. March 3, "The Opening Lead: Advantage -- Defense," taught by Sue Johnston of the American-Contract Bridge League, includes short workshops and playing of pre-dealt hands, Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City. $15; preregistration required. 410-313-7279.

RETIRED OFFICERS' WIVES LUNCHEON, for wives of active and retired military personnel of all branches, their families and guests, 11 a.m. March 4, Lois Burton, director of testing and tutoring at Anne Arundel County Community College, will discuss "How to Improve Your Memory," the stages and functions of memory, including sensory, long-term and short-term memory, Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Rd., Fort George Meade. $10; preregistration required. 410-956-0615.

-- Compiled by

Linda James