Upcoming Events

The following events, sponsored by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, are open for preregistration.

SENIORS WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL TRIP, for ages 55 and older, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 2, a bus trip to Washington, includes a demonstration of the pipe organ in the cathedral's Great Choir and a guided walking tour of the cathedral, tea in the Observation Gallery with views of the city; bring a bag lunch to eat on the bus ride, call for departure points in Howard County. $49; preregistration required. 410-313-7279.

SENIORS DISCUSSION AND GARDEN WALK, for ages 55 and older, 12:30-3 p.m. June 4, an herbalist will discuss uses of herbs and lead a walk through herb gardens at Old Sage Farm in Laytonsville, call for van departure points in Howard County. $23; preregistration required. 410-313-7279.

SENIORS WHITE-WATER RAFTING TRIP, for ages 55 and older, 1-8 p.m. June 5, Class I and some Class II rapids in mostly mellow water along the Potomac River, past Maryland Heights and Harper's Ferry in West Virginia, includes a dinner stop along the river, call for departure points in Howard County. $92; preregistration required. 410-313-7279.

SENIORS GLEN BURNIE MANSION TRIP, for ages 55 and older, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. June 11, a bus trip to Winchester, Va., for a tour of the historic mansion and gardens built by the area's founder, James Wood, includes lunch at Cafe Sophia, call for departure points in Howard County. $69; preregistration required. 410-313-7279.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES