The following events, sponsored by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, are open for preregistration.
MARYLAND TRIP, for ages 18 and older, 7 a.m. July 14-7 p.m. July 15, by bus to Pennsylvania for lunch at the Stone House Inn, built circa 1822, followed by a tour of architect Frank Lloyd Wright's acclaimed house Fallingwater, dinner and lodging at the Braddock Best Western; plus a visit to Western Maryland for tours of the Toll Gate House, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, the Thrasher Carriage Museum, an excursion on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad through the mountains of Frostburg and lunch at the Gunter Hotel; call for departure points in Howard County. Single occupancy, $340; double occupancy, $300; preregistration required. 410-313-7279.
SENIORS ICE CREAM
SOCIALS, for ages 55 and older, noon-1 p.m. July 14 and 24, parties with a patriotic theme, tribute to "Old Glory," including music and old-fashioned ice cream sundaes; July 14, Owen Brown Senior Center, 7080 Cradlerock Way, Columbia; July 24, East Columbia 50-Plus Center, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. $2; preregistration required. 410-313-7279.
SENIORS CRAFT PROGRAM, for ages 55 and older, 1-3 p.m. July 16, "Gifts From the Heart," a workshop to make a cappuccino cone, a lace angel filled with potpourri and a rosebud wreath, program held at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City. $20; preregistration required. 410-313-7279.
-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES