Upcoming Events

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

SENIORS PENNSYLVANIA THEATER TRIP, for ages 55 and older, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 19, by bus to the Allenberry Playhouse for a performance of "George M," featuring the songs of George M. Cohan, such as "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and "Give My Regards to Broadway." A lunch buffet (with sticky buns, a regional favorite) is included; call for departure points in Howard County. $69; registration required. 410-313-7279.

SENIORS FULTON HERB FARM TRIP, for ages 55 and older, 9

a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 1, author and herb gardener James Duke will lead participants on a tour of his garden, which features about 300 medicinal plants from around the world. Wear shoes appropriate for uneven footing, lunch on your own at restaurants in Clarksville; call for departure points in Howard County. $17; registration required. 410-313-7279.

SENIORS WHITEWATER RAFTING TRIP, for ages 55 and older, 1-8 p.m., Sept. 11, a gentle ride along mostly mellow waters, with some Class I and Class II riffles in the Maryland Heights and Harpers Ferry areas. Dinner will be at a stop along the Potomac River; call for departure points in Howard County. $92; registration required. 410-313-7279.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES