The following events, sponsored by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, are open for preregistration.
SENIORS CRAFT PROGRAM, for ages 55 and older, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 7, learn how to stamp, color and seal ordinary tiles, make four custom tiles to decorate walls or use as a tray or coaster, East Columbia 50-Plus Center, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. $20; preregistration required. 410-313-7279.
SENIORS DESSERT TASTING PARTY, for ages 55 and older, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 10, bring favorite dessert recipes, sample desserts and teas, collect and exchange recipes; plus entertainment, Longwood Apartments Senior Center, 6150 Foreland Garth, Columbia. $2; preregistration required. 410-313-7279.
SENIORS MICHIGAN AND ONTARIO BUS TRIP, for ages 55 and older, 6:30 a.m. Sept. 30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, visit Michigan's Little Bavaria, the Henry Ford Museum, Old Fort Mackinac, Kewadin Shores Casino, includes a Saute Ste. Marie Lock cruise, a train tour of the Agawa Canyon, and a carriage tour of Mackinac Island; lodging, six breakfasts and dinners and one lunch included, call for departure points in Howard County. Single occupancy, $1,165; double occupancy, $965; preregistration required. 410-313-7279.
-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES