Upcoming Events

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

ADULTS AND SENIORS DANCE CLASS, for ages 55 and older and their guests, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 13-Oct. 18, no class Oct. 11, a beginners social dance class for couples, a blending of basic Swing movements and social dance steps, music includes rhythm and blues, slow jazz, oldies or doo-wop, program held at the Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. Couples ages 55 and older, $55; couples ages 18-54, $60; registration required. 410-313-7279.

SENIORS COUNTRY LINE-DANCE CLASSES, for ages 55 and older, "Country Line-Dancing II," 3:30-4:45 p.m. Mondays, Sept.13-Nov. 22, no class Oct. 11, East Columbia 50-Plus Center, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, $37; "Country Line-Dancing I," 4:45-5:45 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 13-Nov. 22, no class Oct. 11, East Columbia 50-Plus Center, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, $30; "Beginner Plus Country Line-Dancing," 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 15-Nov. 24, Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City, $30; "Beginner Country Line-Dancing," 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 16-Dec. 2, no class Nov. 25, Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City, $30; wear or bring leather-soled shoes, no sneakers; registration required. 410-313-7279.

SENIORS REHOBOTH BEACH TRIP, for ages 55 and older, a two-day trip to the Delaware resort, 9 a.m. Sept. 22-6 p.m. Sept. 23, a lunchtime crab feast and a sing-a-long at the Red Roost in Whitehaven, Md.; breakfast on the second day, a trip to Dewey Beach for a cruise through the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal along Cape Henlopen State Park on Captain K's Sand Dollar (a 48-foot U.S. Coast Guard-approved passenger vessel) and a trip to the outlets; lodging at the Henlopen Hotel in Rehoboth, call for bus departure points in Howard County. Single occupancy, $225; double occupancy, $175; registration required. 410-313-7279.

SENIORS SOCIETY LUNCHEON, for ages 55 and older and friends, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 28, wear your purple dress and a red hat, participants ages 50 and younger may wear pink and light-purple clothing, van transportation provided for lunch on your own, call for departure points in Howard County. $10; registration required. 410-313-7279.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES