The following events are open for registration. They are sponsored by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks unless otherwise noted.
YOUTH ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS, for prospective members of the Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra and/or the orchestra's Youth Symphonette, under direction of the founder and conductor Angelo Gatto, musicians will learn and perform major symphonic repertoire, sponsored by the Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra, auditions by appointment Saturdays, through Sept. 18, at the Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus, Humanities Building Q, 800 S. Rolling Rd., Catonsville. Application fee, $10; registration required. 410-442-5645 or www.myso.info.
SENIORS ARTS AND CRAFTS PROGRAM, for ages 55 and older, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 21, "Herbal Wreath," create a wreath using fresh herbs, including mint, rosemary, sage, hops and dried flowers, held at the Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. $23; registration required. 410-313-7279.
SENIORS PIE AND ICE CREAM SOCIALS, for ages 55 and older, live music and more, 1-2 p.m. Sept. 22, Park View at Ellicott City, 8700 Ridge Rd., Ellicott City; noon-1 p.m. Sept. 23, Guilford Senior Center, Morningside Park, 9950 Guilford Rd., Jessup; 6-7 p.m. Sept. 23, Hickory Ridge Place, 10799 Hickory Ridge Rd., Columbia. $2; registration required. 410-313-7279.
SENIORS DRAWING AND PAINTING CLASSES, for ages 55 and older, two one-hour classes, 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 27-Dec. 6, no class Oct. 11, develop skills using a variety of media, includes discussion about the works of past and present artists; supplies not included, classes held at the Kiwanis-Wallas Recreation Center, 10481 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City. $44, class fee; registration required. 410-313-7279.
-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES