The following events are open for preregistration. They are sponsored by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks unless otherwise noted.
COLUMBIA FALL ART CLASSES, for all ages, registration is being accepted for a variety of classes offered September-November, including drawing, watercolor painting, ceramics, bead-stringing, furniture painting, stained-glass making and paper collage; plus workshops and exhibits, sponsored by the Columbia Association Art Center, call for schedule and class fees, 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia. 410-730-0075.
BALLROOM DANCE CLASS, for ages 18 and older, learn new steps or practice; beginner, 6:30 p.m.; advanced beginner, 7:35 p.m.; intermediate, 8:40 p.m.; all classes held Thursdays, Sept. 30-Nov. 18, Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. $80; ages 55 and older, $75; preregistration required. 410-313-7279.
SENIORS SOUL LINE-DANCE CLASS, for ages 55 and older, learn basic footwork, newest patterns and more, accompanied by rhythm, blues and jazz; wear or bring leather-soled shoes, no sneakers allowed, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 4-Nov. 29, Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. $22; preregistration required. 410-313-7279.
-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES