The following events, sponsored by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, are open for registration.
SENIORS SOTTERLEY PLANTATION TRIP, for ages 55 and older, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 8, by bus to the plantation in St. Mary's County, includes a guided tour and lunch, call for departure points in Howard County. $72; registration required. 410-313-7279.
SENIORS JEWELRY CRAFT CLASS, for ages 55 and older, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 8, learn how to make a bracelet and earrings with a focus on wire caging techniques, and learn basics of bead design and more, program held at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City. 410-313-7279.
SENIORS DRAW AND PAINT CLASS, for seniors ages 55 and older of all skill levels, a creative expression class, bring materials of your choice, including watercolors, acrylics, oils and pastels, 1:50-3:50 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 14-Dec. 16, Longwood Apartments Senior Center, 6150 Foreland Garth, Columbia, $40; 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays, Oct. 15-Dec. 17, East Columbia 50-Plus Center, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, $50; registration required for all classes. 410-313-7279.
ELKRIDGE 5K TRAIL RACE, for all ages, Oct. 23, features open field running, hill climbs, descents, stream jumps and wooded trails, runners will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt, includes prizes and awards in five age categories, registration, 8-9:15 a.m.; race starts, 9:30 a.m., Rockburn Branch Park, 5400 Landing Rd., Elkridge. $20; advanced registration, $15. 410-313-7275 or www.hcrpsports.com.
-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES