The following events, sponsored by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, are open for registration.
MOUNT VERNON HOLIDAY TRIP, for ages 55 and older, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 6, by bus, to George Washington's estate, including a presentation on the life adventures of the president, followed by lunch at the Mount Vernon Inn and a tour of the mansion decorated for the holiday and other outbuildings; wear appropriate shoes; call for departure points in Howard County. $61; registration required. 410-313-7279.
CRAFT CLASS, for ages 55 and older, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 7, "Angels and Ornaments," learn how to make jewelry pins using jewelry wire, beads and simple tools, program held at the East Columbia 50-Plus Center, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. $15; registration required. 410-313-7279.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE-MAKING PROGRAM, for ages 55 and older and their child companions ages 7 and older, 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 11, create a gingerbread house using graham crackers and candies, includes refreshments and tea, program held at the Kiwanis-Wallas Recreation Center, 10481 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City. Adult and child pair, $20; additional companions, $2 each; registration required. 410-313-7279.
-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES