The following events, sponsored by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, are open for registration.
ANNAPOLIS SCHOONER CRUISE, for adults and ages 12 and older. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. July 30. The Woodwind, a 74-foot wooden schooner, will sail by the U.S. Naval Academy, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse. The cruise includes light refreshments and narration, then lunch at Pusser's Landing Restaurant on the dock at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel and time for shopping and museums. Bus departs from the George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Dr., Ellicott City. $79; registration required. 410-313-7275 or www.co.ho.md.us/RAP/rap_homepage.htm.
PEACH FESTIVALS, for ages 55 and older. Fresh peaches, a peach dessert of your choice, a trivia contest for a "peachy" prize, entertainment and refreshments. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 3, Elkridge Senior Center, 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, 410-313-5192; 2-3 p.m. Aug. 8, Brighton Gardens of Columbia, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia, 410-884-0773; 12:30-1:30 p.m. Aug. 11, Guilford Senior Center, Morningside Park, 9950 Guilford Rd., Jessup, 410-880-5862; $3; registration required.
SENIORS PENNSYLVANIA THEATER TRIP, for ages 55 and older and their children and grandchildren ages 6 and older. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 10, a bus trip to the Allenberry Playhouse for a performance of "Beauty and the Beast" and a lunch buffet with sticky buns. Call for departure points in Howard County. Ages 18 and older, $69; ages 12-17, $45; ages 6-11, $35; registration required. 410-313-7279.
-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES