Upcoming Events

The following events, sponsored by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, are open for registration.

BINGO LUNCHEON TRIP, for ages 55 and older, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 7. A bus trip to play bingo at the Boulevard and Beyond restaurant in Westminster, Md., including 20 games and a buffet lunch, beverages and desserts. Visit to the Greater Gift Shop, which sells international handcrafted items, follows. On the return trip, the bus will stop at Baugher's Farm Market, which sells fruits, vegetables, hand-dipped ice cream and homemade goods. Call for departure points in Howard County. $35; registration required. 410-313-7279.

SENIORS BRIDGE BRUSH-UP CLASS, for experienced players, 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 7-Oct. 26. A skilled player certified by the American Contract Bridge League teaches about constructive bidding and upgrading defensive and play-of-the-hand skills. Class held at the Kiwanis-Wallas Recreation Center, 10481 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City. $35; registration required. 410-313-7279.

LONDON TOWN AND GARDENS TRIP, for ages 55 and older, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 9. Participants can visit a 23-acre park encompassing a once-thriving colonial town, set on a bluff overlooking the South River near Annapolis; take a docent-led tour of the William Brown House, circa 1760, which is a Georgian brick home and tavern, and a National Historic Landmark Museum; and tour a medicinal garden, an African American garden and a colonial kitchen garden. A box lunch will be served in a glass pavilion overlooking the river. Call for departure points in Howard County. $56; registration required. 410-313-7279.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES