The following events, sponsored by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, are open for registration.
ELLICOTT CITY HISTORY WALK, for ages 18 and older, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 15 and Nov. 19. Stories over breakfast about the 225-year-old mill town of Ellicott City, a slide presentation and a short walk through the historic town with author and historian Joetta Cramm. Meet at Tersiguel's restaurant, 8293 Main St., Ellicott City. $29; registration required. 410-313-7275.
SENIORS TILE AND GLASS-CUTTING CLASS, for ages 55 and older, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 19. "Mosaics: Level I" teaches how to work with tile and glass and how to cut glass to make mosaic pieces. Participants then make a wall hanging. An instructor will cut the glass; equipment and materials included. Kiwanis-Wallas Recreation Center, 10481 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City. $22; registration required. 410-313-7279.
ELKRIDGE TRAIL RUN, for all ages, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 22. A 5K trail run in Rockburn Branch Park, featuring open field running, hill climbs and descents, stream jumping and wooded trails. Runners will receive a long-sleeve event T-shirt; prizes awarded to top finishers in several categories. Check-in time, 8-9:15 a.m., Rockburn Branch Park, 6145 Montgomery Rd., Elkridge. Registration, $20; advance registration, $15. 410-313-4711 or www.hcrpsports.com.
BALTIMORE TOUR AND LUNCH, for ages 55 and older, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26. Guide and author Zippy Larson leads a tour of Baltimore. Sit-down lunch. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Call for bus departure points in Howard County. $50; registration required. 410-313-7279.
-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES