The following events, sponsored by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, are open for registration.
OLD ELKRIDGE LANDING LUNCH AND TOUR, for ages 18 and older, noon-2:30 p.m. Oct. 25. A visit to the earliest settled area of Howard County with local author and teacher Joetta Cramm and a slide presentation at lunch at the Elkridge Furnace Inn. Meet at the restaurant, 5745 Furnace Ave., Elkridge. $29; registration required. 410-313-7275.
SPOOKY HOUSE PARTY, for children ages 7 and older with an adult ages 55 and older, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 29. Party-goers can create a spooky graham-cracker house. Halloween games and refreshments will be available, and costumes are welcome. Bring a smock. Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. Adult-child pair, $20; registration required. 410-313-7279.
POPE PAUL II CULTURAL CENTER TRIP, for ages 55 and older, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 1. Participants will travel by bus to see re-creations of holy places and shrines in Washington, including a chapel to Saint Francis of Assisi, the Chapel of the Ascension, the Grotto of Gethsemane and Roman catacombs. Lunch on visitors' own. Call for departure points in Howard County. $23; registration required. 410-313-7279.
BALTIMORE VETERANS DAY CRUISE, for veterans and active-duty military personnel ages 55 and older and one guest, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 5. A cruise aboard the World War II Liberty Ship John W. Brown honors and recognizes the contribution of veterans in war and peace. A memorial service will be held. Refreshments will be available. Call for departure points in Howard County. $35; registration required. 410-313-7279.
NEW YORK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL TRIP, for ages 8 and older, 6 a.m.-midnight Nov. 19 and Dec. 3, 9, 10 and 17 at Radio City Music Hall. Debut by the Rockettes dance troupe of an original song and new sets, costumes, stage effects and precision tap routine; the evening will include a new opening number as well as traditional songs. Second mezzanine seats, late-afternoon shows; time available to shop and dine on theater-goers' own. Call for bus departure points in Howard County. $135; registration required. 410-313-7275 or www.co.ho.md.us/RAP/rap_homepage.htm.
-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES