The following events are open for registration. They are sponsored by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks unless otherwise noted.
SENIORS HALLOWEEN CRAFT-MAKING, for ages 55 and older, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 28. Participants create a spooky centerpiece using fresh flowers in anticipation of the Oct. 31 observance; bring a small knife or clippers Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. $22; registration required. 410-313-7279.
MARYLAND SCIENCE CENTER TRIP, for ages 55 and older, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 4. A visit to the Hubble Space Telescope National Visitor Center at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore's Inner Harbor; the day includes hands-on activities in a Hubble-themed interactive space gallery. Lunch and science center entrance fee not provided. Call for bus departure points in Howard County. $20; registration required. 410-313-7279.
SENIORS NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART VISIT, for ages 55 and older, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9. A trip to Washington to visit the gallery and other nearby museums. Lunch on your own. Call for bus departure points in Howard County. $22; registration required. 410-313-7279.
SENIORS BALTIMORE TRIP, for ages 55 and older, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14. On a tour of the new world headquarters of Phillips Foods, participants can watch the production process of millions of Maryland-style crab cakes and seafood products; includes an all-you-can-eat buffet at Phillips Harborplace Restaurant and time for shopping. Call for departure points in Howard County. $39; registration required. 410-313-7279.
-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES