The following events are open for registration. They are sponsored by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks unless otherwise noted.
SENIORS BEAD BAZAAR TRIP, for ages 55 and older, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 12. A van trip to New Carrollton to visit the 42nd semi-annual Bead Bazaar hosted by the Bead Society of Greater Washington. The bazaar includes more than 70 vendors with ethnic ornaments, tools, equipment and designer jewelry. Lunch available, or bring your own. Call for departure points in Howard County. $15; registration required. 410-313-7279.
INN AT BROOKVILLE FARMS LUNCH, for ages 55 and older, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 12. Lunch on your own at the inn, including beef, seafood, and local and regional specialties. Call for bus departure points in Howard County. $15; registration required. 410-313-7279.
LONGWOOD GARDENS TRIP, 12:45-9 p.m. Nov. 29, by bus to Pennsylvania for holiday lights and floral displays at Longwood. Sponsored by the Meade Area Garden Club; bus departs from the Ridgeview Plaza Shopping Center, Route 175 and Rockenbach Avenue, Hanover. $35; members, $30; gardens admission fee, $8; registration required. 410-551-2263.
-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES