The following events are open for advance registration. They are sponsored by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks unless otherwise noted.
SENIORS SCARF-MAKING WORKSHOP, for 55 and older, 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 29; learn how to make embossed velvet scarves using rubber stamps, velvet and an iron; materials and equipment included, class held at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. $20; preregistration required. 410-313-7279.
KIDS AND PARENTS PLAY GROUPS, for parents and children 6 months and older, 10 a.m.-noon, Mondays-Wednesdays, Nov. 28-Dec. 21, limited to approximately 15 children; activities include coloring, playing with toys and listening to children's tapes, sponsored by the Town Center Community Association; ages 6 months to 4 years, Mondays; ages 24 months to 4 years, Tuesdays; ages 6 months to 24 months, Wednesdays. Program held at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Rd., Columbia. $11; Columbia residents, $10; preregistration required. 410-730-4744.
SENIORS PENNSYLVANIA SHOPPING TOUR, for 55 and older, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 1, a trip by bus to York to visit Christmas Tree Hill for collectibles, gifts, home accessories and holiday merchandise; plus a trip to the Pfaltzgraff Factory; includes a lunch at the San Carlo's restaurant, and a stop at Stauffer's Cookie Outlet, call for departure points in Howard County. $65; preregistration required. 410-313-7279.
-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES