Ellicott City

Church celebration

A service to celebrate St Peter's Episcopal Church's 172 years of service to the community and give thanks for the lives and ministries of the late Rev. Dr. Mary-Marguerite Kohn and Brenda Brewington will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at 3695 Rogers Ave. An ice cream social takes place prior to the service from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open to all. Information: 410-465-2273.

Around town

Blood pressure screenings Stop in from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, for free blood pressure readings by a registered nurse. Information: 410-313-1425.

English conversation The Miller branch of the Howard County Public Library, 9421 Frederick Road, offers "Let's Get Together: English Conversation Club," a chance for those for whom English is a second language to practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting. The club meets at 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays. Register with the library before your first meeting. Information: 410-313-1950.

These events take place at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, 410-313-1421:

Nutrition talk Rona Martiyan will discuss nutrition guidelines and how to eat right to keep the body healthy from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 8.

Q&A session A Maryland Access Point staff member will answer questions about benefits, caregiver issues and long-term planning at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14.

Hearing screenings Mary Carson of Clarity Audiology and Hearing Solutions will perform free hearing screenings from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. Reservations are required.

Brain fitness Robin Zahor presents tips on fighting Alzheimer's and keeping the brain in top form at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16.

Concert The ShowTime Singers perform Broadway tunes and popular standards at 2 p.m Sunday, May 19. The concert is free, but tickets are required.

Monthly bingo will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 28. Cost is $4.

Also at the center:

•Billiards, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

•Pingpong, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.

•Pinochle, noon to 3 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.

•Mah-jongg, 9 a.m. Tuesdays.

•Spring Insighters, 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

•Needlework Club, 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

•Canasta, 1 p.m. Thursdays.

•Spring Men's Forum, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

•Movies/documentaries, 1 p.m. Fridays.

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