These groups meet regularly
Columbia Area Mothers of Multiples — First Monday, 7 p.m. Mothers of twins and multiples. Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. 410-750-1322.
Columbia Toastmasters — First and third Monday, 7:30 p.m. Public speaking and leadership skills. Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Terry Meyers, 443-831-0069, http://www.progress.org/toast or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hola! Toastmasters — First and third Tuesday, 7:30-9 p.m. 8830 Stanford Blvd., First Floor, Room 3, Columbia. Diane or Rene, 410-381-8459.
Howard County Democratic Central Committee — First Wednesday, 7 p.m. 410-730-8683.
Howard County Republican Club — First Friday. Happy hour. Chick Chickanis, email@example.com.
Laurel Moms Club — First Thursday, 7 p.m. Learn something new, develop adult friendships and become a part of the Laurel community. Our Savior Lutheran Church, 13611 Laurel-Bowie Road. 301-776-4989 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOMS Club of Ellicott City-South — First Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. Glen Mar United Methodist Church, 8430 Glen Mar Road, Ellicott City. email@example.com or http://www.geocities.com/momsclubofec.
Vegan Potluck Dinner, Ellicott City — Usually the first Saturday, 7 p.m. Bring a vegan dish for the number in your party plus eight and tableware. firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-465-0427.
50+ Professionals — Singles social group for professionals ages 50 and older. Group meets for social events such as happy hours, brunches, dinners, theater, concerts, book clubs and more. 410-813-4071.
Chapelgate Presbyterian Church — Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m. Free classes for adults learning English as their second language. Free child care is available for children up to age 12. 2600 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville. 410-442-5800. http://www.chapelgate.org.
Christian Singles Fellowship — Sundays, 7 p.m. Join for a meeting of connection, friendship, spiritual growth, learning and worship. Crossroads Church of the Nazarene, 2750 Rogers Ave., Ellicott City. http://www.christiansinglesfellowship.net.
Columbia Bridge — The group plays Thursdays at members' houses and is looking for intermediate and above duplicate bridge players. Mike Gray, 410-992-7498.
Columbia International Folk Dancers — Wednesdays, 8-10:30 p.m. Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia. 410-997-1613.
Faithful Circle Quilters — Mondays, 7-9 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia. 410-730-9561.
First Place Singles — A group for singles 40 and older offers social events such as happy hours, dances, potluck parties, bowling, hikes and field trips. Join for $18. Membership form and calendar, http://www.firstplacesingles.org or 410-243-7344.
Howard County Mage Wars Society — Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Come learn and play Mage Wars, a board game by Arcane Wonders. Beginners welcome, but please no unaccompanied minors. Savage Mill's Family Game Store. email@example.com to R.S.V.P.
Howard County spiritual discussion group — Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Open to all faiths. Bethany Lane Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City. 410-730-7417.
Kiwanis Club — Mondays, 6:45 p.m. Kiwanis-Wallis Building, 3300 Norberts Way, Ellicott City. Harry Slade, 410-418-8218.