Boy Scout Troop 649 sponsors a car wash fundraiser beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road. Information: 410-730-7920.
The Columbia Foundation will host its New Beginnings Spring Party at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at
Master gardening series
"Gardening for Seniors" will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Historic Oakland, 5430
•"Woodland Muse," an exhibit featuring the works of photographer Jim Auerbach, fabric artist Elaine Katz, oil painter Christina Bird-Walker and watercolorist-graphic artist Jane Wall, runs through Sunday, May 12, in the Meeting House Gallery, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Information: 410-730-4090 or themeetinghouse.org.
•"Motion," paintings by Nancy Lee Davis and Rana Geralis, are on view through Friday, May 24, at Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle in Columbia. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays. The gallery is also open by appointment. Information: 410-740-8249 or artistsgallerycolumbia.com.
•"Parked Outside the Door," a photography exhibit by John Petro, will be on view through June 1 in the Bill White Room and Lobby Gallery at Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Information: 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.
Free guitar lessons
Fred Petrogallo, a retired Harford County Community College instructor, will teach students to read music and tune a guitar during classes at 10 a.m. Mondays at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. Students must furnish their own guitars and purchase the training manual. Registration is required. Information: 410-313-7469.
The Long Reach Community Association offers Chicago-style stepping classes for adults from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Stepping offers fellowship opportunities while exercising to music. Information: 410-730-8113.
Singles social group
The Phoenix Cultural Singles Group, a Columbia social group for those 50 and older, meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Sundays at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Coffee, tea and a light snack are served. The group plans events and trips. Information: 410-997-0739.
English conversation The Howard County Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, offers Let's Get Together: English Conversation Club. The club offers an opportunity for those for whom English is a second language to practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting. It meets at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Register with the library before your first meeting. Information: 410-313-7850.
Single Again Changing Focus Single Again, a nonprofit program for adults who are separated, widowed or in the process of divorce, provides weekly presentations and small-group discussions in a confidential, comfortable atmosphere. The group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at First Presbyterian Church, 9325 Presbyterian Circle. An orientation for new members is offered at 6:30 p.m. Information: changingfocus.org.
'Jazz and Flowers' Emerge Greenhouse adorns the center with hanging baskets and annuals, and Gina DeSimone performs jazz music at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7.
Book club meets The Low-Vision Book Club has its first meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 14.
'Prepare to Care' Emily Leclercq and Jill Kamentz present this program designed to help adult children learn about services and programs available for aging family members at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21.
'Clutter Busters' The monthly program takes place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15.
Also at the 50+ Center
•Age Well Exercise classes with Joyce DiTomaso will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost for an eight-week session is $35.
•A belly dance class will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Learn hip movements, stretches, arm and hand techniques, and veil dancing. The first class is free, then a monthly fee is due.
•A yoga class is offered at 11 a.m. Mondays and 2 p.m. Tuesdays. The cost is $24 per month.
•A chess club for novice and veteran players meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Free.