Family poetry -- Howard County Poetry and Literature Society will sponsor a multigenerational poetry event with Jane Hirshfield (above) from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Howard County Conservancy, 10520 Frederick Road, Woodstock. Adults can listen to Hirshfield read from her work while children take a supervised nature hike and write haiku. A reception is planned after the reading and hike. Admission is free, but reservations are required. 410-772-4568 or visit www.HoCoPoLitSo.org.