Howard County Datebook

November 15, 2009

'The Bike Project: A Visual, Literary, and Cinematic Celebration of Biking in Our World' Exhibit will be on display through today at Howard County Community College's Rouse Company Foundation Gallery and the Art Department Gallery, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway. Exhibit includes writing, artwork and photographs that explore the biking experience. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 410-772-4512.

Jazz concert Bassist Max Murray, drummer Frank Russo and pianist Alan Blackman perform at 4 p.m. in Howard Community College's Monteabaro Recital Hall, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway. Tickets are $5-$15. Call 410-772-4900.

'Pastels and Pottery' Exhibit featuring the works of potter Winnie Coggins and pastel artist Barbara Steinacker will be on display through Dec. 4 at Artists Gallery, 10227 Wincopin Circle. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 410-740-8249.

'Melting Point' Works by Laura Vernon-Russell and Kini Collins are on display through Nov. 25 in the Himmelfarb Gallery at the Tai Sophia Institute, 7750 Montpelier Road in Laurel. Hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Call 410-888-9048.

Passport services The Passport Acceptance Facility at Howard County Library's East Columbia branch at 6600 Cradlerock Way offers passports and passport photos from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Call 410-313-7700.

'Land Records - How and Why to Use Them' John Lyon will give a presentation on the use of land records in family research. Event is at 7:30 p.m. at the Ellicott City Senior Center, behind the Miller branch of the Howard County Library at 9401 Frederick Road. Free. Call 410-730-7917 for more information.

Meeting WomenHeart of America, a support group for women with heart disease, meets at 11:30 a.m. at That's Amore Restaurant, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. E-mail Marilyn Gobbett at for more information about the group.

'Twelfth Night' Marriotts Ridge High School presents Shakespeare's romantic comedy Thursday through Nov. 22 in the school's auditorium, 12100 Woodford Rive. Shows at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Nov. 22. For tickets and more information, call 410-313-5568 or e-mail Jeanne Jurney at

'Uncle Pete with Kids' Rainbow Theatre presents this children's interactive musical performance at 10 a.m. Advance tickets can be purchased for $5; $6 at the door. Call 410-730-3987 for more information.

Job search support group Howard Community College's Career Services Department is offering a free job search support group from 10 a.m. to noon at the Columbia campus. Learn how to research target employers and industries, network with employers and other job seekers, write effective resumes and cover letters, and more. Led by expert career counselors, the eight interactive sessions are designed for unemployed students and community members who have determined their career focus and are actively searching for jobs. The sessions will prepare group members to participate in the fall job/career fair hosted on campus in November. Call 410-772-4840 to register.

Classical concert Concertante performs for the Candlelight Concert Society at 8 p.m. in the Smith Theatre at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway. Tickets are $12-$30. Call 410-997-2324 for more information.

Benefit Days End Farm Horse Rescue will hold its anniversary holiday party fundraising event from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Court in Clarksville. Tickets are $35 per person in advance, or $325 for a table of 10. Admission includes an appetizer buffet with vegetarian options, dessert, beer, wine and soda, and a cash bar. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. Proceeds benefit abused and neglected horses. For more information, call 301-854-5037 or go to

Holiday Mart Seasonal merchandise will be offered by more than 120 juried artisans from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Glenwood Community Center, 2400 Route 97 in Cooksville. Presented by Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks. Go to for more information, a 50 percent off admission coupon and directions.

'The Cracked Nut' Kinetics Dance Theatre presents its adaptation of the holiday classic, "The Nutcracker," at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. For tickets and more information, call 410-480-1686.

Marathon The Columbia Metric Marathon & 5K will be held Dec. 6. Event starts at 8:15 a.m. at the Lakefront in Columbia. The 26.2K course is moderately hilly and runs through wooded trails, residential areas and roads. The 5K course runs on bike paths around the lake. There will many age-group awards and post-race food. Sponsored by the Howard County Striders. Go to for more information.

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