Howard County Datebook

February 07, 2010

Today
Art exhibit Artists' Gallery will display an exhibit titled "Hearts and Flowers" through Feb. 26 at American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sundays. For more information, call 410-740-8249 or go to artistsgallerycolumbia.com.

Monday
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.

Women's night The Conscious Corner businesses, along with Biago Salon & Spa, will host a "Women's Night" from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Great Sage Restaurant, 5809 Clarksville Square Drive. Acupuncturist Cara Mihele Nether will speak on "Celebrate the Heart in You." Tickets are $10. Call 443-535-0212 for more information.

Tuesday
Cultural Connections Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Howard County, group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia. Program is "What's in a Name: Columbia street names, how did they come about and what do they mean?" Columbia archivist Barbara Kellner is the presenter. Call 410-730-4976 for more information.

Thursday
Meeting The Howard County Board of Education will meet at 4 p.m. at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108 in Ellicott City. Session begins with a public forum where members of the public may address the board on any topic other than those for which a formal public hearing process exists. For more information, call 410-313-7194.

Seminar The Howard Technology Council hosts "Smart Start to Business Success" from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Center for Business and Technology Development, 9250 Bendix Road, North, Columbia. Among the topics discussed will be selecting the appropriate legal business entity, financial records and insurance options. Cost is $55. Call 410-313-6550 for more information.

Saturday
Senior Olympics The Maryland Senior Olympics will be held at the Gardens Ice House, 13800 Old Gunpowder Road in Laurel and at the National Capital Curling Center, adjacent to the Gardens Ice House. Event features ice hockey, figure skating and curling, with competition open to anyone 50 and older. Admission is free. To register or for more information, call 410-222-4257.

Talkin' Baseball Regular meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way in Columbia. Speaker will be Fran Zimniuch, author of "Crooked: A History of Cheating in Sports." Free. 410-740-1145.

Classical concert The Columbia Orchestra presents "Symphonic Pops" at 7:30 p.m. at Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Music from Broadway hits to film scores, along with Irish dance and Simon and Garfunkel tunes will be performed. Tickets are $20, $16 for seniors older than 60, and $10 for students. Call 410-465-8777 or go to columbiaorchestra.org.

Future
Auditions Laurel Mill Playhouse will hold auditions for six men and four women at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 and 17 at 508 Main St. in Laurel, for the Arthur Miller drama, "All My Sons." Show runs April 23 through May 8. For more information, call 301-452-2557.

'Beginning Beekeeping' This five-week course sponsored by the Howard County Beekeepers Association begins Feb. 17 and continues from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through March 16 at the Dining Hall of the Howard County Fairgrounds. Course is open to anyone with an interest in honeybees and will guide them in starting a colony for pollination, honey or education. Various topics are included in the course. Cost is $40. Go to hcbamd.org for more information.

Carnival Annual Purim Carnival with music, games, prizes, crafts, food and more, on Feb. 28 at Reservoir High School, 11550 Scaggsville Road, Fulton. Admission is $10 per family or $5 per person. Call 410-730-4976.

Bike riding The Columbia Association's annual BikeAbout will be held May. 8. In addition to bike riding, the organization will be offering a walking tour and hosting a post-ride/walk celebration that includes fitness activities, a bike rodeo, bike repair clinics and more. Registration begins at 9 a.m., after an opening ceremony. Bike ride can start any time between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Route will go through Town Center, Wilde Lake, Oakland Mills, Long Reach and Owen Brown. Walkers, with or without dogs, will leave on the two-mile walking tour at 11 a.m. Post activities begin at 11:30 a.m. Call 410-715-3103 for more information.


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