TodayCarnival Annual Purim Carnival with music, games, prizes, crafts, food and more, at Reservoir High School, 11550 Scaggsville Road, Fulton. Admission is $10 per family or $5 per person. Call 410-730-4976.
'Jazz in the Mills' Concert series opens at 5 p.m. at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia, with award-winning songwriter/vocalist Gail Marten. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 410-730-4610 or go to brownpapertickets.com/event/52647.
Exhibit Eva Kajetanski Skrenta will exhibit abstract oils on canvas by Jerzy Kajetanski (painted between 1950 and 1984), and abstracts in oil pastel (painted between 1984 and 1990) through March 13 at Slayton House Gallery, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and closed Sundays. Call 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.
'Lysistrata' The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's production runs through Saturday at Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way in Columbia. Shows at 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 at 2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday; $30 at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; or $22 for seniors and $15 for those 25 and younger. Call 866-811-4111 or go to chesapeakeshakespeare.com.
Stanley Sersen, founder of the Green Building Institute, will speak on "Agrotecture - Moving Toward True Sustainability" at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth. For more information, call 419-730-7624.
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.
The Howard County Economic Development Authority will host a workshop, "Taking the Roadblocks Out of Growing Your Farm Enterprise," from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship. Call 410-313-6500 for more information.
SaturdayDog adoption show
Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue hosts an adoption show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Petsmart, 9041 Snowden Square Drive in Columbia. All dogs are spayed or neutered and have been vaccinated. For more information, call 703-533-2373 or go to cockerspanielrescue.com.
The Hammond High School Boosters hosts this annual event from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 7 at Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane in Clarksville. Menu includes pit beef, shrimp, pulled barbecue pork, salads, appetizers, desserts and more. There will also be casino games, a live and silent auction, and raffle and door prizes. Tickets are $55 per person. Call 301-497-6122 for more information.
Doggie event The Columbia Association will hold its annual "Dog Day Afternoon" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 17 at Hopewell Park in Columbia. Event features a tail-wagging contest, most fashionable and best costume show, a bone-eating contest, best kisser and more. There will also be raffles, music, face painting and arts and crafts. The association is accepting applications from local pet vendors and nonprofit organizations that benefit dogs. For an application and more information, call 410-715-3104.
Bike riding The Columbia Association's annual BikeAbout will be 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 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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