Howard County Datebook

March 21, 2010

Classical concert Columbia Pro Cantare performs Faure's "Requiem" at 3 p.m. today at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road in Ellicott City. Performance features baritone Darren Perry, organist Donald Fries, harpist Susan Sauerwein and violinist Ronald Mutchnik. Tickets are $22 and $20. Call 301-854-0107, 410-799-9321 or go to

Dance performance Kinetics Dance Theatre presents "Trash Suite!" at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. today at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 410-480-1686 or go to

'The Wedding Singer' Reservoir High School's Theatre Arts Department presents this Broadway musical at 11550 Scaggsville Road in Fulton. Show features more than 70 students and a live band. Showtime is 2 p.m. today. Tickets are $12, $8 for seniors and students. Call 410-888-8850 for tickets and more information.

'Oklahoma!' Marriotts Ridge High School Theater Department presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway musical about cowpokes and farmers at 3 p.m. today at 12100 Woodford Drive. Tickets are $10. In addition, a "Hoe Down Picnic" will be held at 1:30 p.m., where visitors can enjoy lunch, roping and dance demonstrations for $5. For more information, call 410-227-2246 or go to

Spring musical Mount Hebron High School presents "West Side Story" through March 27 in the school's gymnasium, 9440 Old Frederick Road, Ellicott City. Tickets are $10. For showtimes and more information, call 410-313-2880 on weekdays. Also, tickets can be purchased in the school's cafeteria on school days from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Art exhibit The Artists' Gallery, in collaboration with the Howard County Conservancy, is presenting "Vanishing Howard County," which focuses on landscapes and scenes from the area. Exhibition runs through April 2 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

Home repair information session The Columbia Association Senior Advisory Committee and the Office on Aging will host a free information session on Howard County's Home Repair and Modification program at 2 p.m. at 10221 Wincopin Circle in Columbia. For more information, call 410-715.3170.

Jazz The Kyle Coughlin Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Tickets are $5-$15. Call 410-772-4900.

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.

Military night Howard County Public School System's Office of School Counseling sponsors a "Military Information Night" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108 in Clarksville. There will be representatives from the five service academies, the offices of Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, colleges with military programs, enlistment recruiters, and ROTC programs. For more information, call 410-313-6680.

Jazz concert Marriotts Ridge High School Jazz Program presents "Jazz at the Ridge," featuring trumpeter Todd Butler, at 7 p.m. in the school's theater, 12100 Woodford Drive. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 410-313-5573.

School news Howard County Board of Education meets at 4 p.m. in the board room at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108 in Ellicott City. Meeting begins with a public forum, when the public can address the board on any topic other than those for which a formal hearing process exists. Call 410-313-7194 for more information.

Seminar The Business Resource Center of the Howard County Economic Development Authority will hold a seminar titled "Writing an Effective Business Plan" from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Center for Business and Technology Development, 9250 Bendix Road, North, Columbia. Fee is $69 and includes a sample business plan and workbook. To register and more information, call 410-313-6550.

Theater performance Red Branch Theatre Company presents "Pippi Longstocking" Friday through March 28 at the Drama Learning Center, 9130-I Red Branch Road in Columbia. Shows at 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee March 28. Tickets are $12. Call 410-997-9352 for more information.

Figure skating The Gardens Figure Skating Club presents its annual spring ice show, "The Good, The Bad & The Wicked on Ice," at the Gardens Ice House's Patrick Arena, 13800 Old Gunpowder Road in Laurel. Shows at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and March 28. Tickets are $10. Tickets are available by calling 301-953-0100, ext. 250 or e mail,

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