Classical concert The Columbia Orchestra presents "Short Stories" at 7:30 p.m. at the Jim Rouse Theatre, Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road. Tickets are $18, $16 for seniors and $10 for students. For more information, call 410-465-8777 or go to columbiaorchestra.org.
Wine tasting and auction Days End Farm Horse Rescue hosts its annual "Grapes of Hooves" event from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane in Clarksville. Proceeds will help provide medical treatment and rehabilitation for abused and neglected horses, as well as rescue services. Tickets are $65 in advance, $75 at door. For tickets and more information, call 410-442-1564, 301-854-5037 or go to www.defhr.org.
Howard County's Relay For Life will hold a team meeting at 6 p.m. March 30 at the East Columbia Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Current members along with people interested in forming or joining a team to raise money for the American Cancer Society are invited. For more information, call 410-781-4316 or go to howardrfl.com.
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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