Sunday, July 4
Artists' Gallery presents an exhibition of traditional and less conventional landscapes rendered in pastels by Deborah Maklowski. Show runs through July 30 at American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. A reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 9. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 410-740-8249 or artistsgallerycolumbia.com.
Shakespeare The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents "Much Ado About Nothing" at Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, 3691 Sarah's Lane, Ellicott City. Shows at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 8 and Saturday, July 10; and at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 11. Tickets are $25 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday matinees; $30 on Saturdays and Sundays; $23 for seniors; $15 for students; free for children younger than 18 with adult. Information: chesapeakeshakespeare.com. Tickets: 866-811-4111.
"People Worth Knowing" Exhibit featuring photographs by Columbia photographer Stanley L. Rodbell runs through Aug. 28 at the Himmelfarb Gallery at Tai Sophia Institute, 7750 Montpelier Road, Laurel. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 410-888-9048.
Farmers' market Site is open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays through November at Oakland Mills Village, 5851 Robert Oliver Place. Information: 410-313-6524.
Monday, July 5
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. Information: 410-313-7700.
Tuesday, July 6
Blues music Savage Bluegrass plays Sam's Bar & Restaurant, 9994 Washington Blvd., Laurel. Information: 301-317-7796.
Wednesday, July 7
Lakefront Wednesdays The Columbia Association continues its annual lunchtime concert series from noon to 2 p.m. with Andrew McKnight. Lineup features a variety of musical styles, including rock, folk and jazz. The Matt Wigler Trio performs July 14. Information: 410-715-3104.
Farmers' market Site is open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through October at Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. Information: 410-313-6524.
Thursday, July 8
'Proof' David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play is presented by the Red Branch Theatre Company July 8-10 and 15-17 at the Drama Learning Center, 9130 Red Branch Road in Columbia. Shows at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18, $15 for seniors and students. For reservations and more information, call 410-997-9352 or go to redbranchtheatre.com.
Farmers' market Site is open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through November at the East Columbia Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Information: 301-934-9004.
Friday, July 9
Theater performance Howard County Summer Theater presents "The Music Man" July 9-11 at Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane in Ellicott City. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and children younger than 12. For tickets and more information, go to ticketleap.com. Proceeds benefit Prepare for Success and Hospice of Howard County.
Shakespeare The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents "Hamlet" at Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, 3691 Sarah's Lane, Ellicott City. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Friday, July 9 and July 15-17, and July 22- 24; at 3 p.m. July 17 and 24; and at 5 p.m. July 18 and 25. Tickets are $25 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday matinees; $30 on Saturdays and Sundays; $23 for seniors; $15 for students; free for children younger than 18 with adult. Information: chesapeakeshakespeare.com. Tickets: 866-811-4111.
Farmers' market Site is open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays through November at Howard County General Hospital, 5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia. Information: 410-313-6524.
Saturday, July 10
'Talkin' Baseball' Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Brett Abrams will discuss his book, "Capital Sporting Grounds: A History of Stadium and Ballpark Construction in Washington, DC." Free. 410-740-1145.
Concert Orquesta sin Miedo performs Latin music from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 11 at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. Tickets are $20. Information: 410-730-4610.
Pool party A pool party, hosted by the Town Center and Wilde Lake Community Associations, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 15 at Bryant Woods pool. Admission is free and includes pizza, drinks, swimming and a raffle. Advance tickets are required from Slayton House, 410-730-3987 or Historic Oakland, 410-730-4744. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult, no pool membership required. Tickets are limited to the first 100 people. (For Town Center and Wilde Lake residents only.) Information: 410-730-3987.
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