August 27, 2010

Sunday, Aug. 29

Jazz concert The Janine Gilbert-Carter Quintet performs a "Jazz in the Mills" concert at 5 p.m. at the Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. Admission is $20. 410-730-4610 or

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, Aug. 30

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, Aug. 31

Political forum A "Primary Election Candidate's Forum" takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Kahler Hall in the Village of Harper's Choice, 5440 Old Tucker Row in Columbia. Forum presents an opportunity for discussion with Democratic candidates Alan Klein and Mary Kay Sigaty vying for Howard County Council District 4 and John Bailey and Elizabeth Bobo vying for state Delegate District 12-B. There will also be a question and answer period. Light refreshments will be served. Information: 410-730-0770.

Blues music Savage Bluegrass plays Sam's Bar & Restaurant, 9994 Washington Blvd., Laurel. Information: 301-317-7796.

Wednesday, Sept. 1

Farmers' market Site is open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through October at St. John's Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. Information: 410-313-6524.

Thursday, Sept. 2

Open house Kinetics Dance Theatre will hold an open house from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 3280 Pine Orchard Land, Ellicott City. A variety of classes are offered, including ballet, jazz, modern, tap, hip-hop, musical theater, creative dance, dance fundamentals, as well as specialty classes in Pilates, yoga and fitness. Kinetics Theatre also offers classes for children with special needs and classes for boys only. Information: 410-480-1686.

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, Sept. 3

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, Sept. 4

Cocker Spaniel Adoption Day The Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue group will hold an adoption day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Columbia Petsmart, 9041 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia. Information:

Music Matters Showcase Bob Reilly and Friends, Happy Haines, and Jessica Rhee Brill perform at 6:30 p.m. at Sweet Bakery and Cafe, 8143 Main St. in Ellicott City. Free. Information: 410-461-9275.


Bluegrass music Laurel Historical Society will host singer/songwriter and trustee of the International Bluegrass Music Museum George McCeney at 6 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Laurel museum, 817 Main St. Also performing are students from the Laurel School of Music. Free. Information: 301-725-7975 or

Book sale Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church will hold its annual book sale from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 at the church, 14551 Burntwoods Road in Glenwood. Event includes more than 20,000 books for sale. There will also be a large assortment of DVDs, videos, CDs, tapes and records. Children's books and paperback books will be priced at 50 cents and hardbacks will sell for $1. Antiquarian books and autographed books and a limited number of near-fine books are priced individually and higher. Information: 410-489-0063 or 410-442-2475.

Jazz and food The Columbia Chapter Club Dejouir Inc. holds its "Jazz Supper," featuring the Charles Rahmat Woods Jazz Quartet, on Sept. 11 at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville. Tickets are $75. E-mail for tickets and more information.

'Pooches' Pool Party' A swim/splash party for dogs and their human buddies will be held Sept 11 at the Roger Carter Recreation Center, 3676 Fel's Lane in Ellicott City. Session one takes place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; session two will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per pooch. No fee for people, no more than two people per dog, handlers must be 18 or older, no one younger than 12 admitted, no more than one dog per handler. Dogs must be nonaggressive and peer-friendly. Off-leash park rules apply. Advance registration required. Information: 410-313-7275 or

Golf tournament Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks presents the Celebration of Sports Golf Tournament on Oct. 14 at Timbers at Troy Golf Course in Elkridge. In addition to placement awards, prizes include longest-drive holes, closest-to-the-pin holes, and hole-in-one contests. Fees are $340 per foursome/$85 individual, and include greens fees, golf cart use, awards, special hole prizes, driving range use and lunch. Registration and information: 410-313-7275 or

Gala Gilchrist Hospice Care 25th annual Taste & Auction of Howard County will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 24 at Turf Valley, 2700 Turf Valley Road in Ellicott City. Event features cash prizes, a silent and live auction, one-day sport fishing trip, two Baltimore Ravens football helmets autographed by quarterback Joe Flacco and tight end Todd Heap, and a baseball signed by former Oriole Rick Dempsey. Tickets are $75 in advance; $85 at door. Raffle tickets for cash prizes are $25 each or five for $100. Information:

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