• Kinetics Dance Theatre presents “The Cracked Nut” at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4-5, at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. Tickets are $5. Information: 410-480-1686.
Kinetics Dance Theatre presents “The Cracked Nut”…
November 27, 2010

Sunday, Nov. 28

Farmers' market Last day of the season for the market from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Oakland Mills Village, 5851 Robert Oliver Place. Information: 410-313-6524.

Monday, Nov. 29

'Nourishment: Body and Soul' A collection of photographs and paintings by Joan Forester and Diane Dunn that represents their views on the joys of cooking, eating and celebrating life, will be on display through Friday, Dec. 3 at Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sundays. Information: 410-740-8249 or

Passport services The Passport Acceptance Facility at Howard County Library's East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way, offers passports and passport photos from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 410-313-7700.

Thursday, Dec. 2

Classical concert Piano and clarinet arrangement with the Mozart Clarinet Quintet, featuring clarinetist Jane Winer and pianist Kuei-I Wu, at 7:30 p.m. in Howard County Community College's Monteabaro Recital Hall, Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Admission is free. Information: 443-518-4800

Friday, Dec. 3

Open house The Howard County Arts Council will hold its annual Open House and Holiday Sale from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. On sale will be paintings, photography, wearables, prints, ceramics, jewelry, greeting cards and sculpture. Information: 410-313-2787.

Saturday, Dec. 4

Holiday event The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks presents its annual Holiday Mart from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center at Glenwood, 2400 Route 97 in Cooksville. Available will be handcrafted seasonal merchandise from more than 140 artisans. There will also be door prizes and a children's craft corner. Admission is $4, $3 for children 6-12. Information: 410-313-4700 or


'Jazz in the Mills' Annual "Holiday Jazz Extravaganza," featuring the Lenny Robinson Group and vocalist Lori Williams, will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 5 at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Information: 410-730-4610.

'Sundays at Three' Pianist Eun Joo Chung performs music by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Schumann, Scriabin and Debussy at 3 p.m. Dec. 5 at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Tickets are $15, free for those younger than 18 with an adult. Information: 410-992-0145 or

Classical music Columbia Pro Cantare performs the Christmas section and selections from Parts II and III of Handel's "Messiah" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. A lecture by Eileen Soskin precedes the concert at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $23, $20 for seniors and students, $25 and $22 at the door. Information: 301-854-0107, 410-799-9321 or

Concert The Howard County Historical Society presents its annual "Holiday Concert" with cider and snacks at 3 p.m. Dec. 5 at 8328 Court Ave in Ellicott City. Concert's theme is "Holidays on the Homefront during World War II." Information: 410-750-0370.

Fair The first One Maryland-Inter County Broadband Network Vendor Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Doubletree Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road in Columbia. Information:

Concert series The UU Chalice Concert Series presents "In the Gardens of England," featuring guitarist Berta Rojas at 8 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Tickets are $20, $15 for students, free for children younger than 15. Information: 410-381-0097 or

'Talkin' Baseball' Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Dec. 11 at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Warren Corbett will discuss his book, "The Wizard of Waxahachie: Paul Richards and the End of Baseball as We Knew It." Free. 410-740-1145.

Holiday tour The Howard County Historical Society holds its 34th annual Holiday Tour on Dec. 12. Six historic homes and buildings in Ellicott City, Glenwood and Columbia will be visited during the tour. Bus leaves from the Court House Parking Lot in Ellicott City at 1 p.m. Tickets are $50, $35 for society members and $40 for their guests. Reservations and information: 410-750-0370 or e-mail

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