Sunday, Jan. 30
'Wolf Tales' The Kinetics Dance Theatre performs the Russian folk tale, "Peter and the Wolf," at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. Tickets are $5. The troupe also performs "The Three Little Pigs" and "Little Red Riding Hood." Tickets and information: 410-480-1686.
Art exhibit The paintings of Marc Boone and Michael Sastre will be on display through March 13 in the Rouse Co. Foundation Gallery at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway. A reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2. Information: 410-772-4804.
Monday, Jan. 31
Passport services The Passport Acceptance Facility at Howard County Library's East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way, offers passport applications 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.
Wednesday, Feb. 2
School news The Howard County Board of Education's Legislative Committee meets at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at 10910 Route 108 in Ellicott City. Information: 410- 313-7194.
Thursday, Feb. 3
Budget meeting The Howard County Board of Education holds Public Work Session I on the superintendent's proposed fiscal 2012 operating budget at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 in the department's boardroom at 10910 Route 108 in Ellicott City. Information: 410-313-7081.
Concert The Tommy Lepson Band, a blues-rock quartet, performs from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Feb. 12 at 2nd Saturday Cafe, Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way in Columbia. $20 admission includes snacks, soda, dessert and coffee. Wine and beer are available for purchase. Proceeds donated to Agape House to benefit needy children. Tickets and information: 2ndsaturdaycafe.com.
Senior Olympics The Maryland Senior Olympics' Winter Games take place Feb. 12 at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, 13800 Old Gunpowder Road. Featured sports will be ice hockey and curling. The games are open to all athletes 50 and older. Registration fees are $30 per player for hockey and $10 per player for curling. Information: 240-777-8080.
Youth dance The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department's Junior Firefighters will sponsor a dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 12 for ages 9-15 at the fire hall, 6275 Old Washington Road. Tickets are $10. Food and beverages, which include pizza, hot dogs, pretzels, nachos, candy, water and sodas, will be for sale at the event. Information: 410-761-6633, option 5, or go to elkridgevfd.org.
'Talkin' Baseball' Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Feb. 12 at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Speaker will be author Jim Hartley. Free. 410-740-1145.
Dance performance Misako Ballet Company presents "Classical with a Japanese Twist" at 4 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Howard County Center for the Arts' Black Box Theater, 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors and students, $6 for children 12 and younger. Information: 410-884-9690 or misakoballet.com.
Poetry and music The Howard County Poetry and Literature Society holds its 33rd annual "Evening of Irish Music and Poetry" with novelist Colm Toibin at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Jim Rouse Theater, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Tickets are $35. Tickets and information: 443-518-4568 or hocopolitso.org.
'Out of the Bins' Sale of watercolors, oils, acrylics, pottery, sculpture, collages, prints, photos and more will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 19 at Slayton House Gallery, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. Prices range from $5 to $200. Information: 410-730-3987.
'Jazz in the Mills' Concert featuring bassist Amy Shook and vocalist Felicia Carter takes place at 5 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and may be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com/event/144233. Information: 410-730-4610.
Acoustic concert The Howard County Historical Society presents singers/songwriters Karyn Oliver and Rob Lytle from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 11 at 8328 Court Ave. in Ellicott City. Tickets are $20, $18 for society members. Information: 410-750-0370 or hchsmd.org.
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