• The Columbia Art Center and Little Patuxent Review present “An Evening With Danuta Hinc and Truth Thomas” at 7:30 p.m. at the art center, 6100 Foreland Garth. Hinc, a local author, will discuss her latest novel, “To Kill the Other,” and Thomas (pictured), a local poet, will discuss his book, “The Bottle of Life.” In addition, author Rafael Alvarez will join the discussion. A question-and-answer session and book-signing follows the discussion. Admission is free. Information: 410-730-0075 or
The Columbia Art Center and Little Patuxent Review present… (Doug Kapustin, Baltimore…)
February 05, 2011

Sunday, Feb. 6

Recital Saxophonist David Rybczynski and pianist William Scanian Murphy perform the works of Maurice Ravel, Vittorio Monti, Eugene Bozza and others at 4 p.m. in Monteabaro Recital Hall at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway. Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors, $5 for HCC faculty, students and staff. Information: 443-518-1000.

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. Information: 410-772-4804.

Monday, Feb. 7

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.

Tuesday, Feb. 8

Meeting Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) holds its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Free. Information: 443-280-9047.

Thursday, Feb. 10

Meeting The Howard County Board of Education holds a regularly scheduled meeting at 4 p.m. in the department's boardroom at 10910 Route 108 in Ellicott City. Information: 410-313-7194.

Saturday, Feb. 12

Concert The Tommy Lepson Band, a blues-rock quartet, performs from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. 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:

Classical concert The Columbia Orchestra presents "Symphonic Pops," featuring Broadway hits to film scores, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road. Admission is $22, $18 for seniors older than 60, $10 for full-time students. Information: 410-465-8777 or

Film series The Columbia Jewish Congregation's annual film series continues with "Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg." Screening will be at the Columbia Jewish Congregation, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Room 200. Tickets are $24 for a three-film series and $17 for two. Single tickets will also be available at the door for $9. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; screenings begin at 8 p.m. Refreshments and post-film discussion included. Information: 410-381-4809, 410-997-0694, or e-mail

Senior Olympics The Maryland Senior Olympics' Winter Games take place at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, 13800 Old Gunpowder Road. Featured sports will be ice hockey and 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. 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

'Talkin' Baseball' Regular meeting will be held at 9 a.m. 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

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

'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 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

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