February 25, 2011

Sunday, Feb. 27

'Jazz in the Mills' Concert featuring bassist Amy Shook and vocalist Felicia Carter takes place at 5 p.m. at the Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. Tickets are $20. Information: 410-730-4610.

Author appearance Howard County Friends of Latin America presents Jeanne Lemkau, author of "Lost and Found in Cuba: A Tale of Midlife Rebellion," from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Howard County Library's central location, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, for a signing and discussion. Afterward, there will be an update on Cuba policy by Mavis Anderson, senior policy analyst for Cuba, the Latin America Working Group. Free. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Information: 410-381-4899 or 410-997-5662.

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. 28

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


Acoustic concert The Howard County Historical Society presents singer-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

Concert The Columbia Association Teen Advisory Committee hosts a concert featuring local teen bands Forgotten Farewell, Color the Coast and the Getaways from 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. March 11 at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Special guest will be Nate Flynn of "Sing it Loud." Tickets are $7. Doors open at 6 p.m. Information: 410-715-5523.

Pop music concert Funk Daddy-g, a pop/rock/fusion quintet, performs from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. March 12 at the 2nd Sunday Cafe, Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way in Columbia. $20 admission includes snacks, soda, dessert and coffee. Wine and beer available for purchase. Information: 410-997-3393 or

Film series The Columbia Jewish Congregation continues its annual film series on March 12 with "Ajami." Screenings take place at the Columbia Jewish Congregation, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Room 200. Tickets are $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

'Sound of Music' Centennial High School presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical March 17-26 at the school, 4300 Centennial Lane in Ellicott City. Show features students from four Howard County schools in the roles of the Von Trapp children. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, or online at Information: 410-313-2856.

Carnival The annual Jewish Federation of Howard County Purim Carnival takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 20 at Reservoir High School, 11550 Scaggsville Road in Fulton. Event features entertainment by Washington Talent and DJ Doug; the festival includes games, vendors, face painting, crafts, prizes and raffles, a coffeehouse, food and more. Admission is $10 per family or $5 per person. Volunteer opportunities are available as well as high school community service hours. Exhibitor space is available. Proceeds benefit youth scholarships and grants and Jewish families who need help. Information: 410-730-4976.

Author appearance The Howard County Poetry and Literature Society presents "An Afternoon with Alice McDermott" at 3 p.m. March 27 at the Spear Center, Howard Hughes Corp. Building, 10275 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and students with ID. Information: 443-518-4568 or go to

Open house The Columbia Jewish Community School and Columbia Jewish Congregation will hold an open house April 10. The program includes a bagel brunch, an opportunity to meet officials and staff from the school and synagogue, as well as visits to classrooms. Registration materials and discount coupons will be made available to new families that attend. Directions and information: 410-294-3205.

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