• Painters and other visual artist members of the Artists Gallery will exhibit works matched with poetry in an exhibition titled "Poets and Painters" that opens Monday, Feb. 28, and runs through March 25 at Artists Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle in Columbia.
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March 11, 2011

Monday, March 14

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.

Wednesday, March 16

Meeting The Howard Technology Council hosts "Enterprise Solutions for the SMB Market: A New Approach to Data Management," from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Center for Business and Technology Development, 9250 Bendix Road in Columbia. Free. Information: 410-313-6550 or go to

Spring lecture series Author Ralph Eshelman will speak on "The War of 1812 in Prince George's County," at 7:30 p.m at Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Free. Information: 301-377-7817.

Legal screening Attorney Donald May will host the 60 Plus Wills and Legal Screening Program from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. Services include simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills, small estates and deed changes. Program is open to residents 60 and older. Cost depends on income. Information: 410-313-7213.

Thursday, March 17

'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: 410-313-28

Saturday, March 19

Classical concert Candlelight Concerts Chamber Music Series presents the Wind Soloists of New York, with pianist Pedja Muzijevic, at 8 p.m. at HCC's Smith Theatre, Horowitz Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Advance tickets are $29, $26 for seniors; $30, $28 at the door. Information and tickets: 410-997-2324 or go to

Art show The Howard County Conservancy hosts its annual Juried Art Show and Auction, "The Art of Stewardship — Lands & Historic Buildings & Structures," Saturday, March 19, through April 13, at the Howard County Conservancy, 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. Open to all original art and photography media, including sculpture, from traditional to contemporary work, using a variety of techniques and imaginative interpretations. Works will be judged on their focus on the care, appreciation and understanding of our lands, historic buildings and structures. For an entry form and more information, call 410-465-8877 or go to

Concert The McTell Brothers, Savannah, and Cosmic Debris perform in a free Music Matters showcase from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Mad City, 10801 Hickory Ridge Road in Columbia. Information: 301-953-1560.


Carnival The annual Jewish Federation of Howard County Purim Carnival takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 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.

Dance performance Kinetics Dance Theatre presents "Legend of the Selkie and Friends" at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. Tickets are $5. Information: 4104801686.

Gala Tickets are still available for "Celebration of the Arts in Howard County," on March 26 at HCC's Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Tickets are available online at, by phone at 410-313-2787, or at the Howard County Arts Council, 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. This year's event features a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a silent auction of artwork by local artists, food from area restaurants and caterers, and live performances. $100 tickets include the reception, silent auction and reserved seats in the Smith Theatre; $50 tickets include the reception, silent auction and general seating in the Screening Club for the simulcast.

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

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