May 13, 2011

Sunday, May 15

Musical celebration The season's final installment of the UU Chalice Concert Series will be held at 8 p.m. at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way. For the celebration concert, popular artists from previous seasons, including members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, will be invited. Among the featured artists are Jody Gatwood, David Lonkevich, William Jenken, Mary Bisson, Thomas Poole, Dariusz Skoraczewski, Alison Matuskey, Sylvie Beaudoin and Michael Adcock. Works by Bach, Poulenc, Debussy, Chopin and Bozza will be highlighted. Tickets are $20, $15 for students ages 15 to 23. Children younger than 15 admitted free with a paying adult. Information: 410-381-0097 or

Classical concert The Sundays at Three Chamber Music Series presents the Gliss Trio Plus One playing string quartets by Mendelssohn, Dvorak, and Shostakovitch at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Admission is $15 for adults; children to age 17 admitted free with a paying adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or

Dance performance Kinetics Dance Theatre presents an afternoon of contemporary dance at 4 p.m. at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in the Wilde Lake Village Center. Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors and students, and $5 for children 10 and younger. Information: 410-480-1686.

Music at Marriottsville The Ellicott City Trombone Choir performs at 3 p.m. at Bon Secours Spiritual Center, 1525 Marriottsville Road. A free will offering will be taken. Information: 410-442-1320 or go to

Monday, May 16

Youth meeting The Howard County NAACP Youth Council holds its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the Ridgely's Run Community Center, 8200 Mission Road in Jessup. During the meeting, delegates to the NAACP National Convention in Los Angeles will be elected, and Howard County NAACP Pioneer Awards will be presented. Information: 301-483-8770.

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, May 18

Legal screening Attorney Charles Ware 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.

MOMS Club of Elkridge Support/social group for moms meets at 9:45 a.m. at Elkridge Baptist Church, 5929 Setter Drive, Elkridge. Children welcome. Information:

Support group WomenHeart, a support group for women with heart disease, meets at 11:30 a.m. at That's Amore Restaurant, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. For more information about the group: Marilyn Gobbett at

Friday, May 20

Farmers' market A farmers' market is open from 2 p.m.- 6 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 26 at Howard County General Hospital, 5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia. Information: 410-313-6524.

Saturday, May 21

Fair and book sale The Howard County Historical Society will hold its new fundraiser, an antique appraisal fair and rare book sale, at St. John's Parish Day School, 9120 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. The event will raise funds for the relocation of the society's library, archive, and offices to the new Charles E. Miller branch and Historical Center of Howard County library system. There will be hundreds of rare and used books for sale; topics include Maryland and local history, gardening, fiction, Civil War, genealogy and architecture. Information: 410-750-0370.

Yard sale Animal Advocates of Howard County will hold a benefit yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Applications and Research Laboratory, 10920 Route 108 in Ellicott City. Rain date is Sunday, May 22. Information: 410-880-2488.

Blood drive Donations can be made between 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. To make an appointment, call 410-381-4546 or email Walk-ins welcome.


Home tour The Villages of Columbia will present the second annual Columbia Home Tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 5. Participants, equipped with a tour guide book and map, will go on a self-guided tour of five homes in the Columbia villages. There will be a tour guide at each location who will take visitors through the home. All ticket holders are invited to visit the newly renovated Owen Brown Community Center for a reception with refreshments and displays by Columbia Archives. Tickets are $20 and available at any of the ten Columbia village community centers. Proceeds benefit the One Month's Rent Initiative, a nonprofit that helps Howard County residents who are threatened with losing their housing. Information: 410-730-3987 or

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