Howard County Events Calendar

May 26, 2011

Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Events must be open to the public, and priority will be given to those in Howard County. Items typically appear two weeks prior to the date included in the listing if sent far enough in advance. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday prior to date of publication at the latest. To submit calendar items, mail to Up & Coming, Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email hccalendar@patuxent.com; fax 410-332-6336; or call 410-332-6497.

For complete events calendar listing, go to http://www.explorehoward.com.

Classes

Misako Ballet — Offering a free class to newcomers through Sat., May 28. 5485 Harper's Farm Road, Suite 203, Columbia. 410-884-9690 or 443-805-1350. http://www.misakoballet.com.

Community Line Dance and Social — Sponsored by CrossLife Community Church. Featuring an evening of instruction, dancing and fun with Barb Dutterer. Fridays, through June 3, 7-10 p.m., Rockburn Elementary School, 6145 Montgomery Road, Elkridge. In advance for six weeks: $40 individual, $85 per family (three or more); at the door per class: $10 individual; $25 per family. http://www.crosslifeonline.com.

Understanding Grief, Just for Teens — Hosted by Gilchrist Hospice Care-Howard County. A session specifically designed for teens to help them explore their journey through grief, with the inclusion of writing, music and art. Wed., June 1, 6:30-8 p.m., Gilchrist Hospice Care, 5537 Twin Knolls Road, Site 433, Columbia. Free. Registration required. 443-539-4086 to reserve a seat.

Self-Defense for Young Women — Offered by Howard County General Hospital. Featuring age-appropriate self-defense for young women. Learn physical and psychological strategies; also discusses concepts of self-image, self-esteem and assertive behavior. June 4, 9-11 a.m., HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia. $35. For ages 12-15. 410-740-7601 or http://www.hcgh.org to reserve a seat.

Exhibits

Artists' Gallery — Exhibiting "Oriental Influences," displaying an appreciation of and sensitivity to Eastern culture, art and aesthetics. Runs through Fri., May 27. American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Weekdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 410-740-8249 or http://www.artistsgallerycolumbia.com.

Galleria at Ranazul Restaurant — Exhibiting "Nourishment: Body and Soul," showing the artists' views on the joys of cooking, eating and celebrating life, and an appreciation of the beauty of food and flowers. Runs through Sat., May 28. Ranazul Restaurant, 8171 Maple Lawn Blvd., Suite 170, Fulton.

Howard County Arts Council — Exhibiting "Resident Visual Artists Exhibit 2011" and "Coded: Shalya Marsh and Lars Westby." Runs through June 24, with a reception June 16, 6-8 p.m. 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-2787 or http://www.hocoarts.org.

Artists' Gallery — Exhibiting "ArtGREENArts," which will explore the concept of "green" with works that celebrate Mother Nature and the color of green itself. Runs through June 24, with a reception June 10, 6-8:30 p.m. American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Weekdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 410-740-8249 or http://www.artistsgallerycolumbia.com. Barbara Kaufman — Exhibiting photos of the woods of Howard County. Runs through June 30, Bean Hollow, 8059 Main St., Ellicott City.

Howard County Arts Council — Exhibiting the "Residential Visual Artists Exhibit 2011" and "Coded: Shalya Marsh and Lars Westby." Runs through June 24, with a reception June 16, 6-8 p.m., and an open mic night, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City. Weekdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sundays, noon-4 p.m. 410-313-2787 or http://www.hocoarts.org.

Laurel Museum — Exhibiting "And They're Off! 100 Years at Laurel Park," exploring the glamour and grit of horse racing, life behind the scenes at the Laurel Race Track and its impact on the town. Runs through December. 817 Main St., Laurel. Sundays, 1-4 p.m.; and Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 301-725-7975 or http://www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org.

Willowbrook Stuidos Annual Art Show and Sale — Exhibiting a collection of watercolors, acrylics and mixed media by the Willowbrook Studio Painters, with a reception June 3, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Show continues June 4, noon-3 p.m., Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia. 410-446-7584 or willowbrookpaintersstudio@comcast.net.

Food

2011 Farmers Market — Hosted by Howard County General Hospital. Sponsored in partnership with the Howard County Economic Development Authority's Agricultural Marketing Program. Featuring locally-grown produce, baked goods, fruits, flowers and specialty items. Fridays, through Oct. 26, 2-6 p.m., HCGH visitor parking lot, 5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia.

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