July 08, 2011

Sunday, July 10

Theater performance Red Branch Theatre Company, in conjunction with the 30th annual Baltimore Playwrights Festival, presents "Web of Deceit" through Saturday, July 16 at the Drama Learning Center, 9130-I Red Branch Road in Columbia. Shows at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 10 and 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, July 14-16. Tickets are $7-$10. Information: 410-997-9352 or go to

Monday, July 11

Passport services The Passport Acceptance Facility at the 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, July 13

Concert Acoustic guitarist Drew Stevyns plays at 7 p.m. at the Sunset Serenades Concert Series being held at Centennial Park South, 10,000 Route 108 in Columbia. Refreshments available for purchase. Free. Information: 410-313-4700 or go to

Thursday, July 14

Tour The Columbia Archives sponsors a walking tour of Town Center from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Interested participants will meet at 10227 Wincopin Circle where they will join Archives Director Barbara Kellner for a stroll around Town Center, where even the bricks have a story. Tour explores the art, architecture and people who have left their mark on Columbia. Free. Information, call 410-715-3103.

Friday, July 15

Farmers' market A farmers' market is open from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 28 at Howard County General Hospital, 5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia. Information: 410-313-6524.

Saturday, July 16

Family movie "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief," will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 2400 Route 97 in Cooksville. Admission price includes popcorn and a drink. $5, $3 for members. Information: 410-313-4840.

Yard Sale The Howard County NAACP Youth Council sponsors a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon at Ridgelys Run Community Center, 8400 Mission Road in Jessup. Information: 443-280-1935.

'Talkin' Baseball' Regular meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Neil Lanctot will discuss his book "Campy." Free. 410-740-1145.


Juniors story time Learn about local animals and plants through reading, games and a short hike at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 17. Reservations and entrance fees are required for all events. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children younger than 17 and senior citizens. Registration: 410-741-9330 or Information:

Cat adoption Small Miracles Cat Rescue, a no-kill shelter in Ellicott City will celebrate its 5th anniversary on Saturday, July 23, with an adoption event taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 10236A Baltimore National Pike. Event features cats and kittens ready for immediate adoption, concessions, raffles and craft tables for the kids. All cats are ready for immediate adoption and have received a veterinary checkup, spay/neuter surgery, FIV and feline leukemia blood tests, shots, stool check and preventative flea, worm and tick medication. Information: 410-461-0516.

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