July 15, 2011

Sunday, July 17

Jazz The Richard Walton Group performs at 3 p.m. at Bon Secours Spiritual Center, 1525 Marriottsville Road in Marriottsville. In its concert, the group mix elements of jazz, Latin, Brazilian, rock, pop, fusion, and rhythm & blues. Free will offering. Information: 410-442-1320 or

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

Monday, July 18

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 20

Support group WomenHeart, a support group for women with heart disease, meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia. For more information about the group, contact Marilyn Gobbett at

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:

Concert Kids concert featuring Rocknoceros 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

Friday, July 22

Concert series The Howard Recreation and Parks' Traveling Bands series presents the U.S. Naval Academy's rock band, Electric Brigade, at 7 p.m. at Centennial park South in Ellicott City. in Ellicott City. Free admission and Edy's Grand Ice Cream (while supplies last). Information: 410-313-4700 or go to

Concert The Montpelier Summer Concert Series presents Riseband and Show performing R&B, Motown and jazz music at 7:30 p.m. at Montpelier Mansion, 9652 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Free admission and parking. Information: 301-953-7882.

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 23

Festival The Columbia Association holds its 17th annual Columbia International Day from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the downtown Columbia lakefront, highlighting and celebrating the cultural and ethnic diversity of Columbia. The free event features live music and entertainment representing a variety of cultures; international food and crafts vendors; and children's activities. Information, call 410-715-3161 or go to

Cat adoption Small Miracles Cat Rescue, a no-kill shelter in Ellicott City, celebrates its fifth anniversary with an adoption event 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 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.


Concert One World Coffeehouse presents soul singer Joy Ike and Nelson Emokpae of Nelly's Echo in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. Tickets are $6-$12. Proceeds benefit people in crisis and families in need. Information: 410-381-0097.

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