July 22, 2011

Monday, July 25

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.

Tuesday, July 26

Workshop County Housing, the Office of Human Rights and Office of Consumer Affairs host annual educational workshop, "Landlord & Tenant Rental Rights & Responsibilities," from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Howard County Library's East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Free Information: 410-313-3441.

Wednesday, July 27

Concert The David Bach Consort plays jazz music at 7 p.m. as the Sunset Serenades Concert Series continues at Centennial Park South, 10,000 Route 108 in Columbia. Refreshments available for purchase. Free. Information: 410-313-4700 or go to

Friday, July 29

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 30

National Dance Day The Columbia Association invites members and residents to celebrate National Dance Day from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the Supreme Sports Club Arena, 7080 Deepage Drive in Columbia. National Dance Day is a grassroots initiative that promotes health and wellness nationwide. Association Zumba instructors will lead participants through choreographed dances and Zumba dances. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Event is open to those 14 and older. $10 admission fee for non-members, which will be donated to the Coalition for a Healthy Maryland. Free for association members and one guest. Information:

Teen event Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with crafts and activities, followed by a movie screening, from noon to 5 p.m. at Howard County Library's East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Information: 410-313-7700.


'Talkin' Baseball' Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Austin Gisriel will discuss his book, "Safe at Home." Free. 410-740-1145.

'Jazz in the Mills' The Oakland Mills Community Association presents the James King Group at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Advance tickets are $15, $20 at the door. For tickets and more information, call 410-730-1129.

History program The Howard County Historical Society presents "A History of the Covered Bridges of Howard County and Central Maryland" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 at 8328 Court Ave. in Ellicott City. Tickets are $5, $3 for society members. Information: 410-750-0370.

"What Women Need to Know about Divorce" Classes will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 and Oct. 15, at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway. To register, times and more information, call 443-518-4974.

BikeAbout rescheduled The Columbia Association's 11th annual BikeAbout and Town Center walking tour will be held Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront. Participants may begin the ride anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., the walking tour begins at 10:30 a.m. This year's event will take riders through Town Center, Wilde Lake, Harper's Choice and Hickory Ridge, highlighting history in Harper's Choice and the Middle Patuxent Valley and traversing some of the most picturesque pathways in Hobbit's Glen and Clary's Forest. Walkers will follow a route to Oakland Mills; explore a historic cemetery and outdoor sculpture; as well as take in the art and architecture in Town Center. Registration forms are available at or at the association's headquarters, 10221 Wincopin Circle in Columbia. Information: 410-715-3103.

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