July 29, 2011

Monday, Aug. 1

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, Aug. 3

Concert The Regal Beagles plays rock 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

Friday, Aug. 5

Concert series The Howard Recreation and Parks' Traveling Bands series presents the rock/pop group Appaloosa at 7 p.m. at Schooley Mill Park, 12975 Hall Shop Road, Highland. Free admission and Edy's Grand Ice Cream (while supplies last). Information: 410-313-4700 or

Concert The Montpelier Summer Concert Series presents 2nd Conspiracy playing classic rock 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. to 6 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 28 at Howard County General Hospital, 5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia. Information: 410-313-6524.

Saturday, Aug. 6

Bird walk Learn how to identify birds by sight and sound at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Not appropriate for children younger than 12. 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:


Concert The Columbia Concert Band performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Columbia Lakefront. Free concert includes a medley of music from the '80s. Information: 301-596-9783 or

'Talkin' Baseball' Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 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. Tickets and information: 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. Registration, times and information: 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 any time 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 and 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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