August 19, 2011

Sunday, Aug. 21

Art exhibit Works by artists from Howard and surrounding counties are on display in a juried show titled "Local Color" through Friday, Aug. 26, at The Artists Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle in Columbia. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Information: 410-740-8249 or go to

Monday, Aug. 22

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.

Friday, Aug. 26

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.


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.

'Talkin' Baseball' Monthly meeting takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Speaker will be Sean Forman, founder of Free. 410-740-1145.

Memorial walk The Freestate Happy Wanderers Volksmarching Club will sponsor a "9/11 Memorial Walk" on Sept. 11 at Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Walk starts between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.; finish by 4 p.m. Commemorative signs and lanyards with the victims' names will be featured. Cost is $3. Information: 410-437-2164 or 301-717-3604.

"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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