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SAT Preparation Classes — Offered by the River Hill High School PTSA. Offering classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays in October, November and early December. Deadline is Oct. 7. Space is limited to 15 students. River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville. $275 both math and critical reading/writing, $175 for either. 301-395-9728.
Loyola University Maryland Pastoral Counseling Information Session — Holding a pastoral counseling and spiritual care information session. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the staff to gain a perspective on the school's master's, Ph.D. and certification programs and get answers to questions. Reservations strongly recommended. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 1, Loyola University Maryland Columbia Graduate Center, 8890 McGaw Road, Columbia. Free. 410-617-5020.
Hearing Loss Seminar and Luncheon — Dr. Mary Carson will discuss the major causes of hearing loss and the latest advances in digital hearing technology. Complementary lunch served. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 4, Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia. 410-696-2890.
Advancing Your Mission with Social Media — Offered by the Association of Community Services. Addresses key elements of this increasing important marketing and fundraising tool. Targeted at non-profits, but appropriate for small businesses, the series will teach attendees how to strategically plan, execute and measure the effectiveness of their social media efforts. Taught by Nichole Kelly CEO of Full Frontal ROI. Participants can sign for all three sessions at a discounted cost or for individual sessions. Oct. 6, Association of Community Services of Howard County, 10480 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia. Members: $40; nonmembers: $60. 410-715-9545.
Herbal Medicine Lunchtime Lecture Series — Hosted by Tai Sophia Institute. Presents lunchtime lecture series on Thursdays this fall by senior level students of the Master of Science in Herbal Medicine program. Presents "Regulating Gut Inflammation with Food and Herbs," noon-1 p.m. Oct. 6, Tai Sophia Institute, 7750 Montpelier Road, Laurel. Free. Registration required. 410-888-9048 6616.
'Peru: People and Places' — Hosted by The Artists' Gallery. Exhibiting the works of Columbia photographer John Stier in the exhibit, "Peru: People and Places," from his trip to Peru in Sept. 2010. Runs through Sept. 30, Artists' Gallery, 10227 Wincopin Circle American City Building, Columbia. 410-740-8249.
Sept. 11 Commemoration Invitational Exhibition — Hosted by the Columbia Art Center Main Gallery. Presents a Sept. 11 Commemoration Invitational Exhibition featuring a variety of art works created by veterans in the American Legion Auxiliary Creative Arts Program, as well as local artists Deborah Addison Coburn, Jonathan West, George Sakkal, Trudy Babchak and Camillia Blackwell. Held as part of the Howard County Arts Council's Road to the Arts. Open to the public. Runs through Oct. 2, The Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia. Free. 410-730-0075.
Solo Exhibition by Matt Klos — Exhibited by Still Life Gallery. Presents the works of Matt Klos in his solo exhibition,'Rochefort-en-Terre,' which are representative of his plein air painting. Klos painted from dawn to dusk for five weeks with four other resident artists. This show will display the highlights of those works. Runs through Oct. 31, Still Life Gallery Inc, 8173 Main St., Ellicott City. 410-461-1616.
Sara Steele: Watercolors — Hosted by The Tai Sophia Institute's Himmelfarb Gallery. Presents Philadelphia-based artist Sara Steele and her watercolor paintings. Artworks from the show will be on sale through the Meeting Point bookstore, adjacent to the gallery. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 29, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 30, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 3-6, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 8, Tai Sophia Institute, 7750 Montpelier Road, Laurel. 410-888-9048.
Sept. 11 at the Laurel Museum — Presents a small exhibit focused on Sept. 11 and offering visitors an opportunity to reflect on the day, the community's connections to it, and the aftermath 10 years after the event by adding to the Museum's Sept. 11 commemorative book. Runs through Sept. 30, Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., Laurel. 301-725-7975.