October 28, 2011

Monday, Oct. 31

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. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 410-313-7700.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

School news The Board of Education will meet in a closed session at 3 p.m. at the Department of Education, Board Room, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City. Information: 410-313-7194.

Thursday, Nov. 3

School news The Board of Education will meet at 4 p.m. in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City. Both the afternoon session and an evening session, which convenes at 7:30 p.m., will begin with a public forum, when members of the public may address the board on any topic other than those for which a formal public hearing process exists. Information: 410-313-7194.

Friday, Nov. 4

'Lively Arts For Little Ones' "Rocknoceros," a children's rock concert, will be held at 10 a.m. at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. Tickets are $5. Information: 410-730-4610 or

Saturday, Nov. 5

Concert series The Unitarian Universalist Chalice Concert Series will present a piano recital to celebrate the 200th birthday of composer Franz Liszt at 8 p.m. at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way. Regional and international pianists will join artistic director Michael Adcock in a program highlighting Liszt's musical contributions. "Genie Oblige: The Musical Legacy of Franz Liszt" precedes the recital at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $20, $15 for students, free for children younger than 15 with a paying adult. Information: 410-381-0097.

Music faculty gala Members of Howard Community College's music faculty will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Monteabaro Hall, Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Tickets are $17; $11 for seniors and HCC employees; $6 for students. Tickets and information: 443-518-1500 or

Concert Bob Brill, Laurence Baer and Hank Alinger will perform in a free Music Matters showcase from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Mad City, 10801 Hickory Ridge Road in Columbia. Information: 301-953-1560.


Classical concert Sundays at Three Chamber Music Series will present pianist Brian Ganz performing Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata," Ravel's "Pavane," and more on Sunday, Nov. 6, at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Tickets are $15, ages 17 and younger admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or

'Talkin' Baseball' Regular meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Tom Flynn will discuss his book, "Baseball in Baltimore." Free. 410-740-1145.

Benefit concert Choirs from five United Methodist churches — Bethany, Glenelg, Glen Mar, Linden-Linthicum, and Mount Zion — will perform a concert at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Glenelg United Methodist Church, 13900 Burntwoods Road. A free-will offering will be taken. Event benefits the American Cancer Society. Information: 410-531-2324.

Gospel concert The Alleluias, an interfaith Christian choral group, will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at South Columbia Baptist Church, 8814 Guilford Road. Concert is free; an offering will be taken. Information: 443-812-1037.

Thanksgiving celebration The Howard County Office on Aging, Department of Citizen Services, will hold its annual Thanksgiving luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. Nov. 15 at Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane in Clarksville. The theme is "Giving Thanks," and features musical entertainment by Russ Margo and the Guyz. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at any of the county's senior centers. Information: 410-313-6400.

Classical concert The Candlelight Concert Society will present the Escher Quartet with guitarist Jason Vieaux at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre, Horowitz Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Tickets are $30, $28 for seniors, free for students 17 and younger accompanied by paying adult. Information: 410-997-2324 or

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