Rep Stage opens its 20th season with Jon Marans' play, winner of the 2010 Drama Desk Award, through Sept. 16 in the Studio Theatre of Howard Community College's Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Tickets are $33-$40. For show times, tickets and more information, call 443-518-1500 or go to http://www.repstage.org.
Healthy kids clinic
Howard County Hospital hosts a Healthy Kids in Healthy Families clinic beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at The Mall in Columbia, 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway. The clinic features screenings, including asthma, height, weight, growth and development for children and adults, bone density and blood pressure. Information: 410-740-7601.
Volunteer of the Year
Howard County Volunteer of the Year nomination forms are now available at howardcountymd.gov/voy.htm. The deadline for submitting forms is Friday, Sept. 7. Information: 410-313-2023.
The Howard County Watershed Stewards Academy Advisory Committee is recruiting volunteers for the county's first class of watershed stewards. Stewards will learn how to design and build projects that reduce storm runoff from rooftops, roads, driveways and parking lots into streams and rivers in Howard County. Applications are due Sept. 12. For information and applications, go to cwp.org/our-work/training/watershed-stewards-academy.
•A 50th reunion for the 1962 February and June graduating classes of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute will be held Friday-Saturday, Sept. 14-15. There will be tour of the school on Cold Spring Lane beginning at 11 a.m. Sept. 14, with an evening banquet being held at Bonnie Blink in Hunt Valley. An afternoon bull roast takes place at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville Sept. 15. Information: 410-484-0354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
•A half-century has passed since Baltimore City College graduated more than 600 young men in 1962, and a reunion is being planned for Oct. 13. Organizers are trying to contact every class member. Graduates from the February or June classes who have not been contacted may email email@example.com or call 410-381-6506.
The Howard County Legacy Leadership Institute for the Environment is recruiting for the 2013 class of legacy leaders. The environmental education and volunteer leadership program is designed for people 50 and older who want to gain skills and knowledge about the environment and create a legacy through their volunteer work with Howard County partner organizations. Applications are due Sept. 28. A $75 fee is due at enrollment. For more information, go to howardllie.com. To apply, call 410-381-5279 or 410-796-7232, or email HocoLLIE@gmail.com.
Rockburn Skills Park, targeted toward mountain bikers and trail runners, has opened at Rockburn Branch Park. Features include a pump track, flow trail, descending trail, climbing trail and an uphill return trail. The 450-acre Rockburn Branch Park includes 7.4 miles of trails, woodlands, marshes and stream valleys, multipurpose athletic fields, baseball diamonds, tennis and basketball courts, two playgrounds, an 18-hole disc golf course and picnic pavilions. Information: rockburnskillspark.org.
Local and regional fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, eggs and baked goods are available at these area farmers' markets:
•Howard County Library, Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 31.
•Howard County Library, East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, through Nov. 15.
•Howard County General Hospital, 5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, through Oct. 26.
•Howard County Library, Glenwood branch, 2350 Route 97. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 17.
•Oakland Mills Village Center, 5851 Oliver Place, Columbia. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 18.
A-OK (Assist Our Kids) Mentoring-Tutoring Inc. seeks adult volunteers to work in Howard County public schools and in after-school programs. Volunteers may work with individual students or small groups during and after school. Volunteers are asked to commit for one hour a week for a minimum of one school year. Information: 410-730-6030 or 410-740-3850.
The Howard County Conservancy offers free guided hikes and talks on the second Saturday of the month. Visitors can enjoy an easy walk in the meadows and woods of the conservancy, 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. Information: 410-465-8877 or go to hcconservancy.org.