September 19, 2014

Sunday, Sept. 21

Open house The Robinson Nature Center celebrates its third anniversary with an open house from noon to 5 p.m. at 6692 Cedar Lane in Columbia. Event will feature animal presentations, guided nature walks, face-painting, crafts, and visits to the center's planetarium, arboretum and discovery room. Information: 410-313-0400.

Monday, Sept. 22

Golf tournament Athelas Institute, a nonprofit providing housing, jobs and individual support to adults with intellectual disabilities, will host its 21st annual Athelas Charity Golf Tournament at Willow Springs Executive Golf Course in West Friendship. The event will include prize giveaways and lunch. Individual player cost is $100, $380 a foursome. For more information to play and/or sponsorship information, call Pat Owens at 410-964-1241, ext. 128 or email

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Barnyard Bash Ages 3 to 5 with a parent can enjoy stories and activities about farming at 10:30 a.m. at the Glenwood Library, at 2350 Route 97 in Cooksville. Registration required: 410- 313-5577.

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Classics Club A book discussion for ages 9 and up on classic novels meets at 7:15 p.m. at the Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Registration is required: 410-313-7800.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Late breakfast Howard County Agri-Business will host "Breakfast for Dinner" at 7 p.m. in the Dining Hall at the Howard County Fairgrounds. Speaker is Ann H. Jones, director of Partners for Open Space. RSVP by noon, Sept. 23, by calling Charlotte Mullinix, 410-489-4510 or Martha Clark, 410-531-3455.

Friday, Sept. 26

PTSA pasta The Reservoir High School PTSA will host a homecoming dinner from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the school's cafeteria, 11550 Scaggsville Road, Fulton. Tickets are $5 in advance if purchased at, $7 at the door, free for children 5 and younger.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Family Time in Nature Chiara D'Amore, founder of Columbia Families in Nature, will discuss how time in nature with family strengthens bonds and cultivates environmentally responsible behavior in this program at 3 p.m. at the Miller Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. Families welcome. Information: 410-313-1950.

'Canticles and Canons' Recital featuring cellist Carolyn Rosinsky and pianist Chris Lennard will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. Program feature the music of Mendelssohn, Schubert, Brahms and Beethoven. Admission is $10, free for those 15 and younger accompanied by a paying adult. Reception follows. Information:

"Aldo Leopold: A Standard of Change" The one-man, one-act play by Jim Pfitzer explores the influences and challenges that led Aldo Leopold to write "A Sand County Almanac" will be staged at 2 p.m. at the National Wildlife Visitor Center Auditorium, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop in Laurel. Free, no tickets required but seating is limited. Arrive early, doors will close when auditorium is at capacity. Information: 301-497-5565.

'Cabaret Night' Silhouette Stages presents local performers at 8 p.m. at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. Performances include singing, acting, dancing and comedy. Admission is $10, which includes food and drink at intermission. For tickets and more information, call 410-637-5289.

Dog walk The Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League will hold a meet-and-greet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Walk For Paws and Pet Festival at Lake Elkhorn in Columbia. Event will give prospective adopters, fosters, volunteers and dog lovers in general the opportunity to learn about and interact with these dogs. No adoptable dogs will be at this event. Information:


Classical music The "Sundays At Three Concert Series" presents the Mendelssohn Piano Trio at 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. They will play Beethoven's Piano Trio Op.121a "Kakadu variations," Philippe Gaubert's "Trois Aquarelles," and Robert Schumann's Piano Trio No.1 in D minor. Tickets are $15, free for those 17 and younger with an adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or

Concert "Jazz in the Mills" presents vocalist Janine Gilbert-Carter at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Soft drinks, wine and snacks will be available for purchase. For tickets and more information, call 410-730-4610, 301-596-5128 or go to Event is sponsored by Lavenia Nesmith and the Oakland Mills Community Association.

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