Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Events must be open to the public, and priority will be given to those in Howard County. Items typically appear two weeks prior to the date included in the listing if sent far enough in advance. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday prior to date of publication at the latest. Submit notices to Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, c/o Howard County Times, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email; or fax 410-332-6336.


Acting for Television — Children and teens in grade three to age 15 will learn techniques of acting for television and perform in a local production in a class taught by Musical Theatrix, with Judy Templeton and Shari Grue. Class includes auditioning skills, résumés, head shots, casting agencies and more. Meets Tuesdays, 5-6 p.m., for three weeks. Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia. 410-772-9448.

Ask A Master Gardener — Howard County master gardeners will address gardening questions and concerns Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon (except on holiday weekends) April through September at the Miller Branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, in Ellicott City.

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Considering Divorce: Your Legal Options in Maryland — Attorney and mediator Linda Sorg Ostovitz, of Silverstein & Ostovitz, will provide an overview of the Maryland family law system and areas of consideration for individuals thinking about divorce. Registration is required. Tue., April 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia. Free. 410-461-4200.

Glenelg Country School Early Enrichment Series — Glenelg Country School invites parents and their children, ages 2-5, to the Primary School for an opportunity to expose children to new activities and new friends. Tue., April 17, 9-10 a.m.; and May 3, 10-11 a.m. Glenelg Country School, 12793 Folly Quarter Road, Glenelg. 410-531-7347.

Moderate Income Housing Unit Buyers and Renters Workshops — In connection with its Moderate Income Housing Unit program's open enrollment period, ending April 30, Howard County's Department of Housing and Community Development will hold MIHU Buyers and Renters Workshops. The first workshop will be held at the Come to Howard County Housing Fair Sat., April 14, 11:30 a.m., at Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane, in Columbia. The second workshop will be held Wed., April 18, 6 p.m., in the Gateway Building, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, in Columbia. Howard County Housing, 410-313-6318, or

Prevent Sexual Violence by Talking about 'It' — In recognition of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County will hold a Sexual Assault and Violence Education Forum, at the Miller Branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, in Ellicott City, Tue., April 17, 7-8:30 p.m. 410-997-0304 or

WH'Y' NOT TOASTMASTERS — This organization, which provides and communication and leadership training, will hold it's next meetings at Glen Mar Methodist Church, 4701 New Cut Road, in Ellicott City, on Sat., April 14 and 21, from 10:30 a.m.-Noon. 443-341-7561 or


Misako Ballet Audition — The Misako Ballet Company will hold an audition for dancers, ages 16 and older, Sat., April 14, 10:45 a.m., in the Harper's Choice Village Center, 5485 Harpers Farm Road, in Columbia. Misako's repertory includes a mix of classical ballet, contemporary and Japanese themed dance. 410-884-9690, 443-799-1141 or


Maryland Art League Exhibit — The Maryland Art League will host an exhibit of photographs and paintings at the Howard County Conservancy Gallery, April 21-May 17. The gallery's hours are Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and entrance to the gallery is free.

'Nature Interpreted' — The Meeting House Gallery's new exhibit, "Nature Interpreted," features works by Maryland artists Maureen Bannon, Carol Carey, Gerry Czajkowski, David Pumplin, Coriolana Simon and Doug Wolters. Through May 20, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. The gallery in Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. 410-730-4090.

'The Nature of Wilde Lake ... The Final Chapter' — Bernard Kish Gallery at Slayton House will host an exhibit of works by photographer Michael Oberman through April 28. Oberman's work has been featured in publications such as Parade magazine, London Daily Mirror and Motoring and Leisure. 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.


Greenfest 2012 — Howard Community College will host Greenfest Sat., April 14. The event will feature Bikes for the World, a collection of used bike and sewing machine collection for donation to developing countries; Nike ReUse-A-Shoe, a collection of shoes for recycling; a farmers market; and much more. Lindsay DeMarzo, 410-313-4374, or


Columbia Jewish Congregation's 20th Jewish Film Series — Columbia Jewish Congregation presents the 20th season in its Jewish Film Series. This year's edition will conclude with a showing of "Jewish Luck," April 21, Columbia Jewish Congregation, Room 200, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, in Columbia. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; Tickets are $9. Tom Laufer, 410-997-0694 or