May

5
Tour de Cure: 10-, 22-, 32- and 63-mile bike rides raise money to fight diabetes. 410-265-0075 x4675 or atighe@diabetes.org

5
Camp Day 2012: Family fun at Centennial Park. Expo of area camps. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Contact Dawn Thomas as 410-313-4623 or dthomas@howardcountymd.gov.

5
Columbia Pro Cantare: Jazz with Eric Mintel Quartet. Jim Rouse Theatre. procantare.org


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5-6
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival: Sheep shows, shearing, spinning, weaving, working sheep dogs. Free. Howard County Fairgrounds. 410-531-3647 or sheepandwool.org

6
Terrapin & Hare 5K Mud Run: High intensity obstacle course through the woods of Savage at Terrapin Adventures. 8 a.m. http://terrapinmudrun.com

8
Rube Goldberg Challenge Awards Ceremony: Young inventors honored for “green,” scientific, humorous, and complex creations at Miller Branch Library. 7 p.m. hclibrary.org

10-12
Preakness Celebration Hot Air Balloon Event: Balloon rides, kids’ crafts, and more at Turf Valley. 410-465-1500 or turfvalley.com

12
The Columbia Orchestra: Chamber Music Series. Christ Episcopal Church. 7:30 p.m. Free. 410-465-8777 or columbiaorchestra.org

12
Wonder Walk: Mother’s Day Special at Howard County Conservancy. Fresh bouquet and card-making with master gardener. 10 a.m.  Free. www.hcconservancy.org

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Mother’s Day

15
Invitation To The Ballet: Misako Ballet performs Japanese, classical and contemporary themes. 6:30 p.m. Central Branch, Howard County Library. www.hclibrary.org

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Wine in The Woods: Wine festival at Symphony Woods in downtown Columbia. 410-313-4700, 410-313-7275 or www.wineinthewoods.com

20
29th Columbia Triathlon: 1.5k swim, 41K bike, 10k run. Attracts world-class pros and amateurs. 410-964-1246, info@tricolumbia.org or tricolumbia.org/events

20
Lady Antebellum with Darius Rucker: Concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion. merriweathermusic.com

22
Herbal Apothecary and Multi-sensory plants: Tours of the new herb garden at Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City. 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. To register, 410-313-1950      

24
Wine in the Garden: Proceeds support environmental education programs at Howard County Conservancy. Rain or shine. 5-8 p.m. www.hcconservancy.org

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Maryland FM Memorial Day Hamfest: Amateur Radio Flea Market. $6; under 12, free. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Howard County Fairgrounds. 301-641-5313

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Memorial Day

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