The UU Chalice Concert Series opens its season with "Framed Pairs: A Recital for Harp and Flute," at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way. A reception with the artists follows each concert. Tickets are $20, $15 for students, free for children younger than 15 with a paying adult. Information: 410-381-0097 or go to uucolumbia.net/concerts.
Hickory Ridge Community Association seeks vendors for a Holiday Craft Shop being held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring. All items must be handcrafted. Table fee is $20. Information: 410-730-7327.
New gallery opening
"Unity and Diversity: 4 Women" Exhibit featuring the works of Brenda Kidera, R. Teresa LaRocque, Allison Pasarew, and Maxine Taylor, will be on view at the Meeting House Gallery, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place. Opening reception with light refreshments will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Information: 410-740-9323.
Slayton House Gallery presents a two-person exhibit through Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 10400 Cross Fox Lane. The exhibit features a group of photographs titled "Faces of Aging," by Marie McGing, which includes landscape photographs of Ireland and Scotland. "Eye Around the World" is an exhibit of oil and mixed media by Molly Safren. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Information: 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.
Stand-up comedy night
The "ER" show, hosted by Sean Savoy, takes place at 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Nottingham's Tavern, 8850 Stanford Blvd., Suite 1100. Tickets are $10. For reservations and information, call 410-290-0077.
The Oakland Mills Community Association seeks vendors for the annual Cultural Arts Festival being held Oct. 15 in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Food, beverage, arts and crafts, nonprofits, Howard political candidates and commercial vendors are welcome. For application or information, call 410-730-4610 or go to oaklandmills.org.
Enjoy family outdoor movies under the stars at the Columbia Association's September Film Fest at 10320 Little Patuxent Parkway. Films will be shown Fridays and Saturdays and begin at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.). Inclement weather hot line: 410-715-3127.
•Sept. 3: "Toy Story 3" (G)
Looking for artists
The Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, is accepting applications to exhibit at the gallery for the 2012 season. Applications are available at the gallery or by e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Information: 410-730-3987 or email@example.com.
Singles social group
The Phoenix Cultural Singles Group, a Columbia social group for those 50 and older, meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Sundays at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Coffee, tea and a light snack are served. The group plans events and trips. Information: 410-997-0739.