'A Christmas Carol'
Toby's Dinner Theatre presents the musical, based on Dickens' classic novel, Sunday through Saturday, Nov. 18-24, at 5900 Symphony Woods Road. Performances feature songs by Alan Menken. Tickets are $34.50-$53. Information: 410-995-1969.
A talk and presentation by Michael Meyerson, author of "Endowed by Our Creator: The Birth of Religious Freedom in America," takes place at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 10630 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Information: 410-730-4976.
Hickory Ridge Community Association hosts a Holiday Craft Shop from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring. Vendors will offer handcrafted items. Free admission. Information: 410-730-7327.
'Feed the Hungry'
The Howard County NAACP Youth Council sponsors a "Feed the Hungry" event at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Ridgely's Run Community Center, 8400 Mission Road in Jessup. The group will offer dinner and give out free gloves, hats, scarves and other items to those in need. Information: 443-280-1935.
Long & Foster Columbia Gives seeks vendors for its third annual Holiday Market from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. Information: email@example.com.
The Patuxent Toastmasters Club meets twice a month to give participants a chance to practice public speaking and leadership skills. Meetings will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 and 20 at Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way. Information: patuxenttoastmasters.org.
Exhibition featuring the works of Susan Feller, Karen Gray, Ingrid Cowan Hass, Elizabeth Kosterich, Joyce Ritter and Rhona LK Schonwald is on view through Jan. 5 in the Meeting House Gallery, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place. A reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. Information: 410-730-4090 or themeetinghouse.org.
The Long Reach Community Association offers "Chicago-style" stepping classes for adults from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Stepping offers fellowship opportunities while burning calories to music. Information: 410-730-8113.
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.
English conversation The Howard County Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, offers Let's Get Together: English Conversation Club. The club offers an opportunity for those for whom English is a second language to practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting. It meets at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Register with the library before your first meeting. Information: 410-313-7850.
Single Again Changing Focus Single Again, a nonprofit program for adults who are separated, widowed or in the process of divorce, provides weekly presentations and small-group discussions in a confidential, comfortable atmosphere. The group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at First Presbyterian Church, 9325 Presbyterian Circle. An orientation for new members is offered at 6:30 p.m. Information: changingfocus.org.
Chair yoga The East Columbia 50+ Center at the East Columbia branch of the Howard County Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, offers chair yoga, an easy introduction to yoga that eases the pain of arthritis, reduces fatigue, and improves circulation and breathing, at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Reservations: 410-313-7680.
Tea and lunch A holiday tea and luncheon will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28. Cost is $6.
Book club meets The Box Lunch Book Club meets at noon Monday, Nov. 19. The featured book is "Drawing in the Dust" by Zoe Klein.
Also at the 50+ Center
•Age Well Exercise classes with Joyce DiTomaso will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost for an eight-week session is $35.
•A belly dance class will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Learn hip movements, stretches, arm and hand techniques, and veil dancing. First class is free, then a monthly fee.
•A yoga class is offered at 11 a.m. Mondays and 2 p.m. Tuesdays. The cost is $24 per month.