Red Branch Theatre Company brings this classic children's book to the stage Friday-Sunday, Oct. 26-28 at the Drama Learning Center, 9130 Red Branch Road in Columbia. Tickets are $12-$14 in advance; $15 at the door; $11 for groups of 10 or more. For show times and more information, call 410-997-9352.

Open house

Success In Style hosts an open house breakfast and lunch on Monday, Oct. 22, beginning at 10 a.m. at Charity's Closet/Success In Style, 8600 Foundry St. in Savage. Information: 301-498-5035.

'Walk to Bethlehem'

Glen Mar United Methodist Church will hold its annual event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the church, 4701 New Cut Road in Ellicott City. The free event is led by guides, and attendees will journey through outdoor settings where actors will portray the events leading to and immediately after the birth of Jesus. For more information, call 410-465-4995, ext. 204 or go to glenmarumc.org.


Silhouette Stages presents its fall production of Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical/rock opera Oct. 25-Nov. 4 at Slayton House Theater, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, with 3 p.m. matinees Sundays. Tickets are $18; $15 for seniors, students, and military. For tickets and more information, call 410-637-5289 or go to silhouettestages.com.


Columbia Pro Cantare is holding auditions for all parts for its 36th anniversary season. Works to be performed include "Carmina Burana," Handel's "Messiah," Faure's "Requiem," and works from Spain and Latin America. Call 410-730-8549 to schedule an audition. Information: procantare.org.

Howard High reunion

The Howard High School Class of 1962 holds its 50th reunion Saturday, Oct. 27, at Rolling Road Country Club, 814 Hilltop Road in Catonsville. Alumni from all Howard High classes are also invited. Information: 410-796-4380.

Skills park

Rockburn Skills Park, targeted toward mountain bikers and trail runners, has opened at Rockburn Branch Park. Features include a pump track, flow trail, descending trail, climbing trail and an uphill return trail. The 450-acre Rockburn Branch Park includes 7.4 miles of trails, woodlands, marshes and stream valleys, multipurpose athletic fields, baseball diamonds, tennis and basketball courts, two playgrounds, an 18-hole disc golf course and picnic pavilions. Information: rockburnskillspark.org.

Farmers' markets

Local and regional fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, eggs and baked goods are available at these area farmers' markets:

Howard County Library, Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 31.

•Howard County Library, East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, through Nov. 15.

Howard County General Hospital, 5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, through Oct. 26.

•Howard County Library, Glenwood branch, 2350 Route 97. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 17.