Sunday, Feb. 12
Classical concert Sundays at Three Chamber Music Series presents the violin and piano duo of Ronald Mutchnik and Daniel Wyneken in a program of violin romances by Beethoven, Dvorak, Elgar, Bernstein, Svendsen, Tchaikovsky and others at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. Tickets are $15; ages 17 and younger admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or sundaysatthree.org.
'Jack and the Beanstalk' A musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale will be presented at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Howard Community College's Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Tickets are $10. Information: 410-997-2324.
Lecture Rabbi Arthur Green, author of, "Radical Judaism: Rethinking God and Tradition," will speak on "Jewish Faith, Thought and Spirituality in the 21st Century," at 10 a.m. at Oseh Shalom, 7515 Olive Branch Way in Laurel. Information: 301-498-5151.
Wednesday, Feb. 15
Salon series The Columbia Art Center and Little Patuxent Review presents "What Makes a Great Film?" at 7 p.m. at 6100 Foreland Garth in Columbia. Event includes discussion from Michael Giuliano and Marie Westhaver exploring the various genres of film. Information: 410-730-0075 or columbiaartcenter.org.
Gardening class Howard County Master Gardener Series presents "Let it Rot: Composting" at 7 p.m. at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Learn how to turn leaves, grass, and vegetable matter into compost in your backyard. Free. Registration and information: 410-730-4610 or go to oaklandmills.org.
Computer group The Central Maryland User Group for Windows personal computers meets at 7:30 p.m. at the public library's East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Bring your questions and problems for help by other users. Free. Information: 301-774-0331 or go to mycmug.org.
School news The Board of Education's Legislative Committee meets at 3:30 p.m. in the department's Lobby Conference Room, 10910 Route 108 in Ellicott City. Information: 410-313-6680.
Thursday, Feb. 16
School news The Audit Committee of the Board of Education meets at 11 a.m. in Conference Room ML2 at 10910 Route 108 in Ellicott City. Information: 410-313-6680.
Friday, Feb. 17
Forum The Domestic Violence Center will host "It's Time to Talk: A Forum on Dating Violence" from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Howard Community College's Duncan Hall, Kittleman Room, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. During this forum, participants will learn about this preventable public health problem that can produce negative and long-lasting effects. Panel members include survivors and intimate partner violence experts. This free event is open to all ages. Pre-registration is encouraged and available at dvcenter.org.
For more information, call Vanita Leatherwood 410-997-0304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Feb. 18
Concert Rick Millman, Hannah Spiro and Scott Sivakoff perform in a free Music Matters showcase from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Mad City, 10801 Hickory Ridge Road in Columbia. Information: 410-964-8671 or madcitycoffee.com.
Music class The Music Institute at Howard Community College presents a Master Class with Baltimore Symphony orchestra concertmaster, Jonathan Carney, at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in Horowitz Performing Arts Center, Monteabaro Recital Hall, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Tickets are $12, $7 for students. Information: 443-518-1500
Consignment sale A "TotSwap Children's Consignment Sale" takes place Friday-Sunday, Feb. 24-26, at Wilde Lake Village Center, 10451 Twin Rivers Road in Columbia. Times are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: totswap.net.
Recital The Kegelstatt Chamber Music Trio performs "A Musical Smorgasborg" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246, Cradlerock Way in Columbia. Tickets are $15. $12 for students 12 and older, free for those younger than 12 accompanied by a paying adult. Sponsored by the Music Ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia. Information: 410-381-0097.
Genealogy Dwight Parker will give a presentation titled, "Tracing your Slave Ancestors," at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4100 St. Johns Lane in Ellicott City. Program tells how he researched his ancestors back to a slave village on Mansfield Plantation in Georgetown, S.C. Now he is on the board of the Mansfield foundation, along with John Parker, descendant of the original owner of the plantation. For more information, call 410-796-3022.
Forum The Agriculture Marketing Program of the Howard County Economic Development Authority will hold its Central Maryland Women in Agriculture Forum, "Forging New Bonds between Field and Table," from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15 at the Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship. Forum includes a variety of topics and several speakers. Registration fee of $35 include lunch and light refreshments.
To register and more information, call 410-313-6500 or go to hceda.org.
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