Sunday, April 27
Luncheon Celebrate Earth Week and the Earth Forum's fifth anniversary at a luncheon beginning at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9535 Presbyterian Circle in Columbia. Tickets are $12.50 at the door. Event concludes the forum's current season. Information: 410-730-3545.
Concert Jazz in the Mills Concert Series presents Lavenia Nesmith in an encore performance at 5 p.m. at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call 410-730-4610.
Spring music The St. Louis Church Concert Series presents "Spring at St. Louis," featuring violinist Shannon Lock, winner of the 2013-2014 Concerto Competition at 4 p.m. at 12500 Clarksville Pike in Clarksville. Admission is free. Information: 410-531-6040.
Chamber music The Columbia Orchestra members presents a free chamber music concert at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Free. Information: 410-381-9365.
Tuesday, April 29
Meet the author Larry Gibson will discuss and sign his book, "Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice," at 7 p.m. at Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. Gibson is a professor at the University of Maryland's Francis King Carey School of Law and has been on the faculty for 39 years. Free and open to the public. Information: hclibrary.org.
Wednesday, April 30
Learn to preserve Franklin Robinson Jr., archives specialist at the National Museum of History, delivers tips on preserving photographs and other materials at 10:30 a.m. at Miller branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, in Ellicott City.
Friday, May 2
Open house Visitors can tour Howard Community College's new Health Sciences Building from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Building houses simulation labs, diagnostic imaging equipment, an intensive care unit laboratory, dental clinic and more. There will be light refreshments served and door prizes. Information: 443-518-1000.
Saturday, May 3
Classical music The Columbia Pro Cantare Chorus and the Lexington Brass Quintet perform "Music of the British Isles" at 8 p.m. at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Tickets are $25, $22 for seniors and students. A pre-concert lecture takes place at 7 p.m. Information: 410-799-9321.
Plant, bake sale The Cross Country Garden Club will hold a plant and bake sale from 8:30 a.m. to noon at 9041 Chevrolet Drive in Ellicott City. Annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and homemade baked goods will be for sale. Information: 410-992-7680.
Yard sale The American Cancer Society holds its ninth annual Relay for Life Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church, 12101 Linthicum Lane in Clarksville. Information: 410-531-5653.
Concert Karter Jaymes, Jarad and George McGlaughlin, and Rick Millman 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.
'Talkin' Baseball' Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Tim Wendel will discuss his book, "High Heat." Free. 410-740-1145.
Dance performance Kinetics Dance Theatre continues its celebration of 30 years of dance in Howard County with "Spring Fever" at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. Tickets are $15 in advance, $10 for seniors and students; $18 and $12 at the door. Information: 410-480-1686.
Classical music The Sundays At Three Chamber Music Series presents Trio 180, a faculty ensemble in residence at the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music in Northern California, at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Tickets are $15; free for those 17 and younger with paying adult. Information: 443-288-3179.
Concert The Howard County Historical Society presents "Three's a Crowd" at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at 8328 Court Ave. in Ellicott City as part of its "Music in the Museum" concert series. The duo of Vicki Scarinzi and Richard Walton perform music by Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Lady Antebellum, John Mellencamp, Jimmy Buffett, Crosby, Stills Nash and Young, Sheryl Crow and others. Tickets are $15. Information: 410-480-3250 or hchsmd.org/events.
Plant sale A variety of hanging baskets, annuals, house plants, perennials and native plants will be available for purchase at the Mount Airy Garden Club's annual plant sale being held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Calvary United Methodist Church, 403 S Main St. in Mount Airy. Information: 301-829-5282.
Concert series The United Unitarian Chalice Concert Series presents "Gems and Standards for Violin and Piano," featuring violinist Florin Parvulescu and pianist Michael Adcock, at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. Tickets are $20, $15 for students 15-23, and free for children younger than 15 with a paying adult. Information: 410-381-0202.
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