Howard County datebook Datebook

Sunday, June 30

Dinner and health fair Baltimore First Seventh-Day Adventist Church will hold a free community spaghetti dinner and health fair beginning at 4 p.m. at 3291 St. Johns Lane. The event features dinner, blood pressure checks and children's activities. Information: 410-465-6864.

Monday, July 1

Movie time The Columbia Association's Summer Lakefront Film Festival continues with "The Goonies" (rated PG) at 8 p.m. at the Columbia Town Center Lakefront off Little Patuxent Parkway. Admission and parking are free. Information: 410-715-3161 or go to

Wednesday, July 3

'Sunset Serenades' Annual summer concert series continues with the U.S. Navy rock band, Electric Brigade, at 7 p.m. at Centennial Park, 10000 Route 108 in Ellicott City. Admission is free but a parking donation of $3 per car is requested. Information: 410-313-4700.

Thursday, July 4

Festival and fireworks The festival at Columbia Lakefront begins at 5 p.m. and features live music, food vendors and children's activities. Fireworks begin at dusk. Bring blankets, chairs and picnic food. Patuxent Parkway will be closed at 7:30 p.m. and will reopen after the fireworks. The rain date for the fireworks is July 5. Information:

Saturday, July 6

'Talkin' Baseball' The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Adam Cromie, director of baseball operations for the Washington Nationals will speak. Free. Information: 410-740-1145.


'Babe Ruth's Bat' The Howard County Historical Society hosts a chance to see — and be photographed with — Babe Ruth's 1927 record-setting home run bat beginning at 7 p.m. July 12 at the Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. Ballpark food and drink will be served. Tickets are $20 per person, $15 for society members. The event is co-sponsored by the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. Information: 410-480-3250.

Concert The Maryland All State Community Band will perform its first ever concert at 2 p.m. July 21 at River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108 in Clarksville. The band is under the direction of Harlan Parker of the Peabody Conservatory and will perform "Evokatah" by Mike Mogensen, "La Quintessenza" by Johan de Meij, "October" by Eric Whitacre, "Children's March" by Percy Grainger, and more. After an audition, musicians from 16 Maryland Community Bands were chosen as members of the ensemble. Admission is free. Information: 301-793-0209.

Reggae music The Howard County Historical Society presents "Acoustic Reggae with Scotty P" from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 22 at 8328 Court Ave. in Ellicott City. Scotty Paynter is a vocalist-songwriter associated with the Baltimore-based reggae band Jah Works. Tickets are $20. Information: 410-480-3250 or


•Laurel High School, Class of 1983, will hold its 30th reunion the weekend of Oct. 4-5. Send contact information to or go to

•Centennial High School, Class of 1987, will celebrate its 26th reunion Friday-Saturday, Oct. 11-12 at the Ellicott Mills Brewing Co. and extends an invitation to the classes of 1986 and 1988. Activities include a happy hour on Friday and a tailgate party with a barbecue buffet preceding the homecoming football game on Saturday. For registration and information, go to

•Western High School's Class of 1978 will hold its 35th reunion Nov. 9 and seeks contact information for graduates. Email or go to

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