Sunday, July 6
Lakefront concert The Retro-Rockets bring oldies rock 'n' roll to Columbia's Lakefront for a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Bring blankets and enjoy live music outdoors.
Monday, July 7
On the big screen "Monsters University" (rated G) will be shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Town Center Lakefront off Little Patuxent Parkway as part of the Columbia Association's Summer Lakefront Film Festival. Admission and parking are free. Information: 410-715-3161 or go to lakefrontfestival.com.
Tuesday, July 8
Small science Youngsters can enjoy stories and hands-on experiments at the Glenwood Branch Library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. Six-class series; register separately. This class, called "Bubble Fun," begins at 10:30 a.m. Information: 410-313-5577.
Wednesday, July 9
Music by the lake Damon Foreman and Blue Funk performs from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 10275 Wincopin Circle as part of the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival. Free. If it rains, the performance will be canceled. Call 410-715-3127 for updates. Information: 301-596-2017.
'Sunset Serenades' The annual summer concert series continues with Barry Louis Polisar performing children's music 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 10
Lakefront sounds Gary and the Groove takes the stage from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 10275 Wincopin Circle as part of the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival. Free. In the event of rain, the performance will be canceled. Call 410-715-3127 for updates. Information: 301-596-2017.
Friday, July 11
Traveling Bands The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks' Traveling Bands Summer Concert Series continues with Charm City Limits performing country and bluegrass music at 7 p.m. at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 2400 Route 97 in Cooksville. Information: 410-313-4700.
Movie time The Columbia Association's Summer Lakefront Film Festival continues with Disney's "Frozen" (rated PG) at 8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Town Center Lakefront off Little Patuxent Parkway. Admission and parking are free. Information: 410-715-3161 or go to lakefrontfestival.com.
Saturday, July 12
Lakefront concert Project Natale performs jazz music from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Columbia Lakefront as a part of the Lakefront Summer Festival Concert series. Admission and parking are free.
'Building Woodland Fairy Houses' Children can build dwellings for fairies living in the Howard County Conservancy's woodlands and stream edges. The program, recommended for ages 10 and younger, begins at 10 a.m. at 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. Bark, twigs, pine cones and nuts will be available for construction materials. The program is free, but registration is required. Information: 410-465-8877 or hcconservancy.org.
Support group Caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia are invited to a meeting at 10 a.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane in Ellicott City. Information: 410-465-8985.
Author appearance The Howard County Historical Society presents a discussion and book-signing by Claudia Floyd, writer of "Union Occupied Maryland: A Civil War Chronicle of Civilians and Soldiers," at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at the Howard County Library's Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Road. Information: 410-313-1950.
Food, farms, films and fun Howard County's fifth annual Film Feastival will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at Clark's Elioak Farm, 10500 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City. The event serves as the kickoff to the county's Farm-2-Table Restaurant Weeks, July 25-Aug. 2, and will feature food samples from restaurants and a farmers' market. Several new documentaries highlighting the value and importance of local farms and foods, as well as the challenges farmers and suppliers face as they adapt to the changing environment, will be shown. Registration is required. Donations benefit the Howard County Food Bank. To register, call 410-730-4049 or go to filmfeastival2014.eventbrite.com. The event is sponsored by the University of Maryland Extension, the Agricultural Marketing Program of the Howard County Economic Development Authority, Howard County Tourism and Promotion, Clark's Elioak Farm and Business Monthly.
'Music at the Museum' The Howard County Historical Society presents the vocal duet "Two For the Show" at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at 8328 Court Ave. in Ellicott City. Tickets are $15 per person. Information: 410-480-3250 or hchsmd.org/events.
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