Sunday, Sept. 9
Race and walk The Howard County Police Foundation holds its 21st annual Howard County Police Pace 5K race and 1-mile walk and run beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Centennial Park, 10000 Route 108 in Ellicott City The event benefits initiatives supported by the foundation, including scholarships for the children of fallen police officers. Registration is $40 for individuals and $55 for a family of four, and includes race entry, a T-shirt, food and a chance to win awards and prizes. Information: 410-313-7256.
Wednesday, Sept. 12
Meeting The Howard County Genealogical Society presents a talk by Nancy Lauer on "The Path to Publication — A Trilogy of Maryland Families" at 7:30 p.m. at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road. A workshop with help, browsing and surname file tables, followed by a short business meeting, will be held beginning at 7 p.m. Free. Information: 410-461-1188.
Thursday, Sept. 13
Book sale Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church holds its 17th annual book sale Sept. 13-15 at 14551 Burntwoods Road in Glenwood. The event features more than 20,000 books, rooms of children's books and more than 1,000 antiquarian books, along with coffee table books, DVDs, puzzles, videos, CDs, tapes and records. Children's and paperback books cost 50 cents; hardback books are $1; antiquarian books and a limited number of near-fine books are priced individually and higher. The sale starts at 3 p.m. Sept. 13-14, and 9 a.m. Sept. 15. Information: 410-489-0063.
Meeting and demonstration The Longfellow Garden Club holds a meeting for adult gardeners at 7 p.m. at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia. The demonstration is on "Making Fall Wreaths from Natural Materials." Free. Information: 443-803-4850.
Friday, Sept. 14
'Keep the Spirit Up — A Day for Job Seekers and Career Changers' Bon Secours Spiritual Center hosts a day of spiritual refreshment and workshops to support job seekers and those contemplating a career change beginning at 9 a.m. at 1525 Marriottsville Road. The morning session includes personal prayer and guided reflection on a job search, In the afternoon, workshops on personal and job search management skills are available. Free will offering. Information: 410-442-1320.
On the big screen As part of the Columbia Association's Lakefront Summer Film Festival, "Hairspray: The Musical" (rated PG) will be shown at 8 p.m. at the Columbia Town Center Lakefront off Little Patuxent Parkway. Admission and parking are free. Information: 410-715-3161 or lakefrontfestival.com.
Saturday, Sept. 15
Lecture Antiques scholar and collector Sumpter Priddy III will deliver a lecture on some of Montpelier Mansion's finest furniture pieces at 11 a.m. at 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Information: 301-377-7817.
'BikeAbout' The Columbia Association hosts this annual bike tour that gives area residents the opportunity to discover the history of the places where they live. Bikers can begin the ride any time between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the Columbia Town Center Lakefront. The route goes through parts of Oakland Mills, Long Reach, the Town Center and Wilde Lake. Information: 410-715-6781.
Concert Libby Weibel, J Kolb, and Rich Levinson & Friends 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.
Workshop A "Women's Health and Wellness Workshop" will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Chapelgate Church, 2600 Marriottsville Road in Marriottsville. Candace Grasso, CEO and founder of Fit Is It, Inc., is the director of the event's two sessions. In the first, she tells about being a personal trainer who was seriously injured in an auto accident and finally got back to fitness. The second session will consist of a practical movement application for core, balance and strength. Cost is $5 in advance online at chapelgate.org; $7.50 at the door. Information: 410-997-8386.
Movie time The Columbia Association's Summer Lakefront Film Festival continues with "Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore" (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 lakefrontfestival.com.
Salon series The Columbia Art Center and Little Patuxent Review presents "Jazz Legends of Washington and Baltimore," featuring musician Seth Kibel and pianist Sean Lane from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at 6100 Foreland Garth in Columbia. Free. Information: 410-730-0075.
Anniversary Boy Scout Troop 306 of Catonsville celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and is looking for former Scouts and committee members associated with the troop to come together for a picnic Sunday, Sept. 23. Contacts are: Dennis Gray, 443-286-2545 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kathy MacLeod, email@example.com.
Concert The Town Center Community Association presents a "Vocal Recital" featuring the U.S. Army Field Band at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 in the ballroom of Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road in Columbia. The concert pays homage to vocalist Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Free; light refreshments will be served. To register and for more information, call 410-730-4744.
Classical music Sundays At Three Chamber Music Series presents pianist Brian Ganz in an all-Chopin program at 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Tickets are $15, free for those ages 17 and younger accompanied by a paying adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or sundaysatthree.org.
Awards dinner The Community Action Council holds its 17th annual Holland Awards Dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center, 2700 Turf Valley Road in Ellicott City. University of Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson will be the keynote speaker. Retired educator Sydney Cousin will be honored as the Humanitarian of the Year, and Ascend One Corp. will receive the Service Award. Tickets are $74; $650 for a table of 10. Registration is required by Sept. 30. Information: cac-hc.org.
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