Sunday, Sept. 29
Classical music The Sundays at Three Chamber Music Series opens its 17th season with pianist Sylvie Beaudoin, accompanied by BSO clarinetist William Jensek and BSO violist Peter Minkler at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Tickets are $15, free for those 17 and younger accompanied by a paying adult. Information: 443-288-3179.
Meeting on education The Wilde Lake Community Association and the Town Center Community Association will co-sponsor a community meeting on education at 7 p.m. at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. Guests will include Howard County Superintendent Dr. Renee Foose and principals from several area schools. Each guest will give an overview of the school followed by a question-and-answer session. All residents are welcome. Information: 410-730-3987.
Thursday, Oct. 3
'An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe' Mark Grimes, an English professor at Howard Community College, presents a night of mesmerizing tales, haunted stories, verse and insights into the Gothic tale that was Poe's life at 7 p.m. at the Howard County Public Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Free. Information: 410-313-7800.
Friday, Oct. 4
Benefit concert The National Alliance on Mental Illness presents the Fabulous Hubcaps at 7 p.m. at Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane in Clarksville. Music, dancing and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $30 each; $55 per couple; $250 for a table of 10. Information: 410-772-9300.
Saturday, Oct. 5
Classical concert The Candlelight Concert Society presents the Dover String Quartet at 8 p.m. at Howard Community College's Horowitz Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. The quartet features violinists Bryan Lee and Joel Link, violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt and cellist Camden Shaw. Tickets are $32, $30 for seniors and $12 for students. For tickets and information, call 410-997-2324 or go to candlelightconcerts.org.
Concert One World Coffeehouse presents the Philadelphia-based father-son duo Beaucoup Blue at 7 p.m. at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. David and Adrian Mowry perform music that traverses from blues to bluegrass. Proceeds benefit people in crisis and families in need. Tickets are $12, $6 for those 12 and younger. Information: 410-381-0097.
Fall festival The Howard County Conservancy will host its annual fall festival beginning at 11 a.m. at 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. The event features a working blacksmith shop, hay rides, pony rides, a native plant sale, children's crafts, historic house tours and live music. Goats, chickens, turtles and a corn snake will fascinate the youngsters. The conservancy's resident barred owl will make an appearance. Food will be available for purchase. Tickets are $10 per car. Information: 410-465-8877.
Golf tournament The second annual Hammond Boosters Golf Tournament will be held at the Fairways Golf Club, 10221 Wincopin Circle in Columbia. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. The $100 entry fee includes 18 holes with cart, balls, soft drinks, a catered dinner and prizes. Information: 410-730-1112.
'Talkin' Baseball' Don Nelson will discuss his book, "They Came to Play," at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way in Columbia. Free. 410-740-1145.
Concert Choirs from five area churches and the Columbia Brass Quintet will join together for a concert benefiting the American Cancer Society at 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane in Ellicott City. There is no admission price, but a free-will offering will be taken. A reception will follow the concert. Information: 410-531-2324 or 410-796-0290.
•Centennial High School's Class of 1987 will celebrate its 26th reunion 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 Saturday. For information and registration, go to centennial1987.reunionmanager.com.
•Northeast High School's Class of 1973 will hold its 40th reunion "Homecoming Dance" from 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 12 at Michaels 8th Ave., 7220 Grayburn Drive in Glen Burnie. Alumni from all classes are invited. There will be an open bar and music by DJ Commander Jim. Tickets are $40 per person. For more information, contact Cyndi Siemon at 410-858-3441 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Jean Cyford at 410-255-3217 or email@example.com; Verna Marlow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Howard High School's Class of 2003 will hold its 10-year reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 12 at the Frisco Tap House and Brewery, 6695 Dobbin Road in Columbia. $30 ticket price includes open bar and light appetizers. RSVP by Oct. 5 to email@example.com.
•Western High School's Class of 1978 will hold its 35th reunion Nov. 9 and seeks contact information for graduates. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to westernhigh1978.com.
•Mount Hebron High's Class of 2003 will hold its 10-year reunion from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 30 at Silo.5%, 1200 Steuart St. in Baltimore. Tickets are $58 per person and must be purchased in advance by going to mthclassof2003reunion.eventbrite.com. For more information, call Meagan McDaniels at 410-935-0644 or Ashley Cook at 410-530-0024.
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