Monday, Oct. 14
'Fine Arts College Night' Howard County Public Schools' Fine Arts Advisory Council sponsors this event for parents and students, especially those in eighth to 12th grade, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Howard High School, 8700 Old Annapolis Road in Ellicott City. The event begins with an overview of the fine arts programs in the schools and a session about basic college financial aid information. Students and parents can then choose from panels to attend — dance, music, theater or visual arts. Panels will cover such subjects as preparing for college, pursuing a bachelor of fine arts vs. bachelor of arts degree, learning the requirements for a stellar portfolio or audition, and navigating the admissions process. Information: Katie Reitmeyer, 410-313-6885.
Thursday, Oct. 17
Film screening Friends of Howard County Library presents "A Hijacking" (rated R), a movie about a Danish cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates at 7 p.m. at the East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission, along with popcorn and soda, is free. Information: 410-313-7717.
Concert The River Hill High School Choirs and Orchestras perform "American History in Music" at 7:30 p.m. at 12101 Clarksville Pike. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, free for those 10 and younger. Free coffee and dessert. Information: 410-313-7120.
Friday, Oct. 18
'Stop, Shop and Buy' St. Paul's Church sponsors a sale of crafts, books, baked goods, boxed lunches, plants and more Friday through Sunday at 3755 St. Paul Street in Ellicott City. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Information: 410-465-1670.
Saturday, Oct. 19
Concert DL Weiner and Vince Hammond 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.
Lecture Earth Forum of Howard County presents an official from the U.S. Department of Agriculture speaking on "Food for Today and Tomorrow" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at First Presbyterian Church, 9325 Presbyterian Circle in Columbia. Free and open to the public. Information: 410-730-3545 or earthforumhc.org.
Bereavement lecture series Sol Levinson & Bros and Jewish Community Services presents a lecture "Helping Grieving People: When Tears Are Not Enough" by Dr. J. Shep Jeffreys at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Doubletree Columbia, 5485 Twin Knolls Road in Columbia. Free. Information: 410-997-1060.
Classical music Sundays at Three Chamber Music Series presents pianist Brian Ganz at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Ganz will play Beethoven's "Pathetique" Sonata, excerpts from Debussy's Images Book 1 and Preludes Book 1, and Chopin's Mazurkas, Op. 17, Nocturnes Op. 48, and Ballade No. 4 Op. 52. Admission is $15, free for those 17 and younger with a paying adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or sundaysatthree.org.
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. Sunday, 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 follows the concert. Information: 410-531-2324 or 410-796-0290.
Forum A free forum, "Your Health and Our Changing Climate," is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 9, at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Speakers include Drs. Cindy Parker of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Steve Shapiro of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, authors of "Climate Chaos: Your Health at Risk; What You Can Do to Protect Yourself and Your Family." Others will speak about the health effects of climate change on infants, children, the elderly and other vulnerable populations. Speakers from government agencies and local organizations will discuss the community resources available to face the challenges ahead. The forum is sponsored by Transition Howard County, HoCo ClimateChange, League of Women Voters and Howard Community College. Online registration is available at transitionhoco.org/committees/health.
•Western High School's Class of 1978 will hold its 35th reunion Nov. 9 and seeks contact information for graduates. Email email@example.com or go to westernhigh1978.com.
•Brooklyn Park High School's Class of 1963 will hold its 50th reunion from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Olive Grove Restaurant in Linthicum. Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased in advance. For more information, email Wayne Loyd at firstname.lastname@example.org, Pat Glos Pettway at email@example.com or call Pat Glos at 410-609-0294.
•Mount Hebron High School'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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