Sunday, Oct. 20
Concerts Mt. Hebron Presbyterian Church's Fall Mini Concert Series continues with flutist Marlee Lindon, accompanied by pianist Alastair Edmonstone at 5 p.m. at 2330 Mount Hebron Drive in Ellicott City. Concert lasts approximately 45 minutes and is followed by a "Meet the Artists" reception. Admission is free, a goodwill offering to help grow our grand piano fund will be accepted. Information: 410-465-3993.
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. 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. at Doubletree Columbia, 5485 Twin Knolls Road in Columbia. Free. Information: 410-997-1060.
'Stop, Shop and Buy' St. Paul's Church sponsors a sale of crafts, books, baked goods, boxed lunches, plants and more from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3755 St. Paul Street in Ellicott City. Information: 410-465-1670.
Friday, Oct. 25
'Wilde Halloween' The Wilde Lake Community Association holds its annual celebration at 4:30 p.m. at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. Join the Carousel Puppets for a special Halloween show titled "Monster Revue." The performance will be followed by trick-or-treating in the village center, be sure to wear your costume. Each child will be given a bag for trick or treating. Event is for ages 3-10. Admission is $5. Information: 410-730-3987.
Saturday, Oct. 26
Acoustic music One World Coffeehouse presents the Boxcar Lilies at 7 p.m. at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. Tickets are $12, $6 for children 12 and younger. Event is hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia. Information: 410-381-0097.
Classical music The Columbia Pro Cantare opens its 37th season with, "Choral Postcards From Europe," at 8 p.m. at the Jim Rouse Theater, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Tickets are $23, $20 for seniors and students. Information: 410-799-9321.
Gospel concert The Alleluias, an interdenominational Christian choir, presents a worship concert at 5:30 p.m. at St John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8220 Old Montgomery Road in Columbia. Free and open to the public, however, a love offering will be taken. Information: 410-799-8888.
'Aunt Katherine's Kitchen Cake Tasting' Enjoy different samples of cakes served with red wine, white wine and organic milk at 1 p.m. at Cafe de Paris, 8808 Centre Park Drive in Columbia. Flavors include sweet potato pound cake, pina colada pound cake, strawberry and creme layer cake, lemon layer cake, pineapple coconut layer cake, assorted cupcakes and more. RSVP by Tuesday, Oct. 22. Seating is limited. Tickets are $15. Information: 410-564-7545.
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.
Job fair Howard Community College and the Howard County Chamber of Commerce will host the Fall Job/Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Burrill Galleria at the college's Columbia campus, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway. Representatives from a wide range of employer types and sizes will be on hand to discuss opportunities, accept applications and schedule interviews. Participants can also bring their resumes for a review by the college's career counselors. Admission is free and open to all. For more information, including a list of participating employers that have registered, call 443-518-1340 or go to howardcc.edu/jobfair.
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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