Sunday, Nov. 27

'Feed the Hungry' The county NAACP Youth Council sponsors "Feed the Hungry" from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Ridgelys Run Community Center, 8400 Mission Road in Jessup. In addition to providing a free meal, the youths will give out gloves, hats, scarves, ear warmers, hand and toe warmers, and other items to those in need. Information: 443-280-1935.

Monday, Nov. 28

Passport services The Passport Acceptance Facility at the Howard County Library's East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way, offers passport applications and photos from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 410-313-7700.

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Computer group The Central Maryland User Group for Windows personal computers meets at 7:30 p.m. at Howard County Library's East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. Bring your computer questions and problems for help by other users. Free. Information: 301-774-0331 or go to mycmug.org.

School news The Board of Education holds a community meeting with Conexiones, an advocacy group for Hispanic students, at 7 p.m. at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108 in Ellicott City. Information: 410-313-7700. Also, at 8 p.m., the Board will hold a community meeting with the Council of Elders, an organization of older adults that advances the collective well being of African Americans and other people of African lineage of Howard County. Information: 410-313-6680.

Thursday, Dec. 1

Classical music Concert with Yoon Nah Cho and Friends takes place at 8 p.m. at Howard Community College's Monteabaro Hall, Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Program features Schubert Piano Trio in B-flat Major and Ravel Piano Trio in A Minor. Tickets are $17; $11 for seniors and HCC employees; $6 for students. Tickets and information: 443-518-1500 or http://www.howardcc.edu/calendarevents.

Friday, Dec. 2

Open house and holiday sale The Howard County Arts Council hosts its annual "Open House and Holiday Sale" from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. For sale will be paintings, photographs, prints, ceramics, jewelry, greeting cards and more. Refreshments will be provided. Free. Information: 410-313-2787 or go to hocoarts.org.

Saturday, Dec. 3

'Walk to Bethlehem' Glen Mar United Methodist Church will hold its fourth annual "Walk to Bethlehem" from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today-Sunday at the church, 4701 New Cut Road in Ellicott City. This free event, led by guides, will take attendees through outdoor settings where actors will re-enact the events leading to and immediately after the Messiah's birth. Information: 410-465-4995.

Holiday sale The Howard County Conservancy holds its annual holiday sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. There will be an assortment of crafted items for sale, including natural holiday decorations from the woods, gardens, and produce markets, candles, jewelry, hand-crafted accessories, nature and gardening books, nature photography items, kids books and more. Proceeds to benefit the conservancy's environmental educational programs. Free. Information: 410-465-8877 or go to hcconservancy.org.

'American Piano Music from the Last 100 Years' Pianist Bradford Gowen performs at 7:30 p.m. at Howard Community College's Monteabaro Hall, Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Program features the works of Copland, Adler, Shapero, Evett, Welcher and others. Tickets are $26; $22 for seniors and $12 for students. Tickets and information: 443-518-1500 or http://www.howardcc.edu/calendarevents.

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'Jazz in the Mills' The Oakland Mills Community Association presents a holiday jazz concert featuring Davey Yarborough and Esther Williams from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Information: 410-730-1129 or brownpapertickets.com/event/144233.

Christmas classic Columbia Pro Cantare performs Handel's "Messiah" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. A free lecture by Barbara Renton takes place at 6:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served following the concert. Advance tickets are $23, $20 for seniors and students; $25 and $22 at the door. Information: 410-799-9321, 301-854-0107 or go to procantare.org.

Music series The Sundays at Three Chamber Music Series presents the Clipper Mill String Quartet at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Program includes Beethoven's String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2, "Razumovsky," Smetana's String Quartet No. 1, "From My Life," and Szymanowski's String Quartet in C major. Tickets are $15, those 17 and younger admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or sundaysatthree.org.

Concert The St. Louis Church Concert Series presents "Christmas at St. Louis" with the Monumental Brass Quintet, featuring sopranos Betsy Bates and Berta Sabrio, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at 12500 Clarksville Pike. Admission is free. Information: 410 -531-6040.

Candlelight tours Montpelier Mansion offers its annual tours Friday-Saturday, Dec. 9-10, at 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. There will be live music, refreshments, and decorations throughout the mansion. Admission is free for teachers on Dec. 9 and on Dec. 10, police, fire fighters, active military, and emergency medical technicians get in free. Also, on Tuesday, Dec. 27, there will be a "Winter Break Craft and Story Time," when kids can come and hear seasonal stories, do crafts, and more. For times and more information, call 301-377-7817.

'Talkin' Baseball' Regular meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Bob Luke will discuss his book, "The Most Famous Woman in Baseball: Effa Manley and the Negro Leagues." Free. 410-740-1145.

Figure skating The Columbia Figure Skating Club presents "The Nutcracker on Ice" Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 17-18, at the Columbia Ice Rink, 5876 Thunder Hill Road. Shows at 5:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 17; 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 18. Tickets are $12, free for children 2 and younger. Tickets and information: 410-730-0322 or go to columbiafsc.com.

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